An excellent road car, it's very roomy and smooth with good performance. Let's not talk about the fuel economy. So far I haven't taken it off-road.
A pleassure to own and drive
The Lexus RX is probably the best car I have ever been in. It is airy, refined and well equipped. Did I miss out spacious?
I love the fact that a hybrid is coming out soon. It will be a lot more friendly to the environment.
While the snow fell around me, I climbed into the driving seat of a gleaming, snow-covered RX300.
Climb was the correct word to use as this was my first time in a 4x4. The only thing I'd driven that came close to this is terms of size was a Ford Transit the last time I moved home.
For this reason I turned the key with a little trepidation expecting the car to sound like the engine room of the Queen Elizabeth II. But, to my surprise the twist of the key resulted in nothing but silence and a prestigiously glowing instrument display.
The car surprised me again on the road. It cornered with not more than a hint of body roll, and the rear wheels followed the front ones aroudn the tight country bends in more or less perfect alignment.
On putting my foot down while cruising, the auto gearbox lurched a little, but soon found its mark and the Lexus shot smoothly from 50 to 70mph with little effort and much haste. From standstill it accelerated from the Disco behind me at the lights, more like a heavy car than the truck I expected.
Inside, the cabin's luxurious, leather as standard and the knobs are visible and do what you'd expect them to.
The driver's positon is confortable and the seat and steering memory a must for a family driver.
The automatically opening tailgate's a must for anyone shorter than 5'5" as it's unreachable by hand when open.
I'd buy this car - if only Lexus weren't so adamant at charging book price and offered me no discounts.
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