On 2006-04-29 09:46:10 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Bob Smith) said:
European cars have a particular road feel and responsiveness that is
not matched by japanese supercars.
That said, Toyota (aka Lexus) builds the highest quality cars in the
world, as of this date.
If you drive both and like both, buy the Lexus. If you drive both and
like the MB better, then we will speak to you again soon...
That said, and IMHO, you roll the clock forward 10 years, and you keep
it that long, I think you will still be happy with the MB and not so
much with the Lexus.
(Pricing on parts for the Lexus seem much higher, where I am, anyway.)
I have been fortunate enough to own both (three years each). Never
had a problem with either of them although the Lexus ate brake discs
(rotors). The Lexus has zero personality, it's just a cunning
Japanese mobility device. If that's what you want, buy it, but the
Merc is more involving, and more relaxing as a mile-eater; I also
found it about 15% more economical. Known in some quarters as the
Lexus brakes were (even) better, and the hifi was also.
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