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  1. What's odd is that I can go to Mapquest.com and it will direct me to my front door with no problem. Do they utilize the same data as GPS?
  2. I live in one of those gated communities for the filthy rich. I keep a Garmin portable GPS in my Camry. When I am coming home it instructs me to turn off the main highway into the entrance. After that it gives me the wrong directions to my house. With the NAV system in my RX350 as I near the entrance to my community it announces that it cannot give me turn by turn instructions in that particular area. Why the difference between the 2 systems and I thought the guidance originated from one place USAF satellites?
  3. I just had clear bra installed on my RX350 this past Friday so I can't comment yet on its effectiveness. Down here in Florida your car becomes a bug cemetary whereever you drive so I felt it was a necessary item.
  4. Thanks for your feedback. The Lexus guy just left my house. It took him 2 minutes to do the programming.
  5. The manual for my new RX350 says 30 PSI. I've read where 35 PSI would provide longer tire life and better gas mileage at the expense of a slightly harder ride. Opinions appreciated.
  6. I was interested in that color, but once the dealer told me it was greenish I lost interest. I think the reason you don't see Desert Sage on the lots is that it's not popular. I wound up with Savannah Metallic, a light gold.
  7. I saw the 08s on my Toyota dealer's lot today. It's not a bad looking vehicle. but sorely lacking in the muscular department. Not as macho as the RX or 4-Runner for that matter. An SUV that looks well suited if you want to project a family image IMO. Hyundai has outdone Toyota as far as styling goes with its Santa Fe and Vera Cruz.
  8. I just had my Camry serviced at my dealership and they convinced me to spend $29.95 to have the tires inflated with nitrogen rather than plain old air. They said the tire retains its pressure 4X better, wears longer and you get better mileage, handling and ride. Money down the drain or worthwhile spent.
  9. Thanks Rya, it done worked. Oh yeah, one more question on my personal profile, how do I add a second vehicle that I may own? Thanks You would do that the same way, but on the vehicle line, add a comma after the first vehcle. AFter the comma, enter the second vehicle. Any time! :D Once again I thank you for your help. Can you picture me trying to figure out the NAV system? Heck the cupholders baffle me.
  10. Thanks Rya, it done worked. Oh yeah, one more question on my personal profile, how do I add a second vehicle that I may own? Thanks
  11. I'm trying to figure out how to change my profile i.e. change vehicles? Can anyone walk me through the process?
  12. I took delivery of an 08 RX350 today. No matter how I struggle and strive trying to program the Homelink my garage door won't operate so I have to use the separate remote that came with the door. I have the same problem with my wife's 07 Camry. Can anybody tell me what the problem might be? Lexus has offered to come to my house and do the programming, but I'd hate for them to make a 2 hour RT for something that might be ridiculously simple.
  13. I believe the 09 400H will only come in a 7 passenger conformation.
  14. With the HP increase for 07 and moreso for 08 premium is required for the RX. If you drive a 400H 6K miles a year and I a 350 the same mileage yes you are greener than me. However if someone else is driving the H 12K a year then I am sticking it to Osama more than he is. You can spin it anyway you like. Besides I can always buy carbon credits like Al Gore and burn more energy than any 10,000 normal people.
  15. Hmmm, we sold our '02 Range Rover, all bells & whistles, 70K miles 2 years ago for $11K. It's way more of a gas hog, but much pricier ... so ... curious about how realistic the 19.5 K was for the '04 4-Runner I looked up expired ebay prices. Here's an '03 that DID sell ... meaning the price was deemed good: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/L-K-4-RUNNE...1QQcmdZViewItem Here's an '04, that didn't sell ... meaning the price was deemed unrealistic: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/04-Toyota-4...1QQcmdZViewItem There's another '04 on the expired lists that didn't sell either .... for $1,600 less than the one above, but it wasn't fully loaded. We tried ebay for our Range Rover, and couldn't even get a bite at $11K ... so it ultimately sold in the local autotrader. Bottom line ... sell local for more $$$ and buy national to save a boat load ... even if you have to pay $1,000 for shipping, it'll likely be a better deal. We bought our '06 RX-400h (lease return) on ebay in '06 paying out the door, $42K with all the bells & whistles minus rear DVD's. It had appx 10K miles on it. So even after the added 1K shipping, it was a great price. Just something to consider. $19,500 was the KBB tradein value for an 04 in good condition. Perhaps I could have gotten another thousand or two if I had tried to sell it myself, but I didn't want the headaches of dealing with weirdos and such. Inasmuch as I paid 2K less for the new vehicle than Edmunds says people in my area were paying I am satisfied.
  16. C'mon guys, drive the 400H because you enjoy doing so or want to save money at the gas pump, but don't give me the patriotism bit. If we really wanted to support America we'd be buying a Ford or GM product in the first place. There are millions of Americans who would never buy a Japanese or German car no matter what. The 400H is manufactured. in Japan so how many jobs is it creating in the States and how many is it taking away? Someone mentioned doing it for the troops. How many American troops died in the Pacific? Ask yourself that.
  17. I wound up ordering an 08 RX350 because I only drive 6000 miles a year and it made no sense to pay a premium for a hybrid. I figured I woud have to drive 25000 miles a year to break even if I went green and besides by driving the limited mileage I am already green. Does anyone know how I can change my personal profile in this group?
  18. Saturday I placed my order for a 2008 RX350 with everything on it except the rear seat entertainment package (no kids) and the Levinson Sound System. I paid 2K less than what Edmunds says other people are paying in my area (Tampa Bay). Since I am technologically challenged is the NAV system going to ovewhelm me? Also, how do I change my profile in this group?
  19. Have you seen the desert sage in person or just on the Lexus website? I was talking with my dealer and he said because it is an unpopular color such a vehicle is hard to find and I would have to special order and therefore pay MSRP. I asked him why the color is not popular and he said people don't like green. I said on the Lexus site it looks like a rich bronze. He said no it's a green. Not being a green lover unless it's plant life or cash I switched my preference to Savannah metallic which he said will make my vehicle easier to locate. They are quoting me 43K with everything on it except the rear seat entertainment and Levinson package.
  20. If you make a deal I'd be interested to learn what you paid? Good luck and happy birthday to your wife. Don't forget to wrap a ribbon around the RX.
  21. I am looking for the same color. I talked with a dealer today and he thought he had a desert sage in his lot, but with options I didn't want. Don't know if you want to travel as far as Clearwater, FL, but you can call them at 1-888-207-6314 and ask for Jeff Zimmer.
  22. I just double checked the Lexus site for the RX400H and it showed under options only "Lexus Premiere Plus Package Luxury Value Edition With Added Options". To solve the mystery I called Lexux HQ and they explained that option packages vary according to where you live. You live in NY and I in FL, hence the difference,
  23. What percentage above invoice would be a fair price for this vehicle?
  24. The Lexus site shows one large option package for around $6000, not Inc. NAV. DVD or Levinson. The other sites show the packages segmented. Probably best if you look at Lexus.Com and one of the others to see where I am coming from.
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