2006 Lexus GS300 Test drive and new car review 2006 Lexus GS300

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The car is great, but the driver comes up

Lexus reminds me of a speedy trying to catch that rabbit at the races. No matter how the dog runs, the rabbit always In this case the target was 5-Series, which everyone in the sets as their benchmark. it up, Lexus.

Your GS is a wonderful but it’s a different kind of no matter how you try to disguise it with sedan performance. You’re in the race. Our test vehicle was a AWD, starting at $45,500.


I knew who was in charge approaching the GS at Toyota’s media and it wasn’t me. Simply by carrying a in my pocket I could open the without a key and start the engine by a button. Technology would be the a scary thought when with 500 other vehicles to board a ferry to Vancouver

What if the invisible key doesn’t or I make a mistake and the engine start? Imagine the ire of drivers of missing the boat because a jerk in a fancy vehicle Ontario plates (Ontario some 3000 miles of here) can’t start his Luckily the Lexus wizard as promised and the only remaining was what would happen if could get off the boat due to the same incompetence.

Which is why I was deep in the of the ship studying the owner’s while others above me enjoying the delicious Pacific or admiring the Gulf Islands.

Still, with an hour to prior to sailing, I’d and noted the GS’ curvaceous particularly that classic roofline. On disembarking the car started as and with 245 hp on tap my fellow ferry saw nothing but fast-disappearing taillights.

In the Seat

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Philip Powell

I’m shrinking! I was a 6-footer I got into this car and now I can barely see

Raise the seat? Fine, but I feel like one of those old ladies who sits on a telephone to peer over the wheel. I wasn’t turning into an I was merely the victim of contemporary where high sills and cowls combine with low to make the driver feel as he’s sunk into a

At least it’s a luxurious, bowl. Fine wood, materials and superb fit put the Lexus GS on the level as Audi’s much-praised Part of the simplicity it exhibits is though.

Instead of a mass of and switches on the panel, the touch-sensitive screen must be used for which can be distracting. Additional are on a hard-to-see panel that out of the lower left of the dash on a button, more are under the console armrest, and several are

Such is the price of technology, we’re given the toys to with but no safe way to access Too bad, because otherwise the is comfortable and suited to driving Back seat passengers find legroom adequate, tight.

On the Road

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In automotive lexicology, GS for Gran Sport; Grand if you Such symbols are often to vehicles with little but in this case the GS badge is the Lexus GS300 being and somewhat sporting. Rival however, emphasises sport and why the GS ranks as a different type of

Nevertheless it is enjoyable to drive. The 3-liter 245 hp V-6 has plenty of passing and the close-ratio 6-speed automatic is so in operation you’ll have to pay to the rev counter to sense gear It includes a gated shifter and a sequential gear changer, as always when testing a with a manual-automatic, I made use of it.

Where the GS300 differs from most of its competitors is the of all-wheel-drive. As a result the car corners leaning just slightly as it a turn, remaining stable the exit. The rather heavy moderately quick, has some feel, yet doesn’t provide connection with mind and to satisfy an enthusiast driver. grand than sport.

For most people, that’s

Journey’s End

Lexus GS Fastback

Philip Powell

It’s not to admire a car that opens its for you and raises and lowers the steering whenever you slide in or out. harder when it informs all systems are being checked to driving away. And when car has been elegantly shaped voluptuous curves, one could fall in love.

On the other when the GS300 and I hit the road, goes into sixth She’s a sweetheart through the accelerates and stops like a dancer. Called upon to a buyer’s decision, I would say if you appreciate the finesse of a sports but put luxury first, this is car. Unless you’re a of short stature.

In which case, bring a book or two.


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