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RetroJapan
02-01-2005, 03:14 AM
Sorry if I'm blind and there's already a thread for the RX400h... I just checked the New Cars section, but I'm pretty sure there's no topic lol...<p>Anyway, the first reviews have started to trickle in... <p><IMG SRC="http://www.canadiandriver.com/roadtest/images/06rx400h_1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.canadiandriver.com/roadtest/images/06rx400h_5.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.canadiandriver.com/roadtest/images/06rx400h_9.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Source: CandianDriver.com<p><b>4Car</b><br><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/road-tests/driving-impressions-2005/L/lexus-rx400h/rx400h.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/r....html</A><p><b>CanadianDriver.com</b><br><A HREF="http://www.canadiandriver.com/roadtest/06rx400h.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.canadiandriver.com/...h.htm</A>

scorpio14
02-01-2005, 03:23 AM
Is the Facelift RX330 goin to look like this....or aint it coming out fa a while...<p>I read somewhere that Lexus Austalia is tryin really hard to get it here...hopefully it makes it

whipster
02-01-2005, 05:48 AM
When I'm just lookin' at those pictures, I regret that Lexus cars ain't sold here (only for personal order).

Top Secret
02-01-2005, 06:13 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>scorpio14</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Is the Facelift RX330 goin to look like this....or aint it coming out fa a while...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I can't see any cosmetic changes when comparing this one to the current RX330...?

Naga Royal Guard
02-01-2005, 06:20 AM
rims/ facia/ grille / badge<p>maybe the cladding but i doubt it

spwolf
02-01-2005, 07:17 AM
4Car reviewer is from Sunday times as well, thing that bothered me a LOT about the review is that he says how current RX is 5 yrs old... eh, its hard to give credit to the rest...<p>Apperantly acceleration feels quite nice...

RetroJapan
02-01-2005, 11:22 AM
lol Sorry I accidentally posted in this thread

Naga Royal Guard
02-01-2005, 12:12 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RetroJapan</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">lol Sorry I accidentally posted in this thread</TD></TR></TABLE><p>are you crazy? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

LEXUS FAN!
02-03-2005, 10:17 PM
the EPA is 30/26...at least that's what MT said

LEXUS FAN!
02-07-2005, 07:03 PM
every article that i have read of this car has been great<p>C&D gave it an awesome review...it tested 0-60 in 6.9 seconds...that's very impressive

zwei Biere bitte
02-07-2005, 08:57 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">every article that i have read of this car has been great<p>C&D gave it an awesome review...it tested 0-60 in 6.9 seconds...that's very impressive</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, but the real test will be to see if it really gets the EPA mileage and how the whole electric hybrid system will last in the long run. Can't trust the current reviews... seems Lexus just gave the journalists some RX400h's for a few hours.

Naga Royal Guard
02-07-2005, 09:02 PM
in typical tradition, long-term test cars will be granted to rag-mags just as always<p>of course initial tests only last hours, if even that in some cases

LEXUS FAN!
02-07-2005, 10:00 PM
they addressed the fact as to whether the car will reach what it says, and they said that Lexus promises it is what the EPA has said it is<p>and all cars are like that...what the EPA is on the car doesn't mean that is what it is in real life...that is for all cars, not just hybrids

IcedG35
02-07-2005, 11:18 PM
its about time they got rid of that gap under teh grill... looks a lot better now

spwolf
02-08-2005, 08:44 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>zwei Biere bitte</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Yes, but the real test will be to see if it really gets the EPA mileage and how the whole electric hybrid system will last in the long run. Can't trust the current reviews... seems Lexus just gave the journalists some RX400h's for a few hours. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>EPA mpg tests are lab-like tests. They can be repeated 1000000x times as long as the rules are followed and same mpg is going to be recorded. EPA rules are strict and you cant state anything different than what EPA mpg is, by law. You cant test EPA mpg slower or faster, test results come out the same always. Thats common misconception by people - that somehow you can rate EPA mpg better or lower on your whim.<p>I think it was C&D that tested Prius and Jetta TDI, and prius was cheaper, bigger, faster and got 10mpg better than Jetta which was supposed to be rated pretty similary. Even on the highway, Jetta TDI didnt get better mpg than Prius... Not to talk about enviromental performance....<p>As to reliability - both old and new Prius's are rated as pretty reliable, and you get 8 yr, 160,000 mile warranty on HSD components... That makes me feel safer about reliability than any other car if you ask me...<p>There will always be the doubters but who cares, few months of production are already spoken for so there will be some delays... Lexus estimates around 40k built per year and 24k of that going into USA.

