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Pros: Too soon to tell.
Cons: Either a local or national marketing decision to 'couple' the navigation package with the DVD rear entertainment system and backup camera. Can't get nav system solo
Advice: Take a long test driveThis is our third Lexus, interrupted only a brief and unfortunate interlude with a Volvo (don't go there). The RX 330 is a pleasure to drive and a pleasure to sit in. It handles like a car but with the lengthened chassis and innovative cargo area, is much more serviceable for a small, active family than its predecessor, the 300. I particularly like all the thoughtful Lexus touches - the moveable central console, the adjustable rear seats, and the power rear door.
Pros: The engine is powerfull and much faster than before
Cons: good year tires not up to the challenge
Advice: If you are looking for power and a head turner this is your truck if not buy any other fake on the market.The new Land Rover Discovery HSE is great in off road conditions and on the road the handling is goog much better than previous models, the accelaration is much better too, how ever keep your eyes close to the gas gage, because everytime you step om the gas you will see the needle go down. The sits are comfortable and the high position of it, gives you a feeling of power, the radio is excellent and navational system is ok, the small screen is kind of hard to see. Overall this a great truck not a suv, you will not be disappointed.
Pros: I think it looks awesome... don't like the 2004 looks as well
Cons: could have little bigger tires
Advice: I have been very pleased with the vehicle, but get the black interior... less reflection on the windshield and won't show the dirtThis car drives well. It virtually glides on the streets and highways. The other cars I test drove felt more like a truck. You could feel every bump in the road -- but not in the Lexus. This vehicle is incredibly smooth. However, I would strongly suggest buying the black interior because it does not glare on the windshield... and because when you use the wipers you don't see big black mechnical half circles -- you'll know what I'm talking about if you put the wipers on in a light interior lexus. I couldn't be happier. It's an suv, but it also fits well with it's wood trim dash into any setting. I have the gps system and it's very easy to use. The screen it touch sensitive. The mercedes IS NOT.
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.