Lexus GX460

14 Apr

I agree with Consumer Reports that you shouldn’t buy the Lexus GX460 SUV, which is a swankier version of Toyota’s 4Runner. But I think you shouldn’t buy it because it’s a stupid poseur truck. It serves no purpose whatsoever except to show off to the neighbors.

It may have failed a Consumer Reports emergency avoidance test, but it long ago failed the WNYMedia douchebag avoidance test.

For the money – $52,000 – you can get a beautiful luxury sedan that won’t tip over during emergency maneuvers due to its lower center of gravity, and most come with AWD nowadays. Try the BMW 5-series, a loaded 3-series, an Audi A6, Infiniti M35, or even the Lexus GS350. If you’re buying domestic, try the Cadillac STS or DTS, or a loaded CTS. I’m also quite impressed by the brand-new Buick 2010 Lacrosse, which I think has the nicest exterior and interior of any American car right now, and comes damn close to competing with the Germans and Japanese.

You’re welcome.

7 Responses to “Lexus GX460”

  1. STEEL April 14, 2010 at 10:13 am #

    It seems Japanese brands have the American car company disease. Bland design, bad quality, and arrogant management

  2. Jessie April 14, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    You could also purchase a turbocharged Ford Taurus. With some modifications the new Taurus is capable of cutting 12 second quarter miles. That’s Corvette territory. It won’t be long until this car is outrunning Corvettes like the Buick Grand National used to do. Turbos are great stuff!

  3. Ward April 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    You might, however, wish to drive this if you have a fat contract with the New Jersey Nets.

  4. Dan April 15, 2010 at 11:03 am #

    The person who wrote this a moron..

    First off if I wanted a AWD Sedan I would have gotten one.
    I own the GX and I can say its an awesome truck.
    Plus a Sedan Can’t Fit 7 people if you need it to plus have the capable to hold stuff with all the rows down..
    Most people I know own a sedan and a suv.
    Also for all the flak Toyota and Lexus are getting I must say as a Lexus owner for many years.
    Having an LS400, then a GX470 and now the GX460. Lexus make a quality car.
    This all seems to be a driven to push american car sales, which i must say are overpriced anyway.
    Personal I’d Either By A Lexus or an Infiniti.
    People seem to forget the garbage German Cars that always seem to have electrical or other stupid issues.

    • Alan Bedenko April 15, 2010 at 11:11 am #

      Yeah, I want to push American car sales. That’s why I mentioned BMW, Audi, Infiniti, and Lexus before giving GM kudos for a new Buick. Need 3 rows? There aren’t any other vehicles – with or without 3 rows with a CR “do not buy” rating. If I needed 3 rows in an SUV, I’d buy a Pilot. If I was a poseur, I’d get an MDX. Likewise, if I needed 3 rows in an SUV, I’d buy a 4Runner. If I was a poseur, I’d buy a GX. HTH.

    • Adam K. April 15, 2010 at 12:01 pm #

      Glad to see that the trolls didn’t completely disappear after Ron Paul dropped out.

  5. Jon Splett April 15, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

    A post comparing Lexus, BMW’s and Cadillacs?

    You aren’t helping those “liberal elite” accusations…. 🙂

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