zwei Biere bitte
02-08-2005, 08:55 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">they addressed the fact as to whether the car will reach what it says, and they said that Lexus promises it is what the EPA has said it is<p>and all cars are like that...what the EPA is on the car doesn't mean that is what it is in real life...that is for all cars, not just hybrids</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What in the world did you just write? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Well, I'll try and figure it out... If Lexus promises that it will reach EPA mileage, that's complete BS. For example, the Prius is rated by the EPA to get 55 mpg in combined driver, while C&D got 42 mpg for combined driver. What makes you think the RX400h will be any different? It's a known fact that the EPA tests favor hybrids to convential engines for fuel economy. <p>Hybrids get much lower mileage in real world driving than EPA tests for conventional engines. EPA results for conventional engines vary much less in the real world than do the hybrid results.<p>BTW, could you acutally put some effort into your posts? Half of the time I read any of your posts, it seems like they're in a different language.

LEXUS FAN!
02-08-2005, 09:57 PM
so far you are the only one who cannot understand them

Naga Royal Guard
02-08-2005, 10:08 PM
what are " they " ?

Cozz
02-08-2005, 10:08 PM
You guys need to relax a bit. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>There is a lot of journalists that say hybrid ain't worth the effort yet. But I'm sure Toyota/Lexus will prove them wrong.

zwei Biere bitte
02-08-2005, 10:42 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">what are " they " ?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>god?

Cozz
02-08-2005, 10:50 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">what are " they " ?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sorry Naga but I think he said "them", not "they" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>What is it? Well, it's more than one, that's for sure. Normally 2 or more. It could be 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 or 10 or 11 or 12 or 13 or... (you get them picture) of them. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0">

DoMiNo
02-09-2005, 12:00 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">what are " they " ?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The powers that be! The all-knowing! <p>The objective journalistic sources in his head?<p><br>Oh and for what it's worth, the guy who tested the RX400h for Esquire (yes... Esquire) said it packs a surprisingly good punch!

Laguna
02-09-2005, 08:27 AM
I absolutley adore this 4X4. Shame its replacing the much loved RX 330. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0">

Naga Royal Guard
02-09-2005, 10:12 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DoMiNo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>The powers that be! The all-knowing! <p>The objective journalistic sources in his head? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>now that we know who " them " are :<p>it becomes a question of how many : <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cozz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Well, it's more than one, that's for sure. Normally 2 or more. It could be 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 or 10 or 11 or 12 or 13 or... (you get them picture) of them. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>if anybody has further information on the identity of the " them " please post, and yes it is on Topic given the information that the " them" have reported on this stupid SUV

Santeno
02-09-2005, 11:26 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Laguna</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I absolutley adore this 4X4. Shame its replacing the much loved RX 330. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>I'm sorry man, but you really really need to start informing yourself a bit more before you post. Since when is the hybrid replacing gasoline version of the same vehicle? Toyota is introducing hybrid variants of existing models, but to the best of my knowledge they are not replacing one with the other (especially in this case, where the hybrid carries a $5,000 premium over the gasoline version). there is talk that some new future vehicles might only be offered in hybrid form, but for now those rumors remain uncomfirmed.

DoMiNo
02-09-2005, 12:22 PM
Ha ha ha good call Naga <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> We'll solve this mystery!<p>Anyways back on topic... I'll bet Lexus wish that the MPG on the display was a little higher for their photos...<p><IMG SRC="http://www.canadiandriver.com/roadtest/images/06rx400h_9.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>22.5MPG? Pffft....

LEXUS FAN!
02-09-2005, 05:24 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">what are " they " ?</TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">so far you are the only one who cannot understand them</TD></TR></TABLE><p>i never said "they."<p>anyways...ya they probably would want a higher number

