I have never owned such a piece of automotive genius as this Lexus. Once i decided (with my heart not head) to buy this i have not looked back. The driving position is simply brilliant: you can look over the roofs of most vehicles, which gives you good time to read conditions etc. The power of the 3 litre petrol engine is rapid on tap, but due to its thirst you don;t want to use this to often. This really is the only downside: I return on average 25 to 28 mpg thats motorway at a steady 70/75mph. Around town 18 to 22mpg. I have to say, though, this vehicle is a pure cruiser and can whisk you with minimum effort to wherever you desire and I guarantee you will arrive mellow. The seats are sumptious, all leather and heated. The sound system is like having a live band in the car its truly worth just sitting on your drive listening to BON JOVI (Living on a Prayer). Servicing does not come cheap, as you would expect for a Lexus 4x4. But compared to BMW and Audi it is good value. I would buy another, probably the newer RX350. To sum up: great toys, great ride (faultless), thirsty (62 quid to fill for 300 miles), servicing bearable, great looks, overall 5 out of 5.
Martin HARRIS, MONMOUTHSHIRE, December 10th 2007