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Markus03

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  1. Hey! Sorry I am on vacation right now so can't post any outdoor pictures of my car. When I get back, I will post some for you!
  2. Welcome! Glad to see another Canadian on the forum. My 2010 Lexus RX 350 (Touring) is my first Lexus experience ever. I thought after giving up my 911 that I would really miss it immediately, but I'm not getting that feeling yet. My father has the '08 Acura MDX and it is a little more spacious than the Lexus. I've driven both and the MDX handles a little better, but don't forget that it's a bigger vehicle and so that offsets the handling somewhat. The fit and finish in the Lexus is superior to the Acura. Both cars offer great technology and the Lexus is about $1000-$2000 more than a similarly equipped MDX. I don't have children, so I can't comment on child seats, but it wouldn't hurt to bring a child seat to the Lexus/Acura dealers and actually go through the process of strapping down the seats to see if there is such a big difference in convenience between the two vehicles. I think the Acura looks more aggressive and the Lexus more elegant. I guess in the end, it really comes down to what your priorities are, and for me, reliability, comfort and fit and finish come first and that's why I chose the Lexus. Hope this helps and good luck.
  3. Thanks. The price of the car before taxes and PDI was about $56,900 CA. Taxes here are about 15% and PDI is $1820.
  4. Maybe it's just me, but does the 2010 RX seem a bit.... ummm.... girlie? I see your point. IMHO, I think the Lexus RXs were always feminized because a lot of women drive them. The designers at Lexus tried to make this new model more aggressive looking, according to the Vice President of Lexus Marketing. To each his own, I guess, but I like the new design better, especially the rear tail lights. The headlights are a little more aggressive, but the front bumper seems like it's missing some bumper underneath (it's angled too steeply below).
  5. I've had the car for about 3 days now and with just 120km on the odometer. First off, 275hp is plenty for your everyday use. This is crossover after all, and not meant for racing or really aggressive driving. The ride is smooth and there isn't a lot of body roll when entering a sharp turn or corner at higher speeds. The steering is a little too light for my taste, as I've driven German cars and their steering and feedback is much better. The brakes are pretty good, not too touchy as other Japanese models (i.e. Acura MDX, which I test drove). Even with heavier braking, the car does not lunge forward, which is pretty impressive, considering this is a Lexus and its heavy weight. The chassis feels well balanced and almost as stiff as the BMW X5. I'm breaking in the car right now so I haven't had the opportunity to really test the car's acceleration. However, the throttle is not too sensitive like older generation Japanese cars with overly eager V6s under their hoods. Instead, there is good throttle control, similar to the Germans. I guess for a luxury crossover, I'm really impressed and happy with it so far, considering the fact that I traded in my 911 C4S. Once the break-in is done, I'll be able to give more feedback on the acceleration.
  6. Just picked up my 2010 Obsidian on Parchment RX 350 yesterday. First impressions: amazing! This is my first Lexus, so I can't compare to the previous generation RX. But, coming from a 996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, I can say that the RX handles pretty well, despite its weight and 'relative lack of sportiness' expected from a Lexus (F series excluded). The steering is a little light, although from what I've read, it's an improvement over the last generation. Cabin is exceptionally quiet, though I guess not surprising coming from a Lexus (I'm used to always hearing the horizontally opposed flat 6 in my 911). I gave up the 911 for practicality, reliability, comfort and luxury = LEXUS. The fit and finish in this RX is fantastic. The way the doors close, even the one-touch windows decelerate before completely closing or opening! The Remote touch is intuitive and easy to use, and if you're comfortable with a mouse and computer, the learning curve is not steep. I did not have to open any manual for the Remote touch. Very simple. The Voice Recognition works very well. I would say 9/10 times, it will correctly recognize your commands, although sometimes, there's a 4-5 second delay. My only gripe is that in order to load 6 CDs, you have to push the load button six times (unless there's something that I'm missing). Automatic access (the equivalent to Comfort Access from BMW) works like a charm. The doors unlock even before you touch the door handle. Enjoy the pics.
  7. Hi everyone. New to this forum. Just purchased a 2010 Rx 350 Obsidian on Parchment with the Touring Package (19 inch rims, Navigation with backup camera, perforated leather seating, XM Real-time Traffic capability, 12-speaker Premium sound system with subwoofer, USB input and wood steering wheel and shift knob). MSRP for this vehicle was $56,895 CA + taxes + PDI. I couldn't get anything off MSRP, except I was able to negotiate an extra $1000 for my trade-in (I guess the equivalent of $1000 off the sticker price). However, because of my combined trade-in and down payment, Lexus offered 0.3% financing for 48 months. Did anyone get a better deal or do people think I could have gotten a better deal? Thanks! smile.gif
  8. Hi everyone. New to this forum. Just purchased a 2010 Rx 350 Obsidian on Parchment with the Touring Package (19 inch rims, Navigation with backup camera, perforated leather seating, XM Real-time Traffic capability, 12-speaker Premium sound system with subwoofer, USB input and wood steering wheel and shift knob). MSRP for this vehicle was $56,895 CA + taxes + PDI. I couldn't get anything off MSRP, except I was able to negotiate an extra $1000 for my trade-in (I guess the equivalent of $1000 off the sticker price). However, because of my combined trade-in and down payment, Lexus offered 0.3% financing for 48 months. Did anyone get a better deal or do people think I could have gotten a better deal? Thanks! :)
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