LEXUS FAN!
02-22-2005, 06:59 PM
official pricing and everything...it's a bit high...$48,000<p><br> <br> <br> <p>Many of you have been with us from the beginning, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the world's first luxury hybrid. The good news is that the wait is almost over. And the very good news is that as a sign of our appreciation for your patience, you are among the first group of people to receive official information about the revolutionary Lexus RX 400h. <br> <p><br>To begin, we thought we'd give you the two most highly anticipated numbers. Arriving in Lexus showrooms on April 15, 2005, the RX 400h will be priced at $48,535 MSRP [1].<p>Perhaps one of the most stunning attributes of the RX 400h is its impressive performance. Combining the power output from its electric drive motors and the 3.3-liter V6 engine, gives you brisk acceleration from 0 to 60 in 7.3 seconds [2], outperforming many of its V8-equipped competitors. <br> <p><br>Even with its enhanced performance, the RX 400h still gives you the optimal mileage and low emissions that you expect from a hybrid. The estimated combined fuel-economy rating of 28 mpg [3] equals the average for compact sedans. And its estimated EPA city fuel-economy rating is even better. At 30 mpg, the RX 400h's city mileage more than doubles those of many V8-equipped luxury SUVs. <br> <p><br>The RX 400h features an AWD system that utilizes a separate electric drive motor at the rear. Not only does it provide extra torque on demand, the intelligent system actually helps to manage front and rear torque distribution according to traction conditions. <br> <p><br>It's only fitting that the next generation of luxury SUVs would feature the all-new Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) [4] system. Rather than reacting to vehicle wheel slippage, VDIM's advance sensors allow it to anticipate such conditions. As soon as any slippage or loss of traction is detected, it applies the Electronically Controlled Braking (ECB) system and controls the Electronic Throttle Control System with intelligence (ETCS-i) to help maintain the correct course. <br> <p><br>As you can see, with the innovative RX 400h we didn't just go out of our way to create the new benchmark of luxury SUVs. We also set out to make April 15, 2005, one of the most inspiring dates in hybrid vehicle history. <br> <br> <br> <p><br>Comfort and Luxury<br>- Brushed-aluminum accents<br>- Voice-activated DVD navigation system [5]<br>- Automatic dual-zone climate control with smog-sensing air filtration<br>- 10-way adjustable driver's power seat with memory function<br>- Power rear door with remote keyless entry<br>- Available Mark Levinson [6] audio system with 11 speakers and in-dash,<br>six-disc CD auto-changer<br>- Available DVD Rear-Seat Entertainment System (RSES) with remote<br>control, wireless headphones and seven-inch LCD<br>- 38 cu ft [7] of rear cargo capacity; 84 cu ft [7] with rear seats<br>folded down<br>- Illuminated entry system<p>Safety<br>- Front dual-stage airbags Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) [8],<br>driver's-knee airbag, front seat-mounted side airbags and side curtain<br>airbags<br>- Welded-steel unibody frame, side-impact door beams and impact-<br>dissipating front and rear crumple zones<br>- Rollover sensor<br>- Backup camera [9]<br>- Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS)<br>- High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps<br>- Rain-sensing wipers<p>Warranty<br>- 48-month/50,000-mile basic limited warranty with Roadside Assistance for<br>48 months/unlimited miles<br>- Powertrain and restraint system coverage is provided for 72 months/70,000<br>miles<br>- Corrosion perforation protection is covered for 72 months, regardless of<br>mileage<br>- The hybrid-related components, including the HV battery, battery control<br>module, hybrid control module and inverter with converter, are covered for<br>96 months/100,000 miles <p><br> <p><br>Privacy Policy<p>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br> <br>[1] 2006 Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) includes delivery, processing and handling fee. Excludes taxes, title, license and optional equipment. Actual dealer price may vary.<p> <br>[2] These performance capacity figures are for comparison only, and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers using special safety equipment and procedures. Do not attempt.<p> <br>[3] EPA-estimated ratings: 28 city/30 highway mpg. Actual mileage may vary.<p> <br>[4] Lexus Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VDIM will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details.<p> <br>[5] The Lexus DVD Navigation System is designed to assist in locating an address or point of interest. Discrepancies may be encountered between the system and your actual location. Changes in street names, road closures, traffic flow or other road system changes may affect the accuracy of the mapping software. Rely upon your common sense to decide whether or not to follow a specified route. Detailed coverage not available in every city. Optional periodic geographic updates available at an additional cost. See your Navigation System Owner's Manual and your Lexus dealer for further details.<p> <br>[6] Mark Levinson is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries.<p> <br>[7] Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.<p> <br>[8] The Lexus driver's and front passenger's dual-stage airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, driver's-knee airbag and side curtain airbags are Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS). The driver's and front passenger's airbags and driver's-knee airbag are designed to deploy in severe (usually frontal) collisions where the magnitude and duration of the forward deceleration of the vehicle exceed the design threshold level. The side airbags and side curtain airbags are designed to deploy in certain types of severe side-impact collisions. The side curtain airbags are Roll-Sensing Curtain Airbags (RSCA) and are designed to deploy at a severe tilt degree, roll or lateral G-force. In all other accidents, the airbags will not deploy. To decrease the risk of injury from a deploying airbag, always wear your seatbelt, sit upright in the middle of the seat, and do not lean against the door. Do not put objects in front of an airbag or around the seatback. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. The force of a deploying airbag SRS may cause serious injury or death. Please see your Owner's Manual for further instructions.<p> <br>[9] The backup camera, available only with the navigation system, does not provide a comprehensive view of the entire rear area of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance. Cold weather will limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy.<p> <br> <br>You are receiving this e-mail because rub2010@yahoo.com signed up to receive e-mail from Lexus Marketing through a prior Lexus communication. This e-mail is a monthly mailing. Lexus Marketing may send you other Lexus news, or you can simply unsubscribe.<p>To unsubscribe from future e-mail from Lexus Marketing, please click here or reply to this message with UNSUBSCRIBE as the first word in the subject line.<p>Please note, this e-mail address is to UNSUBSCRIBE from receiving future e-mail from Lexus Marketing only and is not monitored for comments. 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SV
02-22-2005, 07:09 PM
48 grand? i was expecting it to be expensive, but not <I>that</I> expensive <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

