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2010 Lexus RX 350



  • sanishsanish Posts: 66
    I agree with your opinion on both the cars but before we come to any conclusion one has to see the vehicle in person and also go for a test drive. Articles are a good source but how many of us just depend on only those to decide who has dropped the ball. I am dissapointed too but holding back my views until I drive one.
  • When you drove the Venza, was it AWD or FWD? I thought the AWD drove and felt pretty solid, didn't feel cheap at all (I currently drive an RX350 - so I can make a valid comparison). Maybe the FWD version feels different? And what were the cloth seats like? Here on the east coast it looks like every V6 comes with leather. Thanks.
  • Or does it just tell you if one of the tire pressure is low?
  • smr36smr36 Posts: 59
    Is there a site showing MSRP/Invoice for options for the '10 RX? Local dealer (San Diego) said cars and brochures should be available next week. I wonder how long it will take before there is sufficient inventory for buyers to get good deals. I was told that MSRP prices are lower than last years model without sacrificing std equipment.
  • chucko3chucko3 Posts: 793
    Ira dealer in Danvers of MA already has a couple cars.
    Price is in the $47K.
    The car has the VIN number starts with J. I wonder if the cars
    are built from Japan and shipped to the US.
  • 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. :D
  • 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.
  • 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. :cry: And oh yeah, he said they already have about 12 pre-ordered for people! :surprise:
  • sanishsanish Posts: 66
    You can now build 2010 RX on
    Option prices are $2,750 (w/o Nav), $5,280 (w/Nav) and $6,580 (w/Nav,19" wheels and Heated/Ventilated Seats)
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    HID nor VDIM not standard in the new RX350...

    $5,280 option package to get those BASIC features.

    I'll be buying a Venza.
  • :shades: 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
  • 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? :confuse:
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    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.
  • You mean see if he want's me to lease the 2010 RX now versus the 2009? Or lease the 2009?
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    You want to wait for the 2010 becuase its better. Make him work to sell the 2009.
  • I have been chomping at the bit to get a 2010 RX, so I went to my local dealer in Dallas today. He was excited about the 59% residual value, but then the money factor was so poor at .00366. This put the loaded w/ nav payments with about $1700 down $808 for 36 months. I was in shock with how high these payments were. Has anyone else asked about money factors at their local dealers? Thanks!
  • Looked at the 2010 today. Local dealer had one. Black, msrp $43000 and change.
    Looks better in person I thought. It had a J vin number. Not sure if all of the 2010's
    are going to be made in Japan or just the early ones. My wife was interested in the
    sound system because she hated the one in the 2002 Highlander we just sold. The
    Lexus we looked at had the base system and it was awful. The system in my
    daughter's Camry LE sounded better. Needless to say the wife was not happy.
    Salesman said he thought there were three sound system options but wasn't sure.
    Will have to look into that. Would hate to think you would have to spring for the Mark Levinson to get quality sound. And of course the price is MSRP. Didn't test
    drive today so can't comment on the ride.
  • Yeah, I like the new Lexus, but it gets pricey to just get a lot of the simple things you'd think would be included in a "luxury" suv. ;)
  • My 06 Rav 4 lease just matured and I gave it back (with 20000 miles, should have bought the thing from the beginning) anyway, I am interested in getting the 2010 rx. In the mean time I am driving a hooptie until the freshness wears off the rx. I am planning to maybe get it in the december event where I could get better negotiations and better interest rate. The way I see it now, because they are fresh off the truck, you won't have much bargaining power and may end up paying too much. So my advise is if you can hold on a little longer, the prices will get better. Also, how come there is such a big difference between base MSRP from the site and what dealers are offering?
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