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Lexus LS 460, Sedan
Jan 22, 2006 (7:45 am)
I'm not sure I understand Lexus' thinking if, as appears likely, the 2007 LS 460 will only be rear wheel drive with no option for all wheel drive.
Each week, Lexus runs a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal extolling the virtues and necessity of AWD on the GS and IS models. Further, the LS' target MB's 2007 S Class will have an AWD version this fall.
To only have AWD on the "Super Lexus" as mentioned on this forum makes no sense.
I love my 2003 LS, it's by far the best car I've ever owned. I'd like to trade up to to a 2007 LS 460 but only if it has AWD. Absent that I'll seriously consider the MB S Class.
Jan 22, 2006 (8:16 am)
Let's face it. There aren't many people left with the brains of a 32-valve V8 and the beauty of a "spokesperson".
I'm not ready for cloning! So stop asking!
Sorry, Bill, but perfection eludes Lexus again, as they choose to introduce AWD first on the Hybrid, then add it to the LS460 in 2007 for the 2008 model. Part of their strategy to introduce features over time, keeping the model fresh. The IS350 suffers the same fate, with no manual tranny.
#1455 of 3322 Re: My impression of the Detroit Auto Show [garyh1]
Jan 22, 2006 (8:35 am)
She was indeed attractive. As far as the 460 is concerned, I really like what they have done to its looks (especially the rear). The front end is probably still a bit more conservative looking (but nice), but I think the designers did not want to lose all continuity from the LS430. Personally, I think it looks awesome but my wife (what does she know?) thinks it is still too conservative looking but greatly improved. The looks is one thing but the technology of this vehicle is out of this world. However, I am going to wait for the 600h which will be "out of this universe".
I don't think I am being biased here when I state that I did not like the looks of the S550. You said it yourself with the "wheel flares and butt". They look ugly. In fact, I commented to my son-in-law how those wheels look so ugly and he totally agreed.
#1456 of 3322 Spokeswomen.....
Jan 22, 2006 (11:40 am)
If you find a good looking model who is also a "car guy", it kind of doesn't work for me anyway.... They need to stay to the script, IMO.
#1457 of 3322 Re: Spokeswomen..... [nvbanker]
Jan 22, 2006 (11:50 am)
How about Danica?
#1458 of 3322 Re: Spokeswomen..... [mikegiller]
Jan 22, 2006 (8:30 pm)
Good point, Mike. Good point. I still get the feeling though, at those auto shows, whether the spokesperson is male or female, that they don't know beans beyond the script. I'm more forgiving of a female however, I guess because I've never had a really good discussion about a camshaft with a woman. My favorites however, are the attractive Asian models, who just stand around the car, and don't speak at all. Ford should get some of those. Couldn't hurt. Especially aroung a 500. Maybe someone would look at the car then.
#1459 of 3322 Re: Spokeswomen..... [nvbanker]
Jan 22, 2006 (9:00 pm)
The only reason why we know so much about these cars is because we make it our hobby to find everything out about the cars until they come out because we are "car guys". She was just hired from some agency to look pretty and then was briefed with the most "FAQ".
My idea is that the models shouldn't say a thing as well. If you want your questions to be answered by her, she should put her index finger over her lips, wink, and pass you a brochure.
Jan 22, 2006 (9:24 pm)
A treat for you Lexus guys. Some of my pics from Detroit of the LS460:
Jan 22, 2006 (11:10 pm)
Good lookin' out, but you are way off on the LS460L being "out of proportion" in LWB form.
I just recorded NBC's 2HR Auto Show Special, and they were all over that car, and the view (my first non-stilled) fairly reeks of elegance and proportion. From the profile, I cannot tell if it's LWB or not until they spin it around back! Good job, Lexus!!!
Thanks for the slick rear end, with the concept's exhaust! I wish the Germans could do that! Or maybe I don't?
I think Ford needs more than an Asian standing near their cars. A lot more.
Are you sayin' Ford can't even run an car show display without screwing it up?
I hear ya! LOL!!!
#1462 of 3322 Re: Merc [callmedrfill]
Jan 22, 2006 (11:25 pm)
but you are way off on the LS460L being "out of proportion" in LWB form.
Well I guess you had to be there. To my eye the LS460 looks better balanced than the LS460L.