Originally posted by SL1200MK4:
If you want to keep the car for 5year+ go with the IS300. I think the IS300 will still look good after 5 years, but not the CL-S.
Originally posted by IS300_SILVER:
You can't go wrong with either one of them. The CLS is quick and has more standard equipment (memory seating, heated seats...etc). I can't think of an automatic car in it's price segment that is faster. Of course with over 60% of its weight place in the front of the car, it understeers when pushing hard, but it handles pretty well for a front driver. The IS, on the other hand, is not as quick, but it's a beautifully balanced car. The brakes are a lot stronger than the CLS's, and the steering feels very direct. And personally, I think the IS looks tighter and sharper than the CLS. To me, good handling and braking is more important than speed, and that's why we chose the IS for my wife. Hope this helps.
I don't know about that. I would argue that the Tegs are the least reliable of the crew. Come on over to the Legend Fourms and see how few the reliability complaints are. There are plenty of first generation owners with 200K+ miles and most of the G2 owners have more than 100K. What it really comes down to is how hard the car has been driven and how up to date the maintanence is. Either the Ac or the Lex will last as long as you want it to, both easily over 5 years.Originally posted by CalifasLexo:
Agreed. I'd go w/ the Lexus in a long term
deal. Except for Integras, I don't think Acuras age that well...just my opinion.
-fomer Acura owner