We bought our 2012 RX 350 almost fully loaded on 11/11/11!!! We got the Starfire Pearl white and it is a gem of a vehicle. This crossover is supremely comfortable and easy to drive albeit bland at some times. On long road trips is where this car shines. The steering is precise, seats are luxurious, and the refinements exude Lexus quality. We got the Nav system, AWD, roof rack, Advanced HID dynamic Projector headlamps, and many other extra features. This car is very common in our area (Northern Virginia). We have driven about a 1,000 miles so far and it's smooth, elegant, beautiful, stands out, luxurious and quiet. It also has plenty of power and excellent brakes and acceleration!
COMPARED TO MY 2011 RX350 , THE 2012 DOES NOT SEEM TO HAVE THE SAME BUILD QUALITY . THERE IS NO QUIET IN THE VEHICLE . CLICKING NOISES , DASH RATTLES , ENGINE NOISE . THE LEXUS DEALER , ONE BY ONE HAS BEEN CORRECTING THE PROBLEMS . AWD WORKED EXCELLENT IN THE SNOW .
I have own a 1st (2003), 2nd (2008) and now a 3rd generation (2012) Rx350....I have to tell you, the ride just keeps getting better and better! I just love my 2012. It is such a smooth and comfortable ride. Like floating on a cloud! No..it is not the "ultimate driving machine"..but that is not what I wanted. Hugging corners at high speeds is not my thing. I test drove a BMW...not impressed. The interior seemed "cheesy" to me. I am not looking for a "fun" drive. I am looking to be "pampered" and "spoiled" and this RX350 is exactly what the doctor ordered! It is very quiet and has just enough "giddy-up" to get the job done. PERFECT! Can't wait to c what's in store for my next Lexus!
The 2012 Lexus RX 350 lived for 2 years in California before I bought it and brought it to Arizona. I have had is a couple of years . I bought a Lexus because my Camry was virtually repair free year after year. I kept that gem for 10 years. Today , at barely 4 years of age the car has a radiator leak problem. Apparently the parts are made from plastic and in the heat,,, yes it is hot here, the plastic breaks down and we have a leak. Apparently to fix this requires that the whole bumper has to come off resulting in at least 5 hours of work and over $500 just for the labor. I was stunned! Please do not tell me that every 4 years I am going to have to have the radiator fixed or repaired. This is for us a major financial issue and one I think people should know about. It is interesting to go back and read this. The Lexus repair guy lied to me. Before I had it repaired I took it to another Lexus dealer and we determined that was absolutely NO leaking radiator. Needless to say we do not take our cars to that dealership anymore. We travelled 11,000 miles in the car this past summer through Canada and the US. It worked just fine except the GPS system failed us many times ,,,,several times it was dangerous missing signs and then darting off because of the late information. Hopefully the systems will get better. Also, I was told that the oil should be changed every 3,000 miles and that reminder comes up on my screen but it turns out from the research is it every 10,000 miles. Otherwise, I continue to love the vehicles.