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I have spent the last seven days driving the Starfire Pearl (read: white) 2013 Lexus LS 600h L you see here. And after roughly 500 miles of errand-running, highway-cruising, commuting and people-schlepping, I can safely say this: I don't get it.

Toyota is launching two new right-side drive hybrids in Japan, redesigned versions of the Crown Royal and Crown Athlete sedans. All major components have been updated, including a new 2.5-liter hybrid system that combines high output with high fuel economy, a matured suspension, and new cutting-edge technology and devices such as the Toyota Multi-Operation Touch, which consolidates various vehicle functions into one touch panel.

Japan's Premier Luxury Cruiser Now Comes With An Enthusiast Option

It's been leak city for the 2013 Lexus LS line, allowing us to catch the exteriors of the LS 460 L and LS 460 F Sport from practically every angle. The spindle grille might be the most prominent story of the refreshed LS – otherwise there are no monumental changes to the body, but plenty of details did decide to wait for the Lexus luxury flagship's official unveiling in San Francisco.

Picking up a used luxury car is a great way to save some coin. Letting the previous owner take the fall on depreciation is a smart move, but it's worth remembering that high-end autos carry with them high-end maintenance and repair costs. Using Edmunds.com data, 24/7 Wall Street has compiled what it says are the 10 most expensive vehicles to own, and the list is populated by some not-so-surprising names. BMW and Mercedes-Benz soak up the lion's share of the offenders, though other manufactures m

We hope you like the look of the new Lexus GS. The Japanese luxury automaker has made it clear it aims to spread the new "spindle" grille found on the sedan across the brand. During an interview with Takayuki Katsuda, chief engineer for the RX line, four teaser images were splashed across the screen, including what looks to be the next-generation LS. If that's true, the model will wear a heavily accented version of the Predator maw, complete with a chrome or brushed metal accent frame. Likewise,

The 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, the Lexus LS 600h L and the CT 200h Premium are among the models from the Japanese automaker that will be a bit more expensive in the near future. Starting with December production, the Highlander Hybrid goes up 1.1 percent or $400 to start at $38,540. The two Lexus hybrids both go up $500 to start at $31,750 for the CT 200h Premium (an increase of 1.6 percent) and $112,750 for the LS 600h L (0.5 percent). The standard CT 200h will stick with its $29,120 MSRP.

Hybrid vehicles that combine electric battery propulsion with a gasoline powered motor are supposed to be a huge part of the future. So, why did Nissan decide to kill off its Altima hybrid sedan earlier this year? That move came three years after Honda shelved its Accord Hybrid. The truth is that, despite the success of the Toyota Prius, hybrid technology has been applied badly to several vehicles. Define badly? The system can cost the automaker between $7,000 and $10,000 to install. That cost

2010 Lexus LS460 Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery

True to predictions, The Detroit News is reporting that Lexus has issued a stop sale on its LS 460 and LS 600h (standard and long-wheelbase) luxury sedans due to a problem with the electronic steering system that can temporarily cause the steering wheel to become off-centered. Apparently, the wheel will return to its correct position after about five seconds of misalignment. Toyota issued a recall on Friday, May 21st to address the defect. Click here to see the recall notice from the National Hi

2010 Lexus LS 600h - Click above for high-res image gallery

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