"Two cars in one"on by User name
Pros Power, Agility and Comfort
Cons Toyota's quality control is slipping. Dirty brake pads, dash rattles and a defective power mirror ruined the almost perfect score.
Summary My GS430 rated @ 300 HP gets 21 mpg during mixed city and highway driving. The power and luxury features make driving more pleasurable. I will have to test drive the new power plant in the GS460. Besides the motor, the other features seem exactly the same. The GS430 holds the road in sport mode when pushing it to the limits.
Pros 1) Gorgeous
2) V8 with 8 speed auto delivers 0-60 in 5.2secs
3) Active suspension keeps car flat - 0.89G in corners - better than BMW, Audi
4) iPhone like Touch-screen controls
5) Lots of standard stuff - keyless go, ventilated seats, backup camera
Cons 1) Needs better voice recognition like Microsoft Sync
2) No heads-up display
3) Navigation system is not as good as BMW or Infiniti
Summary Like the other guy said - 2 cars in one - a sports car that can hold its own on the track, and a luxury sedan that lives up to the Lexus name.As a former owner of multiple luxury cars including 4 BMWs, I am a pretty demanding customer. I have been very impressed with the Lexus GS460. Unlike the other reviewers, I actually own and drive this car so I know what I'm talking about. From the world's most successful car manufacturer has come the world's best sports sedan. The active suspension gives you sports-car handling in one mode, and the ride of a Lexus in the other. Stays flat in corners, but smooth over rough roads.
Updated on Oct 5, 2010
The performance stats speak for themselves - 0-60 in 5.4sec, 0.89 G on skidpad. This means it corners faster than a BMW 550i or Infiniti M56 or Audi A6. The Michelin tires provide prodigious grip in tight curves and in the rain. Best of all the touch screen brings iPhone like simplicity where others offer an iDrive knob. And the styling inside and out is simply gorgeous.
On top of that you get Lexus reliability and quality. If you want the best, this is it!
Pros don't know....none....
Cons don't know...none....
Summary I don't own one. but I have to comment and question at what point did 17 mpg become "good" mileage??? I'll bet it didn't even get close to that in their road tests....