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Sometimes what you don't know can't hurt you, but that's not the case when buying a used car. As an independent vehicle history provider, at CARFAX we've made it our mission to tell you everything you need to know by uncovering as many events as possible from the previous life of a used car. Our primary goal is to help you get to know your next car from the inside out before deciding to make an investment that will be part of you and your family's everyday life. We believe your next car shouldn't be hiding anything from you.

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Second Hand — Not Second Best

Did you know that considerably more used cars are sold than new cars? We think this second-hand system is nothing short of fantastic. However, it goes without saying that it gives rise to different methods and tactics: Some sellers will disguise a car that's been in an accident under a fresh coat of paint, tamper with the odometer or conceal theft. This is one of the less appealing aspects of buying second hand. Our goal is to establish trusting relationships between buyers and sellers, since this is the best way to help customers make the right decision. Your new car should be reliable and make you feel safe, as well as make you feel like you haven't paid too much.

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We remain neutral and independent despite our partnerships — our sole purpose is help customers make an informed choice and ensure their safety and the safety of their family. This includes never collecting any personal details — we do not accept any PII from data sources amongst the information we provide about a vehicle. We ensure that data protection laws are observed at all times. Furthermore, we always collect our data in compliance with legal and regulatory frameworks — in all the countries in which we are active. We expressly distance ourselves from illegal activities such as data theft, scraping and hacking.

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From the April issue of Car and Driver.

Chief engineer Shigetoshi Miyoshi invoked the "p" word—"passion"—frequently in his preview presentation for the third-generation Lexus GS series, but after a short day of mountain-road driving around Palm Springs, we're not convinced it's the word that really captures the essence of these new sedans.

How about "sophisticated"? Hard to dispute that as a descriptor. The inventory of electromechanical enhancements—VVT-i, AVS, EPS, VGRS, EBD, TPM, AFS, VDIM—rivals the alphabetical agencies of the Roosevelt administration. These babies—the GS and the GS—are nothing if not trick. Particularly the GS

Stylish would also seem to apply. So would smooth, quiet, tasteful, and hedonistic. But even though the GS is, according to division manager Denny Clements, "the fastest Lexus ever built," it doesn't seem to be the kind of car we associate with red mist and seeking out the long way home. As luxoid sports sedans go, its message seems more attuned to the cerebrum than to the viscera.

We'll see the GS in more detail next month. For this report, we'll cover the GS, which is offered in rear- and all-wheel drive, a first for a Lexus passenger car, and thus our focus here.

So let's examine what Lexus hath wrought. The last GS makeover was for the model year, which is ancient in terms of design shelf life today. So it's good that the new GS really is new—new body shell, new styling, new technology, new just about everything, with the exception of the GS's liter V-8, which is shared with the flagship LS sedan. The new GS is a slightly bigger car than the previous version, although the biggest dimensional change—a inch wheelbase stretch, to inches—is hard to see, as is the wider (by inches) rear track. The beam has broadened from inches to , and overall length has increased fractionally, from to inches. The roofline has come up slightly, from to inches ( for the all-wheel-drive model), and Lexus is attempting to make a virtue of increased front overhang, which allows a "simpler, rounder, and more sculpted profile," according to Miyoshi.

Another distinct break with this car's Giugiaro-inspired past is a distinctly higher beltline, which, again quoting Miyoshi, "is more stylish, more formal, and conveys a more serious presence." The net result, says Lexus, is "a major departure from the norm," which works—provided your GS isn't parked next to a new Mercedes CLS.

Operating full time, the GS’s all-wheel-drive system features a planetary gearset and a wet, multi-disc clutch to couple the primary drive wheels, at the rear, to the front. The standard torque split is 30/70 front to rear, but the system’s electronic brain can vary that to 50/50, making its judgments on the basis of various driver inputs such as throttle angle and steering angle, plus vehicle data such as wheel speed and yaw rate. An interesting element of the AWD package is that it includes all-season run-flat tires (/), which Lexus vaguely cites as a weight-saving measure, since it eliminates the spare. Even so, the AWD GS outweighs the basic rear-drive version by about pounds. That’s not as bad as it sounds, since the standard version, at about pounds, is claimed to be roughly pounds lighter than the previous GS

This improvement is largely attributable to the car’s all-new liter DOHC valve aluminum V-6, which replaces an iron-block straight-six of identical displacement. With Toyota’s VVT-i variable-valve-timing system operating on both cams, plus direct injection, plus a formidable compression ratio, the new six generates horsepower and pound-feet of torque, compared with of each for its predecessor. The new V-6 is bolted to an equally new six-speed automatic transmission, featuring manumatic shifting and an electronic brain that does a good job of avoiding excessive hunting, particularly in uphill runs.