anonms
02-22-2005, 07:21 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SV</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">48 grand? i was expecting it to be expensive, but not <I>that</I> expensive <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>There's always the Highlander Hybrid, which is bound to be cheaper.

spwolf
02-22-2005, 08:03 PM
It is not actually that more expensive than 330... With same options (AWD, DVD Nav with backup camera, AFS Hids, 6 cd in dash, power/memory everything and leather interior) RX330 comes out to 45k MSRP. So with same features, it is ONLY 3.5k more expensive...<p>Options are (Clublexus.com):<br>Mark Levinson Audio System ($1,480) <br>DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System ($1,840) <br>Adjustable Front Seat Heaters ($540) <p>So for 50k MSRP (you have to get ML of course) you get it fully equipped!

SV
02-22-2005, 08:13 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>spwolf</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It is not actually that more expensive than 330... With same options (AWD, DVD Nav with backup camera, AFS Hids, 6 cd in dash, power/memory everything and leather interior) RX330 comes out to 45k MSRP. So with same features, it is ONLY 3.5k more expensive...<p>Options are (Clublexus.com):<br>Mark Levinson Audio System ($1,480) <br>DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System ($1,840) <br>Adjustable Front Seat Heaters ($540) <p>So for 50k MSRP (you have to get ML of course) you get it fully equipped!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>oh yeah, i forgot about all the standard features and the highlander hybrid; i guess $48k isn't bad considering what you get

Santeno
02-23-2005, 09:39 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SV</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">48 grand? i was expecting it to be expensive, but not <I>that</I> expensive <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Exactly. By the time you are done paying the premium for the hybrid, you could have just bought a regular gasoline one for cheaper and used the difference to pay for the extra gasoline (assuming you own the car for only a few years). Unless I a real green or I'm getting some kind of tax break, I wouldn't be able to justify the added expense for the hybrid. Now if there was a diesel option, we might be talking.

spwolf
02-23-2005, 04:28 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Exactly. By the time you are done paying the premium for the hybrid, you could have just bought a regular gasoline one for cheaper and used the difference to pay for the extra gasoline (assuming you own the car for only a few years). Unless I a real green or I'm getting some kind of tax break, I wouldn't be able to justify the added expense for the hybrid. Now if there was a diesel option, we might be talking.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Even if the difference is only 3.5k (which it is), you cant save money compared to RX330 because gas is still cheap in the US. However, if you consider how much gas X4.4 and ML500 spend, how much they cost, it is very easy to spot the savings. Similary equipped X4.4i costs 61k and ML500 costs 60k, each getting 15 MPG LESS than RX400h. So you pay 10k less, and save fuel.<p>This is not prius, nor people who buy 50k SUV's think like the buyers of Prius do.

LEXUS FAN!
02-23-2005, 04:41 PM
there was a review of it in the LA TIMES today, and it gave it such a good review<p>it said that it should be more expensive for what you get, and i get it is kind of correct<br>it is like as though there was a RX430 or something, but it is not only a higher model, but it gets better fuel efficincy<p>LEXUS HAS OPENED UP A MINI SITE LIKE THE GS <p><A HREF="http://www.lexus.com/models/rx_preview.html?s_ocid=20099" TARGET="_blank">http://www.lexus.com/models/rx...20099</A>#<p>also..it says that LEXUS is actually losing money like TOYOTA is losing on the PRIUS b/c the battery costs more<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by LEXUS FAN! at 3:58 PM 2/23/2005</i>

