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#8 of 457 FWD vs. AWD
Jun 18, 2009 (1:53 pm)
I am going to purchase a 2010 RX 350 Lexus and in Maryland they only get AWD. Since I have been driving FWD for over 10 years, (9 of which in a 2001 RX 300) and am very happy with FWD, I do not want to pay more to get AWD and in addition lose gas mileage. Has anyone had any experience that would tell me that I am incorrect due to safety or otherwise? Please advise.
#9 of 457 Re: FWD vs. AWD [robalao]
Jun 18, 2009 (2:01 pm)
Unrelated to your question, but how many miles does your 2001RX have and, if you trade, please let us know what the value of the trade is worth. I own a 2001 and want to trade for a 2010, so I am wondering. Thanks
#10 of 457 Re: FWD vs. AWD [robalao]
Jun 18, 2009 (9:14 pm)
Since FWD vehicles are so patently UNSAFE in wintertime adverse roadbed conditions even any small thing, such as F/awd, to "mediate" that problem is worthwhile.
#11 of 457 Re: FWD vs. AWD [wwest]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 19, 2009 (7:43 am)
There you go again. Patently silly hyperbole. Let's not rehash my experience driving FWD for 20 winters in Alaska versus your forays over the Cascades heading to Montana.
It's the tires. And the loose nut behind the wheel.
#12 of 457 FWD vs. AWD
Jun 19, 2009 (11:14 am)
I have 168,000 miles on the 2001 RX 300. I went to CarMax and was offered $7500 so I think that is the value. I may give it to our daughter in law.
Hope that answers your question.
#13 of 457 Re: FWD vs. AWD [robalao]
Jun 19, 2009 (12:21 pm)
Based on the number of miles $7500 seems quite good in comparison to what dealers are offering for a trade. Thank you.
#14 of 457 Driver seat bottom ventilation design
Jun 21, 2009 (11:11 am)
I test drove an RX350 2010 with ventilated/heated seats. While driving with the ventilation control set to maximum cooling on driver's side, I raised myself from the seat and put my hand on the seat feeling for air circulation. Only the front part of the seat bottom had air coming through the perforations. I couldn't feel any air coming out of the rear portion of the seat bottom. Anyone else checked this on theirs yet? My thighs were being cooled but my "booty" was not.
#15 of 457 NAV HDD question
Jun 21, 2009 (11:13 am)
I read that the NAV option has a HDD. Does that mean it has a hard disk drive where I can store audio files? If not, of what use is the HDD ?
#16 of 457 Re: Driver seat bottom ventilation design [evinrude]
Jun 21, 2009 (12:55 pm)
that is normal. the cool air only comes out between your legs only, not your booty.
#17 of 457 Re: Driver seat bottom ventilation design [tyler70]
Jun 21, 2009 (5:50 pm)
Upon what are you basing your response that it's "normal"? Is it normal because the factory forgot to adjust the fan inside the seat to ventilate the entire seat bottom instead of just the front?