June 23, 2015
My colleague Brent Romans has already successfully installed a front-facing car seat in our long-term 2015 Lexus RC F, so I was a little overconfident when I signed out our coupe for the weekend. I assumed I'd be able to install a rear-facing car seat, even though my child has an extra-large seat.
Well, I was able to fit the car seat. Barely. The hardest part was getting the front passenger seat locked back down into place after engaging the easy-entry feature to wedge the car seat into the rear seat.
June 9, 2015
We needed to pick up a new long-term car at a dealership in San Diego, so I grabbed the keys to the 2015 Lexus RC F and headed south. My 89-year-old father came along for the ride and he was quite outspoken about the car's interior. Keep in mind that one of his first cars was a '34 Ford Coupe. I expected him to be overwhelmed by the gadgetry, but that wasn't the first thing he commented on.
May 18, 2015
The alternate title for this update could have been: "Why James and Dan are Wrong." James commented about our 2015 Lexus RC F's stiff ride quality in his Arizona Trip update while Dan's rough ride offsets luxury experience made him initially grumpy. Sheesh, you'd think these guys were ready for AARP memberships.
April 28, 2015
Grandma was in town recently and volunteered to entertain the Kid for the evening, allowing the Wife and I something like a date night. Sweet. This little arrangement came up suddenly and for a romantic evening out, the Chevy Colorado, which I'd already signed out, would not do. The 2015 Lexus RC F was the only thing left with a hint of luxury and Travis Langness did me a solid favor by trading keys.
Driving home, my first time behind the wheel of the RC F, I began to have doubts. On the highway, there was more bump and shake than I'd expected. My expectations suffered from short-term memory loss, however, as I soon remembered the last time I drove the IS F. Lexus does small, medium and big sedan comfort very well, but hasn't quite nailed the ride formula for sharp and sporty.
Maybe the Colorado would've been a better choice.
March 25, 2015
The 2015 Lexus RC F should be a prime candidate for road trips. Obviously not with kids or bulky leisure equipment in tow, but for the type of two-person, plus-maybe-a-pet-or-two vacations I take, a luxury coupe is just about the perfect choice. You know, like this luxury coupe. But does the RC F deliver as expected? To find out, I set out with my dog Maggie to visit my folks in Arizona.
March 2, 2015
I swear I'm not trying to gloat, but it was 85 degrees and sunny in southern California just a few days ago. While the east coast was being attacked by snownadoes, I was breaking in to a sweat just by going outside. That meant I had the air conditioning in our long-term 2015 Lexus RC F set to "LO" and the ventilated seats set to their highest output setting.
I suggested the use of the cooling function on the seat to a friend of mine when she got in the Lexus. After a few minutes, she commented that she could feel them working from both the back- and butt-positions. I had my seats set to the highest ventilation position, too, but I couldn't feel a thing. Apparently, this difference came down to a choice in wardrobe.
January 22, 2015
After a few hundred miles behind the wheel of our 2015 Lexus RC F I'm surprised by how much I like the seats. I say surprised because they don't immediately strike you as great seats the minute you slide into them.