This car is all that and more! Have never owned a Japanese car before and really never did consider one until now. Always owned European, but don't just belive the car magazines, I am really glad I found this car. This car is really really nice with a great engine, overall performance and handling, quiet and smooth. Drove Audi and seriously considered the S4, but chose the Lexus once I drove it. Interior quality is equal to Audi which I think is the best.
Mark Levinson, Heated and Cooled Seats, Nav System and Bluetooth are awesome and so convenient. Fit and Finish is excellent and it seems that Lexus has thought of things you wouldn't even dream of.
Manual transmission would be great, but it is not a deal breaker once you drive the car. Auto transmission is really good and makes the most out of the 306 beautiful horses.