January 1, 2014 at 3:01 pm , by Nick Shell
3 years, 1 month.
After reviewing four different Toyotas over the past couple months, you and I got a really special treat for the week of Christmas.
On Christmas Eve, “the nice man” drove to Nonna and Papa’s house where we were staying in Alabama to pick up the 2013 Avalon Hybrid we loved so much and replaced it with… a 2014 Lexus LS 460!
It would be an understatement to say this is the nicest car I’ve ever driven or ridden in.
As Mommy put it, “This is like being in a private jet!”
Christmas morning, “the guys” (that’s you, me, Papa, and your uncle Andrew) took the Lexus out for a spin; just to see what it was capable of.
When you have access to a luxury car with 4.6 liter, 386 horsepower, four cam, 32 valve V8 engine, you need to find somewhere to go; in style and speed.
At 8:23 on Christmas morning in the small mountain town of Fort Payne, AL, there just aren’t a lot of people out.
We owned the road.
Not simply because we were basically the only car on it, but because we were driving the equivalent of a fancy flying car.
The Lexus LS 460 has a special setting called Sport +, which basically enables to run fully loaded.
Yeah, we liked that setting.
I loved looking around the car seeing everyone get sort of thrown back against the seats as the Lexus quickly transitioned into higher gears.
(Seatbelts on and speed limits obeyed, of course. Well, at least I’m positive about the seatbelts part.)
The Lexus LS 460 has so much power, that going 70 mph feels like 50 mph.
It feels fast just sitting at the stop sign.
Needless to say, “the guys” loved testing out the Lexus.
And to imagine, I haven’t mentioned where we actually drove it!
I have plenty more to say about the car, as well as, our random and quirky adventures we took in it, so stay posted.
To be continued…
Disclaimer: The vehicle mentioned in this story was provided at the expense of Lexus, for the purpose of reviewing.
P.S. Here’s a collection of my Toyota family reviews so far; just click on title to read the full story:
2014 Lexus LS 460: 2014 Lexus LS 460 Review, From The Dad’s Perspective; Journey To Howard’s Chapel (The Church Built Into A Rock); Ironically Driving A Lexus To See A Dinosaur Named Junkasaurus Wrecks; What Parents Do When The Kids Are Asleep With The Grandparents; Grandma Regifts As-Seen-On-TV “Perfect Polly” To Great-Grandson; I’ve Heard Of Sleepwalking, But… Sleep-Eating And Sleep-Playing?
2013 Toyota Rav4: 2013 Toyota Rav4 Review, From The Dad’s Perspective
2014 Toyota Tundra: Dad Gives 3 Year-Old Son A Monster Truck For Birthday… Sort Of; Nashville Dad Introduces 3 Year-Old Son To Country Music; 3rd Birthday Monster Truck Road Trip: Build-A-Bear; 3rd Birthday Monster Truck Road Trip: Little River Falls, AL; 3rd Birthday Monster Truck Road Trip: Mountain Driving; 3rd Birthday Monster Truck Road Trip: Canyon Land Park; 3rd Birthday Monster Truck Road Trip: Canyon Mouth Park