2007 Lexus LS 460
2007 Cadillac DTS
If you're in the market for a three-year-old luxury vehicle and you're comparing a Lexus 460 to a Cadillac DTS, according to a recent independent study conducted by J. D. Power, which measured quality and reliability during the last year of the first three years of the ownership experience, the DTS is the most trouble-free vehicle in the large premium car segment - contrary to public opinion.
In fact, the 2007 model-year Cadillac DTS has the fewest problems of any vehicle in the industry based on the latest study. Ironically, during the first ninety days of ownership, the DTS only received three out of five stars, as compared to the Lexus 460 five out of five stars. We guess like fine wine, Cadillac's quality improved over time. What a difference three years make!
Yes, don't be surprise. Both the DTS and LS 460 are reliable vehicles. Despite the negative perception many consumers have of domestic makes, many of their vehicles are just as reliability, if not - more reliable than a number of imports. While neither the Lexus or Cadillac designs have changed in the past three years, you can buy one of these for significantly less than a brand-new vehicle. If you've read the New York Times bestseller ' The Millionaire Next Door' you know its makes financial sense to purchase a pre-owned vehicle, as opposed to a new one.