2013 Lexus GS
There are 11 user reviews for the 350 AWD trim shown below
- cabin, handling, lights
- milage, park asst, awd
Purchased As New
Was driving a 430 and this is by far the better car to drive. The 430 was was soid as rock for 100k miles so it's hard to bash it, but it lacked excitement. This is more BMW and fun.
Where I erred was in not doing enough homework and being stupid at time of purchase. Maybe I can save someone else from those mistakes.
I knew I should avoid the awd, but all the NE shops inventory are awds so I weakened...big mistake. The awd adds 300 pounds to the car slowing it down, and reducing gas milage. It could use more grunt for starters, and the awd makes that shortfall worse. You pay $2000 to dumb the car down. Buy RWD and spend the $2K on a second set of wheels and snows. Did that on the 430 and it ran better in he snow than AWDs.
I don't put many miles on a car so milage isn't a big deal but I'm only getting 15 mpg for the first 1200 miles. I'm mostly around town average speed 20 mph, but this still seems low even w the awd.
The adaptable headlights are great, love them. The park asst is annoying. Has a 3/4 ft range and is constantly lit backing out of the gargage. More distracting than helpful. It's a hoot in the carwash!
The huggy seats are wonderful, the blind spot useless. If u can't find a comfortable position in the car buy a casket. The blind spot though is so limited it only picks the car up for a fraction of a second in that tiny sweet spot. Had it more range it'd be fine.
Overall a great car, really like it, but save some $ and skip the park asst, AWD, and monitor. Problem is to get the seats and lights you have to buy the luxury package and they usually bundle up a bunch of the useless stuff.
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