• Initial thoughts: 2009 Lexus GS350

We recently had the opportunity to sit in the lap of Luxury when Lexus loaned us one of their GS350 models for the Top Speed test fleet. From the outside the GS looks like a world class sports sedan, if the trunk were any shorter we would have to claim the GS as the original four door coupe, with its fastback like roofline. Although our GS350 only rode on a set of 17 inch wheels, the rollers looked to be at least one or two inches bigger. The Lexus design team was not afraid to bring back a few tasteful chrome touches like the grill, mirrors and window surrounds.

Initial thoughts: 2009 Lexus GS350
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The interior was as nicely finished and as comfortable as any automobile we have driven lately. The seats were covered in soft leather, the gauges lights up brightly in front of your face and in the middle of the wood trimmed center stack lies an oversized touch screen LCD display that replaces all the knobs and buttons that it would normally take to control radio and climate functions.

The GS seems like a bargain, and is appropriately priced at $45,000 for our V6 equipped version. We are anxious to get it on the road and see ho well the six cylinder stacks up against the V8 we experienced with the LS we previously had in our test fleet. We are confident in Lexus’s efforts to create a solid sports inspired sedan that will be as fun to drive as it is to look at.

  • Initial thoughts: 2009 Lexus GS350
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BMWM6  (486) posted on 07.7.2009

This one nice car although if I were to get a lexus the LS is my first option I love the lights on it

BMWM6  (868) posted on 07.7.2009

I’d take this over an E-class, 5-series or A6 anyday. I want mine with the V8 and F-Sport accessories.

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