2006 Lexus LS 430 Sedan
There are 18 user reviews for the Sedan trim shown below
- reliability. quiet cabin. fit and finish. Mark Levinson Audio!!!
- body roll/sway is a little excessive. Downshift way too slow when flooring the gas.
I have 2005 model. LS 430 is what it is advertised to be -- very comfortable when drive/handle very slowly (slow turn, slow gas application, ...) therefore straight freeway cruise is great. The quiteness is unsurpassed -- engine, wind, road noise is minimal at any speed. Lots of nice/luxury appointments that are pleseant surprises to me.
The handle/ride is ok for the targeted buyers of this car. But the body roll/sway is a little too much for such big/heavy LUXURY car. BMW and MB do much muvh better job in this department for sure. The LS 430 tranny hesitates when applying gas and it becomes VERY profound and annoying when gas pedal is floored while merging into freeway.
I had a BMW M3 and like it alot. Driven 2006 BMW 325i/330i quite extensively and like the ride and handling very much. Test drive MB S430 and like its ride. Alas, I am the type of people that simply can't tolerate car breakdown in the middle of road. If not for the Nasty Quality/Reliability problems with both Mercedes and BMW, I'd definitely go with S and 7 series. So before they take care of their QC, I will stay with Lexus.
By the way, the Lexus is less snobby. Mercedes dealer near my place is just arrogant and look down upon me since I am young and don't appear rich.
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