I do love the LS. One customer sent me an image last week of his MPG meter, showing 24mpg average. That's a 1987 FJ60 with a LC9 5.3 LS backed by a 6L80E trans.
The Lexus doesn't do it for me. It's the look of the M45 that I fell in love with. It has that "Japanese" look. Hard to describe. Kind of funky, and that sweeping C-pillar reminds me of a R30 RS.