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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Sedan
#2304 of 8465 LS 430 and M.B. S430, side-by-side.....
Dec 15, 2001 (12:15 pm)
Yesterday the Benz parked right next to my LS. My car was dirty, his was clean. Without driving one after the other, I concluded that the body of the M.B. is much nicer, but not by as much as I previously thought. Other conclusion...the Lexus' interior was much nicer and holding up better. The Merc's interior was showing quite a bit of wear..leather wrinkling excessively, etc. The ergonomics of the Lexus are also much better as is the reliablility...Both 2001's.
#2305 of 8465 tony/carnaught/flint
Dec 15, 2001 (7:12 pm)
Tony - The only problem is you need to match a substantially more expensive S-500 vs. the LS430 to get a decent contest. The S-430's engine is a pretty weak match-up. I went the S comparison route pretty heavily a year ago. Had to move off that S-430 - it just lacked the acceleration and passing power of the LS. The S-500 and LS 430 were equals in power but the LS has the better body build and better ride and amenities I desired plus it's almost $400 per month cheaper. No doubt it will be the more reliable car. I know a few people who have the S-class. They rave about the car until something goes wrong than they complain bitterly but they still say they'd buy it because its an MB. When they ride in my car they are amazed at the Lexus ride and amenities. Believe it or not they shortchanged themselves by not comparing.
carnaught - S doesn't look so good when its dirty particularly when it's a black one. I think the S is a beautiful looking car though. But I also love the design of the LS430. The new 7 is looking worse and worse to me. BMW lovers must be stunned. The rear design is just atrocious and does not flow with the front of the car.
flint350 - a wonderful holiday and new year to you as well.
#2306 of 8465 XM radio- issues?
Dec 16, 2001 (1:53 pm)
Has anyone installed this new toy? Reaction?
Seems it will be hard to fit and may have interface problems with Lev unit...
Dec 16, 2001 (5:00 pm)
Sorry I guess I just assumed the s500. My partner just auto gets a mb. His last car , four or five years ago, rode very much like our ls430. This year, his new 500 is really not as nice as 430. Take a look at the headliner, no little hiding places , comfort, and no contest where layout of dash is concerned. For me the diff between 400 and 430, sort of makes me wonder why lexus was so slow to give us the wood, etc.
When I made up my mine to get a lesis(again) I was forced to gamble on interior. I got the black and bordeau, apprehensive cause I thought I would like light maple, but was not offered. The black is not really a black black, and is very peacefull to live with. I was way more impressed when I took delivery, and it has grown on me more and more. I am not even comparing price, but now that you mention it, sixty seven thousand is getting rediculous for a car. The victoria(ford) is a nice car, at least to look at, and if I have to pay directly (myself) all the guys are going to have to look to someone other than me. Imagine the next go around mb will be over one hundred and lexus better not be more than the last one. Tony
#2308 of 8465 archived
Dec 20, 2001 (5:18 pm)
so it doesn't
Dec 21, 2001 (8:01 pm)
what doesn`t. Seems everyone lost interest in Lexus. I still feel like a bridegroom with mine. I have notices now that is has finally rained, the raindrops are much dirtier than they use to be Tony
#2310 of 8465 inactive
Dec 21, 2001 (10:03 pm)
threads get archived.
I know how you feel, pride in ownership.
#2311 of 8465 huh?
Dec 22, 2001 (1:42 pm)
wwest, what do you mean? Are you concerned this discussion will be archived?
Not a chance!
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#2312 of 8465 Just remembering
Dec 22, 2001 (2:02 pm)
that the SC430 "proud owners" thread kept sliding into archival mode due to no posts for a fairly short period.
#2313 of 8465 oh, gotcha!
Dec 22, 2001 (2:07 pm)
There is some kind of a problem on that board in which discussions randomly archive themselves - and sometimes disappear altogether. Web Crossing is having a terrible time trying to solve it.
The problem is confined to that board, though. So no worries here!
Normally a discussion will auto-archive if no one has posted in it within 45 days. That seems highly unlikely here in the first place, but I have set this and many of the other popular discussions to "permanent" to keep them from archiving themselves.
Happy holidays everyone!
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