Last post on Jun 29, 2007 at 7:25 AM
You are in the Lexus LS 400/LS 430
What is this discussion about?
Lexus LS 460, Lexus LS 430, Car Buying, Sedan
#14 of 22 Re: Choice [nvbanker]
Aug 22, 2006 (3:20 pm)
The M35 is RWD, but the M35X is AWD. I test drove an 07 M35x last week, and found it responsive and powerful enough (as a V6). I haven't researched the 07 LS, and wonder whether it has AWD as an option.
#15 of 22 Re: Choice [kennyg8]
Aug 22, 2006 (4:50 pm)
I can't find in my research that the 2007 LS460 or LS460L will have AWD. I have read in this forum where some LS430 owners have had good results with certain brand snow tires. They recommend that you purchase after market wheels or take offs from the dealer and keep them mounted on a separate set of wheels. You might try a search on this forum for "snow tires". The top of the line 2008 LS600hL will have full time AWD and will be more expensive than the LS460 or LS460L.
#16 of 22 '06 vs '07 performance
Oct 17, 2006 (3:04 pm)
Lexus claims 5.4 seconds 0-60 for the '07 LS, and 5.9 seconds for the '06. Going from 278 to 380 HP and from a 6 speed transmission to an 8 speed gets you 0.5 seconds? I'm not impressed.
#17 of 22 Re: '06 vs '07 performance [rcf8000]
Oct 19, 2006 (5:09 am)
You make a good point. People often read too much into horsepower. You've got to get in the car and drive the thing -- that's the ONLY way to really see if it has the "oomph" you're looking for.
I often hear that "torque" is more important to the way a car feels than actual HP.
I'm looking forward to test driving the LS460 to see if there is a noticeable difference from my 430.
Anyone driven both yet and care to comment?
#18 of 22 Re: '06 vs '07 performance [rcf8000]
Dec 26, 2006 (11:02 pm)
no one has seen times of 5.9 secs on the 06 LS 430. They are more like 6.5 Secs. Lexus performance numbers are never right, but from what I have read it looks like the LS 460 number are on point. But then again, why care so much about lexus performance numbers when most people don't buy a lexus for performance, but rather comfort and reliability.
#19 of 22 Re: '06 vs '07 performance [theguru78]
Dec 27, 2006 (4:47 am)
I haven't seen any test results showing 5.4 sec 0-60 for the LS460. Edmunds: 5.8; Motor Trend: 5.7; Road & Track: 5.6; and Car& Driver: 6.2 is what I've seen.
#20 of 22 If Trunk Space Is A Big Issue, Consider the 2006 LS 430
Feb 26, 2007 (3:31 pm)
I have a blog post that basically says that the trunk hinge mechanism on the 2007 LS 460 is superior (in my opinion) to the "strut" trunk lid mechanism on all the LS 430's from 2001 to 2006. But the "stuts" enable the LS 430 to have a bit more trunk space capacity as my blog post details here:
2007 Lexus LS 460's Retro 1990 Trunk Lid Mechanis>/a>">link title