A couple other noteworthy features before we hit the road. The comprehensive airbag inventory includes a pair of bags dedicated to knee preservation for the driver and front passenger. There’s also a new optional “pre-collision system” that uses adaptive cruise-control radar to evaluate closing speeds and decide whether collision is imminent, in which case it cinches seatbelts and preinitializes the brake system for quicker response. Unusual touches: A small bin flips down from the lower left side of the dash to provide access to infrequently used controls, such as side-mirror adjustments, and the glass covering the instrument cluster varies its transparency to reduce glare.

Now for a little behind-the-wheel. The new six pulls smoothly and quietly, with more authority than we recall from the previous six. Lexus claims 0 to 60 in seconds for the AWD version, which seems reason-able, although at higher altitudes it was clear there wasn’t a lot of unused power for tight passing situations. We were impressed with the car’s roll stiffness—cornering attitudes were gratifyingly level—as well as the grip delivered by the run-flats (Dunlops, in this case, although other brands are used, too). The electronic power steering in the GS and AWD isn’t as sophisticated as the setup in the , but its responses are more uniform, and path accuracy is acceptable.

All told, the GS AWD provides a driving experience that’s exactly what we’ve come to expect from Lexus: creamy, competent, and quiet, augmented by beautiful interior appointments and celestial sound. None of that adds up to passion, at least to us. But for most prospective buyers, that won’t matter.

Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS

Lexus GS

VEHICLE TYPE
front-engine, rear- or 4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

BASE PRICE
$43,$45,

ENGINE TYPE
DOHC valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
Displacement
in3, cm3
Power
bhp @ rpm
Torque
lb-ft @ rpm

TRANSMISSION
6-speed automatic with manumatic shifting

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: in
Length: in
Width: in
Height: in
Curb weight: lb

PERFORMANCE RATINGS (MFR'S EST)
Zero to 60 mph: sec
Standing 1/4-mile: sec
Top speed (governor limited): mph

PROJECTED FUEL ECONOMY (MFR'S EST)
EPA city driving: mpg
EPA highway driving: mpg


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Lexus GS First Test

Smooth Jazz: Lexus retunes the GS and How do they play?

Lexus GS Full Overview

Wynton Marsalis is a fine horn player. Hand him a Bach or Handel trumpet concerto, and he'll hit each note, clean and precise. But does Marsalis have the chops for jazz improvisation like his heroes, Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis?

The Lexus GS may be the Wynton Marsalis of cars. It's a fine, highly polished sedan that wants to be a BMW--and it succeeds, at least in tech and spec terms. Yet even a perfect interpretation of the luxury sport sedan can leave one hungry for the last-generation 5 Series, much like the outstanding Marsalis can make you crave lates Miles. The formula does work, as Marsalis sells a lot of CDs, and Lexus has sold a ton of the GS.

The GS and GS have returned, even though the riffs have been recut; new is an all-wheel-drive GS with a wet-type multidisc clutch and a planetary gearset in the transfer case. Torque split varies from its normal 30/70 to 50/50, depending on conditions. The rear-drive-only GS , especially, does a nice job of mimicking recent BMW 5 Series ride and handling, with a suspension compliant enough for comfort on rough roads, but stiff enough and well balanced for near-flat cornering and an easy hustle along serpentine mountain roads.

The V-8 comes with an adaptive variable suspension with a sport mode and Lexus's new Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM). It's an active-control strategy with sensors for steering angle, yaw rate, deceleration, brake pressure, brake pedal stroke, and wheel speed. Lexus says that what makes VDIM different is the way it gathers and processes data from these sensors to keep the car tracking true with minimal intrusion (see sidebar).

