John Allred said: >This is from the Mercedes list. I was suprised by the lack of high-end >Japanese makes (Lexus, Infiniti) -- do these marquees pander only to the >luxo-barge loving Americans? Yes. Elsewhere Lexus et al. are pretty much unknown. For instance, in Japan, the car known in the US as the Lexus LS400 is the Toyota Celsior.