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Lexus RX 350



  • cwaynecwayne Posts: 78
    My previous RXes seemed to run better on premium gas. (mayby my imagination). On my 2010 RX I filled my tank with mid-grade and the
    check engine light came on. I called the dealer and he said mayby a bad tank of gas, sure enough I filled with 93 and the light went off. I had used mid-grade before with no problem.
  • I have recently purchased a rx 350 -2013 with premium package. I like the interior but I noticed the hand rest in the backseat does not have a wood trim. But shows the back hand rest with a wood trim. My dealer insists that its a error on ; wondering if any of you guys have the same ?
  • I recently purchased a RX 350 premium package (Parchment/MapleI Interior. I noticed after I drove drove home that back seat hand rest does not have a wood trim as shown on

    Dealership's explanation is that has a wrong image .

    Appreciate a response from anyone who has a similar interior.
  • Hello, everyone,

    I have really enjoyed reading this forum and appreciate everyone's openness.

    I'm in a position where my car has died on me and I'm going to need to purchase a new car. I had been researching cars anyway so I don't feel too stressed. I'm leaning toward a crossover or small/med SUV to purchase.

    I'm trying to decide whether it's better to buy a fully loaded "regular" car (toyota highlander, ford edge, etc.) or spring for the luxury car. I've been looking the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Infiniti EX35 (or 37 for 2013) and the Lexus RX350. I can afford the luxury cars, but just wondering if it's worth it. I have driven them all and like the RX the best, followed by the EX35 and the Q5. Just trying to be smart about the purchase and think about long term effects like reliability, maintenance costs, etc.

    What made you ultimately choose the RX350 during your selection process? Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    I purchased an RX300, '00, since it quite clearly has a functional F/awd system plus an actual LSD. I traded up to the '01 RX300 to get HID, VSC, and TC.

    Big, BIG mistake...!

    As of '01 the VC fluid was reformulated such that it always remained FLACCID, NEVER any substantual level of engine torque coupling to the rear...


    After the fact, once the front driven wheels LOST traction, then TC would activate, simultaneously dethrottling the engine FULLY, and braking the front wheel to simulate traction. Yes, this serves to force engine torque through the fully open center diff'l but with the engine now idling they is virtually NO TORQUE at any wheel.

    Since the TC system makes a VC totally useless Lexus dropped the VC from all future RXes.

    Now, with the F/awd system fully non-functional Lexus finally caved to the owner outcry and provided a TC "off" capability. Now you could at least "feather" the throttle to get up and going on a slippery surface even with only the front wheels being driven.

    My advise to you would be that you should take a serious look at the Toyota Venza w/I4 engine. The Venza actually preceded the RX350 in adopting a new F/awd system. You can easily modify the Venza to have the front wheels "freewheel" via an aftermarket TOAD kit. Then apply a constant 12 volts to the ear clutch and you have a RWD Venza
  • Aftermarket gps units can be mounted on the dash with mounting tape (grey double-sided adhesive tape, sold in hardware stores such as lowes or homedepot in small rolls). Suction mount only works on glass and has to come off. All dashes differ in their shape so check if any component of the gps suction mount piece can be detached and reused to help install the navigation unit on the dash more securely. This unit stayed securely in place since the time of the original post (nearly four years) until replaced with another gps unit with more updated maps for 99 dollars.
  • pschiffepschiffe Posts: 373
    I use a bean-bag type mount which stays in place but can be easily concealed when not in use to thwart theft. :)
  • I have a 2013 2wd rx350 how would I get the snow track switch to the on position..
  • My short 85 year old mother had a wreck yesterday and we are now car shopping. I am interested in a crossover type vehicle that is low enough that she won't have to climb up to get in but is higher than a regular sedan so she won't have to pull herself up to get out. What is the height of the driver's seat from the roadway in the 2013/2014 RX 350?
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