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I'd like to get a Lexus LS500h model. Trying to decide if I should get the Sums or spend $40 more for AUTOart.

I'm leaning towards the AUTOart. In Youtuber ExternalStar's comparo review, the AUTOart just looked so much smoother, crisper, accurate, and the L-patterns in the taillights are easily visible which to me, is a distinctive signature of the car.

On the other hand, I really like the gunmetal colored wheels a lot better on the Sums (which I realize is not as accurate), and it has more features like removable engine cover and removable hybrid battery cover in the trunk. If I want to mod and lower it in the future, it'll also be easy to lower due to having the spring suspension (I prefer the look of lowered cars). The lack of signature pattern visible in the taillights is a pretty big disappointment, though.

In the aformentioned review, he concluded he preferred the Sums, and only likes the AUTOart for its perforated grille. A big difference today is the price difference isn't $120 any more, it's $40.

Just curious if anyone has any thoughts or opinions on either of these models before I purchase what will be my 2nd most expensive to date.
 

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I have AUTOart's model of this in pearl white with burgundy and black interior and like it very much. (It's plastic composite rather than diecast metal, in case that makes a difference to you. All of AUTOart's models are made in plastic composite nowadays.)
 

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Thanks for the reply!
I think plastic may actually have some benefits, as in never having to worry about paint rash or zinc pest. Also I've noticed simulated shut lines on unopenable parts like fuel doors and the lines separating body panels like bumpers just look really crisp on the composite AUTOart models, similar to how crisp resin models look. Although some people care about weight, for me it's a non-issue, so I don't really mind the AUTOart being half the weight.
 

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Thanks for the reply!
I think plastic may actually have some benefits, as in never having to worry about paint rash or zinc pest. Also I've noticed simulated shut lines on unopenable parts like fuel doors and the lines separating body panels like bumpers just look really crisp on the composite AUTOart models, similar to how crisp resin models look. Although some people care about weight, for me it's a non-issue, so I don't really mind the AUTOart being half the weight.
Yes, I agree about the weight of the composite models; it's not an issue for me, either. AUTOart's models are generally of very good quality in my opinion.
 
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