The story of the Lexus LS has been told many times on this website. The previous generation model was considered soft, smooth, and quiet – everything I hoped for in a flagship sedan. This was a standard in which was born from Cadillacs, Lincolns, and Imperials in the 1960s. The two LS 460s I had worked with exemplified what I expected from a car of its stature and elegance.
For the past decade or so, we have been inundated with full-sized half-ton pickup trucks that have been heart of the North American automotive industry. While there is nothing wrong with that observation, we often forget that there are other classes of pickups – both larger and smaller than the run-of-the-mill, profit-making beasts we're completely used to.
I know that you cringe over hybrid gas-electric driven automobiles. It is easy to blame Toyota and the popular acceptance of the Prius during its second generation. That particular vehicle was the darling of Hollywood at the time. How many of your favorite celebrities owned a second-generation Prius?