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Lexus LS 460, Sedan
#2916 of 3322 Re: Yes, Merc [oac]
Sep 27, 2006 (9:15 am)
OAC - again I wouldn't assume it's the sport touring version just because it had 19" wheels. Those can just as easily be an available option on the air suspension models. My feeling is this was an air susppension set on the sport mode.
Tag - lends crecedence to my belief that Lexus will underestimate demand for LWB cars in year one. Clearly this car was really set to be a LWB car and as we go thru it's multi-year production run I'll bet that we see fewer and fewer SWB cars made as the years go on. Problem is when I see stuff like this -
"But the reason that none of this is remarkable for 2007 is because one could essentially say the same for the LS from the prior year. Which leaves one to ask, what is the point of the 2007 LS 460 overhaul?"
- I know the reviewer has his/her head in the sand and I just dismiss the whole review as worthless. Do these writers really think people are that dumb or do they not realize how dumb they come across? There's no middleground in statements like that - it's either the writer is an idiot or we are. The other problem is the moment the reviewer goes right to converting customers as an issue you also know what's coming next. If it's a Lexus based reviewer the car will set the world afire and win converts galore and if it's the other way around the car is nothing special and no one will convert. It's getting worse and worse with many of these reviewers.
#2917 of 3322 Re: Yes, Merc [ljflx]
Sep 27, 2006 (9:32 am)
The reviewer's personal bias against the standard wheelbase was evident.
You and I are already in agreement that Lexus has likely underestimated potential demand for the long wheelbase version, but when I consider that the vehicle price is still so important to the Lexus strategy, at least with regards to any significant volume in sales, it still makes sense that the short wheelbase may be the only open door for many LS buyers . . . and accomplish the sales numbers that Lexus is after.
#2919 of 3322 Re: LS 460 article... [excelsior88]
Sep 27, 2006 (5:19 pm)
And, it sure pays off, doesn't it?
#2920 of 3322 Re: LS 460 article... [nvbanker]
Sep 27, 2006 (5:29 pm)
So here you have a person that truly researched the car and puts out a fact sheet like that vs the the idiot that gave us nothing technical and just her pre-disposed negative opinion in the article Tagman linked earlier today. I don't really care if the someoone reviews and dislikes the LS460 or any car for that matter, but for crying out loud give us an honest to goodness rationale for it instead of the garbage she wrote.
#2921 of 3322 Re: LS 460 article... [ljflx]
Sep 27, 2006 (5:59 pm)
I am in total agreement Len. It seems as if that reviewer (TagMan link) in a stupid sort of way, wants people to view her as a big shot car reviewer by writing ignorantly negative junk.
#2922 of 3322 Re: LS 460 article... [cyclone4]
Sep 27, 2006 (6:14 pm)
Hey, I just posted the link . . . I didn't write the darned thing.
Seriously though, I try to read ALL the reviews I can, and take the bad with the good. Biased viewpoints as opposed to factual data are quite obvious. Opinions can be interesting and even enlightening at times, as we all know from posting to these forums, but extreme views and biases don't work for me.
And, the good news is that opinions don't change the facts anyway. They are just an interpretation of them. And sometimes, a twisted one.
I get a chuckle out of all this to be honest, because no matter what we all say, so much of the truth about all of these cars is fairly obvious anyway, at least that's my ever-so-humble opinion.
#2923 of 3322 Re: LS 460 article... [tagman]
Sep 27, 2006 (6:29 pm)
"Hey, I just posted the link . . . I didn't write the darned thing."
Tag - Given the intelligence shown in so many of your posts, to say nothing of financial acumen or classiness, you wouldn't be able to fall to the level of intelligence that woman displayed even if someone pushed you down a dozen flights of stairs.
#2924 of 3322 Re: LS 460 article... [ljflx]
Sep 27, 2006 (6:53 pm)
#2925 of 3322 Re: LS 460 article... [ljflx]
Sep 27, 2006 (9:33 pm)
That's as good a compliment I've heard yet... Good one, Tag. You must have made a great impression on Len, don't ya think ? Good thing you are on opposite coasts, eh ?
BTW, congrats on the A's winning the AL West... Maybe they'd kick the Yankees rear this year... No ? At least the Bay area has something to get them excited, instead of the pitiful Raiders