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Well, my dad finally got his ride on --

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by erics_bruisers, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. erics_bruisers

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    -- he just picked up an '06 Lexus GS AWD --

    -- it's amazing -- so much that you don't want to drive it -- !!

    My dad worked for GM for 35 years, and this his first deviation from GM -- his last car, the Regal, was basically fit to be scrapped at 45K miles --

    -- GM says they're "the same" as the Japanese now -- maybe they're the same where the Japanese were 10-20 years ago, but this vehicle is testimony that the Japanese are not resting on their laurels whatsoever -- it's an absolute beauty --

    -- I wonder what the GM engineers say at Cadillac when they see this introduced -- "oh FAWK -- we're so fawked" --

    -- anyway, it's a real beauty --

    :D

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    Lexus - if I owned a car - that would be the one!

    Very nice....

    Will he let a Pit Bull ride along with him?
     
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    Eric,

    Sweet ride!

    Good for him!!

    Mot
     
  4. erics_bruisers

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    um -- nope -- i am barely allowed in it --

    -- i am soooo glad i talked him out of the merc c-class and the toy avalon --

    :D

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    yeah, I like the new GS a lot. Love the interior of the car. I do like the GS430 wheels better than the 300's but the 300 is nice since it has AWD. I think the GS is the next one in line to get the Hybrid motor, either that or the LS..... Good choice on color to.
     
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    GS, RX already have hybrid and I think the LS is next? Man, the GS is awesome. What a stunner!
     
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    Nice choice in vehicles.

    What are his thoughts in comparison to the GMs (or other american company cars) that he's owned?

    I'm surprised they haven't replaced the 300 with the 330 or better yet, the 350. The IS will be available with a 350 -- now that's going to be a ROCKET!
     
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    Those are sweet. I'm thinking about a used IS 300 with a stick for my next "newer car" when I get the 4 runner paid off in a year or so.
     
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    but its not one of these
     
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    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    What is that? A Chrysler?


    :flipoff2:
     
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    it's awright but the Brabus version... daaaammnn. Not a Merc fan (anymore) but this is a stunner- I've seen it on the street and it looks like an exotic. Hope the quality is up to Lexus GS snuff...
    I would still take a GS-h over it but it's got the looks for sure
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    PERRY! :rolleyes:
     
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    FirstToy, just in case you didnt know the GS is not a hybrid yet. Only hybrid out for Lexus is the RX. Since I myself am interested, i'll look into it this week and see what is comming first. The GS or the LS( I think it's the GS....)

    -Perry
     
  14. FirstToy

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    Man, that would be cool if you got one.

    http://automobilemag.com/auto_shows/2005_new_york/0503_new_york_significant/index1.html
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    03/23/2005 New York

    The world's first gas/electric hybrid-powered luxury SUV, the RX 400h, goes on-sale in less than a month. Today, at a press conference at the New York Auto Show, Lexus unveiled yet another ground-breaking hybrid vehicle. The 2007 Lexus GS 450h is the world's first hybrid luxury sedan and the first full hybrid vehicle with a front engine and rear wheel drive.

    "Once again, we've applied our formula of no compromise engineering - this time to a luxury sport sedan which proves to us that hybrid power trains can work superbly in virtually any application," said Lexus Vice President of Marketing Mark Templin. "It's very important to continue pursuing substantial reductions in fuel consumption and emissions, while continuing to improve performance and driving pleasure. Our customers wouldn’t have it any other way."

    A completely new Lexus Hybrid powertrain was created to power the new 450h. The system combines a 3.5-liter V6 engine with a high-output, permanent magnet electric motor—all driving the rear wheels. Combined power output will be well in excess of 300 horsepower, with zero-to-60 acceleration in less than six seconds.

    Even more impressive is how quickly and powerfully torque is delivered during mid-range acceleration. The syst***s massive electric motor is capable of delivering maximum torque, immediately upon demand. This unique power delivery characteristic is most noticeable...and most useful...during 30-to-50 passing and merging maneuvers. It is an experience that must be felt to be fully appreciated. The result is a level of acceleration performance similar to a V-8 engine, with combined fuel economy in the high twenties, a level more typical of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder compact sedan, along with one of the best EPA emissions ratings in the industry.

    Based closely on the new GS luxury sport sedans, the GS 450h is designed to be the premium model in the GS series, with all of the performance, luxury and safety features befitting a flagship. Many of the optional features from the GS 300 and 430 will be standard on the GS 450h.

    There are subtle visual differences like special 18-inch light-alloy wheels and a new power meter that replaces the tachometer. But the new GS 450h is designed to operate like any other Lexus vehicle such that the hybrid experience feels completely normal and seamless, all while delivering a surprising new level of performance and efficiency.

    The Lexus GS 450h is targeted for sale beginning in the spring of 2006.
     
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    or maybe just get the new SL600, instead of the CLS500 pictured above.
     
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    Thanks for the info FirstToy