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#1 (permalink) Old 11-11-2006, 01:09 PM
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What do you guys think of the new Lexus LS that can parallel park itself?
Good invention, or just laziness for the driver?

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I think the automatic parking deal is just a gimmick. However, you must consider the target market: old, affluet people. Many old people have stiff necks, which makes it hard for them to turn around as much as you need to parallel-park. In general, I like the LS. It has been a great vehicle since 1989 and I don't see them slowing down.

I think the LS gives the buyer a lot for the money. I doubt I will ever be interested in actually buying one, but I have a really good opinion of them.

About the looks/design, however: it is supossed to be based on the new Lexus L FInnesse style, but it still kind of looks like a 7 series from the side, with 5 series tail lights. At least it doesn't look like a shamelessly ripped off MB anymore.

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It looks really sexy in this pic:

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It does. Do the Toyota's look that cool?

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yeah i like it.... bit to much of a limo tho.
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Yeah. Designed to be boaty, I guess. Those affluent people really like their interior room...

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BMW has an autoparking gadget too. There's a youtube video demonstrating it. I have the original if you want it.



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It does. Do the Toyota's look that cool?
yes toyotas "look"that cool

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It looks really sexy in this pic:
Its a beautiful car, i just dont see no resemblance of a 7 series or even see any connection of 5 series tail lights. Never the less, i would buy this car in a heart beat. Best money for luxury.

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man thats like as big as a maybach
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Is it, really? I haven't checked the figures. If it is, that is a good thing

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Is it, really? I haven't checked the figures. If it is, that is a good thing

It is a large car but ny no means a Maybach, and some little old lady was driving it off the lot too. :

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