>You mentioned the power trunk lid, and I don't think that is standard either.
Not standard but in the configurator, $400. The single worst thing about my car is the stupid trunk lid, which has damn near knocked me out blowing closed in a light wind. This in a $58,617 car? If I keep it I will find a way to fix it. Probably springs from a 90s Buick or something equally crude.
>Re: the 8 speed vs. 6 speed, read Rominl's post...
I did, interesting...here it is:
"i agree the 8-speed is not really a smart move on the gs350. the engine just doesn't have enough low end tq to allow the 8 speed to in higher gears and lower rpm. the 8 speed programming isn't responsive either, so it's harder to get it to down shift and get back on power band. compared to my 08 gs350 and 13 gs350 with 6 speed, those cars feel more responsive and able to get on it easier."
Anyone else have thoughts about this?
>Trade it in for a new one. No repairs and maintenance and u'll have a warranty again.
Yeah...I love new but I'm also doing a $15-18K drivetrain swap in a '98 M3 sedan I have; I don't absolutely have to choose between that and getting a 2015 GS, but it all seems a bit much to do both at once.