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#145 of 191 Advice Requested - Lexus LS 460 vs BMW 535xi
Mar 24, 2008 (9:37 am)
Posted this on both the BMW 535xi and Lexus LS 460 forums
Would like any advice in decision between buying a BMW 535xi which pros are 4 wheel drive, lower cost, better for Minnesota weather. Versus a Lexus LS 460 which is bigger, nicer interior, rear wheel drive, 99 on consumer reports, reliable, more room in the cabin.
Is the wind noise of the LS460 a big problem - did it get fixed with the 2008 double pain windows?
I know different driving experince - tough decision for me - Biggest concern on the BMW 535xi is realiability and interior comfort - any feedback on those points could sway me either way.
Any advice would be appreciated.
#146 of 191 Re: Advice Requested - Lexus LS 460 vs BMW 535xi [theo529]
Mar 24, 2008 (10:22 am)
I have owned both. Now that I am 65 yrs old, the LS460 is my driver. If I were under 50, single and looking--it would be a Black BMW.
#147 of 191 Re: Advice Requested - Lexus LS 460 vs BMW 535xi [theo529]
Mar 24, 2008 (12:54 pm)
Just drive them both and you will buy the LS. No comparison.
#148 of 191 Windows open spontaneously
Oct 21, 2008 (11:24 am)
This morning I went down to my garage and discovered that my LS 460L had all 4 windows rolled down, and the sunroof open about 2 inches. Last night I had left it fully closed, though not locked.
I remember reading something about this in one of these boards. Does anyone have an explanation/solution to this? It could be a real disappointment if it happened at night in a movie parking lot while it's snowing . . .
#149 of 191 Re: Windows open spontaneously [rennybosch]
Oct 22, 2008 (3:28 am)
You probably inadvertently pressed the unlock button on your remote. Holding this button down is designed to do just what happened. Check your user's manual.
#150 of 191 Re: Advice Requested - Lexus LS 460 vs BMW 535xi [sidgriggs]
Oct 27, 2008 (4:00 pm)
I have owned both. Now that I am 65 yrs old, the LS460 is my driver. If I were under 50, single and looking--it would be a Black BMW
I have really taken interest in what you said,
I am single, less than half the 50 age that you mentioned.
So, I think its not rite for me to like the big and expensive LS460,
I do like bmws, but trust the Japanese reliability better.
You have really inspired me for bmws.
#151 of 191 Re: effect of air pressure on ears [rennybosch]
Nov 01, 2008 (11:37 pm)
This is a good one. I just could not stop laughing after reading it
Nov 02, 2008 (8:02 pm)
I have owned an ES 300, a RX 300, and two LX 470s and just purchased an LS a couple of days ago. I drove the LS 460 and really liked it. I also drove a cpo 2006 LS 430, liked it better and ended up buying it and saving some dough.
While the 460 was the most impressive car I have ever driven I opted for the 430 because it seemed a little smaller and had much better visibility all around.
I would imagine that most on this forum have also owned 430s and I would like your impressions of the differences between the 430 and the 460. I am a fairly slow adopter of new models and it is not unusual for me to take a couple of years to warm up to a new model. Old and stubborn I guess.
#153 of 191 Re: LS Choice [houdini1]
Nov 04, 2008 (7:23 pm)
I haven't posted in ages. I've finally looked back in because I'm looking at SUV's. I've got my car since May 2007, have about 22K miles on it and love it. The more I look at it the more I love the styling. Naturally it's been flawless and I couldn't go back to the 430 after ths experience. You've got a great car in the 430 but the 460 raised the bar a lot in power, luxury and most particularly, styling. The only thing I'm annoyed about is they didn't have AWD when I leased. The gas mileage on the 460 is also noticably better, particularly on the highway.
Charlie - Hope you are enjoying the car and that things are well in this economy. My business is doing very well but I'm in media information and that holds up very well in downturns. In fact I've been busy as hell and almost forgot about this place. We're also doing a lot in our house as I'm building out my "Godfather" study now that my daughter is 10. She's owned the room now for 7 years and I want it back. In this real estate climate we decided to pass on a lot on Pawley's Island, SC and do more work on the inside of the house. We spent a fortune on the yard with a natural pool in 2003 so now we are spending on the inside as the kids are old enough. In fact we ended up caving in to NJ Design magazine and they are going to feature our pool and backyard in their spring pool issue. My son loves his G35 and with him driving more and more I hardly drive it at all anymore. We just made the college circuit runs this summer and he just applied to a bunch. I'm in the market for an SUV and don't know what the heck to do. I have the GX now but I've grown tired of it as I've had it for 5 years. It's been flawless and therein lies the problem as that reliability never makes you want to leave Lexus. Drove the LX and it is phenomenal and very luxurious (basically an LS460L in suv form) but my wife doesn't want something that big and I want MPG. I always thought oil was a hedge fund spike so I'm not expecting high energy costs anytime soon (in fact I just bought $1.95 87 octane and I've seen a few $1.85 stations) but I still want MPG. I'm considering the ML and the Highlander and am very intrigued by the Highlander hybrid. I can't write off the GX just yet because it does hit the sweetspot as well.
Tag - briefly looked at the other board and read that you were hospitalized. I hope that it was minor and that you are OK, my friend.
#154 of 191 Re: LS Choice [houdini1]
Nov 05, 2008 (5:00 pm)
Hello Houndi, long time no see.
I guess your correct LL has become a bmw lounge, but to tell you the truth, I am also more interested in bmws, I just love the x6 after testing once,
But I do acknowledge that it won't last long, and isn't reliable
You are correct that the LS430 visibility is a lot better.
Did you test the genesis before taking the LS?