2007 Lexus GS 450h User Reviews
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- Blistering performance, very quiet, Lexus fit and finish and reliability
- Roof is too short for taller drivers, Voice recognition not the greatest
My GS 450h was valet parked last night next to BMWs, a Lexus convertible, etc. As the valet attendant returned the car to us, he said "This car is awesome. Best car I've parked all night."
Forget anything you've previously driven from Toyota or Lexus. The plush ride is still there in the background, but handling is so much better and the sheer torque and acceleration is breathtaking. I easily chased a 545i down the highway last week, at speeds up to 120 mph. Granted, despite the improvements this Lexus still does not have the preternatural handling of a BMW, but in my opinion the fit, finish, reliability, and technology (hybrid powertrain, continuously variable transmission, etc) of the GS 450h put it over the top.
Drawbacks: If you're tall, you really need to sit in a GS because the roof is pretty short. I'm 6 feet 1 inch and I tend to sit straight up, and my head touches the roof. And yes, the trunk is tiny, which I guess would be a drawback if this were your only vehicle. However, for the 360 days a year in which I'm driving the GS 450h to work or just around the town, the small trunk is a non-issue. If I'm going to Costco or taking a trip which requires lots of luggage, then (like most other people out there who have 2 vehicles) I just drive our other vehicle, an SUV.
If you're in the market for a BMW 5 series/M5, Audi A6/S4/RS4, or Inifiniti M, you really need to drive this car. Don't take my word for it, just read some of the other reviews...
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