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Lexus RX 330, SUV
#3240 of 3942 Lexus program
Oct 19, 2004 (9:11 am)
We just received a letter from our dealer Lexus of Northboro MASS, they are offering a buy back program where they would purchase your vehicle back for 100% "market value" for exchange on a new Lexus vehicle. Has anybody else received a similar letter. My one question is what is "100% market value"
We have a 2004 RX 330 are there any major differences with a 2005 RX 330? Is the navigation system worth the extra money?
#3241 of 3942 Re: Lexus program [btill1]
Oct 19, 2004 (10:04 am)
BY Market value, I'm sure that they probably mean wholesale trade-in value according to NADA guides, auction guides, etc.
I don't think they are going to give you any more than you normally would if they weren't running that so called "program".
Oct 19, 2004 (1:59 pm)
Don't know what your post said or if it was aimed at me.
I am not knocking the lexus. I have helped numerous friends shop both the RX300 and RX330 because they were looking for a reliable, comfortable luxurious SUV. However if a fun drive is your main concer it may not be the vehicle for you. I also think those that may like the style of the FX and the comfort of the RX may be duly suited with the RX instead of the FX.
Many FX owners have complained about harsh rides or seat comfort etc. These people may have loved the style and features of the FX but did not appreciate the vehicle for what it is. One car article called it a sports car with a back pack and that is what it intends to be and we owners who like it make no excuses for it.
The RX out sells every other luxury suv and the FX nearly 2 to 1. It is a great car but it wasn't for me and may not be for like minded indivuals.
However if Lexus made a slightly longer RX with a third row seat. I would consider trading my pilot for it.
#3244 of 3942 Re: Off Topic [cotmc] & clpurnell
Oct 19, 2004 (5:05 pm)
Hey, cotmc. I I've been looking at Miata's and even the Mazda RX8's. However, my wife's refusal to learn to drive a stick is kinda putting a damper on buying a bona fide sports car right now. We also went to look at some certified E430's and some 5 series Bimmers. For a short time after test driving a Cayenne S, finding out that it has a 7700# towing capacity, and that they are now 9% off MSRP, we thought about trading in our beloved RX330 for a titanium or brilliant silver Cayenne! However, a few days after leaving the Porsche dealership, sanity returned as the memory of the test drive ebbed away. Right now we're looking at GS400's...
You are right about cl's point. It's good to have a fun car to drive. However, seeing as he already has a Pilot, it's puzzling that he would get an FX. Although it handles better than the RX, it is no sports car. I didn't reply to his rather challenging post before, but seeing that he is rather tenacious (no insult intended, Sally), I will put my two cents in.
Before buying the RX330, the FX was one of the crossovers I test drove. The styling was unusual but trendy, IMO. I felt the RX had a classic look that would not look dated even five years from now. Cargo space and utility were no contest. I instantly was unimpressed with the FX's interior. After the two mile test drive in the FX45, I felt the acceleration exhilarating, the handling on par with the X5, but below par with the X3. The ride was even stiffer than either of the BMW's and even though I did feel it would be fun to drive around town,I knew it was not a highway cruiser. It would be too punishing for the three plus hour drives, out of town, that my new car would serve duty for. In the end, tight handling and speed had to take a back seat (pun intended) to comfort and luxury. If it hadn't, I'd be in a Bimmer right now, or even a Cayenne.
By the way, I listen to the Herdsmen, the Wonders, Earth Wind and Fire, Shania Twain, John Meyers, Kenny G, ABBA, the Bee Gees, Outkast, Fifty Cent, and Ludicrous, among others. Depends on the day.
#3245 of 3942 Re: Lexus program [btill1]
Oct 19, 2004 (9:28 pm)
this means nothing ... it's just their way of trying to get you in the trade up for a new car ... you're not getting any special deal ... they're just mentioning it to give you intrigue. Do you want an '05? Go for it ... if you're happy ... stick with your car. You won't get any special deal over just walking into the dealership off the street.
#3246 of 3942 gender question
Oct 20, 2004 (10:09 am)
Does anybody have statistics regarding the proportion of men/women driving Rx? Is it my imagination that most drivers of Rx are females?
Would appreciate opinions.
#3247 of 3942 Re: gender question [volara]
Oct 20, 2004 (11:48 am)
I read them a while back for the 1st generation RX, the RX300. I believe it was close to 60% female, 40% male. The RX330, supposedly, has brought it closer to 50/50. OF course, the male/female proportion numbers aren't fully correct because of factors like husbands buying them for their wives, etc.
You may find it interesting, but the proportion of men/women BMW 3-series and Z3 owners/drivers leaned more towards women drivers also.
#3248 of 3942 Statistics.....
Oct 20, 2004 (2:51 pm)
But then how many women dictate the purchase of what their husbands drive them around in?
It was my wife that really chose teh RX300 that I drive her around in.
Oct 20, 2004 (5:24 pm)
Anyone have experience buying an aftermarket towing hitch as opposed to the one sold at the Lexus dealership?