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Old 12-04-09, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default ***Help me!!!should I get a GS430 or a LS430????!***

Hey guys I need some help, I cant Decide on which car I should get, Either a GS430 or a LS430 there both around the same price..So One week I would be on the GS nuts hard "no Homo" ..the design,how fast and quick but still bosshog and also i love the aggressive look dropped Fat Lip 3 to 5inch lip all around the exhaust and more aftermarket parts... Then there is the LS... the bosshogness in this car..big navi, I love it dopped the look so classly and so smooth and it could fit all my friends in the whip all my friends are 6 "1" and up biggest neg thing about the LS is how big the car is.. like is it really that big, when driving around does it feel like your driving a boat, do ppl have hard times parking etc and there isnt a lot of aftermarket parts, plus the exhaust cost 1100 dollars "looked it up".. But the LS does get better mpg..but it is a little bit slow!.. Now on the GS, I love it alot but i dont think it can fit all my friends n the car leg room wise.. and it has smaller leg room N the front as a driver..

here is somequestions... on the LS is it really that slow like the take off and all around..

about the GS if all my friends that are 6'1 and up will they be *****y about the leg room in the back.. Im 6foot my self.. i cant think of anyother questions right now but i have some ill post them up...

please help me out guys i dont know what do to...
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Old 12-04-09, 07:55 PM   #2
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If you are looking for hot rod sport sled the LS is absolutely not your ride. You can mod the crap out of it until its not an LS anymore but that's a waste on this car (and foolish looking IMHO). The LS 430 is a straight up boat - an old school Japanese "deuce and a quarter". With an LS its about subtlety, luxury, class, silky smooth power, master of the game riding in what is likely the best made factory car ever built. In terms of GS or LS one is not better than the other, each is a different game, you just have to decide which game you want to play (if you don't want to own both cars).
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Old 12-05-09, 01:10 AM   #3
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The LS is made with better materials then GS inside. Rides a lot smoother. Parking is a breeze with the sensors and the rear cam if you have it. If you care about acceleration:
0-60 time of a GS 430 is 6.0 LS 430 is 6.3 and that is almost no difference. And another important thing is that the GS only like 120lbs lighter then the LS
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"Bosshogness?" I've gotta remember that one.
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The big questions to ask when upgrading from GS to LS is...

1. Do you need the extra room
2. Do you want the "boat smooth" ride of the LS

The LS is not sporty (I have CL, maybe UL is) by any means, but it's a brisk little monster when it needs to be. I've always said, the LS is not pretentious. It's a lovely, fantastic, highway cruiser that behaves quite nicely in local traffic too.

As for parking, it's not harder than a '77 Cadillac Brougham. I've paralleled my LS plenty of times easily, and if you have '04+ with NAV and backup camera, it helps even more with parking.

Even mall parking is fine. It's really no wider than say a minivan.
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If you think the LS430 is a big car, go test drive a Cadillac DTS at 208" in length (v. 197" for the LS430) and a turning circle of about 44' (v. 37' for the LS430). The LS430 has a lot of passenger and trunk space in a fairly compact package. The Cadillac STS is about the same size as the LS430, but has much less interior and trunk space.
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In terms of reliability, according to Consumer Report, the LS is much more reliable than the GS-line. I personally think the LS makes more of a statement of luxury. The GS is luxurious but still lacks the prestige of the LS. If you are a sporty driver, the GS will be the way to go. The LS is not sport-oriented although still fast (has a 300hp V8). Those are just some general opinions. Good luck! You will be happy with either.
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The big questions to ask when upgrading from GS to LS is...

1. Do you need the extra room
2. Do you want the "boat smooth" ride of the LS

The LS is not sporty (I have CL, maybe UL is) by any means, but it's a brisk little monster when it needs to be. I've always said, the LS is not pretentious. It's a lovely, fantastic, highway cruiser that behaves quite nicely in local traffic too.

As for parking, it's not harder than a '77 Cadillac Brougham. I've paralleled my LS plenty of times easily, and if you have '04+ with NAV and backup camera, it helps even more with parking.

Even mall parking is fine. It's really no wider than say a minivan.


Common man........How are you going to compare the LS to a 77 Brougham ( the brougham is like a foot longer in length, and much bigger in general
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Common man........How are you going to compare the LS to a 77 Brougham ( the brougham is like a foot longer in length, and much bigger in general
Hey, I'm not Bill Gates, but I'm no "common man" either...

I was just comparing the two for parking ease and difficulty, not for luxury or any sort of passenger volume comparison. Back in H.S. the first "big car" I had to parallel was a '77 Brougham, which is why I even brought it up. Compared to that, the LS is like my Acura Integra.
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go with GS if you want a sportier car.. LS if you want more room and luxury. i don't really feel the size difference when i'm driving or parking, but when i do wash them..

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0-60 time of a GS 430 is 6.0 LS 430 is 6.3 and that is almost no difference. And another important thing is that the GS only like 120lbs lighter then the LS
lexus claims 5.9 for LS430 and 5.7 for 06 GS430.. weight difference is 242lbs.
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My buddy has the GS430 and I have the LS430 the LS has more useable headroom and legroom - we always end up taking my car when a bunch of us goes out since we are all big people - you can't go wrong with either one - but I enjoy the extra room in the LS
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If any MODing, drag racing, hooking up with women younger than 25, and steriods are in your future then go with the GS cause it oozes with adreneline.

If crusing, fine dining, body aching everytime it rains, peace of mind, and hatered of road noise defines you then the LS is your chariot.


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Slvr surfr - nicely written - I think you captured it pretty well
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If any MODing, drag racing, hooking up with women younger than 25, and steriods are in your future then go with the GS cause it oozes with adreneline.

If crusing, fine dining, body aching everytime it rains, peace of mind, and hatered of road noise defines you then the LS is your chariot.


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go with GS if you want a sportier car.. LS if you want more room and luxury. i don't really feel the size difference when i'm driving or parking, but when i do wash them..



lexus claims 5.9 for LS430 and 5.7 for 06 GS430.. weight difference is 242lbs.

Thats what they claim but I was using motor trend numbers
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