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I replaced a '16 GS350 Luxury with a '19 ES350 UL

 
Old 12-06-18, 07:16 PM
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Greetings from Atlanta!

I'm usually very cautious about buying a car during the first year after a redesign, but I pulled the trigger this afternoon! I got Atomic Silver/Flaxen with BSM, triple beam headlights, ML, pano roof, etc.

The '19 ES UL rides much better than the GS350 and LS460. I've owned a lot of cars . . . . this one is phenomenal!

I should mention that this afternoon there were only 4 ULs in the Atlanta metro area!





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Old 12-06-18, 07:29 PM
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Congrats, beautiful car!
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You got the same car that I bought and picked up yesterday! Hope you're enjoying yours as much as I am mine... Beautiful colors and soft leather. Congratulations and GOOD LUCK with the new wheels...
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Love it.

"I'm usually very cautious about buying a car during the first year after a redesign"

I only buy vehicles in the first model year. So, for the entire 4.5 years I drive it, I have a "new" car. And when it's time to sell it, it's still a "new" car, not "oh, the last one, yeah, well, it's still worth something...".

I know that from an 80's US auto point of view, it's not safe to buy the first model year. So glad that advice has been invalid for a decade or two!

I was on the fence between Atomic Silver (yours) and Silver Lining Metallic (mine). A month later... still on the fence, and seeing either one on the web or in the wild causes me to say "Ooooohhhhhh" every time. So perhaps I needlessly obsessed over that point!
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I must say that Atomic Silver is stunning!
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Old 12-07-18, 11:13 AM
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beautiful car enjoy it

it rides better than your 2011 ls460 rode when new?

if so in what way highway ? local? both?
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Originally Posted by mikesrx350 View Post
it rides better than your 2011 ls460 rode when new?

if so in what way highway ? local? both?
Yes, the '19 ES rides better than the LS460. The new ES has a tight, supple ride with great handling. The non-F Sport LS460's ride is good but it's a bit floaty and the handling is so-so.

Interestingly, when I arrived at the first dealership yesterday I test drove a '16 LS460 fairly well equipped with only 6700 miles (the car was a lease return). I was unimpressed -- the '16 didn't ride/handle any better than my old one. The dealership was asking a firm $55,300 for the LS. I got my '19 ES UL from a competing dealership for considerably less than that.
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Did you do a trade-in?
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Yes, the '16 GS 350 Luxury.
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Congrats and enjoy!
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