Still, VDIM lends this feeling that there's a nanny lurking and ready to readjust the tail if you lay a tire wrong. Many drivers will appreciate that, some won't. VDIM also incorporates Lexus's answer to BMW's controversial new Active Steering system. Called variable gear ratio electronic power steering, it cuts the amount of steering input at low speeds to do in turns, lock-to-lock, what would normally take turns. This steering is as light and precise as you'd please, with just enough feedback to keep you well apprised of what's going on and with exceptional on-center feel. The only tranny for all versions of the GS is a smooth six-speed, close-ratio, multimode manumatic. Only BMW sells enough manual trans-equipped midsize sedans to make developing and certifying them worth the effort and expense.

The GS , wearing inch rolling stock on spoke wheels, is a bit softer and less flat-cornering than the GS Its new direct fuel-injection VVT-i (continuously variable valve timing with intelligence), horsepower, liter V-6 replaces the last GS 's inline-six and features a host of nifty new tech (see sidebar). It's not sufficiently powerful, though. Despite weighing about pounds less than the GS , the GS seemed to struggle while charging up mountain grades. With extra pounds in tow, the AWD version struggles even harder.

The GS 's torquey V-8 is what you need to put the sport into this sport-luxury sedan. Its larger wheels and tires, and slightly higher spring and shock rates, transmit road imperfections more than in the GS , but it's pleasant--all feel, no noise. The 's a bit sharper over expansion joints and piecrust roads nibbling at the steering wheel and your seat, making the V-8 the clear enthusiast's choice.

All three versions come to a stop with Germanically powerful brakes. They have inch calipers and high-friction pads standard, but they felt too grabby on our , on which a subtle dab became an overpowering punch. A sample GS 's brakes didn't suffer from this problem (test cars were preproduction models, but close to the final spec).

Lexus wraps all this up in sheetmetal it considers breakthrough design. The GS has a high beltline and longish overhangs that GS chief engineer Shigetoshi Miyoshi describes as less politically correct, even though wheelbase is up two inches and overall length is only inch over the to GS. Fenders are slightly flared, and at certain angles resemble the new-generation BMW 5 Series's, though the connection is subtle. The nose works as a modern update of the last-generation GS's style, but with an oddly shaped chrome surround for the grille that looks like it was added for more distinctiveness. The shape is repeated in an accent surrounding the center stack with the optional navigation system. Typical of a Lexus, the interior is gorgeously finished, with sumptuous materials, including a wood-trimmed steering wheel and some of the best leather in the business. Rear seats often are upholstered park benches, but this one's cushions are nicely sculpted for comfort and support. The edge surfacing of the dashboard is busy, but otherwise the interior is clean and uncomplicated. Credit goes to a hideaway panel that packages the buttons for 10 seldom-used features (such as mirror adjustments and the trunk latch), which folds into the dash, but drops down for easy access. And the cabin packs loads of tech, including a backup camera with the optional nav system and standard Smart Access keyless entry with a pushbutton starter.

Lexus has come ever closer to building the perfect car, at least in the clinical sense. Cumbersome styling and iDrive have turned off enough traditional 5 Series buyers, which gives Lexus the opportunity to snare a few. The GS is not as engaging as a BMW i Sport--especially the last one. But you can't buy the last-generation 5 Series new anymore, just like you can no longer see a live performance of Miles or Satchmo. For many, especially Lexus's loyal customer base, the new GS and Wynton Marsalis are how one fills that void.

More Tech Doesn't Mean More PowerToyota's new liter VVT-i V-6, making its debut in the Lexus GS, is a high-tech marvel. It replaces the horsepower inline-six of the previous GS , with 25 more horses and 10 more pound-feet of torque (to ). It features direct injection, which means the fuel injectors are placed directly in the combustion chamber for more precise timing based on driving conditions and power demands. Because fuel is injected directly into the cylinder, it absorbs heat as it evaporates, acting like an intercooler. This allows a compression ratio increase from to , accounting for much of the extra power. NOx regulations in the U.S. prevent the engine from running lean to save fuel, which is another advantage of direct injection in other markets. Throttle is drive-by-wire.

