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Old 07-04-09, 01:54 PM
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Definitely the best looking full hybrid car that I have seen so far. I'm really feeling this thing.
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Old 07-07-09, 10:09 PM
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Now stuck....its really getting some good reviews. I was expecting the press to pan the crap out of it. Seems we are its harshest critics.
 
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wow thats the car that i saw at the lexus corp building!! i remember seeing it like a month ago i think
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Originally Posted by 1SICKLEX View Post
Seems we are its harshest critics.
That's because we expect everything to be have the perfection of a goat.
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That's because we expect everything to be have the perfection of a goat.
You know what you are so right!!
 
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Full HS Test from Edmunds.

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...hotopanel..1.*

Main complaint was CVT noise, but overall it was very positive!
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Old 07-08-09, 08:05 AM
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It doesn't hurt that the car's electric power-steering mechanism has been finessed beyond the company's earlier attempts. The initial transition off-center is still a touch digital in the way the assistance steps in, and the effort level feels a tad artificial, but few drivers would complain about the way the steering actually directs the car. Path control is pretty surgical for a 3,700-pound luxo-hybrid lined with leather and packed with every gadget known to man. Even our test track specialists came back impressed.
Thank the Lord! It seems like Lexus is finally getting electric power steering right...four years later...
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Old 07-08-09, 05:39 PM
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Yes, I'm pleasantly surprised at the positive reviews of the HS. Seems like once you get past the take-it-leave-it looks (it's kinda growing on me, kinda...) there is an interesting and capable car underneath---for its mission it seems to deliver. I'd like to test this car out myself.
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Old 07-09-09, 12:13 PM
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Why does this thing remind me of the Corolla. I'd say save the money and get a Corolla XRS, @ the same performance #'s and @ same EPA fuel econo. gets 30MPG
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Old 07-09-09, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by HKS350 View Post
Why does this thing remind me of the Corolla. I'd say save the money and get a Corolla XRS, @ the same performance #'s and @ same EPA fuel econo. gets 30MPG
It's kind of like saying, why buy an IS350 or dare I say IS F, they look very similar (compared to your sig) and you can save thousands with a Corolla XRS.

The Corolla XRS meets a different demographic. The HS250h is targeted towards a totally different audience as well. It's all about need and preference.
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Old 07-09-09, 12:58 PM
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Yea, ya I know. I don't dislike the HS250 but too pricey for what your getting. At least the IS-F is worth every penny. The HS250 price will never justify the savings of the Corolla, compaired to gas pricing over the life of a loan. I'm just not seeing the target market yet.

Its kinda like saying " I don't care how much I pay for a car, as long as I save money at the pump" I see Hybird drivers as being confuised about what they want. IMO...

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looks like an LS460 and a Corolla had a child.
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Old 07-27-09, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by HKS350 View Post
Its kinda like saying " I don't care how much I pay for a car, as long as I save money at the pump" I see Hybird drivers as being confuised about what they want. IMO...
No, it's the people that don't understand that there is altruism involved. It isn't about saving money at the pump but using less gasoline ergo less oil and thus make us a bit less dependent on things we can't control.

As for the reviews I'm honestly a bit staggered that they are positive as they have been. I continue to doubt that it's my type of car but I continue to look forward to one landing at the local dealer to check it out.
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As for the reviews I'm honestly a bit staggered that they are positive as they have been. I continue to doubt that it's my type of car but I continue to look forward to one landing at the local dealer to check it out.
+1 I too am surprised, maybe because reviewers recognize the HS for what it is, a different category of vehicle, they're not sure what to expect at first, and hopefully they evaluated the vehicle on its merits and not on preconceived notions.

This car is intriguing to me, because it is a new formula for a luxury vehicle, hybrid vehicle. It definitely is different from the other Lexus lineup vehicles, and i want to see the vehicle in person and test drive it. Also wonder why there are no seatback pockets (because of the room or ecoplastics?). As a daily driver this car has potential IMO, only if they improved the looks somewhat, but for many buyers I suspect the vehicle will appear fine.
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