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#91 of 282 RX 350 2010 Test Drive Feedback
Feb 12, 2009 (12:29 am)
Test drove the RX 350 AWD 2010 today at a dealer in Southern, NJ. Totally different feel than the 2009. I was like WOW! I'm short and in the previous model when I raised the seat all the way up, the arm rest on the right hand side was lower than my seat so it felt weird. Not so with the 2010 model. Center console is at the perfect height so felt very comfortable. The seats felt more like bucket seats that held your body perfectly like in a Acura MDX. No lean when I hit curves at high speeds and the silence was amazing. Absolutely no wind noise even on the highway! And the ease of the navigation system both verbally and with the mouse was a pleasant surprise. Oh yeah and push button start feature was cool. New model also features air conditioned seats, which will be nice in the summer on hot days. New easy release lever in cargo area easily lowered rear seats in seconds. All in all a good experience. Sticker price a little high right now though. RX 350 AWD was $47,600 with nav and $44,500 without nav. Both models look nice. No books to take home currently though and the guy didn't have any idea what the lease specials were like. Said I was only the 3rd person to test drive demo as they only had 5 in stock. Big Lexus open house on Feb 21st to let everyone test drive more and by then he states they should have books since they we're due to get the SUV in originally until 13-16 Feb. Sorry for being so long, just tried to give all info I had and my experience.
#92 of 282 Re: RX 350 2010 Test Drive Feedback [Gyrlwolf]
Feb 12, 2009 (10:41 am)
Nice info, are they offering any for sale now or just demo-- then sell demo for sticker with 1k miles on them to the I must have one now group.
#93 of 282 Re: RX 350 2010 Test Drive Feedback [soonercat]
Feb 12, 2009 (11:11 am)
Hi Soonercat ,
Just called the dealer back and he had me on hold for about 6 mins and said that they officially can start giving prices for financing and leasing, as well as selling the vehicles in stock, in the next day or so as most dealerships are getting the vehicles in until between 13-16th of Feb and their trying to be fair and have everyone start selling them on the same date. He said technically they weren't supposed to be even letting people demo drive them yet, but since they have them out front on the lot and in the display room they couldn't say no to people who drop by to see them and wanted a test drive. He said they have only 1 they are using as a demo for test drives right now (that has nav), 2 in the showroom (one with nav & one without that I saw both of) and 2 more on the lot. I asked if he thought the leasing would be anywhere near what the current lease price is and he said "Nooooo, no way, as this one is way more expensive". He was real nice and I thanked him for his time. He told me to just check back daily for info, but that it should be either tomorrow or Saturday that they start selling them. I really want one, but the new price is kinda steep for me. Might end up trying to get a good deal on a 09, even though I LOVED the feel of the 2010. Surprised with the recession, they are priced so much higher. And oh yeah, he said they already have about 12 pre-ordered for people!
#94 of 282 Re: RX 350 2010 Test Drive Feedback [Gyrlwolf]
Feb 12, 2009 (8:29 pm)
You can now build 2010 RX on www.lexus.com
Option prices are $2,750 (w/o Nav), $5,280 (w/Nav) and $6,580 (w/Nav,19" wheels and Heated/Ventilated Seats)
#95 of 282 Re: RX 350 2010 Test Drive Feedback [Gyrlwolf]
Feb 13, 2009 (11:06 am)
HID nor VDIM not standard in the new RX350...
$5,280 option package to get those BASIC features.
I'll be buying a Venza.
#96 of 282 Option pricing! /just drove one
Feb 13, 2009 (11:49 am)
I just drove a Front drive. Very nice indeed. Pricey over the Venza by $10,000 for almost the same stuff. Yes nice Lexus bells and ding dongs. Not real excited about the last four silly high markup options. Smooth quiet and much much better than any photo. Stupid Bridgestone tires. Never last.
Likely smart to wait until they feel satisfied selling at MSRP to must have now group.
Turn off engine and seat moves back and steering wheel up. Cute. XM standard.
Very powerful and does not feel like it gained so much weight.
Vehicle Base Model ..........................:$ 36800.00
Backup Monitor (Rearview Mirror) ........... 350.00
19" Aluminum Alloy Wheels .................. 660.00
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats .......... 640.00
Premium Package Includes: Leather Trim Interi 2400.00
One-Touch Open/Close Moonroof, Auto-Dimming
Electrochromic Power Heated Outside Mirrors,
Power Rear Door, MP3 Mini-Plug w/USB Audio Pl
Wood & Leather-trimmed Steering Wheel & Shift 330.00
Cargo Mat .................................. 92.00
Cargo Net .................................. 59.00
Glass Breakage Sensors (GBS) ............... 205.00
Remote Engine Start ........................ 375.00
Wheel Locks ................................ 81.00
Cross Bars ................................. 259.00
Total Accessories ...........................: $ 5451.00
Destination Charge ..........................: $ 825.00
Total .......................................:$ 43076.00
#97 of 282 Re: Option pricing! /just drove one [soonercat]
Feb 13, 2009 (5:23 pm)
Just left my dealer in Southern NJ. Guy offers $34,500 or $35,600 (Can't remember which now, sorry lonnnnggggg day) leasing for 36 mths, 12K driving miles a yr, $399 for monthy payment, but wants $3,000 or $4,000 down and this was for a 2009 RX 350, no nav, premium plus package, Black w/black interior, which I really like. Now is it just me or is this a little pricey still? Am I being too cheap? I guess I keep thinking since it doesn't have nav shouldn't it be cheaper? They only have 1 Breakwater blue & 1 Pebble Beach in stock with nav. Any suggestions? Have a Honda Pilot whose lease is up in June but only have 3 more payments, should I got ahead and let them take up last 3 payments of $355 & get 2009 model or wait a few months longer and see if 2010 comes down some more? And with a better lease offer?
#98 of 282 Re: Option pricing! /just drove one [Gyrlwolf]
Feb 13, 2009 (5:39 pm)
Tell your dealer that you are aware that the new 2010 RX350 has a muchly improved awd system and see if he wants to modivate you to buy now.
#99 of 282 Re: Option pricing! /just drove one [wwest]
Feb 13, 2009 (6:11 pm)
You mean see if he want's me to lease the 2010 RX now versus the 2009? Or lease the 2009?
#100 of 282 Re: Option pricing! /just drove one [Gyrlwolf]
Feb 13, 2009 (8:08 pm)
You want to wait for the 2010 becuase its better. Make him work to sell the 2009.