• larry300 avatar larry300 Posted: 6/16/2011 1:35pm PDT

    Lexus always exemplified simplicity and reliability over performance and sophistication so by definition Lexus is not a true luxury brand, but rather a quality brand like Acura and Lincoln. I disagree with Rich Shanks though, as Cadillac is easily on par with the likes of Daimler Benz or Audi in performance while surpassing them in durability.

  • fb_82100996 avatar Richard Posted: 6/15/2011 10:28am PDT

    I've noticed none of my friends (and most of the media) don't mention Lexus in the same sentence when talking about luxury cars. We say "BMW, Mercedes, Audi" but rarely add Lexus to that list. I think many Americans have downgraded Lexus in their minds to second-tier luxury status, like Volvo, Cadillac, Acura. Which is apt due to their dull Buick-like vehicles with bland styling and faux-luxury interiors.

  • buzzct avatar buzzct Posted: 6/15/2011 10:38am PDT

    I'm driving my first Lexus, a 2007 IS250, and I like the car very much. But I'm starting to think about replacing it, and the new Lexus models leave me cold. The IS has barely changed in the 4 years since I bought mine, and the 200h seems to be incredibly overpriced - especially for the extras which were included as standard on my IS. Yes, Lexus wasn't cheap, but it still represented good value for the money. Now the company is trying to coast - but they should realize that one can't coast uphill.

  • rj250 avatar rj250 Posted: 6/15/2011 4:53pm PDT

    Look who you see driving a Lexus. Woman, and men over the age of 60. Have they have become the luxury Buick?
    I went from BMW to an IS250.I found a nice luxury car, but low on power compared to the BMW 3 series with doors as tinny as a cheap compact.