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Old 11-29-12, 07:54 PM   #1
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Question Driving a Lexus or Mercedes?



Just wondering if anybody else has heard the comment "nice Mercedes" re the 2004 LS 430?

I've had my 430 for 2 months now, & I can't tell you how many times I've heard this from people & I'm not sure what model Mercedes they're talking about?????

Mine is black, without a ding on it, & so many people think I'm driving a brand new Mercedes.

I've tried to add pix but encountered problems, & because I'm a rookie, every time I try to go back & repost a pic I get a msg telling me I can't do it....any way to get past this? I'd really like to have 1 pic in My Garage....Thanks!
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Old 11-29-12, 08:11 PM   #2
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I've had someone ask me how i liked my E55...

I don't think they look similar at all
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Old 11-29-12, 08:15 PM   #3
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I've driven a 2007 e350 and 2004 s500 extensively and many others because of work, and honestly i think Lexus drive better. As to looks, if people are mixing them up, its because they don't know cars.
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Old 11-29-12, 08:30 PM   #4
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Have you been speaking to Stevie Wonder? They are probably thinking the LS430 with the S series of the mid 90's. Some think the 430 looks like a Ford 500 too.

Those same people probably can't tell a right fist from a left fist.
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Old 11-29-12, 08:42 PM   #5
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Default LS 430 vs E55

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I've had someone ask me how i liked my E55...

I don't think they look similar at all
Just checked out the E55, & I agree....one view I saw from the side was somewhat similar, but....
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Old 11-29-12, 11:10 PM   #6
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I've gotten the same mercedes compliment at the car wash before. The big L on the grille was facing right at the guy too lol.

Nice end parking spot btw! looks very secure, reminds me of my old end spot back in undergrad
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I haven't got that yet. I get looked at all the time because I look young.
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Old 11-30-12, 07:25 AM   #8
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I would be insulted if someone mistook my LS430 for a mercedes.
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As above....I've gotten the nice Mercedes from many people! People think it's an S-500 Series. When they realize it's a Lexus they also think it's brand new...I have an '04 LS430 in Black Onyx.
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Old 11-30-12, 08:19 AM   #10
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I have 05 LS black onyx also and also have a few people mistake it for a mercedes when viewed on the side when the lexus logo is not visible.
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yep the LS430 is definitely S430 shaped from the side.
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I just get "Celsior? Must be new or imported...."
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Ive gotten the "is that a benz" statement a couple of times. Mostly from women so ill let it pass lol. But our LS's do look a lot like the mid-90's S-class for sure. Every time i see one i always look and compare the similarities of the two. I guess the LS430 it is what an updated S500 would look like if Mercedes would've keep that style.
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I just get "Celsior? Must be new or imported...."
Celsior is the LS430 in Japan.
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Celsior is the LS430 in Japan.
I know.. I rebadged my LS430 emblem with Celsior, thus the questioning.
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