Last post on Jul 29, 2012 at 6:31 PM
You are in the Volvo XC90
What is this discussion about?
Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Acura MDX, Lexus RX 330, BMW X5, Cadillac SRX, Toyota Highlander, Volvo XC90, SUV
#1080 of 1084 Re: 2012 BMW X5 vs. 2012 Lexus RX350 [asteinberg]
Feb 22, 2012 (8:17 am)
Are we talking "out-gassing" of material/plastics (new car smell) or mould/mildew odor..?
#1081 of 1084 Re: 2012 BMW X5 vs. 2012 Lexus RX350 [wwest]
Feb 28, 2012 (10:27 pm)
Good question. Beyond new car smell -- actually producing nausea, dizziness.
Not mold or mildew. Dealer wanted modest amount to offer replacement, but my wife had lost confidence. Regardless, dealer would not test vehicle under similar circumstances.
#1082 of 1084 Re: Why I picked the RX over the others [carfan777]
Mar 20, 2012 (5:51 pm)
This is a terrific post. Thank you so much for sharing the results of your search which is about to save me a TON of time.
#1083 of 1084 Re: Why I picked the RX over the others [carfan777]
Jul 29, 2012 (12:59 am)
With all your respect and no offence but I can tell that everything you’ve said is very personal and subjective. All you just have expressed is YOUR taste about cars, which as normal it’s gonna be deferent to others. Like you may prefer chocolate ice cream and I may prefer vanilla. And when it comes to reliability it happens that I used to be an RX owner, unfortunately a very disappointed one like many others I found in different forums. My RX needed a transmission rebuild at 90K miles and according to the mechanic it was not the first one. I found RX owners online with transmission problems at 40, 50, 60 and 70K, this is unacceptable for the money you pay for these cars. It was funny when I told a Lexus sales person that I would never buy a pre-owned RX again and if I do I would get rid of it before factory warranty expires and that they are just good looking cars, lol… he got kind of mad. And I went ahead and said that not every Toyota/Lexus products are good, they’ve been successful with Corolla, Camry/ES, 4Runner/GX and Landcruiser/LX the rest is questionable, He said: if the Camry is a good car so is the Highlander/RX because they share the same transmission. That is when I understood the root of the problem, Toyota/Lexus are using a sedan transmission on a much heavier vehicle like the Highlander and RX. So after all if you are just gonna drive your RX during the warranty period you are fine, don’t go any further dough, that’s my advice. If you don’t believe me just Google “RX transmission problems”.
#1084 of 1084 Re: Why I picked the RX over the others [luiggim]
Jul 29, 2012 (6:31 pm)
"..they share the same transmission.."
True and NOT.
The Camry was used as a model, start, for the early RX transmission, but regretably with some serious changes included. Then in about '01 that "changed" RX transmission was (re?) adopted by the Camry and etc, etc.
It was only after DBW was adopted (RX330) that those new transmissions become reasonably reliable.