I have owned BMW, have a Mercedes in the garage for the wife and this is definitely the best built car I have ever driven. I bought the 460 short wheel base. Zero to 60 in 5.4-5.6 seconds is not too shabby compared to the BMW 7 and Benz S class. Interior ergonomics and technology is not even close, the Lexus is superior. The 460 SWB compared to the BMW 750i seems to have more rear seat leg room and the 460L seemed like a waste of money. The BMW may own the market for road feel, but its not enough to justify the extra $16k. I was a bmw bigot, but the 460 is definitely the king of the class. Gas mileage compared to the others is superior as well.
Ride, ergonomics, looks, sound system, acceleration, bluetooth, ability for the drive to adjust passenger seat without reaching over to do it. Trunk space, Keyless go.
High end pack option without the intuitive parking, better wheel selection, more interior color options with the silver exterior, passenger side memory seats. These are just minor in my book. What an experience for the money.
2007 Lexus LS 460 Sedan L 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 8A)
Have had the car 2 months and in the shop twice for very loud wind noise from both front windows. After last "fix" by dealer, noise still a bad problem. Called to complain and they said there is no other fix they can try. I find this unacceptable on an automobile at this price level. Knew I should have stuck with Mercedes.
I have been very happy with the LS 460 with the exception of one fault - and that is wind noise. Considering that this vehicle is the Lexus flagship, it is surprising that it has a fault such as wind noise. Supposedly Lexus is working on a fix.
This is the third LS I have owned. I have had 2 LS 430s and loved them. I just purchased the LS 460 and am so disappointed. I am getting about 10.8 miles in city driving and I don't drive hard or fast. The wind noise is terrible at highway speeds. Have had electrical problems. Car has been a nightmare.
Ride is smooth, great sound system, love the hard drive to download CDs.
Don't make the same mistake I did. The LS 460 is noisy. New drivers might not notice it but there should be no wind noise. I am in the process of having the two front side windows replaced. There is a significant problem with wind and road noise with this model. After one window was fixed which did correct the wind noise, of course there is now a noise in the door. Lexus needs to fix the windows. In addition this engine is more noisy than the ones in the past
Ride and Mark Levinson audio are great. Style is much better. Car is fast.
Parking guidance is useless. I agree with the other reviewer that it is almost fraud. The side view mirrors are small and have a large blind spot.