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The Lexus GS makes a statement from all angles. From the side, it presents a dramatically sloping nose with a cab-forward placement of the... Read More
The Lexus GS makes a statement from all angles. From the side, it presents a dramatically sloping nose with a cab-forward placement of the lower edge of the windshield. A thin, graceful roofline arches back to a stubby rear deck. A chrome strip surrounds the side windows and accents the shape of the glass. This strikes an interesting contrast with the flat black window posts. For engineering reasons, the rear side glass is divided into a third window, which breaks up an otherwise graceful sweep of glass. Unique football-shaped headlights sweep up and back into the fender. Large multi-lens taillights wrap around to the sides, making a strong design statement from the rear. Small, separate brake lights adorn the rear. The bottom of the rear fascia has a gentle race car-like curl between the twin tailpipes for improved aerodynamics. An optional rear spoiler heightens the cars appearance as a high-performance sedan. Five-spoke aluminum wheels that say this car means business. Some critics have charged that Lexus Minimize
22 Reviews from Epinions.com
Feb 5, 2005
PERFECT blend of sports car performance and LUXURY
Pros: quietness, VERY fast v8, great looks, interior quality, very smooth, comfortable
Cons: perhaps too quiet....thats all
The Bottom Line:
as i stated before this is a perfect blend of sports car performance, luxury, dependability, and styling. if you have ever considered getting one, GET IT, DONT CONSIDER :P
i have been a car fanatic for a long time now, especially with foreign cars. i have never owned a car on my own, but had the privelage of driving other cars of older siblings they have left behind in the past few years. 1 was a 2000 honda accord v6 vs and the other a 2003 gmc envoy sle (which wasn't too bad at all.) once i turned 19, i was finally able to accumulate enough wealth to purchase a car of my choice, i have done so, and let me say, i did not regret my decision at all.
initially, i had narrowed down my choices to a BMW 540i, audi a6 4.2, cadillac seville or a LEXUS gs400 9all of which were used ofcourse).
i drove all the cars and after my last test drive experience with the gs400, i was amazed with everything the car had to offer and that is why i selected this car.
the cars acceleration was phenomenal and was the FIRST thing i noticed when driving, (other than looks). the acceleration is MUCH more powerful and vigorous than both the envoy and the honda i used to drive. the engine is powered by a 4.0L 32V DOHC V8 that produces 300 HORSEPOWER and 310 TORQUE. this powerplant makes the car tremendously enjoyable once you push full throttle, get thrown back in your seat with immense force, watch the speedomoter climb, and pass other cars effortlessly. highway cruising is very smooth and it seems almost too easy for passing even at high speeds like 100!
the other great thing i loved about the car was its looks and interior. one thing i HATE is stepping into a car that looks like the manufacturer glued the interior with cheap plastic, such as my friends 2000 grand prix. the interior was so appealing you can almost smell the luxury. the leather seats are also very comfortable especially for those quiet cruising summer nights. NOW gas mileage. my expectations were about 15 mpg, but turned out to be about 17 mpg and 24 on the freeway (maybe higher). and considering the gas tank can hold about 20 gallons, somEtimes i would go more than a week and not have to fill gas, even with daily driving to classes 25 miles away!
in conclusion, this car is a masterpiece i feel i have made a smart decision. if i am wrong and there are better cars out there for the amount ur paying (new or used) then blame it on LEXUS because they certainy did a great job grabbing my attention with this car. :p
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