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#14 of 89 Re: Luxury feel of RX 350 compared with other models in Lexus line up [praz]
Jan 10, 2008 (6:57 pm)
Lexus cars, as well as most other brands cars, are redesigned approx. every 5 model years. The Lexus RX is not 5 years yet. The First RX ran from the 1999 model year to 2003 which is 5 model years. The second came out in 2004 and should run through 2008. So a new one should come out for 2009 or maybe they might stretch it a year more to 2010. Any car that has been on the market for 3-4 starts looking old. Nothing new with that. But the RX is still selling very well for being in it's 4th model year so Lexus probably might stretch the model run to 6 years. ">
#15 of 89 Re: Luxury feel of RX 350 compared with other models in Lexus line up [maxhonda99]
Jan 11, 2008 (6:17 am)
As you probably read in this forum, the 2009 RX coming out next month (Feb '08) will be unchanged from the current 2008 version. The new body design and changes will be the 2010 model.
#16 of 89 Re: Luxury feel of RX 350 compared with other models in Lexus line up [carlovernj]
Jan 12, 2008 (10:42 am)
I'm curious as to where everyone is hearing the 2009's are coming out in February? I know Lexus released the 2008's early last year in Feb and they had a press release about this, but I've yet to see anything official from the company talking about the 2009's. Also, for those that state they have a brochure, where did you get them from?
#18 of 89 Re: Luxury feel of RX 350 compared with other models in Lexus line up [krisv]
Jan 14, 2008 (6:17 am)
Lexus has not announced anything about the 2009 RX, but because of these forums, we are able to obtain great information. Apparently, some of the Lexus dealerships had gotten the 2009 RX brochures over the last few weeks, and told customers they are coming out in February. Also, there were leaks coming from Lexus corporate regarding the 2009 pricing (up by $100) and that the 2009 RX is coming out in February. Over the next two weeks or so, all dealerships will have 2009 RX brochures.
#19 of 89 Re: Luxury feel of RX 350 compared with other models in Lexus line up [praz
Jan 17, 2008 (9:45 am)
"How many of you feel that the current RX does not have the same luxury feel as other Lexus cars. RX is having almost same exterior and interior for many years while other models have been re-designed, even it's competition. "
I have owned the following recently: 2004 Toyota Highlander, AWD V-6; a 2006 RX and a 2008 GX470. Clearly, the Highlander and the RX are amazingly similar and the RX is basically a gussied up Highlander. Same engine, same interior etc. The GX is different from the 4 Runner in that it has the V-8 and the KDSS (Dynamic Suspension). I agree that the RX is does NOT have the luxury feel of the other Lexus lineup. Even the GX feels "classy" and rich by comparison to the RX. I still maintain that the RX is nothing more than a dressed up Highlander. The 09 RX is going to be nothing more than a increase in price of the 08 and no significant changes of note.
#20 of 89 Re: Luxury feel of RX 350 compared with other models in Lexus line up [praz [glennglenn]
Jan 17, 2008 (6:57 pm)
I totally agree with you. With so many choices in the market now, I think cars have to be re-designed every 4 years or 5 years to the max. I saw a couple of RX300 before I started this topic and the exterior/interior are almost similar to RX330 and RX350. There are changes but not significant that you will get confused. The current design will be in it's 6th year until re-designed for 2010 and I feel they should have re-designed for 2009 so that the sales will be even stronger and will not lose prospective customers to the competetion. Also, with the current interior it does not feel as though it is a luxury (lexus) SUV but a toyota highlander with extra $10,000.
#21 of 89 Re: Luxury feel of RX 350 compared with other models in Lexus line up [praz]
Jan 23, 2008 (10:47 pm)
I think it drives pretty darned good for an SUV and everyone that
rides in it with me is impressed with the interior design and some of the gadgets such as the power liftgate and the rainsensing wipers to name a few. I'm liking this car enough that I'm considering buying it at the end of my lease.
#22 of 89 Re: Luxury feel of RX 350 compared with other models in Lexus line up [praz [glennglenn]
Jan 23, 2008 (10:53 pm)
I have to disagree with this one. Every time I step into my RX350,
I feel coddled and I love the looks of the interior. To me, it's very rich looking. It drives very nice and everyone that takes a ride in it has been impressed with the interior quality and also the little gadgets here and there such as the power liftgate, rainsensing wipers and the wood steering wheel and wood shift knob. I'm liking this car enough that I'm thinking about buying it at the end of my lease!
#23 of 89 Re: Luxury feel of RX 350 compared with other models in Lexus line up [maxi
Jan 24, 2008 (7:57 am)
I agree...I just did buy mine at the end of my lease!