BMW e60 530 sport or Lexus gs450h

BMW e60 530 sport or Lexus gs450h

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chasdad

Original Poster:

270 posts

85 months

Saturday 27th October 2012
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As title really. I,m thinking of either of these, had a few e39 's before but never Japanese.
Any advice would be appreciated

v8will

3,166 posts

137 months

Sunday 28th October 2012
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I'd have the Lexus simply because it isn't a BMW. A friend has one but I've yet to have a proper look at it, 300 odd BHP and a CVT box. He reckons it's not hard to run at all.

Sump

5,406 posts

108 months

Sunday 28th October 2012
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Crap brakes.
Crap above 70 mph as in unstable.
Cvt was a strange feeling.
Handling was poor in comparison to comfort and build quality. I'd want excellent comfort and sound insulation if I was giving up handling.
Mpg was ok.
Boot was genuinely embarrasing. You'd struggle to get anything in there. Rear legroom had more space.

Tested an 08 with 20k on it.

chasdad

Original Poster:

270 posts

85 months

Sunday 28th October 2012
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Sump said:
Crap brakes.
Crap above 70 mph as in unstable.
Cvt was a strange feeling.
Handling was poor in comparison to comfort and build quality. I'd want excellent comfort and sound insulation if I was giving up handling.
Mpg was ok.
Boot was genuinely embarrasing. You'd struggle to get anything in there. Rear legroom had more space.

Tested an 08 with 20k on it.
unstable above 70.that suprises me.so i take it thats a vote for the beemer then

Deerfoot

4,005 posts

125 months

Sunday 28th October 2012
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You don't mention a budget or usage so I might be way off the mark here, have you considered a late Honda Legend?

They're a bargain, perhaps rightly so!
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chasdad

Original Poster:

270 posts

85 months

Sunday 28th October 2012
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funny enough ive considered one before buying one of the 5 series i had.i,m hoping to have around 8k.
i,m on my 40th or so car now and each time ive gone away from a bm ive regretted it.for that money i think i,m venturing into highish mileage gs450h though.which is a bit of a concern