2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport and Your Questions

2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport and Your Questions

Adam Carolla and Matt D’Andria take YOUR calls and questions before heading out to the parking lot to take a look at the 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport.

The F Sport package features 19-inch staggered width wheels, dynamic handling with F Sport tuned adaptive variable suspension (AVS) and stopping power with new larger front brakes with high friction pads.

For more info on the 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport, go to lexus.com


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Show Credits

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producer: Jeff Fox
Audio Engineer: Chris Laxamana


2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport


17 Responses to “2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport and Your Questions”

  1. Honey Badger does'nt care says:

    I know some schmucks are going to complain about the front of that car, but I think it’s design is radical and bad ass.

    • nater says:

      HBdc, I’m sure it serves a purpose but it looks too much like two cars glued together. Yech.

    • Ford Prefect says:

      Wrong. It’s a spreading in some trapezoidal chiasma. A proper front end should cut and cleave, not spread. Learned that in Boy Scouts.

  2. Andy09 says:

    Love the carcast guys! It would be interesting to hear the makers of the mexican sport car in your podcast. I think is the MXT Mastretta (I think they were at A.L Auto show this year), and I would love to hear what Adam thinks about this Mexican sport car. Thanks guys and keep up the good work!

  3. Hugh Gasol says:

    The following are highlights of a few of the significant changes for the upcoming year:

    · A change to California’s Child Passenger Safety Seat law will now require children to ride in either a car seat or booster seat until the age of eight, or until they reach a height of 4 feet 9 inches. This law also requires children who do not meet the age or height requirement to ride in the rear seat of a vehicle unless the vehicle has no back seats, the restraint system cannot be properly installed or the rear seats are already occupied by children under age eight. However, the law still maintains that a child may not ride in the front seat of a vehicle with an active passenger airbag if they are under one year of age, less than 20 pounds, or riding in a rear-facing child safety seat. (SB 929, Evans)

    · Drivers are required to stop and submit to a sobriety checkpoint. However, peace officers will be prohibited from impounding a vehicle for 30 days out of a sobriety checkpoint if the only offense by the driver is failing to hold a valid driver license. The new law requires that the officer make a reasonable attempt to identify the registered owner in order to release the vehicle. (AB 353, Cedillo)

    · Anyone who is convicted of reckless driving under Section 23103.5 of the Vehicle Code can apply for a restricted driver license prior to the completion of their one-year suspension, provided they meet specified conditions, including the installation of an Ignition Interlock Device in their vehicle. (AB 520, Ammiano)
    · Vehicles will be prohibited from crossing double parallel solid white lines except where permitted. (AB 1105, Gordon)

    · Electric vehicles (EV) must now be plugged in for refueling when occupying an EVdesignated parking space, otherwise they may be towed. In addition, the law prohibits a person from obstructing, blocking, or otherwise barring access to an EV-designated parking space. (AB 475, Butler)

    · The County of Riverside, or any city within the county, has been permitted to develop a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle transportation plan. (AB 61, Jeffries & SB 290, Correa)

    · Inyo County, using a pilot program, has been granted authority to explore options for developing a greater network of linked Off-Highway Vehicle trails; they will be allowed to designate combined use highways on unincorporated county roads for up to 10 miles, subject to CHP approval. This program will remain in effect until January 1, 2017. (AB 628, Conway)

    · The City of Santa Monica can now operate 25 city-owned buses with illuminated signs displaying advertising messages. This pilot program is authorized through January 1, 2017. (AB 607, Brownley)

    · Local governments can now regulate advertising signs on any motor vehicle parked or left standing upon a public street, except for signs painted directly upon or permanently affixed to the vehicle for permanent decoration, identification, or display that do not extend beyond the overall length, width, or height of the vehicle. (AB 1298, Blumenfield)

    · Licensed livestock carriers can continue to travel on Highway 101 within the counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, and Mendocino from its junction with Highway 1 near Leggett, north to the Oregon border until January 1, 2015. (AB 349, Chesbro)

    A law dealing with repeat driving under the influence (DUI) offenders that was passed in 2010 also goes into effect on January 1:

    · Section 23579 was added to the Vehicle Code, which authorizes courts to revoke a driver’s license for 10 years if a person is convicted of three or more DUIs. Under this law enacted in 2010, a motorist may be allowed to apply for reinstatement of his or her driver’s license with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) after five years, if the person installs an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in their vehicle. The law allows the DMV to terminate this restricted license if the IID requirements are not met. (AB 1601, Hill

  4. Hugh Gasol says:

    And now Santa Monica gets to make more money from people driving in thier cars.

  5. Aaron K. says:

    One of the best CarCast’s I’ve heard. This might be my favorite show. I love this format.

    Car talk 50%, phone calls 25%, car of the week 25%

  6. Dane says:

    The 89-94 240SX Coupe (SE, LE) was the car that had the heads up speedometer Adam was speaking of. It was actually quite succesful on that model, as it had a low cowl line and a rock solid speedometer, as it was one of the first non-mechanical units. Even better, the car had conventional gauges otherwise.

  7. ChrisfromOz says:

    Adam/Matt
    To clarify your comments about the 959 “Dakar” spec. The 959 was built to compete in Group B rallies (like the famous Audi Quattros). However, the Group B was cancelled before the 959 had a chance to prove itself. Therefore a lot of the cars built for Group B went to compete in the Dakar. Hence why the 959, even though the road versions were supercars, competed there.

    Heard you mention something about a BMW in your podcast. Did you end up getting a 3.0CSL? Apologies if I missed this in an earlier podcast.

    Keep up the great work.
    Chris
    A fan from Oz.

  8. roy says:

    woo hoo! my question i forgot i asked was kind of answered i think

  9. Joel says:

    I’ve been listening to the carcast for a while, and Matt D’Andria always seemed like a sharp dude. But when he said something about a pick-up must ahve a small engine, because a manual transmission not being able to take the torque of a pickup?? Seriously?? My old dad drives an 2001 Ford F250 7.3 liter diesel (thats a lot of torque), it’s a 6-speed, aka manual transmission. Seriously?? Do Nascars have automatic transmissions to handle all that torque? Love the podcast, but that comment might be the single dumbest thing i’ve heard in quite a while from a “car guy”.

    • roy says:

      other than the srt10, the only manual big truck i know of is the v6 f150. this stuff isnt really common knowledge

    • Matt says:

      I agree, Joel. Clearly, there are manual transmissions that can handle huge amounts of torque. However, not all car companies make them or buy them. The transmissions also need to be reliable and smooth shifting. A race-ready, 4-speed manual with a stout input shaft and straight cut gears will handle a lot of power, but it’s not something you’ll want to shift daily. I know the Dodge SRT10 had a manual transmission, but the Quad Cab had an automatic, which allowed the truck to tow 7500 lbs. I’m pretty sure the standard cab SRT10 wasn’t available with a tow package at all. In any case, car companies often only offer an automatic transmission in their higher power vehicles due to the torque capacity of manuals transmissions, clutches, etc. Mercedes is another company that only offers auto transmissions in their AMG cars because they don’t make a manual that can handle the power. I’m sure they could if they wanted to, but they don’t. Thanks for listening to the show!

  10. Amir says:

    The Rothmans livery 911s were either the Type 954 aka 911SCRS or the Type 953 that had an experimental 4WD system that was the precursor to the system in the first 911 Carrera 4 that debuted in 1989.

  11. Justin craft says:

    Just a question for Adam…if he watched the documentary “senna” and his thoughts. Also, if he could comment on the safety improvements in formula 1 since the tragic death of ayrton senna?


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