I feel old and insulted

Jon Linkov jon at audiclubna.org
Sat Jun 18 08:23:06 EDT 2005

I didn't mention driving, just the interior appointments and trim. The Lexus
is not sporty at all and it is cramped and tiny inside. But it no longer
looks like a Camry or Avalon with some nicer bits. It actually appears to be
its own design.

I think you'll enjoy the M...it's surprisingly agile and nimble for what is
really a large car.


On 6/17/05 6:57 PM, "Taka Mizutani" <t44tqtro at gmail.com> wrote:

> Jon-
> For fit and finish, no one beats Lexus.
> As for driving dynamics, I don't agree with you, but I'll have to
> drive the new GS and M- the G35 doesn't quite do it. The FX is nearly
> as good as the Cayenne and better driving than the BMW X5.
> I have yet to be excited by anything that Lexus has made- they're very
> boring cars to me. Exceptionally well made, but boring.
> Taka
> On 6/17/05, Jon Linkov <jon at audiclubna.org> wrote:
>> For fit and finish the new M35 is BETTER than the A6...and so is the Lexus
>> GS.
>> The A6, while nice, is a "resting on its laurels" vehicle in terms of fit
>> and finish. It's not bad...but the competition is on par and, in some cases,
>> nicer.
>> I just spent the afternoon in these cars, the STS, and the RL. The Audi
>> certainly isn't as nice as the GS300 and M35. The doorsills are plain
>> plastic, the headliner is cheap, it lacks detailed stitching and trim on the
>> dash and doors....the competition has definitely caught up.
>> Jon
>> On 6/17/05 10:28 AM, Taka Mizutani <t44tqtro at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  Lexus and
>>> Infiniti are the two most difficult competitors- they're definitely
>>> getting there.
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