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Lexus GS 350, Lexus GS 430, Lexus GS 460, Car Buying, Car Leasing, Sedan
#505 of 969 Re: lexus GS 350 2013 lease [zoombie99]
May 17, 2012 (1:45 am)
I drove the Audi A6 and felt cramped
Interesting, as I too am 6'2" and felt squeezed in when I test drove the A6, the Jaguar XF and most other cars in this Luxury Sport group. Then I drove the new GS350 and it was so comfortable I was truly amazed.
I test drove both the base and the sport model but found the Sport's interior too metallic - no wood on the console or trim areas, just grooved aluminum - no my preference in a sport luxury car. So I settled for the base car which has YHE adaptive ride function with the luxury package - econo, sport and S+. in S+ mode, the steering and suspension stiffen significantly as does the gear shifts.
This new GS350 is very technologically advanced and I am still figuring out the various settings and screens. Used NAV yesterday for the first time and it was far superior to Mercedes, BMW and Audi. Easier to set using voice recognition. Voice is consistent in audio, NAV, phone and all other APPS with Lexus Enform. Blind spot monitor is terrific and the heads up display is phenomenal as it shows NAV route instructions with arrows.
Car is 2" longer than the previous GS and it was used to increase front leg room. Also 2" higher for taller drivers.
Great car - and the new technology and body styling will be expanded to the entire line starting with this new GS350.
Definitely worth a second look.
May 20, 2012 (11:48 am)
Does anyone know the May lease residuals and MF for the GS 350? Loooking at getting a Luxury package one for a decent price. 36 mo 10k miles. Thanks in advance.
#507 of 969 Tire Problems On My New GS350
May 23, 2012 (1:34 pm)
Read my post in the GS350 forum about tire problems on the new 2013 GS350. Make sure before you get one that you make sure there is no vibration in the steering wheel when the tires are cold!!!
#508 of 969 Re: Tire Problems On My New GS350 [abacomike]
May 23, 2012 (1:59 pm)
Aba, while I had those problems with my 2006 GS, very few people are reporting tire issues on the 4th Generation. There has been an AC issue which I believe has been fixed and some others have reported rattles.
May 25, 2012 (7:32 am)
One last attempt. Trying to finalize a deal on this car before end of month. Does anyone know the 36mo 10k mi residual for the GS 350. I under the impression it was 62% for 15kmi and dropping it to 10k mi it becomes 65%. The dealer is telling me it is 62% for 10k mi. I just want to make sure they are not lying to me. Thanks in advance.
#510 of 969 Re: Lease help! [kapkanimd]
May 27, 2012 (5:05 am)
It is my understanding the residuals dropped this month by 1% and there is a different residual for a base model vs a luxury model. What model are you looking at? have you agreed to a price?
#511 of 969 Re: Lease help! [kapkanimd]
May 27, 2012 (5:11 am)
I think it ia 59% for a luxury at 15K. Of you get the premium model, it would be 62% for 15k. If you look at the numbers, you are paying about for about 90% of the additional options in the luxury model during the lease term. Therefore, your payment will be about 100 less if you drop to a prem. model.
#512 of 969 Re: Lease help! [zoombie99]
May 27, 2012 (12:34 pm)
Thanks for the help, yeah we are looking at the luxury with 10k miles. Was just a little weird that there is different residuals for different option. Thanks though.
#513 of 969 Re: Tire Problems On My New GS350 [zoombie99]
May 28, 2012 (5:58 pm)
Some others have reported rattles
The dealer is taking my car in tomorrow for vibration in the steering, wind noise by the driver's side window, and rattles in the dashboard. They said they expect the car to be laid up for at least a week.
Thanks for your feedback. Much appreciated!
#514 of 969 Re: Tire Problems On My New GS350 [abacomike]
May 30, 2012 (6:19 pm)
The wind noise may be related to the side view mirror according to others. As far as the vibration, see if you can get the dealer to switch to Mich tires.