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  • 06-03-2008, 03:25 PM
    Vik
    Wait till it is in production and Lexus releases its final numbers to judge.
  • 06-03-2008, 03:15 PM
    forhamilton
    So quick to dismiss the Japanese cars. Make no mistake, the landscape has changed. Japanese sports cars are on the rise. They are making them faster, cheaper and more reliable. So may still talk of soul-less animals, but beware. In ten years, the car scene will be very different. The Germans and the Italians better keep up. The Japanese have single handedly taken down the American manufacturers. They now have their sights dead set elsewhere.
  • 05-30-2008, 07:37 PM
    Ccns23
    Quote Originally Posted by carendt242 View Post
    have you driven one yet?

    Can't say that I have. I have no doubt that it will be an awesome performing car, however to me IMO they will never be what the other marqees are. Put the GTR next to a 355 and tell me which one is still gonna look great in 20 years? Performance is only one part of the driving experience. You have a 996 TT, how do you feel when you drive that car? I have a lowly Cayman and it puts a grin on my face from ear to ear everytime I start it up. And I never get tired of looking at it.
  • 05-30-2008, 06:57 PM
    carendt242
    Quote Originally Posted by Ccns23 View Post
    $225K for a glorified Toyota? I don't think so. They'll get the first batch of suckers but beyond that it's gonna go the way of the VW Phaeton. Great car, great execution, but priced out of their target audiences range.

    Lexus, Nissan, all these companies coming out with a "supercar" will just never be able to match the feelings you get from having/driving a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Porsche. Yes the latter 3 have their faults, but nothing can replace the range of emotions that those 3 offer when you take them for a drive.
    have you driven one yet?
  • 05-30-2008, 03:35 PM
    Ccns23
    $225K for a glorified Toyota? I don't think so. They'll get the first batch of suckers but beyond that it's gonna go the way of the VW Phaeton. Great car, great execution, but priced out of their target audiences range.

    Lexus, Nissan, all these companies coming out with a "supercar" will just never be able to match the feelings you get from having/driving a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Porsche. Yes the latter 3 have their faults, but nothing can replace the range of emotions that those 3 offer when you take them for a drive.
  • 05-30-2008, 12:37 AM
    Maciej
    Quote Originally Posted by Axxlrod View Post
    As an enthusiast, I would buy the F430 over the Lexus all day long. But I can see wealthy, middle-age, baby-boomer types preferring the lexus over the loud, uncomfortable, unreliable and expensive to service ferrari instead.
    In my opinion, F430 > *

    In due time I will have my own F430, perhaps I'll jump into an F360 for some time, twin turbo it, sell it, then bump up to the F430.
  • 05-30-2008, 12:22 AM
    Rasidel Slika
    Quote Originally Posted by Axxlrod View Post
    As an enthusiast, I would buy the F430 over the Lexus all day long. But I can see wealthy, middle-age, baby-boomer types preferring the lexus over the loud, uncomfortable, unreliable and expensive to service ferrari instead.
    I would think this Lexus would be expensive to maintain as well. I am seeing unconfirmed reports of the GT-R costing as much as $10-20k per annum, for mandatory service and maintenance.. and that car is ~$80k
  • 05-30-2008, 12:16 AM
    Axxlrod
    As an enthusiast, I would buy the F430 over the Lexus all day long. But I can see wealthy, middle-age, baby-boomer types preferring the lexus over the loud, uncomfortable, unreliable and expensive to service ferrari instead.
  • 05-29-2008, 11:59 PM
    drew935
    Quote Originally Posted by carendt242 View Post
    considering how shitty my "fine german engineering" reliability has been, i'd have no problem spending that much on a toyota (if i could justify spending $200k on a new car.)

    - chuck
    I'm with you on that Chuck. German engineering is always over engineering things that already work and then add so many relays to make it work their way. Knowing Lexus with their level of execution, this will be a car that will live up to it's name. Hopefully, it wil live up to the feel of an exotic as well to justify the price.
  • 05-29-2008, 11:55 PM
    Maciej
    Very interesting tech stuff in those pics.
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