The 2016 Lexus GS F: Lexus Enthusiast First Drive Review

Discussion in 'Lexus Lounge' started by krew, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. krew
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  2. flipside909
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    Very predictable. One thing GS F will do well is stay clear of a Lexus service department unless it's in for scheduled routine maintenance.
     
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    Molten pearl is my new favorite color next to the usb!!! wow...and those seats are gorgeous.
     
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    Not to be a fuddy-duddy but can't I have the calipers in Lex' Blue? ..Overall im loving this car, pure V8 rumble is an addiction of mine!
     
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    This is likely the best review Lexus vehicle in the history of brand... even European (UK) media gave it 4 stars, for instance CAR and Autocar...
     
  6. GSCT
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    This is the second GS F review I've read that rates it highly and above the RC F. It looks like Lexus has produced its best car since the LFA and damn, I really want one!
     
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    This will definitely be my next car.
     
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  8. RichieRich
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    Agreed!!!!!
    That is the reason I won't drive any of the other brands anymore. No Matter How Fast they claim to be. The only benefit there, is how fast I get it to the service centers!!
    I owned BMW M3, HORRIBLE Reliabilty, Mercedes AMG S55, Bad Reliablity, Cadillac , The worst of the last two mentioned, Got rid of it in 9 months. SMH.... Between My wife and I, we've had 7 Lexus' since 94.
    Not a problem with any of them. She Won't Drive anything Else!!!
    Just My 2 Cents!!!!
     
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    2 Thumbs Up. I'm With You With That Statement.
     
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  10. mikeavelli
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    Call me Biased but KREW that review is head and shoulders above everything else I've read which is brief and predictable. I love the colors offered on the GS F.

    Will it replace one of our GS or LS F-Sport cars? I'm unsure if this is enough. Its a logical step but some things should defy logic....
     
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    looks surprisingly good in red! It's a good balance and overall performance package
     
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    With good chessi, light weight and TVD it will distroy the competition. I'm confident
     
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    This is the first Lexus which I don't think looks good in White!

    Definitely red, blue, black or orange! Anything but White! Too much going on and white sort of clashes with the dark wheels, orange calipers etc
     
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    Agree, white clashes too much with the black trim and I find it cheapens the look.

    Surprisingly, MRM is my favorite color on this car!

    @krew: I noticed the Sport S+ selector. Is this similar to the RCF's where the dampers stiffen up in one setting?
     
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    That interior.... I could sit in that car all day long. Beautiful. The colors from factory are awesome.

    As far as the competition goes. This car is right on par with them but wont win because its has less power which is obvious. But I believe out of them all the Lexus is the best at the combination of ride comfort reliability and high performance. I cant wait to see how Lexus improves this car down the line and what new engine is gonna replace the Na V8

    Look wise... mmmm I love the front end, its just mean and aggressive you kno it means business but the back im not in love with as the front. There something about those taillights that I just dont like. Kind of remind me of what they did with the IS300 taillights. Also i think the tailpipes could be larger in diameter.
     
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    WAY above my price range but if the V8 is your seduction, I'd grab one now because everything we're reading on this site suggests it's done in the near future and onto the turbo era. You don't need to ask: Matador Red Mica FTW. Amazing front end treatment.
     
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    Amazing, every detail was addressed with this -F.
     
  18. krew
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    Appreciate the kind words -- it was a lot of fun to write.
     
  19. krew
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    There are no suspension adjustments through the Drive Mode Select -- only throttle and transmission shifting. My understanding is that it's the same for both the RC F & GS F.
     
  20. krew
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    I can't really comment on the value proposition (as I'm a fair distance away from buying an $85k car), but it's easily my favorite vehicle in the current lineup.