GS300 in Kuwait
By asanders on
2006 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
I've driven a lot of cars in my time and when you spend a lot of money on a car, it's really important how the car makes you feel. Auto-journalist reviews can be misleading as they focus on things that just don't matter when you have to live with a car for 50,000 miles - for example on-the-limit road handling and 0-60 acceleration. My decision to buy this car was purely based on how I felt during the test drive, having already sampled the bmw 525 (irritating to live with & expensive), the merc e280 (lacks flair & very expensive), the Audi A6 (more special than the other two and very nearly my choice)...The lexus is gorgeous, relaxing to drive, feels really up-market and way better value..
Silent smooth ride, gorgeous exterior/interior, really feels upmarket, keyless entry, bluetooth phone, sat/nav, amazing 14 speaker mark levinson stereo, reversing camera, clever park assist, auto lights (side lights at dusk), rain sensor, enough airbags to punch all the passengers in the face...
Asia Pacific version doesn't have Direct Injection engine!, no smog detector, no tire pressure sensor and can't play DVD's. Needs more headroom & a less fidgety low speed ride; headroom doesn't bother once you've set your seat, low speed ride can be improved A LOT by playing with tire pressures...