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We expected to be able to easily write off the GS 460 given its age and Lexus general aversion to enthusiastic driving. But a week behind the wheel of the smooth and capable GS revealed a surprisingly complex and enjoyable luxury sports sedan. For most buyers, its positive attributes, like its unflappable demeanor and unparalleled refinement, will probably outweigh its technical and dynamic demerits.

That its a veritable bargain in its class makes it all the more appealing as a below-the-radar sports sedan.

2011 Lexus GS 460 base price, $54,470. As tested, $60,490. Luxury Value Package, $2,945; Pre-Collision System and Radar Cruise, $1,500; Rear spoiler, $200; Intuitive parking assist, $500; Destination, $875.

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