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!
 

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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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