"Shockingly good"on by dndell
Pros Powerful, seamless, easy acceleration, handling, fit and finish
Cons price, puny trunk, rear seat toe space (knee/head room okay)
Summary Today, I drove Infiniti G35 Sedan, M45 Sport, Lexus IS 350, and this car. I expected (hoped, actually because of the price) to love one of the Infinitis, and though they're amazing in their way, this is the car I fell in love with. Acceleration is smooth and effortless at any speed. Fit and finish are perfect. No prius-like "hybrid" feeling (except for the silence). Felt totally refined, yet really in command of the driving experience. Yes, it's too expensive, and I've yet to try the new BMWs but I can say with confidence - don't buy a mid-sized car until you've tried this, if there's any chance you could afford it. 26MPG city with limitless power and near-zero emissions sure helps ease the green guilt.
Pros Hybrid, decent MPG
Cons Such an Ungratifying Drive
Summary I had a BMW 7 before and bought this to easy my consciece. The US is loosing so much by it's oil reliance that I had to do something to improve our carbon footprint, even it is was a small contribution. I hate it. Noisy on the road, rattles, horrible tires, feels like an overcooked marshmellow on corners. It isn't an unreliable or bad car but I do find myself daily thinking about what else I could get. My wife drives a Lexus SUV and loves my car so it depends on your frame of reference I guess.
Pros Fuel economy is 27.8MPG w/3000mil-lots of power.
Cons Interior lighting doors too weak to find controls night. Harsh ride over bumps.
Summary Fantastic vehicle, lots of power (too much) like a rocket when passing... wish they would convert some HP into MPG. Love vehicle. Meets my expectations... except ride is rather harsh over highway strips
Pros Lexus quality, nice lines
Cons Price and possibly MPG?
"Beeeautiful!!!"on by veecap
Pros Hybred is the only way to go for a luxury car
Cons Have yet to discover any
Summary I ordered my '07 450h last week (because no pearl white was avail in the US). Can't wait to get it. This will be my 4th Lexus, and there is no better car in the price range!
Phil, Grants Pass, OR