Continuously variable valve timing for intake and exhaust valves provides a wide, flat torque curve in the VVT-i. Needle-roller rocker arms and chain-driven cams help fuel economy, an impressive mpg city/mpg highway EPA for the GS An old-fashioned, paper oil-filter element replaces the typical disposable steel canister for recyclability.

But with Lexus's sport-sedan aspirations for the GS, why not use the Toyota Avalon's new, horsepower liter V-6? That power level would match the Infiniti M35's V-6 and at least put Lexus in the ballpark with the class-leading Acura RL's horsepower, liter V The reason is that the liter Toyota engine is just 20 horses shy of the GS 's V And Lexus now promises more model updates and shorter life cycles. So the V-8 will ultimately become the GS , via a new liter engine making more than horsepower. This makes room for the horse GS for the model year. Look for the GS within a year, about the same time as Toyota's first rear-drive hybrid-powered model, the V-6/electric Lexus GS h, rated between and horsepower.

Cool Tunes Sound HotConfession: We're often too busy checking out ride, handling, and performance to pay enough attention to a spiffy new sound system. We listen sans stereo for the engine note and for squeaks, rattles, and wind noise. Good stereo systems sometimes mask such problems. Not so the super-quiet Lexus GS. We thought it best to tap Michael Fremer, senior contributing editor for Stereophile magazine (another Primedia publication) for his opinion of the GS and GS 's optional, $ Mark Levinson surround sound system. The watt Levinson comes with a six-disc, CD/CD-R, audio and video DVD head unit, plus 14 speakers and an channel DSP amp in the trunk. You can play video DVDs on your dash when the GS gearshift is in park.

"It's very good," Fremer says of the Levinson,

"especially the way it gets the imaging to work." Fremer is impressed how Phil Muzio, director of acoustic systems at Mark Levinson, achieves three-channel (left, right, and center) separation from any of the five seats in the car. In most high-end systems, it's easy to lose three-channel sound quality, especially from the back seat. For instance, Muzio placed rear tweeters high in the doors, toward the parcel shelf. Most cars have them close to the floor, where they're less effective. And Fremer says "the bass kicks ass." By the way, he warns against cranking up the bass and treble on any hi-fi. If set too high, they drown out the midrange, where most of the music lives.

Looks good! More details?
Lexus GS AWD
Base price incl dest $45,
Price as tested$54,
Vehicle layout Front engine, AWD, 5-pass sedan
Engine L/ hp/ lb-ft DOHC valve V-6
Transmission(s) 6-speed automatic
Curb weight, F/R dist lb, 54/46%
Wheelbase in
Length x Width x Height x x in
mph sec
1/4 mile sec @ mph
Braking, mph ft
foot slalom mph avg
Lateral acceleration g avg
MT Figure-Eight sec @ g avg
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 21 / 27 mpg
What's Hot Superb cabin/fit/finishmaterials; comfy and quiet; amazing Levinson audio system
What's Not New V-6 is high-tech, but underpowered; electronic intervention won't let the driver's car shine; rear legroom a skosh tight
Like This? Try These Infiniti M35/45; BMW 5 Series; Mercedes E-Class
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Be Smart, Check in Advance. CARFAX — Your Vehicle History.

CARFAX — Your Vehicle History Expert

Sometimes what you don't know can't hurt you, but that's not the case when buying a used car. As an independent vehicle history provider, at CARFAX we've made it our mission to tell you everything you need to know by uncovering as many events as possible from the previous life of a used car. Our primary goal is to help you get to know your next car from the inside out before deciding to make an investment that will be part of you and your family's everyday life. We believe your next car shouldn't be hiding anything from you.

CARFAX Vehicle History Reports contain over 28 billion historical records from 20 European countries, the US and Canada, which are updated daily with new information.

Even if you live in a country we don't collect vehicle data from, it's still always worth checking the Vehicle Identification Number without obligation. The used car import and export market is booming and many owners would be surprised to find out exactly what happened to their vehicle during its previous life abroad.

