Face-Off: Lexus IS-F versus BMW M3

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I was recently able to lay my hands on a 2009 Lexus IS-F in eye-popping Ultrasonic Blue. Since the IS-F is touted by Lexus as their M3 killer, I decided to bring along an M3 during our evaluation in order to determine how the Lexus compared to the benchmark BMW. Unfortunately,

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CarReview's Best Car Choices of 2008

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Another year has passed by and it is time for reflection upon the past year, as well as looking forward to more good things happening in 2009. CarReview’s editors reviewed the cars for 2008 and picked their favorites. Below is our list of outstanding vehicles that won’t have you asking for any handouts from congress.

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V8 car cookout: Bratwurst (Audi S5), Beef Teriyaki (Lexus IS-F) or Bacon Cheeseburgers (Challenger SRT-8)?

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By Kurt Gensheimer Horsepower. Raw, tire-melting horsepower. Every man worth his chest hair can’t deny it’s one of the first criteria for buying a car powered by a V8. Typically, the more the horsepower and the lower the MSRP, the more attractive it looks. It was the formula that made the muscle car era a […]

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2008 Lexus GS 450h Hybrid Video Review

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“From a stop, acceleration and low speed is all electric power. It’s silent. It’s eerily silent. Sometimes you think the car isn’t running, but once you get going, the transition between the electric and gas [motors] are very smooth…”

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2008 Lexus GS 450h Review – Hybrid Power Without Compromise

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Ever since the Honda Insight set the still-unmatched standard, hybrids have been designed primarily to maximize fuel economy. Lexus has taken a bold new approach — build hybrids that sacrifice nothing in performance and luxury to their flagship models – and has succeeded.

The key to understanding the GS is this: despite what Lexus’ marketing department tells you, the GS 450h Hybrid is a Grand Touring car at heart, not a sports car. It wants to spend all day swooping through long, stately curves at speeds far exceeding the legal limit, and it does so with grace and aplomb. Asking it to carve twisty, narrow canyon roads is like cutting carrots with a wood saw: it works better than you’d think, but it’s the wrong tool for the job.

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2007 Lexus RX 400h Video Review

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Lexus RX 400h Consumer Reviews Lexus RX 400h Overview Lexus RX 400h Photo Gallery Lexus RX 400h Expert Review The 2007 Lexus RX 400h is the first luxury SUV to feature a gas-electric hybrid drivetrain. The 2007 Lexus RX 400h has luxury and quality throughout. So if you’re in the market for an SUV and […]

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2007 Lexus RX 400h Review – Bringing luxury and performance to the world of hybrid technology

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Lexus RX 400h Overview Lexus RX 400h Specs Consumer Reviews of RX 400h Lexus RX 400h Photo Gallery Lexus RX 400h Video Review by Alex Kramer Pros Excellent acceleration Lexus luxury and quality Silky smooth ride Seamless hybrid powertrain Cons Overly cautious handling All that hybrid technology sure is pricey Not a true fuel sipper […]

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Lexus Introduces All-New 2008 LX 570 Full-Size Luxury Utility Vehicle

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The 2008 LX 570 emphasizes Lexus identity with new L-finesse styling, combining it with the muscular strength and sense of security sought in a four-wheel-drive luxury utility vehicle. Under its dramatic new styling, the LX 570 is built on a more capable chassis and features an advanced new suspension system. With 383 horsepower, its new 5.7-liter V8 is 42-percent more powerful than the 4.7-liter V8 engine it replaces, and it is expected to achieve ULEV II certification.

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2007 Lexus ES 350 Video Review

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Lexus ES Consumer Reviews Lexus ES 350 More Expert Reviews 2007 Lexus ES 350 Photo Gallery 2007 Lexus ES 350 Specs The Lexus ES 350 is all new for 2007. Offering more comfort, safety and performance features, the ES 350 is no longer just an upscale Camry. Upon introduction, the ES 350 is equipped with […]

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2007 Lexus ES 350 Review – Please, No More Camry Comparisons

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Lexus has come a long way from their humble beginnings as rebadged Camrys with leather interior and gold trim, firmly establishing themselves as legitimate competition for the classic German marques. If, like most of us, you’ve spent most of your time driving sub-$35K sedans or SUVs, you’ll find driving the fifth-generation ES350 to be a subtle yet pleasant surprise.

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2007 Lexus LS 460 L Review – The Lexus flagship steams into port at full throttle

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The Lexus LS 460L has the look and comfort of a luxury sedan, the energy of an SUV and the heart of a sports car. And what I enjoyed most was that it evoked euphoric feelings instantaneously by doing exactly what I wanted it to do and with such ease.

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2007 Lexus LS 460 L Video Review

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Lexus LS 460 Consumer Reviews Lexus LS 460 L Expert Review 2007 Lexus LS 460L Photo Gallery 2007 Lexus LS 460L Specs The all-new flagship from Lexus boasts a 380 HP V8 engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Watch the video as Alex covers some notable features of the 2007 Lexus LS 460 L brought […]

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