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Old 11th May 2004, 09:31   #1
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Check it out, its soo beautiful...wow!!

I like the current's front and somewhat like the side profile, but hate the back like all other toyota cars...but this one is sweet sweet sweet all the way..

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Old 11th May 2004, 12:45   #2
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Wow, cheers to the Japanese for not bowing to the current trend of designs from weirdland.

THis Lexus just looks so mature...and the profile reminds me of how the german cars used to be in their heydays! I have no doubts about the engine, but do hope that this Lexus becomes a sharper handler than the brand has a reputation for.

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Nice move from the bland, insipid looks of the old-gen Lexus cars. Looks pretty sharp, especially in profile. I guess the rear looks real muscular in this pic anyways. Crazi, you got some more pix of the rear and the interiors? I've always loved Lexus interiors.

But for styling, I'd go for the Audi A8 anyday.....thats what I call restrained aggression. But recently even Audi has gone for the big grille that stretches from top to bottom. Wonder what's wrong with the Germans??
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Very nice. It looks a lot sleeker than their old, rather unsubtle barge. But still, I think it lacks the style of an Audi A8 or the swagger of a Jaguar XJ, which happens to be my firm favourite.



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Looks like the current bmw 7. Atleast from the back it does.



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Hey,

We had discussed this before, but i couldnt find the thread and the pics are probably gone.
I think it looks like a cross between a octavia and a new 7 series!
However, i wonder how it is going to look with the stock wheels which will be 1" - 2" smaller than the ones shown here.

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ya the overall cabin area and after the C pillar it looks like the Octavia. Looks very muscular. Some how the those lights dont seem to match the looks of the car. They shud have been a but biger.
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The new designs are quite impressive and if one notices one first look at the front end reminds you of Audi though an Audi has more grace. And most definately more better looking than the current generations of Mercs and BMWs. I just hope they have a powerful engine to go this beast.

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The thing is S class is up for a complete overhaul 2005 fall! and believe me no lexus cud come close to it... not even with the current S!!
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Quote[/b] (S350L-E240 @ May 12 2004,01:08)]The thing is S class is up for a complete overhaul 2005 fall! and believe me no lexus cud come close to it... not even with the current S!!
I know man...but the spyshots and the gussed photoshops have been pretty bad..I just hope they dont do anything like what we have seen...
the surrent S is classy..beautiful machine..but BMW has surpassed it in stance on the road...Audi too...but still S would be my 2nd choice..use to be my first before 7 starting growing onto me and now I cant look at it and beg to want it....
but after looking at all the spyshots and images I would make it(S) my 5th choice..after bmw, audi, maserati, lexus..so thats not good..I love mercs too..and want something extreemly good to come out of the new redesign..so i am hoping for the best but prepared for the crap as well..

it might be that S comes out and we dont like it as much..just like the 7..but hope it grows on to me..anyhow gotta wait 2 more years to c it..

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C4S,
Mercedes has never in their life got the S class wrong!!

Believe me this time too they will NOT!
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Quote[/b] (S350L-E240 @ May 12 2004,09:57)]C4S,
Mercedes has never in their life got the S class wrong!!

Believe me this time too they will NOT!
Thats true, i agree but..somehow I am just head over heals for the new 7..thats the next on my list..if at all..

anyhow another photo I found of a photoshoped S



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