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Pros: Comfortable seats
Cons: No place to put coins
Advice: Get the power rear hatch. It may seem like a gimmick, but it's real handyWe had an RX 300 for 3 years and traded for a new RX330 4 weeks ago. It's a great vehicle. The seats are extremely comfortable and ride is smooth and stable. Handling is better than the 300 but it's a SUV not a sports car. Lexus has added a lot on thoughtful features, power rear hatch, pop up compartments for grocery bags, a great easy to read instrument panel and better controls. the only thing they forgot was a place to put coins.
Pros: Navigation system
Cons: Rain sensing wipers
Advice: The RX 330 is not for everyone. But if you are an empty nester or have a small family, this is about the best Lux SUV on the market.The 330s luxurious features, performance & handling, and overall quality are top-notch. This vehicle is a joy to own and drive. I was convinced that the 330 would be a winner so I ordered and received one of the first production models. I have not been disappointed one iota. In almost two months of driving, absolutely no problems to report.
Cons: Bad front seat design
Advice: Test front seats very carefully for longer drive comfort.Great car in many ways, but front seats are not comfortable for me.
Pros: The visibility from the driver's seat.
Cons: The gas mileage compared the my last car (Saturn L1 - 24 mpg).
Advice: EnjoyThe Discovery handles well in traffic and is well behaved in a moderate crosswind while on the interstate. It has power to merge into the interstate traffic from a short entrance ramp and handles well on the turns. The seats are very comfortable and the head/leg room is more than generous.
Pros: Y Spoke Wheels / Overall clean look
Cons: Firm ride
Advice: You want to play...You have to pay! it anit cheapFrom a 1996 Ford Tauras, to a 2003 X.5 3.0 (added on the 4.4 y spoke wheels seperately, $2,400). Quick and Classiy! Blends nicely into the North Scottsdale, all that, crowd...
Pros: Off road ability
Cons: Where do I start?
Advice: Be careful...Sorry folks...I thought I had found the vehicle for me, but I have been burdened with so many problems, that I'm seriously considering getting rid of my Freelander. Where do I start...2 burnt headlamps, new transmission, new air fan, squeeky steering wheel and worn out brakes (all in a year and a half). The service in Calgary is great, but the product is very questionable. I can't say it's worth the price. I'm in Canada and don't have a US zip code.
Pros: Sportronic Shifting Mode
Cons: Lack of Sunroof (I only have the base model, though)
Advice: If you need to get through the urban grind Monday through Friday, yet still want to tear up the hills on the weekend...buy the Freelander.I am a student at UCLA, so the funds situation is usually bleak (I'm talking about Ramen noodles for dinner 4 out of 7 nights a week). So, imagine my surprise when I found that I could get a Land Rover for under 30K. The Freelander makes me feel like a high roller, without having the 401K and trust funds to back up the assumption. The sport shifting on my Freelander S is BUTTERY smooth, and a MAJOR improvement over what I was driving before...a bare bones Toyota Tacoma. The power windows and cruise control are certainly appreciated. This SUV is quick, despite weighing in at almost 2.5 tons. BUY THIS VEHICLE!!! You won't regret it.