Remember when Buicks, especially large front-drive Buick sedans, were derided as old man's cars? Something you'd get right after the AARP card arrived in the mail, and right before you bought your first pair of Sansabelt slacks? A car with a large backseat for hauling not your kids, but your grandkids?
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is on a roll. Since Chrysler and Fiat secured their merger, they've put together a good deal of European-bred technology that will make its way to the United States. There are whole cars, like the ProMaster van series (derived from Fiat's vans) and the Alfa Romeo 4C. There are also some new powerplants headed our way, one of which is already here - the Italian-designed EcoDiesel V-6.
To be frank, this will be a quick review. That's because this car, the 2014 Lexus GS 350 AWD, is capable of being summed up in relatively short order. That doesn't mean the car is bad, and that doesn't mean there isn't a lot to talk about. What it means is that the car is very well put together. Everything about it has a purpose. In this case, that purpose is luxury. And Lexus has the luxury mid-size sedan down pat.
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