Last post on Jan 28, 2013 at 5:55 PM
You are in the Sedans
What is this discussion about?
Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, Jaguar XJ-Series, Lexus LS 460, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Volkswagen Phaeton, Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, Sedan
Let's try to define this forum as being limited to luxury performance vehicles where the mainstream version in a typical configuration has an MSRP of at least $60k.
A luxury vehicle with a base price of $59k qualifies because it would typically be bought with some additional equipment, bringing the MSRP over $60k.
Vehicles like the E, 5, A6, M, or GS, even if available in certain versions over $60k, don't qualify because they are cars from companies that have higher end cars in their lineups.
#11946 of 24726 Re: Let's just summarize the German car fans posts here [garyh1]
Dec 11, 2005 (5:11 am)
I was just having some fun. No slight intended.
Heck-I'm not too far from geezer time myself!
Even though I am a BMW fanatic, I am looking forward to finally seeing and driving the new LS.
I drove the 2005 LS 3 times and had some reservations about the car-the driver's seat, steering, brakes and body lean.
I look forward to finding out for myself whether the new LS is an improvement.
I know it will probably be a big success stylistically as I am sure Lexus has heard the "Mercedes copycat" complaints loud and clear.
Merc1 has already posted that he will be attending the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 8th for the WORLD PREMIERE unveiling of the new LS!
I eagerly look forward to his first impressions even though Lexus will probably be keeping onlookers a "safe" distance away so they really will not be getting a good view of the interior (as they did when the GS was first revealed).
#11948 of 24726 Re: Let's just summarize the German car fans posts here [hpowders]
Dec 11, 2005 (6:15 am)
if your priority is ride/luxury then I am sure you are going to love the new LS.
If your priority is performance/handling then I am sure you are going to have a hard time saying farewell to your BMW 545!
It is not a question of which car is better or worse, but which car is more suitable to your individual needs.
#11949 of 24726 Re: I can't afford any of these [dhamilton]
Dec 11, 2005 (6:21 am)
Point being, what sells the most is best= Lame mentality
True, such logic is lame.
The BMW525i is a fantastic car because it sells well? I dont think so!
The pretensious Camrys and Highlanders with a Lexus logo are wonderful vehicles because they sell well? I dont think so!
#11950 of 24726 Re: Let's just summarize the German car fans posts here [dewey]
Dec 11, 2005 (6:53 am)
Maybe so, but I still am eagerly anticipating the arrival of the new LS.
I am expecting really smart styling here.
I don't know about performance improvements, but I will be driving one when it comes out late 2006 to see for myself.
#11952 of 24726 ohhhkay
Dec 11, 2005 (7:12 am)
If it's not possible to get back to talking about the CARS and MARQUES and leave the personal issues and snide remarks at the door - including our subjective "assessments" of what sort of person buys what marque - I don't really see where we have a viable topic anymore.