Tidal
02-23-2005, 05:21 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Exactly. By the time you are done paying the premium for the hybrid, you could have just bought a regular gasoline one for cheaper and used the difference to pay for the extra gasoline (assuming you own the car for only a few years). Unless I a real green or I'm getting some kind of tax break, I wouldn't be able to justify the added expense for the hybrid. Now if there was a diesel option, we might be talking.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Of course you know why there isn't a diesel option, this is directed mainly at the American market, where there is still a very poor perception of diesels. But curiously, the point you make about the premium in the price not being justified is many times talked about over here in Europe, between gasoline cars and the more expensive diesels. And, in europe, the diesels are wining . Maybe it's all about instant gratification, or resale value, but people do prefer cars that use less fuel, even if they are more expensive.<p>Anyway, just got me thinking also, hybrid technology could be a good thing for off roaders. Like diesels, most of the torque is available at low revs ( supposing your battery is charged ), exactly when you need it to pass obstacles, but hybrid torque figures seem to be even higher than diesels. And of course, being a hybrid, you wouldn't be polluting the environment, while you where crushing the environment <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> And yes, i do know the biggest off roading trials most RXs will ever do is going over sidewalks ans speed bumps. <p>Overall, i think this is a step in the right direction.<br>

Cozz
02-23-2005, 06:47 PM
I wish they made it cheaper by not offering it so many features standerd. It makes some one think twice about taking it to the city(what it was meant for), a lot of bumper to bumper and fender benders. I think they made a big mistake by doing that. I can also see why they did it to begin with.

spwolf
02-23-2005, 07:13 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cozz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I wish they made it cheaper by not offering it so many features standerd. It makes some one think twice about taking it to the city(what it was meant for), a lot of bumper to bumper and fender benders. I think they made a big mistake by doing that. I can also see why they did it to begin with.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>They probably offered all these features standard to make more money and offset hybrid costs. Difference would probably be 5k if it didnt have all those extra features. Considering that Accord hybrid costs 5k more than comparable petrol version, RX400h is an good deal.

Cozz
02-23-2005, 07:43 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>spwolf</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>They probably offered all these features standard to make more money and offset hybrid costs. Difference would probably be 5k if it didnt have all those extra features. Considering that Accord hybrid costs 5k more than comparable petrol version, RX400h is an good deal.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes but for the guy/gal that spends $50K on a car doesn't care so much about fuel milage. The fact is that more expensive cars come with bigger motors in the US, these buyers aren't so worried about how far a tank can go. Personally, the Accord and the Prius are the better deal.

zwei Biere bitte
02-23-2005, 07:58 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">there was a review of it in the LA TIMES today, and it gave it such a good review<p>it said that it should be more expensive for what you get, and i get it is kind of correct<br>it is like as though there was a RX430 or something, but it is not only a higher model, but it gets better fuel efficincy<p><br><i>Modified by LEXUS FAN! at 3:58 PM 2/23/2005</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I hate to break it to ya kid, but most newspaper auto reviews are paid advertisments, not real reviews. <p>Anyway... I'm actually quite surprised at how expensive it is. I bet dealers will put another $2-5K on top of the MSRP just becasue it is a hybrid (Like the Prius). And like Cozz said, I think most buyers won't care about MPG, they'll be worried about performance and also how people will think of them when they say "I own a hybrid"

LEXUS FAN!
02-23-2005, 08:54 PM
the LA TIMES have given quite a few bad reviews<p>anyways...they said that the performance division of lexus would be the "h"...it is like the ultimate lexus b/c they are hybrids...so<p>MB AMG = BMW M = LEXUS h<p>that is what the article said...i am not sure if that is true, but i wouldn't be surprised since they want to focus on hybrids<p>they also said, like we already now, that all cars will be hybrid w/ the GS as the next one

spwolf
02-24-2005, 05:09 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cozz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Yes but for the guy/gal that spends $50K on a car doesn't care so much about fuel milage. The fact is that more expensive cars come with bigger motors in the US, these buyers aren't so worried about how far a tank can go. Personally, the Accord and the Prius are the better deal.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>now you are just being subjective and protecting your beloved MB :-).<br>Toyota knows that people who have 50k, dont have gas saving as their priority, which is why performance was priority for RX400h. Passing times should be well faster than ML500 and X5 4.4i, WHILE saving 10-15mpg when compared with those V8's... Thats the beauty of RX400h. I read one review when the guy said he had been unfortunate to drive RX330 just after RX400h drive and RX330 felt as if engine was removed, it was soo much slower due to less passing torque.<p>Now it doesnt make any sense at all to say that Accord Hybird, which is just mild-hybrid with 16hp engine makes more sense at +5k than RX400h with its 3 electric engines totalling above 230hp. It simply does not.<p>Prius is completly different beast - it was designed with one thing in mind - to be gas saver, from onset... So it will always make more sense than any other hybrid out there...<p>It will be heard to see bad reviews for 400h, it improves upon RX already - which is well considered car by press and drivers, with better handling (VDIM looks awesome), better comfort, better gas mileage and much better performance. When they compare it to ML500 and X5 4.4i, they will not make much sense anymore...<p>Heck, even the german Autobild loved RX400h, and they are usually not too friendly on hybrids... It is performance that made TDI so popular in Europe, not only gas saving, so it will be perfomance that makes RX400h such a treat as well.

