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Pros: The Lexus quality.
Cons: Not having ipod connection.
Advice: The new engine performance has to be experienced to appreciate. By all means test drive one.Tight, quiet, responsive, peppy, comfortable and stylish. I couldn't ask for anything more. All this coupled with the Lexus excellent reliability factor makes it a winner in all respects to me. The new 350cc engine is most impressive in that it simultaneously improved performance AND fuel mileage over the previous 330cc version.
Pros: Smooth riding
Cons: More passing power would be great.
Advice: Buy oneI have owned my RX 350 for almost 2 month and just returned from a 1600 mile trip with my wife. We love the smooth and quiet riding and audio sound from the 6 disc mp3 cd changer. The voice command navigation is a plus and very helpful. Gas mileage is slightly below 24 mile/gallon on highway. Passing power is weak for a 270 horsepower vehicle but it is OK for me.
Pros: The navigation system with my cellphone connected by Bluetooth
Cons: The color my wife picked out
Advice: Don't think you can't negotiateThe gas pedal in the RX-350 seems to be a bit touchy when you first start driving but once you get used to it all is very smooth. With 270 HP, push down a bit too much and you launch yourself with lots of power. The navigation system with bluetooth is probably the most challenging to learn but we found if you just start playing with it you will eventually learn. Whatever is left that baffles you can be found in the owners manual. This vehicle is very comfortable (I'm 6' 4' tall) and I have no problems finding a setting that suits me. The HID headlights seem a little weird at first because when you turn them on they kinda search around a second or two and then settle down where they're supposed to be. It's really an excellent vehicle and we love it. It is so quiet and solid on the road we find ourselves unintentionally speeding. The dealer might tell you they can't negotiate because the car is in such demand but shop around. I bought mine in Colorado Springs at a lower price after telling them I could get it $2000 cheaper in Albuquerque (which I could have). They came close enough to where it wasn't worth it to drive that distance. I highly recommend it if your looking for a very comfortable car with lots of features, and POWER.