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Hello everyone,

When it comes to brands that manufacture luxury cars and super cars, it is impossible not to mention Lexus. The company is known for producing a series of cars that are very popular with business people, so the car is equipped with a lot of technology with a very luxurious design. I want to buy a Lexus RX350 for my work? Should I buy that car? Hope everyone let me know.

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You might it hard to find one now but it is an excellent choice.  Prices for the non hybrid versions are much lower than the hybrids and the extra costs are fairly modest.  You get a lot of petrol for the quite a few thousand difference in first cost.  It is also a less complicated car and you avoid the substantial costs of replacing some of the specialised components in the hybrid versions. MPG is not as different in real world conditions as the manufacturer's test figures suggest especially if you do a lot of motorway driving.  Car tax is higher and future changes are unpredictable.  Overall I calculate the extra running costs to be about £7-800 a year for an average user.

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Just check the rubber oil hoses have been upgraded to steel.

That model style 330/350/400 is starting to show it’s age inside and out.

I have the RX400H. Lovely ride. 7.5 seconds to 60. Goes like the clappers.

maybe think about the RX450H. The hybrid is a lot more robust and reliable than one might imagine. 

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On 4/15/2021 at 3:48 AM, BarbaraBoone said:

Hello everyone,

When it comes to brands that manufacture luxury cars and super cars, it is impossible not to mention Lexus. The company is known for producing a series of cars that are very popular with business people, so the car is equipped with a lot of technology with a very luxurious design. I want to buy a Lexus RX350 for my work? Should I buy that car? Hope everyone let me know.

Thanks everyone.

I owned a 300 not a 350, very thirsty 280 miles for a tank (72 litres from memory I think). Urban 17-18 (official is 16.7). Only 5 speeds, poor aero, and not an abundance of torque meant  motorway mpg was not exactly stellar. A 350 may be slightly better I think the figures are 272hp/256lbs ft vs 201hp/201lbs ft   

450h 31-34 urban that's a massive difference. Maximum torque from 0rpm from electric motors makes a huge difference on the motorway, haven't owned a 400h so don't know the figures so would imagine it's similar.

A quick look on autotrader shows a 2008 350 for £6k with 81k clock. £6k buys a 2007 400h with 88k on the clock. The 400h is quicker more economical, cheaper to tax, hybrid batteries have 15 year warranty, hybrid gubbins are known to be reliable. The tax/ved on a 350 is £600 a year, the market for a 20mpg £600 a year tax monster is tiny and it may be hard to shift once you are finished with it.

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