:rockthe ls430 is badass. My parents have one. Its so smoooooth. Its a family car so i wouldnt drive it at this age but man they're really smooth and nice.
I couldn't really take any pics of the exterior cause it was in the garage, and its too cold outside so i didn't want to move it outside, take pics, then move it back in the garage. New York weather is a real BITCH! issed2 And it does need a bath, but not yet. I don't wanna go get it all nice and clean, and then come out of the car wash and go through a slush pile of snow and get all thats dirty snow all over it again. The rims are mad nice monoblocks, i'll take a pic of them when the weather clears up so I can get it cleaned.so far, nice pics. take some more pics of the car. but that car needs a bath.
The LS sucks in ice. It can handle a few inches of snow, but if it starts getting higher than 4 inches, then there are some problems unless u go 1 MPH. The 4Matic has been a gem for my cousin who got the S430 4Matic for his wife, he has the new Range Rover himself. As for the M3, I am working on it. So far it seems like my dad likes the car, but only time will tell. Please pray for me to get this car, I am DYINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG for it :ugghSure go ahead, and look into it....I know it seems like I don't want you to get the Benz under any circumstances, just for the fun of it....but really, I am just pissed at what's happening with my mom's(soon to be my dad's) $63K E320 4Matic and I wouldn't want anyone to go through that mess......
I've got to ask though, do you really NEED 4Matic/AWD? Hasn't the LS430 been good on Snow?
The only Benz that is SOLID, IMHO, is the G500....but the styling doesn't appeal to everyone.
I hope you don't feel as if I'm trying to dictate what you get....because if you get the S/E-Class I will be happy for you....just be happy with you're purchase.....but at the same time, look at you're options.
BTW, Did you get the M3 yet?