2013 Lexus GS 350Mrs. R - Tallahassee, FL03/19/2016
I've owned several vehicles (i.e. Acura CL; Lexus RX 300 & RX 350; Mercedes ML 350) and my husband has owned Acura, BMW, Infiniti, Mercedes, and Toyota brands. For me, I find the Lexus line to be economical to maintain and EXCELLENT quality. By moving into a new phase w/ kids in college, I wanted to get away from larger vehicles and focus on smaller luxury that's simply fun to drive. I test drove several lines: Cadillac, Audi, BMW, Infiniti, Mercedes, Jeep, and even some hybrids! I kept an open mind and found the GS to be my answer (Lexus CT 200h is unique, but it's a non-peppy hybrid). I would recommend anyone looking for a car that offers fun, luxury, and a 'sporty' feel, to test drive the GS 350- you may surprise yourself (I did)!
The new GS350 F-Sport is both sporty looking and an excellent handling and quick car. Coming from an older GS which was more cushy and a cruiser, this new GS is finally a true sport sedan. Beautiful 19 inch sport wheels and burgundy leather make the car stand out and the gas mileage is better than the outgoing V8 I replaced it with.
The car is marketed as a family sedan but in reality it is a coupe. The space in the back can fit three people but it's not going to be comfortable for anyone. I drive this car exclusively so it's perfect for me. The AWD is amazing, the upgrades with the professional package is totally worth it. The heated seats, heated steering wheel add to the "luxury" of the brand. The engine has amazing pickup (which you can hardly hear) and the handling is beyond compare!
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