2008 Lexus LX 570 Sport Utility
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- Very comfortable interior; smooth and quiet powertrain; Bluetooth; User friendly navigation
- Horrific fuel mileage even for a large SUV; not roomy inside; overpriced; exterior design=Toyota
They say good things come to those who wait. This was one of those times I waited and am not happy.
I had a 2003 Escalade and wanted to replace it with something similar. As a former Toyota fan I was really looking forward to the new Lexus and was hoping it would be a homerun. Simply put-- It's not.
Good points- The interior seats are excellent. Very well made and the leather is good quality. Much more comfortable than my old Escalade. The engine is very quiet and very smooth and has good get up and go power. It's very good at towing as well. I have a small boat at it pulls with little downside.
The Bluetooth is an awesome feature! Every car should have this. The Navigation system is the best I have seen. My wife drives a 2008 BMW 550i with iDrive and we both hate it so much compared to the Lexus. LX570 has a wonderful interior design but it is a bit snug. For a big SUV the inside could be bigger.
Fuel economy really is a let down. Even on the highway we never see the EPA city rating! We get about 8-10 in the city and even less when towing. I have seen as low as 6 MPG on a recent trip to Vermont. On the highway without towing the best we have seen is 13 maybe 15 if we keep it below 60 MPH. Unacceptable. Even my 2003 Escalade with over 140k miles still gets over 15 in the city and 18 on the highway and I never had a single problem with it.
We were in the market to spend $65k max. We ended up spending $85k because there were some features we had to have. I admit we fell in love with it at the dealer. But now after some real "windshield time" we are not satisfied. The exterior is getting worse looking everyday. There's no differences between this and the Toyota. If we could do it again, we would have not bought the Lexus. I should have got a new Escalade. More room, better power, much better on gas, much lighter on the wallet and it looks downright awesome. Anyone want to buy a 08' Lexus LX570 from me?
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