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Date registered: Aug 2002
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RE: Do youall like the Mark VIII?
Having owned a LS400 and a SC400 to 70k miles plus 8 mercedes from a 280SL, 450 SLC, SL320(2), S430, CL500, ML320, and a SL500, I would say I can speak with a little experience on this subject. The lexus are more dependable and hold up beyond expectations. The mercedes feels more solidly made ,usually, but do not hold up quite as well. The mercedes generally drive to my liking better. I call it a draw. But mercedes builds many desirable cars, and lexus only has the LS430 to my mind. The SC430 is too ugly, the ES is ugly, and the RX is damn ugly. GS430 is tolerable. New IS is quite agreeable. Get over it. Both make very fine cars and insulting the other one is naive.