Wrote a review a few days ago. Just further information. My loaded Sport LS listed for a little over $78,000.00. A comparable S class would be $115,00.00. A fully equipped 7 Series would be a little less. While each car has certain advantages over the other, the Lexus is an amazing bargain. The build quality, features, and comfort are as good as you can buy for any price. If you ask, the dealer will give you completely free service for 4 years as well.
Have been a Mercedes S class and Cl owner for 25 years. Can't afford either any longer in this economy. Looked at the E class, XJ,XF, and BMW 550 (no interior storage). Passed a Lexus dealer and went in. Saw a great looking car, went for a test drive. Never left B4 leasing the Sport LS, it has every option and package that Lexus offers. The Sport suspension gives great road feedback and cornering ability. The Sport transmission gives amazing shifts and power. The body cladding, fabulous wheels, summer tires, and interior make this car something special. It is " Purrfect." Always thought a Lexus was a " Grandpa " car. Wow was I wrong!!
Exterior Design, Interior Design, Easy Electronics, Comfort,Huge Trunk, Great Ride. Fabulous Engine, Suspension, and Transmission. Lexus service...Called for the 1000 mile checkup, Didn't even have drive to the dealer. A technician came to my home! Benz never offered that kind of convenience.
Only a couple. Needs a blind spot indicator in side view mirrors. Voice Command for the phone could be quicker like a Mercedes.
2010 Lexus LS 460 Sedan L 4dr Sedan AWD (4.6L 8cyl 8A)
I was tired of the problems and expense of the Audi A8 and switched to the Lexus, and I am very happy about it, more comfortable, at least as nice to drive, and quieter. And I can expect it to be more reliable.
Quiet comfort, great handling.
Navigation could be more interactive, traffic only on interstates.
Leased the LS460. Options "Sport Package", "Luxury Package", "Convenience Package" Considered Jaguar XF Supercharged, Infiniti MS56, BMW 5 Series. Everyday I can't wait to get into the car. Up go the windows and so long to the outside world. Radio on and wow I am in a dream space. Comfort, quiet, styling of the Sport LS is fantastic, big wheels, great lower styling kit. Interior is beautiful. Just close doors gently and motors close them the rest of the way. Heated and cooled seats, a brake hold feature so you can stop and remove your feet from the pedal during a long signal. All seats are comfortable with ample head, shoulder and leg room. It's a keeper.
Just about everything, an amazing feat of engineering and build quality.
Side view mirrors give good visibility but watch out for cars in the blind spot.
2010 Lexus LS 460 Sedan 4dr Sedan AWD (4.6L 8cyl 8A)
Have owned the car now 1 year and 4 months and vehicle continues to exceed expectations. Handles great and on recent roadtrip to Michigan driving around 75-80 averaged 26 mpg. I have about 24,000 miles and have averaged exactly 20 mpg since owning the car. Drove in snow and icy conditions and also ran into a snowstorm on way back and the AWD is amazing. Put car into snow mode and you don't even know the weather is bad. Navigation is great and simple and you can enter the phone number of the destination and it takes you to the business/home without inputting any street, city, etc. Auto parking works well; yet, is slower than doing it yourself. Excellent Acceleration and feel for road.
AWD is incredible. Drivers seat. Cooled seats. Trunk space. Rear seat room. Backup camera/park assist. Feel for road and power at any speed is smooth. Ability to customize about 20 features to your liking at the dealer like automatic headlight sensitivity, etc. Headlight washers useful in NE winter
With the price of gas you always want better mileage. Service is overpriced and if you go past the recommended service mileage warnings get annoying. Automatic parking feature works great but is slow and cumbersome to use especially if you are on busy road trying to let it parallel park you.