Great car overall. Executive comfort package makes ride enjoyable for all passengers. The car performance-wise is good and It beats out my previously owned benzs and bmws in all of the categories except for handling and exterior design.
Bluetooth phone, rear comfort seats and a lot of the other standard features.
Cars handling and power. Exterior styling is also a must.
I have owned most luxury brands, and this is by far the best car I have owned (I got the Modern Luxury package with SmartAccess). I tested the others, but the Lexus was simply in a different league. Ride quality is extraordinary-- both smooth and quiet. The interior is exceptionally well crafted. If you cannot get comfortable in the LS 430's seats, you simply cannot get comfortable in any car. Performance is better than I expected. The LS 430 does not have quite as many technological gadgets as the Acura or Infiniti, but it certainly has enough.
The quiet, smooth ride. XM satellite radio. Not having to fish for my keys.
I would have preferred the navigation system to have better voice activation and that radio and climate work off voice activation, as well. Other cars seem to have slightly larger navigation screens. These are quibbles.
Problems: 1) drivers seat not comfortable - feels like you sit in a hole and perforated seats don't permit you to move easily. 2) No good way to run XM antenna in the trunk. 3) Hard to see orange letters on display (too small). 4) Ride too hard with low profile tires.
This is a truly great automobile. Quality is unsurpassed, trim, fit are done right. The engine is the finest I have ever driven--quite powerful and never shows strain. only regret is I didn't reach this level sooner!
Being able to shift, power- responsiveness, fun to drive
This is my 2nd LS430. I put almost 90K miles on my first LS and never had one problem. Ride, interior are excellent but what keeps me coming back to this car is the quality and features. Outstanding car
Bluetooth, nav system, Mark Levinson audio
Would be interested to see this model as a hybrid.