Privacy for Customers — Transparency over Vehicles

Let's be clear: Although we strive to find every detail of a vehicle's life so far, we are focused only on the vehicle's history, and do not collect any information on previous owners. The information we provide relates solely to the vehicle, its odometer reading, any accidents that have been covered up, where the vehicle comes from and much more — it never gets personal. We've uncovered irreparable damage several times in the past, but other times our vehicle history checks draw a blank — and sometimes that's actually a good thing.

Second Hand — Not Second Best

Did you know that considerably more used cars are sold than new cars? We think this second-hand system is nothing short of fantastic. However, it goes without saying that it gives rise to different methods and tactics: Some sellers will disguise a car that's been in an accident under a fresh coat of paint, tamper with the odometer or conceal theft. This is one of the less appealing aspects of buying second hand. Our goal is to establish trusting relationships between buyers and sellers, since this is the best way to help customers make the right decision. Your new car should be reliable and make you feel safe, as well as make you feel like you haven't paid too much.

But more than anything else, we don't want you or your family unknowingly sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle that isn't % safe. This is why we strive to take these vehicles off the road, which not only makes the used car market safer but our streets safer too.

CARFAX — 35+ Years of Experience in Vehicle Histories

CARFAX was founded in the US in and expanded into Europe in Around team members spread across six European offices process vehicle information from 22 countries.

Fostering strategic partnerships with registration authorities, law enforcement agencies, government departments, insurance companies, inspection centers and numerous other leading companies around the world has enabled us to compile a unique international database for vehicle histories. We use this database to help make the used car market more transparent. We give everyone in the process of buying a used car access to what is currently the world's most comprehensive source for vehicle history reports, and is growing day by day.

We remain neutral and independent despite our partnerships — our sole purpose is help customers make an informed choice and ensure their safety and the safety of their family. This includes never collecting any personal details — we do not accept any PII from data sources amongst the information we provide about a vehicle. We ensure that data protection laws are observed at all times. Furthermore, we always collect our data in compliance with legal and regulatory frameworks — in all the countries in which we are active. We expressly distance ourselves from illegal activities such as data theft, scraping and hacking.

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Lexus 300 2006 gs

I am very happy with the cars features, and the car is of extremely good value for being a model. The only thing missing that I can think of is a consistently responsive punch in its accelleration, though it often is quite adequate in that regard. I would compare it to an Acura RL, Toyota Avalon, Mercedes C-class, BMW , Buick Lucerne, and maybe even a Hyundai Azera, Nissan Maxima, Chrysler , Cadillac CTS, or Lincoln MKZ.

I must say that this is the first Lexus I've ever purchased and the longest I've owned a Japanese luxury marque. That in itself would speak volumes if anyone knew how I go through cars. I've owned over 30 cars in my lifetime, mostly BMW's. BMW's have great handling characteristics and a solid build feel about them. Problem is, they consistently need attention. Those niggling little issues that arise when least expected. Radio failure, engine overheating, complete cooling system overhauls, they all add up to big bucks. That being said, the Lexus GS has been completely reliable and has only required oil changes, other than the stated maintenance interval items. When it does require maintenance, I feel that the local Lexus dealer in my area has excellent customer service and never recommends anything I don't need. Heck, before the drought, they'd wash it for FREE every week! Can't beat that! All of the switch gear feels good and looks right in this luxury car. The audio system, Mark Levinson, is phenomenal. The rear back up camera and parking sensors give me great confidence when parallel parking and backing out of parking lot spaces. The only issues that I have, are that the handling does not feel planted to the road, like a BMW, and that aftermarket parts are more expensive than a BMW. What? Why? BMW has a broader aftermarket for parts and therefore pricing is more competitive. With multiple manufactures making the same parts drives pricing down.

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2006 Lexus GS300 Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour

Here and now everything is smooth. Not thanks to brandy four hours ago, and beer now. Everything is different: time has slowed down, and sensations have intensified. An ashtray and beer appeared in front of me.

Now discussing:

I will not prick you, you promise to stand still and not move, answer all my questions, Marina. YES, I will, its not pleasant for me, its not necessary to poke me there. I already said everything, I, and removed the pencil from the swollen clitoris. Daddy, I thought to myself, but the gap started flowing again.



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