I don't want to come across as cynical, but having owned a s-load of Mercedes and a Lexus LS400, I believe the sorts of situations that we Mercedes owners find ourselves in on a daily basis simply do not exist in the Lexus world.
Who, for instance, ever heard of undiagnosable problems with Lexus climate control? A Lexus that would not start when hot?
The Lexus dealers that I dealt with were unbelievably courteous and fair and concerned with my satisfaction with the car and their service. One guy I know had a camshaft and assorted components replaced voluntarily by Lexus at 97K because it should not have failed. Does this sound like Mercedes-land to anyone?
A fair question to me is "So why did you sell the Lexus?" Because it did everything so perfectly that it was completely boring. It had no soul.
"Engineered like no other car in the world" has a many meanings.
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Falls Church VA
'86 300E 5 speed
'95 C220 (wife's car)
'98 Porsche Boxster
Past: '79 280E, '82 300D (18 yrs), '77 240D,