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Jun 19, 2012 6:00PM
Remember back in 1989 when Toyota made the 1st Lexus LS400? Back then the Germans were rolling on the floor laughing, the idea that a Japanese car company could build a luxury car that would sell as well as a BMW or Mercedes was ludicrous. They weren't laughing 10 years later, when Lexus LS430, the direct descendant of the LS400, outsold both the MB S-Class and the BMW 7-series in the United States. Don't write off brands like Hyundai and Kia, that are trying to compete with the best of the luxury brands, because who knows, the Equus might just might outsell the Germans, as Lexus once did.
Jun 19, 2012 4:52PM
Anyone notice what's between the lines? Young "cool" families in China are affording $68k cars! Didn't see it? Ok, go back to shopping at Wal-Mart and line the Chinese pockets.
Jun 19, 2012 7:41PM
Any car person knows that the "luxury" divisions of an automaker is going to have the same exact models, but the only difference is some fancy gadgets and possibly a re-tuned suspension. In fact, the reason most brands have a luxury SUV is because they are so profitable since they are cheapest to manufacture but sell the highest. All luxury SUV's are is trucks with leather interiors and multi-link suspensions.
Jun 19, 2012 4:02PM
My Toyota camry was made in Georgetown Ky. M*y Ford taurus was made in Mexico
Jun 19, 2012 3:51PM
excuse me a Lexus is still a Toyota!! And any manufacturer can make a luxury car. It's the quality and the engineering that goes into the car that make it a luxury model!!
Jun 19, 2012 3:54PM
The author should know that you don't need a luxury brand to make a luxury car. it is the materials, the craftsmanship and engineering that makes the car a luxury one, not the name of the car!! Duh!!
Jun 19, 2012 5:28PM
Something is only worth as much as any fool is willing to pay for it.
Jun 19, 2012 2:39PM
R. Cox...you often arent buying American even when you think you are. My Honda Pilot was built in Alabama. My neighbors junk Ford was built in Mexico....
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