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Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by opavictor(m): 8:31pm On Dec 14, 2017
Does the new Lexus LS 500 have what it takes to finally take on the German?

When the original Lexus LS debuted in the late 1980’s, it was a revelation. Never before had the world seen a luxury car so supremely comfortable, fastidiously built and incredibly reliable before. While the Germans dominated the luxury segment, globally, they weren’t known for their reliability to affordability. The Lexus LS changed that and the luxury game forever. It forced the Germans to step up their game. However, since then, the Lexus LS has lost a bit of its sheen. It’s become a dull and squishy sedan for aging golfers and folks who put their teeth in jars at night.
Read more http://afrikautos.com/2017/12/14/does-the-new-lexus-ls-500-have-what-it-takes-to-finally-take-on-the-germans/

Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by opavictor(m): 8:32pm On Dec 14, 2017
wow
Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by opavictor(m): 8:32pm On Dec 14, 2017
hmmm
Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by opavictor(m): 8:34pm On Dec 14, 2017
Damn
Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by opavictor(m): 8:34pm On Dec 14, 2017
Check out

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Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by erico2k2(m): 9:44pm On Dec 14, 2017
opavictor:
Does the new Lexus LS 500 have what it takes to finally take on the German?

When the original Lexus LS debuted in the late 1980’s, it was a revelation. Never before had the world seen a luxury car so supremely comfortable, fastidiously built and incredibly reliable before. While the Germans dominated the luxury segment, globally, they weren’t known for their reliability to affordability. The Lexus LS changed that and the luxury game forever. It forced the Germans to step up their game. However, since then, the Lexus LS has lost a bit of its sheen. It’s become a dull and squishy sedan for aging golfers and folks who put their teeth in jars at night.
Read more http://afrikautos.com/2017/12/14/does-the-new-lexus-ls-500-have-what-it-takes-to-finally-take-on-the-germans/
FOrget anything Asian, that can never compare to the Germans, the Merc,Audis and BMWs still rule!

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Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by opavictor(m): 12:10am On Dec 15, 2017
erico2k2:

FOrget anything Asian, that can never compare to the Germans, the Merc,Audis and BMWs still rule!
u tink so
Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by erico2k2(m): 12:19am On Dec 15, 2017
opavictor:

u tink so
I know SO

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Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by opavictor(m): 1:14am On Dec 15, 2017
erico2k2:
I know SO
hmmmmm
Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by nurey(m): 10:16am On Dec 15, 2017
The only other forbidable lexus was the 2013 to 2016 LS600h L but mumu lexus decided to churn out the LS500 looking like an upgraded GS series, the LS is a poor mans maserati quattroporte grin

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Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by DerideGull(m): 8:11pm On Dec 16, 2017
erico2k2:

FOrget anything Asian, that can never compare to the Germans, the Merc,Audis and BMWs still rule!

There has never being any car that can compare favorably to 90s LS400. This car will match, if not out match, anything from German.

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Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by erico2k2(m): 8:12pm On Dec 16, 2017
DerideGull:


There has never being any car that can compare favorably to 90s LS400
Then you have never owned a Merc or BMW

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Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by DerideGull(m): 8:13pm On Dec 16, 2017
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Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by erico2k2(m): 8:13pm On Dec 16, 2017
nurey:
The only other forbidable lexus was the 2013 to 2016 LS600h L but mumu lexus decided to churn out the LS500 looking like an upgraded GS series, the LS is a poor mans maserati quattroporte grin
Plz chk the Audi A8

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Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by DerideGull(m): 8:17pm On Dec 16, 2017
erico2k2:

Then you have never owned a Merc or BMW

Bros, I have owned, at least a class of MB, leased and test drove MB from E Class to S-Class including G-Wagon and GLC, BMW from M5 to 760Li. As I write. German automobile showrooms have no use for me.
Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by erico2k2(m): 8:23pm On Dec 16, 2017
DerideGull:


Bros, I have owned, at least a class of MB, leased and test drove MB from E Class to S-Class including G-Wagon and GLC, BMW from M5 to 760Li. As I write. German automobile showrooms have no use for me.
Then you are talking of your personal choice not that in reality you could compare both in price or durability., ask yourself where are teh LS400 today?,least we 4get, the lexus is Toyota, so lets leave it at that, SO you want to compare a Lexus to a Maybach right?
Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by DerideGull(m): 8:42pm On Dec 16, 2017
erico2k2:

Then you are talking of your personal choice not that in reality you could compare both in price or durability., ask yourself where are teh LS400 today?,least we 4get, the lexus is Toyota, so lets leave it at that, SO you want to compare a Lexus to a Maybach right?

LS400 remained the top dog status for 10 years USA as best consumer product. The only thing that messed up LS460 was direct-injection configuration and electro-mechanical steering wheel. I hope the bugs on the steering have been solved. As for direct-injection, it is for the people who have short term usage of their vehicle. By the way, personal preference factors into choice of vehicle. However from engine and transmission durability. engine noise to suspension, Lexus has leg up on German vehicles.
Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by erico2k2(m): 8:46pm On Dec 16, 2017
DerideGull:


LS400 remained the top dog status for 10 years USA as best consumer product. The only thing that messed up LS460 was direct-injection configuration and electro-mechanical steering wheel. I hope the bugs on the steering have been solved. As for direct-injection, it is for the people who have short term usage of their vehicle. By the way, personal preference factors into choice of vehicle. However from engine and transmission durability. engine noise to suspension, Lexus has leg up on German vehicles.
got any review link?
I saw this https://www.thecarconnection.com/car-compare-results/audi_a4_2017-vs-lexus_is_2017


https://www.thecarconnection.com/car-compare-results/audi_q7_2017-vs-lexus_rx_2017
Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by nurey(m): 9:08pm On Dec 16, 2017
erico2k2:

Plz chk the Audi A8

How you brought the Audi A8 into the mix still beats my imagination.

