Best used car for first time driver? Lexus RX vs Lexus LS
Hello, I am moving to Texas soon and since in my previous positions I was always in large cities that were well connected, I actually never drove and in fact I have just gotten my driving license. In Texas, I will need to drive 25 mins to get to my office every day so approx. one hour a day in the car. Additionally, I will occasionally have to drive for 2-5 hours for work. I thus need a comfortable and reliable car which made me set on a large Lexus. The question I have is: which one do I choose between a Lexus RX and a Lexus LS. Essentially the largest sedan vs one of the largest Lexus SUVs (BMW X5 competitor). Which one would it be easier to drive for a first time driver? How about parking? Any other issues to consider? Thank you!
EDIT: Since you suggest that I buy a cheaper car, I was thinking that the best car for $10K or so would be a VW Phaeton. Still very luxurious and safe and I suppose reliable. You can truly get them that cheap now that they are c. 12 years old and with 90,000 miles. The original price adjusted for inflation was $110,000. What do you think?
Edit #2: To those suggesting a Honda Civic or similar so that I do not lose too much value as I inevitably scratch it being a first time driver. Unfortunately, I cannot buy something like that as I still need a car of some prestige and status given that I will often drive to places for business. That is why I thought of the Phaeton. I welcome any suggestion for a used, reliable car which is cheap but yet prestigious.