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Old 08-18-2011, 07:55 PM
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:11 AM
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Certainly is quite an improvement over the previous model!

That interior is superb!
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What a nice Scion TC sedan!
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:42 AM
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:44 AM
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Good press photos hide the fact that the design takes no risks, and is actually quite bland.


It's like the current Lexus LS and old 5-series had a baby.
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:41 AM
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Ok, it's not terrible. But it doesn't seem to make a single convincing reason as to why people should buy it over the competition. If I wanted a German-type dash, I'd just get myself an Audi or a BMW, both of which still do it better. The exterior is not ugly but it's really nothing to write home about and would honestly make a fantastic Camry. And in a segment filled with attractive vehicles, "nothing to write home about" means it's, in my eyes, the least attractive car in the class. At least the E-class has cohesive design... For example, I still don't' know why Lexus chose to make the main shoulder line crooked at the rear door handle, like they did in the CT.
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I guess the CT was the preview for Lexus' new cues: the taillamp shape (kinda), the headlamp shape (less of a stretch than the taillamps), the nose treatment (CT *kinda* has the spindle), the steering wheel style...

The G37-like rear doors still bother me, though; why couldn't they make it more IS-like?


Although. I will say this. Time and time again, Toyota proves they're great at designing really nice-looking steering wheels.
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:13 AM
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I guess the CT was the preview for Lexus' new cues: the taillamp shape (kinda), the headlamp shape (less of a stretch than the taillamps), the nose treatment (CT *kinda* has the spindle), the steering wheel style...

The G37-like rear doors still bother me, though; why couldn't they make it more IS-like?
Am I, the only one that likes the new GS.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:26 AM
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Am I, the only one that likes the new GS.
Well, I can't definitively say if I like it or not; most Toyota designs look blah in pictures but look at least fine, if not decent, IRL.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:26 AM
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Someone tell Nissan that Toyota made an Infiniti!

Also that dash reminds me of a revised 80's style dash
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