Cozz
02-24-2005, 06:16 AM
<A HREF="http://carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=14059" TARGET="_blank">http://carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=14059</A>

spwolf
02-24-2005, 11:01 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cozz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <A HREF="http://carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=14059" TARGET="_blank">http://carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=14059</A> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>LOL, you are hilarious... so when you buy ML500/X5 4.4i, not only you lose 10k from start on compared to V6 model, buy you continue losing money on mpg... Can you calculate that please? Ending difference comes to what? 15k? Who the heck would ever think of buying ML500? haha

PlatForm
02-24-2005, 11:37 AM
this model already in market since mid-2004!!!

syclone
02-24-2005, 12:55 PM
no. it was supposed to be out then, but got delayed.

Cozz
02-24-2005, 06:43 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>spwolf</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>LOL, you are hilarious... so when you buy ML500/X5 4.4i, not only you lose 10k from start on compared to V6 model, buy you continue losing money on mpg... Can you calculate that please? Ending difference comes to what? 15k? Who the heck would ever think of buying ML500? haha</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I love it how Lexus fans need to bring up MB and BMW in order to justify a Lexus. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> It's sad really.

LEXUS FAN!
02-24-2005, 08:35 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cozz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I love it how Lexus fans need to bring up MB and BMW in order to justify a Lexus. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> It's sad really.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>what does that mean? how does it matter? people usually compare cars, and lexus compares with MB and BMW last time i checked

Naga Royal Guard
02-24-2005, 08:45 PM
wrong, Lexus competes w/ Buell and Ducatti

spwolf
02-25-2005, 05:53 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">wrong, Lexus competes w/ Buell and Ducatti</TD></TR></TABLE><p>apperantly RX400h is soooo cool, you cant even compare it to anything else :-)

Cozz
02-25-2005, 06:12 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>what does that mean? how does it matter? people usually compare cars, and lexus compares with MB and BMW last time i checked</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You guys bring up MB and BMW every time. It's like, hey if MB does it then it's OK for Lexus to do it. I brought up Lexus has fake wood and you people brought up MB for no reason. I love it. Please continue justifying a Lexus with a MB or BMW.

Naga Royal Guard
02-25-2005, 09:13 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>spwolf</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">apperantly RX400h is soooo cool, you cant even compare it to anything else :-)</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>must be the extra hybrid system intake slot on the bumper <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

LEXUS FAN!
02-25-2005, 04:36 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cozz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>You guys bring up MB and BMW every time. It's like, hey if MB does it then it's OK for Lexus to do it. I brought up Lexus has fake wood and you people brought up MB for no reason. I love it. Please continue justifying a Lexus with a MB or BMW.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You guys always praise MB and BMW, so I am just putting everything in perspective and how you guys bash lexus for the same things BMW and MB do.

Cozz
02-25-2005, 05:45 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>You guys always praise MB and BMW, so I am just putting everything in perspective and how you guys bash lexus for the same things BMW and MB do. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Me- Praise? Where? Check out some posts here and there and you'll see Im not so biased.

knicks125
02-25-2005, 05:49 PM
From the few months I've been here, Cozz doesn't generally have bias viewed towards the three, and as a unbiased car fan of all three brands, I'd have to say the fans of the three are pretty competitive and defensive, espeically MB & BMW fans, you guys know who you are - expensive does not always mean they are the best <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

spwolf
02-25-2005, 06:14 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cozz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Me- Praise? Where? Check out some posts here and there and you'll see Im not so biased.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>hm... you are very MB biased, as much as I am Toyota biased... and I know you like the RX400h :-)

knicks125
02-25-2005, 09:19 PM
you are toyota biased...really? I didn't know that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Top Secret
02-25-2005, 09:42 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">anyways...they said that the performance division of lexus would be the "h"...it is like the ultimate lexus b/c they are hybrids...so<p>MB AMG = BMW M = LEXUS h</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That just sounds idiotic.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>"Ooh damn, those Lexus H Models - beasts they are" - it just doesn't sound right does it?

