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2008 Lexus GS 350

2008 BMW 5-Series

  2008 Lexus GS 350 2008 BMW 5-Series 4-door Sports Wagon 535xiT AWD Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $39,649 $41,030
18/27 11/27
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Bottom Line The 2008 Lexus GS sport sedans have their flaws--most notably, a cramped interior--but like no other, they wrap edgy performance with some of today's top technology. Read Full Review The 5-Series sedans and wagons aren't the most practical or the best values in their class, but they're very enjoyable to drive. Read Full Review
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  • Aggressive but conservative styling that should age well
  • Very satisfying acceleration from either engine
  • Great dynamic stability for fast driving
  • Lots of active and passive safety features


  • Tight back-seat
  • Limited headroom all around
  • Steering doesn't feel as direct as other sport sedans


  • Handles like a smaller car, but has big-car stability on the highway
  • Velvety, responsive engines
  • Manual transmissions offered across the line
  • Powertrains quite efficient in real-world driving
  • Wide range of useful technology options


  • iDrive remains unduly complex
  • Back-seat isn’t as roomy as it should be
  • Ridiculously high sticker price when extensively optioned
  • Crash-test performance is an embarrassment
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available
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