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#98 of 147 Re: I guess this would be the appropriate forum to discuss specific gadgets
Sep 18, 2006 (8:23 am)
No car of mine will drive itself. I like driving too much. One of the biggest attractions for me to go to the mountains is that it is FURTHER than the beach; hence, more driving.
Maybe that's why I'm not a big fan of gadgets; I neither need nor want all that stuff to dilute the experience of driving. I even prefer the pedal/steering feel of manual brakes/steering over PB/PS. Yes, I'm that archaic.
Nope, the driving dynamics between Lexus and MB are very different.
#99 of 147 Re: . [rockylee]
Sep 18, 2006 (8:55 am)
I wonder if they've ever driven or ridden in either or both cars.
MBs can be bland, but Lexus takes the cake. Most are 4 wheeled iso-tanks...great if that's what one wants, but many don't, which is why Lexus doesn't rule the luxo roost.
#100 of 147 Re: . [fintail]
Sep 19, 2006 (6:28 am)
Well in sales they do don't they fintail ?
I agree a Mercedes is a drivers bank vault. I'd love to own one because nothing else offers that solid feel like a MB.
#101 of 147 Re: . [rockylee]
Sep 19, 2006 (8:44 am)
American sales anyway...
I am sure Lexus feels pretty solid too...just hard to look at and boring to drive.
#102 of 147 Re: . [fintail]
Sep 19, 2006 (10:21 am)
LOL, Both are nice vehicles in my eyes. Mercedes OTOH, is a rich mans ride that says "I've made it". I still think it says that better than Lexus.
#103 of 147 Re: . [rockylee]
Sep 19, 2006 (11:00 am)
I think most of the world agrees, hence sales patterns. You can spend hours in London, Paris, Berlin, etc and never see a Lecus. I don't know how many LS they could sell at S-class prices.
#104 of 147 Re: . [fintail]
Sep 19, 2006 (11:27 am)
Well we will find out soon since the LS 600h L will be around $94K
#105 of 147 Re: . [rockylee]
Sep 19, 2006 (12:24 pm)
I am sure availability will be low enough to sell them all. That's just normal S550 money mind you. Something in S600/S55/S65 money would be more amusing. My local MB lot has 2 leftover S65s sitting around, stickering just under 180K apiece. I wonder if there are any leftover LS sitting around.
#106 of 147 Re: . [fintail]
Sep 21, 2006 (12:31 pm)
Only $180K, hell you need to buy both you and I one.