Cozz
02-25-2005, 10:04 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">MB AMG = BMW M = LEXUS h</TD></TR></TABLE><p>All jokes aside, this is maybe the dumbest thing I have heard all year. I think Baker got the dumbest quote of the year in 2004. Seems like you're working hard for 2005. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

LEXUS FAN!
02-25-2005, 11:27 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cozz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>All jokes aside, this is maybe the dumbest thing I have heard all year. I think Baker got the dumbest quote of the year in 2004. Seems like you're working hard for 2005. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>whose baker?

LEXUS FAN!
03-11-2005, 08:44 PM
here are a bunch of newsletter that i think my have been posted in other places, but here is a collection of them that Lexus has put<p>these are the newsletters LEXUS sent out to the people who signed up for them.<p><A HREF="http://usalexus.programhq.com/activity/hybarc/index.html" TARGET="_blank">http://usalexus.programhq.com/....html</A>

LEXUS FAN!
03-23-2005, 06:42 PM
the official EPA rating is city 31 and highway at 27 for a combine rating of 29

scorpio14
03-25-2005, 12:59 AM
I read that the RX400h aint comin to Australia till next year... when the Facelift RX comes out...<p>

Santeno
03-25-2005, 08:53 AM
I thought the facelifted RX already debuted in Oz. The first fully uncovered spypics were taken of an RX commercial being filmed somewhere in australia.

LEXUS FAN!
03-25-2005, 04:58 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I thought the facelifted RX already debuted in Oz. The first fully uncovered spypics were taken of an RX commercial being filmed somewhere in australia.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>really? are there any pictures? how do you know?<p>the facelifted RX isn't coming until a year from now, so they won't debut until the fall or early next winter

LEXUS FAN!
04-06-2005, 04:28 PM
I got this from Lexus in an e-mail<p><br>Superior technology creates superior value. <br> <br>By now, you know that the Lexus RX 400h may be one of the most <br>technologically advanced vehicles in the market. Which is hardly <br>surprising, given that the next-generation gas/electric hybrid system <br>offers a combined output of 268 horsepower and an EPA-estimated <br>combined fuel-economy rating of 29 mpg [1]. <br> <br>However, what might have escaped your attention is what a superb <br>value the RX 400h represents. <br> <br>In addition to the landmark hybrid performance, the RX 400h also <br>comes standard with all-wheel drive, our new generation of vehicle <br>stability control system known as VDIM [2] and an Electronically <br>controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) that improves <br>fuel economy and acceleration. <br> <br>The RX 400h includes a wide array of premium standard features, which <br>are typically either offered as popular options or not available on <br>the RX 330 and valued at more than $6,000. For example, every RX 400h <br>comes standard with a navigation system with backup camera, six-disc <br>CD changer and High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with Adaptive <br>Front Lighting System (AFS). It also comes standard with our Premium <br>Package, which consists of extensive leather trim, a power-tilt <br>steering wheel with memory, roof rack with rails, illuminated entry <br>system and one-touch open/close moonroof. <br> <br>Also unique to the 400h are the electrically powered climate control, <br>electric power steering and Electronic Controlled Braking (ECB) <br>system. With most cars, the climate control and power steering are <br>powered by the engine, reducing performance and fuel economy. <br> <br>The RX 400h comes with unique design touches like a new bumper with <br>wide intake and round foglamps, a new grille, LED taillamps, new 18- <br>inch wheels and aluminum interior trim. <br> <br>With so many innovative features, so much technological sophistication <br>and such refined styling--you'd expect to pay more than the <br>Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $48,535, plus <br>delivery, processing and handling fees of $650. <br> <br>The Lexus RX 400h. While you may know a good value when you see one, <br>there's nothing like the feeling you get when you actually drive one. <br> <br>(LEGAL) <br>[1] EPA-estimated ratings: 29 combined/31city/27 highway mpg. Actual <br>mileage may vary. <br> <br>[2] Lexus Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) is an <br>electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle <br>control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe <br>driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and <br>driver steering input can all affect whether VDIM will be effective <br>in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner's Manual for <br>further details. <br> <br>Lexus reminds you to wear seatbelts, secure children in rear seat, <br>obey all traffic laws and drive responsibly. ©2005 Lexus. <br> <br>You are receiving this e-mail because rub2010@yahoo.com <br>signed up to receive e-mail from Lexus Marketing through a prior <br>Lexus communication. This e-mail is a monthly mailing. Lexus <br>Marketing may send you other Lexus news, or you can <br>simply unsubscribe. <br> <br>To unsubscribe from future e-mail from Lexus Marketing, please <br>click below or reply to this message with UNSUBSCRIBE as the first word <br>in <br>the subject line. <br><A HREF="http://lexuscommunications.m0.net/m/u/mtz/lx2/g.asp?e=rub2010%40yahoo.com&cid=19220674555" TARGET="_blank">http://lexuscommunications.m0....74555</A> <br> <br>Please note, this e-mail address is to UNSUBSCRIBE from receiving <br>future e-mail from Lexus Marketing only and is not monitored for <br>comments. To contact Lexus Customer Service, please call <br>1-800-255-3987, prompt #4. <br> <br>The information you provide is used by Lexus and its business <br>partners to improve the services we render and to provide you with <br>information about Lexus. It is never provided to any other <br>company for that company's independent use. Lexus will never sell <br>your information to any other company. You must be 18 years or older <br>to provide information. <br> <br>

