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Certainly an interesting and debatable topic which make this forum fun and interesting. I don't own either a MB or Lexus currently but appreciate both from the standpoint of quality and design for their niche markets.

One thing that is concerning is the MB's ongoing reliability reputation. Consumer Reports Magazine just came out with their annual auto review issue. They have always been very objective in their reports, buying items reviewed and lean toward the cost conscious and quality minded consumer. They rated 2007 Mercedes models very highly but couldn't recommend any due to history of repair and quality control issues. In fact they made the comment: "A 9 year old Lexus sedan is more reliable than a 6 month old Mercedes S class". That comment certainly got my attention!
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He owns neither. You may have just driven a prospective S-Class owner away from this forum...

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Having driven a Lexus GS430 and an LS430 in the last few months, I could sum up this informative post in only a few words...

Lexus has no soul.

Well - at least consumer reports thinks highly of the spiffed up Toyotas...

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Well - at least consumer reports thinks highly of the spiffed up Toyotas...
The fact that alot of posts end like this really show that brand whoring is alive and well, I don't care if the cars a Toyota or even a Lada, fact is Lexus makes a very very good car in many ways just as good as MB.
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2.8 million dollar question

What automotive manufactor has a production car with 2.8 million miles? It certainly isn't Lexus! In fact, when have you seen a Lexus with over 200k. This is a very, very, very, very rarrrrre occurance. In contrast, my father owns a 87 260E with 450K+ . It runs like new! These personal stories of owners with this mileage will only be found amonsgt Mercedes owners. After all, this is the reason why we pay premium prices for Mercedes not, Lexus or any other brand for that matter! Beware of the consumer report articles on vehicle reliability. They don't present the complete story! Just ask any Sterling owner. Oh, my fault, Sterling's are no longer in production. I wonder why? Hmmmm!

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The fact that alot of posts end like this really show that brand whoring is alive and well, I don't care if the cars a Toyota or even a Lada, fact is Lexus makes a very very good car in many ways just as good as MB.
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................ Beware of the consumer report articles on vehicle reliability. They don't present the complete story! Just ask any Sterling owner. Oh, my fault, Sterling's are no longer in production. I wonder why? Hmmmm!
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For the price and resale value it's really hard to beat a Lexus.

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What automotive manufactor has a production car with 2.8 million miles? It certainly isn't Lexus! In fact, when have you seen a Lexus with over 200k. This is a very, very, very, very rarrrrre occurance. In contrast, my father owns a 87 260E with 450K+ . It runs like new! These personal stories of owners with this mileage will only be found amonsgt Mercedes owners. After all, this is the reason why we pay premium prices for Mercedes not, Lexus or any other brand for that matter! Beware of the consumer report articles on vehicle reliability. They don't present the complete story! Just ask any Sterling owner. Oh, my fault, Sterling's are no longer in production. I wonder why? Hmmmm!

Actually, you're wrong. Sterling still currently exists and produces heavy duty trucks and some buses.

Sterling was also a subsidiary of former British Leyland, MG-Rover. The Sterling car was basically a rebadged Rover 800. And MG-Rover does still exist today. So in someway, Sterlings are still in production.

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For the price and resale value it's really hard to beat a Lexus.

Japanese cars in general hold their value more than the Europeans and the Americans do.
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does it really matter which one is the best? As long as the respective owners love their car who cares? And those car reviews are stupid anyway, they only get to spend hours/day or 2 testing them...you can't judge/review a car by that timeframe...they don't take reliablility/build quality in the reviews...just because they said the new s class is better than the Lexus doesn't meant the s class is
more reliable over a period of years....

Now go to the Lexus forums and post the same thread...you'll get a different reponse altogether...of course every here's going to favour the Merc...
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