2008 Lexus RX 350 Consumer Review: Mechanically great but a few p

2008 Lexus RX 350 - Consumer Review

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Mechanically great but a few particulars
By Curt and Barb on


2008 Lexus RX 350 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Great vehicle. Having owned it 3 weeks, there are disappointments: 1. Basic sound system is shockingly poor. My 2000 F-150 system is better. We assumed the sound system would be superb and failed to even turn it on during the test drive. I assumed Lexus would overachieve on this basic. Dealer says that's how they all sound. I would have paid for the premium system but there weren't any on the lot. Dealer advises it is not a good idea to post-sale upgrade it due to complexity. 2.The Lexus on site programmer advised that the bluetooth is not compatabile with either of our <1 year old name brand cell phones.

Best Features

Quiet, peppy, comfortable, fast cool down A/C.

Worst Features

The factory sound system fidelity is just poor. CDs are OK, FM is sub-luxury level, AM is incredibly poor. The only option is a $2K upgrade that doesn't appear to be commonly available. For as great as the vehicle appears to be, this annoyance just bugs me. I should have checked the radio!
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