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Lexus RX 350, SUV
#28 of 35 Re: Many rattles in the 2011 RX 350 [lexusunsatsfd]
Oct 15, 2012 (9:30 am)
lexusunsatsfd : a question ...
are you trading the rx 350 or breaking a lease _________________________
-------------- if you have roof racks ( 2 long bars on a slider ) : REMOVE THEM
-------------- use 93 octane ( premium fuel for 2 tanks ) ... ( some of the engines need higher octane to create enough vaccume on down strokes ) this lack of vacume causes engine vibration that you cannot feel , but the poorly assembled canadian - american plant feels at the joints . also thelack of enough vacume causes the xmission to shift late - which causes more subliminal shakes .
does the rx350 drift left or right ... or vibrate in the seat or steering wheel at certain road speeds ? __________________________
does the vehicle have bridgestone tires ? ________________
please answer the 3 questions and remove the roof racks and run 93 octane !
TO NOTE : THE RX HYBRID IS BUILT IN JAPAN ( not canada ) , AND HAS EVEN WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION DUE TO THE ELECTRIC MOTORS AND LI ION BATTERIES . ... the all wheel drive is not exactly smooth running as riding on glass like the 2 wheel drive of the es 350 you had and just bought .
the rx 350's sold in states like florida are mostly front ( 2 wheel drive ) .
i own ls460's with all wheel drive , and they run like butter spread on toast (smooth) ... even weight distribution (especially the "L") , and like your es350 built in japan by people who care .
the mercedes suv's with awd run poorly also .
Note : YOUR NEW ES 350 DOES NOT HAVE A 5TH WHEEL . LEXUS DOES NOT EVEN SELL ONE FROM THE FACTORY . THE WELL FITS A FULL SIZE WHEEL AND TIRE , BUT FOR $ 45K ON THE ES 350 THEY SELL YOU A CAR WITH A DONUT SPARE ! THE 2012 , IF THERE ARE ANY LEFT , HAS A 5TH WHEEL AND TIRE ( AT RETAIL COSTS ABOUT $ 1300 MOUNTED AND BALANCED ) - AND THE CAR IS CHEAPER .
awaiting your replies ...........
#29 of 35 An answer to your question mitchellrowe
Oct 16, 2012 (10:54 am)
Will be trading in the RX 350. It's not a lease car. I had a 2013 RX 350 picked out that was still in Japan but decided I just didn't want to take the chance with another RX. We searched and searched for an RX 350 with a J in the Vin number, meaning it was made in Japan. We found only a few. They are now making most of the RX's in Canada. The sticker on the new RX's state that approximately 60% of the parts on the new 2013 RX are made in the US and/or Canada and they are assembled and painted in Canada. I think that is the major issue with the RX. I will never purchase another Japanese auto that is not make entirely in Japan. If I wanted an American made car, I'd go back to buying a Ford. By the way, I owned a Ford Explorer and it was a great auto. Since I am leaving Lexus and the RX, I might just try another Ford Explorer. At least if it rattles, I didn't pay an arm and a leg for it and expectations will be a lot less.
I don't have roof racks. Don't feel any vibration from the engine. That has never been a problem. Also, the RX handles fine, no drifting. It does not have Bridgestone tires on it.
#30 of 35 Re: RX 350 Rattles [asmirnoff]
Jul 11, 2013 (1:45 pm)
I just bought a Certified 2010 RX350, with 20K miles, and the noise coming from the back seat area was really annoying. I found after I raised the headrest on the middle seat, so it didn't touch the other seats, the noise was much better and almost gone. I can't believe for the amount I paid for this car that the back seats would rattle so much. The salesman said I wasn't used to an SUV and they make more noises than a car. The steering column was also broken and had to be replaced two weeks after I purchased it. So much for the certification process. And, I had a mechanic check out the vehicle before purchasing it as well. I'm glad I found this forum and realized it wasn't just my SUV. I bought it for reliability, so I hope it lasts a long time. My friend has one that's 12 years old and has 206,000 miles and is running great.
#31 of 35 Re: An answer to your question mitchellrowe [lexusunsatsfd]
Jul 11, 2013 (2:57 pm)
to lexusunsatsfd : here is a tidbit that should beat with the rhythym of your great happiness in the Canadian built rx 350's . LAST MONTH , LEXUS ANNOUNCED THEY WILL BE BUILDING A GREAT PERCENTAGE OF THEIR LUXURY TIN LIZZIES HERE IN THE STATES . ... really !
#32 of 35 Re: rattle or material noise [soundman05]
Jul 11, 2013 (3:02 pm)
100 k km ? you'll love it ! ... you'll have a motor home to pull it .
#33 of 35 Re: Rattle over your head on a RX-350 (2008) [bostoncigar]
Jul 11, 2013 (3:12 pm)
simple fix .... turn the rx around , and drive backward . the noice will be on the opposite side and you won't hear it . I know a guy who took out the back seat , and mick'd a porta potty in the center . now all hears is swish , swish . as far as odor goes , the smell of the real leather covers the sewage odor . besides , sewage does not rattle . his porta potty is warranted for 10 years , unlimited mileage . ok ... to empty the potty , there is a lever on the left ( driver side ) ... when you are atan lot or driveway of a guy you don't particularly like ... for example a sales mgr. or used car mgr. at your lexus dealer , pull the lever next to their car .
#35 of 35 mazda cx5 vs Lexus rx 350
Nov 14, 2013 (5:46 pm)
New message posted in Lexus RX 350 Rattles
#34 Lease Mazda cx5 by dcfak Nov 14, 2013 (10:56 am)
Whats the cheapest monthly lease I could expect to get on the 2014 Mazda cx5 touring model with moon roof Bose add on and tow package, no leather seats or navigation. Leasing 36 or 48 months with 1200 miles per month? Can this be done at $230 per month no money down in NC?
Small World Mr. DcFak ; as I was talking to an owner / mgr. at lexus of cherry hill in mt laurel who drives a mazda cx 5. he told me the lease is probable , as he pays about the $ 230 / month for 36 months on his mazda . he finds it quieter than his rx . his lease though is for 18 k miles per year ( more than your 1200 miles a month ... to note : I believe leases are quoted as miles per year not per month ).... give him a call to check out your mazda deal .