I traded in my 2002 GS 300 for this car after considering BMW and M35x. This car had excellent build quality and comfort in all areas. Acceleration is surprisingly fast. Love the manual shifting option.
Interior quality and feature, appearance, acceleration.
Steering is awful. This car pulls to the contour of the road like I've never experienced even on cars $20,000 cheaper. Had it in the shop numerous times for realignment. Lexus needs to figure out and fix this because it is the only thing wrong with this car - but it is a big issue.