The discussion is solely LS VS S class, after the LS400 posed a treat in the 90s,the only other time it did again was in 13-16 and that was the LS600h L.

Besides the 1990s LS400 are very much around in good condition with AC and an everyday driver even with its V8 engine same can't be said for the S class of same year.

Even the Toyota crown is also around for every classic Benz you see, there are classic of other car makers too even opel. But what appeals to you may not appeal to others.

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Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by erico2k2(m): 9:14pm On Dec 16, 2017
nurey:


How you brought the Audi A8 into the mix still beats my imagination.

The discussion is solely LS VS S class, after the LS400 posed a treat in the 90s,the only other time it did again was in 13-16 and that was the LS600h L.

Besides the 1990s LS400 are very much around in good condition with AC and an everyday driver even with its V8 engine same can't be said for the S class of same year.

Even the Toyota crown is also around for every classic Benz you see, there are classic of other car makers too even opel. But what appeals to you may not appeal to others.
U said the Germans hence Audi A8,
Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by DerideGull(m): 9:21pm On Dec 16, 2017
Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by nurey(m): 9:24pm On Dec 16, 2017
erico2k2:

U said the Germans hence Audi A8,

Nope, I meant only S-class I have never watched a LS VS A8 or 7series, besides the A8 is always replaced by the Bentley flying spur while the 7 series is replaced by Rolls Royce and Benz then replaces the S600 with the AMG VARIANT.

THE A8 and 7series are full size luxurious vehicles but they tend to sideline them in their class
Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by erico2k2(m): 9:24pm On Dec 16, 2017
DerideGull:



I do not know the ranking as of 2017 but you can read this up;

https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/luxury-cars/buying-guide
I have browsed fru, it dnt give comparism though
Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by erico2k2(m): 9:25pm On Dec 16, 2017
nurey:


Nope, I meant only S-class I have never watched a LS VS A8 or 7series, besides the A8 is always replaced by the Bentley flying spur while the 7 series is replaced by Rolls Royce and Benz then replaces the S600 with the AMG VARIANT.

THE A8 and 7series are full size luxurious vehicles but they tend to sideline them in their class
ok S class, I shal derv into it, brb
Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by DerideGull(m): 9:28pm On Dec 16, 2017
nurey:


How you brought the Audi A8 into the mix still beats my imagination.

The discussion is solely LS VS S class, after the LS400 posed a treat in the 90s,the only other time it did again was in 13-16 and that was the LS600h L.

Besides the 1990s LS400 are very much around in good condition with AC and an everyday driver even with its V8 engine same can't be said for the S class of same year.

Even the Toyota crown is also around for every classic Benz you see, there are classic of other car makers too even opel. But what appeals to you may not appeal to others.

Bros this my point. I had 1992 LS 400 with 432,390 mile until six month ago when the harness burnt up including the ECU. The same naturally aspirated V8 engine and transmission. It is only S-class MB probably 2004 to 2006 that can give a slight run for the money.
Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by mammanbawa: 9:51pm On Dec 16, 2017
nurey:
the LS is a poor mans maserati quattroporte grin

Someone is saying the truth today o

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Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by nurey(m): 10:05pm On Dec 16, 2017
mammanbawa:


Someone is saying the truth today o

I say the truth all the time, the truth just hurts the Benz or nothing fans more than Japanese fans

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Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by Kufie(m): 10:09pm On Dec 16, 2017
Absolutely not!
Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by mammanbawa: 8:25am On Dec 17, 2017
nurey:


I say the truth all the time, the truth just hurts the Benz or nothing fans more than Japanese fans

There'll be no pain if we do a real proper comparison sir. I'm still waiting for you on that. The other time I said Japanese and you called rolls Royce.
Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by nurey(m): 8:31am On Dec 17, 2017
mammanbawa:


There'll be no pain if we do a real proper comparison sir. I'm still waiting for you on that. The other time I said Japanese and you called rolls Royce.

You can as well do the comparison and see where the Benz tops and the Lexus outclassed.

The real truth is over all the Benz has always won the A8, 7series, LS and the rest of the gang of full size luxury sedan out there in the market. But the Benz is not king as there are 2 warriors on the top contenders list Rolls-Royce made by BMW and the Bentley continental flying spur made by VW.

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Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by mammanbawa: 8:47am On Dec 17, 2017
nurey:


You can as well do the comparison and see where the Benz tops and the Lexus outclassed.

The real truth is over all the Benz has always won the A8, 7series, LS and the rest of the gang of full size luxury sedan out there in the market. But the Benz is not king as there are 2 warriors on the top contenders list Rolls-Royce made by BMW and the Bentley continental flying spur made by VW.
Okay. Thank God you've concurred. It's about the rr vs mulsanne vs mercedes maybach now. All car reviews I've watched pitching mercedes benz and these cars were not proper cos they were pitching the s65 amg which is a luxury performance vehicle against the British cars which are meant for luxury alone.
Re: Does The New Lexus LS 500 Have What It Takes To Finally Take On The German? by nurey(m): 9:30am On Dec 17, 2017
mammanbawa:

Okay. Thank God you've concurred. It's about the rr vs mulsanne vs mercedes maybach now. All car reviews I've watched pitching mercedes benz and these cars were not proper cos they were pitching the s65 amg which is a luxury performance vehicle against the British cars which are meant for luxury alone.

The Maybach 57 and 62 were failed products it started in 2002 and they never changed the design, the sales was nothing to write home about.

The S65 is still Benz best bet, merging luxury with performance. Even the W12 in the Bentley finds it hard to outclass the S65 in performance and handling

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