just my 2cents lexus builds an incredible car. cadillac finally builds an incredible car in 05 --sts-- BUT the ugly 05 ls430 is still worth $40k+ today. i bought my 05sts v8 awd for $28k. my 95 ls400 (better looking than the 430 imho)has 175k miles and is still worth $7-8k whats a 95 caddy with the same milage worth? $1-2k maybe? sad because i love caddy's... i was a caddy master tech for 6yrs and a tech on them for 12. made great money. $100k+ a yr so do the lexus techs--nothings perfect--- but lexus fixes there problems not mask them --official gm warrenty policy-- if the customer does not have a complaint about it don't fix it.-- and that is what i heard for 12 yrs before i got out of the car buisness.. gm is reaping what the seeds they planted and sending customers to lexus.. i will buy a ls460 in a couple yrs as the overall quality will be better. and i won't take a financial bath when i sell it...but i still love my sts and caddies! ps. fwiw i'm 38years old. write one check for every car i buy and will buy many more cars (hopefully)! ! !
What do you guys think of the exterior design of the new LS460? I think it's boring...looks like a Camry. Doesn't have the upright, formal, handsome somewhat arrogant look of the 1st gen LS, especially the 97-00 models.
The new LS460 carries that new Lexus design language, in other words, they're speaking german, so basically, they're following this new trend among other automakers where everything looks like the new Bangle BMWs. Lexus shouldn't look like BMW's, especially the 5 Series! Lexuses should look like mini Mercedes Benzes, but not the new "wannabe BMW" Mercedes models, but the much more formal '90s W140 and W126 models...squarish, upright, formal, elegant and timeless.
1998-00 Lexus LS400, one of the best looking luxury sedans ever, and japan's finest looking car ever.
2006 LS460, it looks like a damn 545i!
Just for comparison, here's the new 5 series and the new Camry..
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Derivative knockoff styling. A Lexus tradition.
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well i drove this car at "taste of lexus" event. The car was incredible. The was not one vibraion. The car handled superbly but didn't FEEL as good as the 7-series. You gotta give props to lexus, they make boring but perfect machines. My 93 and 94 LS400 are perfect even with 200k+ on the odo. If i could get caddy attitude and style with lexus reliability and build quality... That new 4.6l v8 is awesome. Makes 60 more horses than the caddy and get better gas mileage, its faster, quieter, and probably will be just as bulletproof as the 1uz-fe
^^ How did the 8 speed trans feel? I am dying to punch one of those to see what 8 speeds can really do.
If Lexuss had offered a stick in the IS350, I might be driving one now.