The Road to VaVOOM - 2013 Lexus GS 350 Long-Term Road Test

2013 Lexus GS 350 Long Term Road Test

2013 Lexus GS 350: The Road to VaVOOM

October 29, 2012

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Thanks to the power of modern technology, I had in my smartphone two different routes to our destination: the Halloween edition of Lucha VaVOOM, which mixes Mexican masked lucha libre wrestling and old-fashioned burlesque.

I was fiddling around with the Lexus Enform system's navigation page, employing the "what does this button do?" investigative technique, when I hit Destination Assist. The icon of the call-center worker should have been a hint as to what would happen next, but we still were a little surprised when a voice greeted us through the car's speaker, inquiring how she could be of help.

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Although I already had directions, I gave her the address of the Mayan Theater -- just to see what would happen. She asked if she could use our vehicle location, and I said she could. A couple seconds later, she'd wirelessly sent mapping to our screen.

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We were plenty early for the fun of seeing Mal de Ojo fling Zombie Chicken to the mat. Lucha! VaVOOM!


If you have such concierge services in your car, do you use them much? How accurate is the mapping or other information they provide?

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @5,903 miles

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