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Old 05-19-11, 07:53 PM   #1
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It may be sacrilege to ask this on a Lexus forum, but are there any less expensive sedans that would satisfy my criteria? They are: i) ample rear legroom, ii) soft suspension, iii) seats on the firmer side of things. I've tried a bunch of cars, and haven't found anything yet except the LS460L. It seems ridiculous to me that I need a flagship luxury car to get what appear to be basic comforts. Is there anything else out there for me?
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Old 05-19-11, 08:00 PM   #2
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The Hyundai Equus looks like it might be a viable alternative. I have to say I'm impressed with their iPad owners manual.
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Old 05-19-11, 08:02 PM   #3
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if you want ample legroom in a aircraft you ride 1st class and the price doubles triples .sadly same goes with cars!!!
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Not too many choices out there!!!
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Toyota Avalon
This is the vehicle that would get my vote. Soft ride, well priced, and tons of leg room.......tons
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"cheaper alternative to LS460L?"

A cheaper LS460L.
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"cheaper alternative to LS460L?"

A cheaper LS460L.
Agreed a pre-owned LS 460L gets myh vote.
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Ya go with preowned, all of these big luxury cars depreciate like mad the first couple of years.
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"cheaper alternative to LS460L?"

A cheaper LS460L.
Hands down best bet!
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Thank you all for the input. I've tried the Avalon, and I found the seats too mushy. I haven't been in an Equus, but it appears it's only available RWD, which is a problem for me here in the snowbelt. So it's back to the LS460L, which isn't going to be cheap since I'm going to have to get a 2009 or 2010 to get AWD.

I'd get the Avalon if there's something I could do to "firm up" the seats. Does anyone know of a fix in this regard?
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short of a re-upholstery job not much..
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Buick LaCrosse? Lots of interior room, firmer seats IMO and available in FWD or AWD.
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