This car drives like a dream - sports car feel & handling with the convenience and space of a sedan. Looks sleek and sharp. Handles the curves well an so much fun to drive. The stereo and cabin creature comforts are unmatched. Seats are very comfortable for longer drives. LOVE THIS CAR!
I took my time buying in December 2012, actually spending 4 weekends test-driving the A6, 535i, E350, and GS 350 F Sport. I bought the GS 350 F Sport ... it's just simply the most fun to drive. To top it off, it had all the luxury-sports styling & character, & options & features that mattered most to me. 8 months and 6,000+ miles after, it is still exhilarating to drive this car, and it continues to get comps from kins, friends, and colleagues. Only reason it has relatively low mileage is that I have 2 other cars that also need to be driven. I look forward to many years of reliable use, minimal maintenance cost (for oil and filters, tires, break pads) & excellent Lexus center services.
Powerful engine, great handling in and out of curves, comfortable ride even on Sports+ mode, aggressive front styling, low profile stance, luxurious cabernet red leather interior, comfortable seats, mouse navigational control, big readable screen, intuitive comprehensive instrumentation panel
1. Provide user-configurable option to automatically trigger Sport+ mode when driver floors the accelerator
2. Re-design rear to have more aggressive styling (less height, lower profile)
3. Rear lights need to be bigger / longer (sportier looking)
4. Trunk opening should be bigger, and (a)sensor to automated open and close the trunk and (b)exterior touch-sensitive recessed lock sensor outside the trunk to lock the car (like those existing one in door handles)
5. Electronically folding side mirrors.
6. Relocate seat heater-AC buttons so these are not blocked by cups in cup holders
7. Make pre-collision system a standard safety feature
8. LED illumination should be standard in and out
I have the new GS350 for 2 months now, and it is excellent. Like most of you, I have a busy life. My previous BMW 3 series was just a disappointment, poor ride quality, stiff steering, maintainence problems. I felt like all I had was a car with 4 wheels and a BMW badge. The GS just elevates the driving experience to a whole new level. I just feel totally pampered inside the car, with top quality material, leather, wood, and technology. The ride and steering is softer than the BMW. But I much prefer it at the end of a busy day when I am dead tired. I no longer have to struggle to turn the car out of a packed car park because of a stiff steering wheel.
My only suggestion is for the reviewers in all these car blogs who want to compare how a car perform on the track or cornering at high speed. I am afraid that I don't drive on a track and always try to slow down before turning a corner. And I challenge that 99% of all buyers of GS, BMW 5 series or Mercedes E class do the same. So why don't the reviewers compare the cars based on real life everyday driving situations? I would like to see these improvements in car reviews.
Love the Gs. Just picked it up. Its beautiful inside and out. The navigation system has a huge learning curve, even for the computer savoy driver. Its a lot of car for the money.
The drivers seat is superior to anything out there. The window shades in the rear , cool. Radio and climate control in the back seat, also cool.
The interior is perfect.
Black Carpet, nice.
Not cool, there is no gas tank release inside the car, so you have to push from the outside, leaving fingerprints on the gas door.
There is no trunk closer assist as in the older gs models.
Have to slam the trunk lid and again leaving fingerprints on the car.
mirror closer has also been eliminated. You can add, but when you take away
features, its noticeable.
On a 60k car, it should have a trunk closer assist. Just saying