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Old 10-04-2004, 05:37 PM
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Thought lexus was after BMW?

j/k


I'd rock a GS
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
Thought lexus was after BMW?

j/k


I'd rock a GS
Man, I don't know what fucking car I want next.......
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What are you waiting for anyways? Havent it been like a year since your accident?
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most cars in this class have a sport version but not Lexus
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Originally Posted by 1SICKLEX
Man, I don't know what fucking car I want next.......
You need to go out and drive as many as possible. That's the only way to make lean towards something. Dont go by specs, mags and what you read. That's just for reference. Driving the car is 70% of the whole thing.
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Originally Posted by gavriil
You need to go out and drive as many as possible. That's the only way to make lean towards something. Dont go by specs, mags and what you read. That's just for reference. Driving the car is 70% of the whole thing.
I have. I went just last weekend. Tested most all Acuras, Infinit's, Lexus, 645, 350Z, Maxima, 540/6, A-6 4.2 so confused......
Sad. [IMG]What are you waiting for anyways? Havent it been like a year since your accident?[/IMG] A year this month......from this saved by

I kind of want another GS but don't really want to modify it piece by piece again. That is why M3/M5 looks so attractive.
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Old 10-05-2004, 07:32 PM
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^ I love the new M5 (the old one looks good too). Something tells me the next M3 will be just as nice. Would you get the new M5 or previous gen?
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Old 10-06-2004, 03:19 AM
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Originally Posted by phile
It would look tacky with aluminum trim. Now with the real pics of all three Japanese contenders, I think the Infiniti's M35/45 is by far the tackiest...too much metal. With the RL there's aluminum only on the center stack, and even there I have reservations about how well they pull it off.
Uh, doesn't the CL have aluminum trim?
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Old 10-06-2004, 03:57 AM
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Technically the CL has plastic trim painted to look like aluminum, so even worse.

I also hate wood trim in most cars. It usually look fake as fuck and like an old mans car. The exception I have seen is Jaguars. The S-Type I drove had VERY nice looking, glossy wood, and it matched the interior nicely. It looked like a strip from an expensive table had been put inside the car.

Overall I think it looks nice, and 300hp is enough for that car. Most people couldnt give 2 shits if it has 30hp more than the 98. As long as it looks nice, drives nice, and is a Lexus I'm sure it'll sell well. I'd rather have this than the RL, thats for sure.
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Old 10-06-2004, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by slyraskal
Uh, doesn't the CL have aluminum trim?
No...
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Old 10-06-2004, 07:37 AM
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Besides, even if it was real aluminum, it isn't used as liberally as in the new M35's interior. There is a difference in how Acura uses aluminum on the TL vs. how Infiniti is using it on the new M35; Acura uses it as trimming, Infiniti allows it to dominate the interior.
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any rear shots?? i remember seeing a pic a while back and i didnt like the rear. looked too much like the new maximas...

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Originally Posted by phile
No...
uh, if i'm not mistaken, my doors, and along the center console have brushed aluminum trim that was from the factory. It may not be "real" aluminum but how does that matter?
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Old 10-21-2004, 05:39 PM
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^Great pics. I like the back more than the first.
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It looks sleeker than it did in the previous pics. Cleaner, too, but that may be due to the missing badging. The back is still ugly. The headlights by themselves are hot, but I don't know if they've integrated them into the design well enough.

I guess it's like a so-so girl with no ass and a great rack.

I wouldn't mind looking at the headlights all day
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Old 10-21-2004, 08:50 PM
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Is it just me, or does it look smaller all of a sudden?
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you can almost see some of the RL in that car.....
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I have been hearing that Lexus is definitely making some changes to the new GS that were posted 10-12 months ago.

Would be nice if they squeezed another 20-30hp out of it, but not holding my breath.

Mind you though, I would still consider the GS430 if I were looking for a mid-size luxury sport sedan in the $55-$60k territory.
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Old 10-22-2004, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Beltfed
I have been hearing that Lexus is definitely making some changes to the new GS that were posted 10-12 months ago.
This is just as important to Lexus as the RL and M35/45 are to Acura and Infiniti. They were probably just tinkering with options and waiting to see if the other two were going to add them and if so, the GS would have whatever options too.
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looks great in flint mica. black out the chrome grille and headlights and it will look even better.
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Old 10-22-2004, 11:00 AM
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I have always loved this car, and it looks like i still can with this re-design
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Old 10-22-2004, 11:33 AM
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Nice pics! Again guys, for those that have not seen this car "live", you need to, because it looks a ton uglier on any photos I have seen.
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Old 10-22-2004, 07:04 PM
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Looks like a cross between a VW and an Accord to me. I thought that I was going to love the looks of this car.
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Looks, alrighte. As bad as the nissan comparisons can be for a 'Lexus", the rear I'm seeing new Hyundai, haha. Rear looks squashed width wise and overly high trunk lid wise.
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Nice pics! Again guys, for those that have not seen this car "live", you need to, because it looks a ton uglier on any photos I have seen.
you mean like at the chicago autoshow live?


I love the front end of the car
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Old 10-23-2004, 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by gavriil
Nice pics! Again guys, for those that have not seen this car "live", you need to, because it looks a ton uglier on any photos I have seen.
Hehehe... well. There's always the M
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the headlights remind me of avalon..
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the headlights remind me of avalon..
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I agree...looks just like an Avalon.
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I'm lovin it!
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Saw the prototype in NY at the Auto Show...unless they made major revisions, it looked as rear heavy in real life as it does in pictures.
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This car lacks something that gives me no excitement at all. The RL and M45 are better looking in my opinion. Lexus has to learn to design a car that has more initial appeal or at least something more sporty. It looks like a cross between an avalon and a maxima. The rear looks ugly and it sorta looks like the old gs tail lights. Not the generation now, but the one b4
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I wouldn't exactly call the M45's rear so great looking either, the tail lights are entirely too large.

Not to mention overall, the car looks like a large G35 sedan......which is either a positive or a negative depending on the individual.

Resale wise (if you care).......Lexus > Infiniti


In the end, I don't think either car is a design breakthrough.
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you mean like at the chicago autoshow live?


I love the front end of the car
Yes. That's where I saw it.
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Hehehe... well. There's always the M

I have not seen the M up-close, but I am sure it will look great also.
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[QUOTE=Beltfed]I wouldn't exactly call the M45's rear so great looking either, the tail lights are entirely too large.

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Totally agree. I think that's the only weak spot in the exterior design for the M.
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Yes. That's where I saw it.
There's where I saw it too...I'll see if I can find a pic when I get home tonight and post it...
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yeah but the butt on the GS is entirely too large compared to the front end. looks like it would sag in the rear
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it's aiite. front is more toyota than lexus.
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Ok...here's a couple of pics I took from the Chicago autoshow...if they help any..

rear end:


front end + comparison with current gen GS


headlights (my fav shot)
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