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Old Feb 2nd 2016, 5:12 pm
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It is. But it's still a Lexus. they just have this... sensible... image in my head that I can't shake.
When I think of Lexus, I think of overpriced tat.
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Old Feb 2nd 2016, 8:49 pm
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It is. But it's still a Lexus. they just have this... sensible... image in my head that I can't shake.
Stick a massive sail sized wing off the back should kill any sort of sensible image though
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Old Feb 2nd 2016, 8:50 pm
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When I think of Lexus, I think of overpriced tat.
That's the Infiniti...Lexus is lovely, but it's something very old man with elbow patches who can't climb into a Range Rover about it.
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That's the Infiniti...Lexus is lovely, but it's something very old man with elbow patches who can't climb into a Range Rover about it.
The problem with a Lexus is that it isn't a great advantage over a standard Toyota. I had a Camry,which I didn't see any point upgrading from.
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I had to return my leased Toyota to a Lexus garage this week, the place was incredible. The receptionist escorted me over to the complimentary cafe while the guy I needed to see became available. While waiting I tucked into a breakfast pastry (or 2), a few coffees and a milkshake, while looking at their jewelry shop. They've got a childcare service there too in case you need it. If I had the cash I'd buy a Lexus in a heatbeat
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Land Rover finally ceased production of the Defender.

Emission rules to end Land Rover Defender production - BBC News

The last defender rolled off the line
Final Land Rover Defender rolls off production line in Solihull, West Midlands | Daily Mail Online

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I had to return my leased Toyota to a Lexus garage this week, the place was incredible. The receptionist escorted me over to the complimentary cafe while the guy I needed to see became available. While waiting I tucked into a breakfast pastry (or 2), a few coffees and a milkshake, while looking at their jewelry shop. They've got a childcare service there too in case you need it. If I had the cash I'd buy a Lexus in a heatbeat
That's the best non sequitur I've seen all day.

How does any of that make it a good car?
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Old Feb 3rd 2016, 11:26 pm
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That's the best non sequitur I've seen all day.

How does any of that make it a good car?
A breakfast pastry does have a certain allure...
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That's the best non sequitur I've seen all day.

How does any of that make it a good car?
Well the pastry is free thus distracting you from the fact you just bought an overpriced Toyota.

(at least you didn't buy a Scion)
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Weren't Scions just remarketed Diahatsus anyway?

Not sorry to see them gone. It's only been a brand since 2002 anyway. The iconic brands that went by the wayside during the recession (and, in the case of Oldsmobile, before it) would be missed a lot more.
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Old Feb 4th 2016, 2:10 am
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Well the pastry is free thus distracting you from the fact you just bought an overpriced Toyota.
New one yes, but get one that's a few years old with under 35K on the clock and it's a bargain.

Get a hell of a lot more car than a dull Camry, that someone else has taken a $35K kick in the ball depreciation on and it's not a bad deal. Fully loaded, it's even cheaper than a brand new Camry.
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Old Feb 4th 2016, 3:42 am
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New one yes, but get one that's a few years old with under 35K on the clock and it's a bargain.

Get a hell of a lot more car than a dull Camry, that someone else has taken a $35K kick in the ball depreciation on and it's not a bad deal. Fully loaded, it's even cheaper than a brand new Camry.
Maybe that used car was traded in for a very good reason?
I do enjoy the pastries and the great coffee at our local BMW dealer. That, and having free services on the car until the service period and the warranty run out...which is when I trade it in.
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I had to return my leased Toyota to a Lexus garage this week, the place was incredible. The receptionist escorted me over to the complimentary cafe while the guy I needed to see became available. While waiting I tucked into a breakfast pastry (or 2), a few coffees and a milkshake, while looking at their jewelry shop. They've got a childcare service there too in case you need it. If I had the cash I'd buy a Lexus in a heatbeat
A Lexus is basically just a high end Camry but with some bells and whistles added, a touch here and there to the appearance and a whole lot more added to the sticker price


My Honda dealer provides all the knick knacks you mention above plus they'll drive you home and pick you up when the car is ready

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Old Feb 4th 2016, 3:01 pm
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Maybe that used car was traded in for a very good reason?
I do enjoy the pastries and the great coffee at our local BMW dealer. That, and having free services on the car until the service period and the warranty run out...which is when I trade it in.
They're all going for that money in my area. No rear wheel drive ones mind, but there you go.

It was the same with our Saab's and it's the same with Audi's, Aucura's, Infiniti's, BMW's and Range Rovers in the area.

They all massively drop in value between year 2-4 and then level out for a few years.
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I assume we have all seen the news that Matt LeBlanc (Joey from friends) has been confirmed as a TG presenter. This is hilarious! He's done a few TG appearances now, and has always been as wooden as hell. Finally, a reason for me not to bother watching it!
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