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View Poll Results: Which SUV should I get if any?
Lexus 300/330 5 21.74%
Porsche Cayenne 3 13.04%
BMW X5 2 8.70%
Something else 14 60.87%
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Huh, well then what the fuck's the point?
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Huh, well then what the fuck's the point?
The point is to listen to your educated advice, dummy.
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Thanks asianml.

The more I think about this, the more I see RX330 in my future.

Now, used or new?
It doesn't really matter. RX's are usually driven around by moms or business women, or old people. So they are usually well cared for and not abused. I honestly don't see anything wrong with buying used, just as long as you take the usual precautions.

You can still see new RX330s on dealer lots. For 2007, the 3.5L engine was introduced, so you'll see RX350 for '07 instead. Anything between late'03 and 06 and you'll still RX330. Lexus customer service and dealer service is wonderful too from what I've heard.

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It doesn't really matter. RX's are usually driven around by moms or business women, or old people. So they are usually well cared for and not abused. I honestly don't see anything wrong with buying used, just as long as you take the usual precautions.

You can still see new RX330s on dealer lots. For 2007, the 3.5L engine was introduced, so you'll see RX350 for '07 instead. Anything between late'03 and 06 and you'll still RX330. Lexus customer service and dealer service is wonderful too from what I've heard.
Thanks again asianml.
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Barely able to beat a 327 Chevy hooked to a 2 speed powerglide off the line but it was geared so tall that it could cruise at 3 digit speeds as long as the head winds weren't strong enough to initiate liftoff.
Wait, they made cars with only 2 forward gears? WTF!
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Wait, they made cars with only 2 forward gears? WTF!
Powerglide explains it all. Read up my friend.

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Thanks again asianml.
If you have more questions, try going to clublexus.com. I'm a member there too (surprise surprise! ). They're a good group there.

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If you have more questions, try going to clublexus.com. I'm a member there too (surprise surprise! ). They're a good group there.
Asianml,

You've been extremely helpful once again.

I think I'll end up with RX350. I will try to get it loaded for under $38K new.

Wish me luck
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If you buy one of those overpriced, ugly pieces of shit before taking a good hard look at an FX, you're a nut. That is all.

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If you buy one of those overpriced, ugly pieces of shit before taking a good hard look at an FX, you're a nut. That is all.
FX what? Is it on DirecTV? How much is it? Any reviews/dependability/maintenance costs/mileage/resale value data?

Thanks GS. I am nuts and proud of it
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