kevinb120
04-08-2005, 11:04 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the official EPA rating is city 31 and highway at 27 for a combine rating of 29</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Considering the prius lucky to come within 15mpg of its rated EPA mileage, hopefully they attempted to be more accurate with this Hybrid.

LEXUS FAN!
04-10-2005, 10:23 PM
here is the good review i was talking about from LA TIMES about a month and a half ago<p><A HREF="http://www.latimes.com/classified/automotive/highway1/la-hy-neil23feb23,0,4002594.story?coll=la-class-autos-highway1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.latimes.com/classif...hway1</A>

LEXUS FAN!
04-12-2005, 10:13 PM
HERE IS ANOTHER E-MAIL I GOT FROM LEXUS<p><br>Lexus takes great pride in its pursuit of perfection. But when it comes to this goal, the best way to pursue is to lead. By being at the forefront of new technology, Lexus is always willing to take a risk and challenge the automotive industry's conventional wisdom. Because when we take risks, our owners reap the rewards. <p><br>On April 18, Lexus introduces its latest innovation, the world's first luxury hybrid. The revolutionary RX Hybrid is more than a new model—it's the start of a new era. Lexus has combined breakthrough technology with the comfort and style of a Luxury Utility Vehicle, to create a hybrid greatly appreciated by both the environment and the driver. <p><br>It's not enough to change the way people drive. Lexus wanted to change the way people think about driving. This groundbreaking hybrid technology challenges any preconceived notions about hybrid vehicles by adding enhanced performance to excellent fuel mileage and lower emissions. <p>Lexus has consistently worked to build more efficient engines, as illustrated by its hybrid technology. Thanks to a 3.3-liter V6 engine and electric-drive motors, the RX Hybrid rapidly accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds [1], which is quicker than many V8 gas-powered SUVs. An added benefit of this efficiency is better gas mileage. The RX hybrid's EPA combined mpg measures 29 [2], matching the average for new compact sedans. With an estimated EPA city fuel-economy rating of 31 mpg [2], the RX Hybrid bests most V8- and many V6-equipped luxury SUVs by over 100 percent. <p>However, more power and better fuel efficiency is only part of the story of Lexus hybrid technology. The unique, new hybrid powertrain operates in electric-only mode, gas-only mode, or a combination of both to provide maximum power depending on driving conditions. <p>Lexus has always made safety its highest priority, and the RX Hybrid is no exception. It comes equipped with the newest stability control system, Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) [3]. This innovative safety feature exceeds conventional traction and stability controls by actually anticipating vehicle instability and making corrections. Lexus plans to introduce this feature in a number of its other vehicles. <p><br> <br>Though concerned with the technology of safety and performance, Lexus also has luxury in the RX Hybrid down to a science. When the rear seats are folded down, the rear cargo capacity expands to a spacious 84 cubic feet. It also features the latest luxury innovations such as a standard DVD navigation system [4], an available Mark Levinson® [5] state-of-the-art audio system and an available rear-seat DVD entertainment system. <p><br> <br>With a combination of technological innovation, luxury and environmental responsibility, it's no wonder that demand for the RX Hybrid has been unprecedented in Lexus history. But there's always more work to be done. Lexus plans to introduce more hybrid models in the coming years. And while you can relax and enjoy these innovations, we'll be working harder than ever to find the next ones. <br> <br>

LEXUS FAN!
04-18-2005, 04:42 PM
LEXUS OFFICIALLY OPENED UP THE RX-HYBRID SITE<p><A HREF="http://www.lexus.com/models/rx_gateway.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.lexus.com/models/rx_gateway.html</A>

LEXUS FAN!
06-30-2005, 11:23 PM
Here's a semi-long term test...it has been about 2 months...and so far so good<p><A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/LongTerm/articleId=106271" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...06271</A>