'09 Lx 570 Vs '11 Lx 570
Posted 21 December 2010 - 05:31 PM
Also, sales guy said that both have heated wiper blades, but I can't find that anywhere in Lexus documentation or site. ?
Posted 21 December 2010 - 06:42 PM
Posted 21 December 2010 - 09:59 PM
Posted 22 December 2010 - 01:41 AM
My understanding is that the wiper blades are not heated but that there is a heating element in the lower part of the windshield - similar to that on some Lexus cars sold in Canada and other colder countries for many years. Attached is the relevant page from the 2011 LX570 owners manual.
You are right. The dealer did warn me though the wiper blade gets hot and not to touch it if it's on? The dealer also called it heated wipers at least mine did...
Posted 22 December 2010 - 10:49 AM
The yearly subscription is not that expensive - about $280.00/year and their service is excellent. The biggest advantage is that if you need to find a location or enter an address while driving, they can do it for you and download it directly to your nav. There is one other difference in the 09, and that was that you could download all the ipod music to a hard drive built into the car, and play the music from the car's hard drive. But there was no way to charge the ipod or play directly (something like that). In the 2010 model, the hard drive option was eliminated. But you can play music from the ipod directly. I am not much of a music person (Mainly listen to news and commentary) so the ipod thing didn't matter much to me one way or the other. But if it does to you, do some investigation as to the exact differences. (Not sure what changes are in th 2011 model, but from what I've heard, nothing much). Other than that, phenominal car! Best car I have ever owned. Just drove it 320 miles in stormy weather and constant heavy rains and the car didn't even feel it. Truely amazing! Hope this helps. Enjoy
Posted 22 December 2010 - 05:26 PM
Ended up with a new 2010. Exterior isn't really the colour I wanted, but not a big deal. After a few years away from Lexus it's, hopefully, good to be back.