my wife was looking to buy a slightly used BMW 740. We test drove the vehicle and found the LS to have more agility and extremely comfortable. The 740 with its sluggish performance and overly abundant seating was not practical for the extra 20K more for a USED Vehicle. Not to mention the horror stories one hears of with the electronics with German engineered cars.
Exterior Styling. Very Euro. Also, Not too big like a towncar, Grand Marquis or Caprice. The most comfortable car I've ever been in. outstanding with standard leather bucket seating.
The interior is rather boring. I like the layout of gauges in the SAAB. Ergonomics are somewhat lacking. Aesthetically not very pleasing again ONLY on the inside. They should offer the LSE model as a standard package. My wife and I love the agressive styling and low profile of the vehicle