My wife and I just returned home after
a 2000 mile vacation trip in our new
LX. It doesn't handle, steer, or get
gas mileage like a car, but we loved
the smooth, quiet ride, and found the
power to be more than adequate in most
situations. The nav system was very
useful, but it sometimes created routes
that made no sense; maybe it is
malfunctioning, or maybe we don't fully
understand it. Any nav that needs a
half inch thick instruction book should
be designed to be more user friendly.
But I'm hooked; I will have to have a
nav system in any cars that I buy in
Wind noise at highway speeds is
moderately high but not objectionable,
and road noise is very low under all
conditions. Other likes: the
adjustable suspension, the luxurious
interior, the refined drive train, and
the Lexus dealer experience.
The LX needs either better gas mileage
or a larger gas tank; at least 30
gallons would be nice. It also should
have an in-dash CD player and 3 zone
climate control. The suspension should
lower automatically when the
transmission is put into park.
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