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Speejo

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    RX300SE Navigator
  1. What colour are you looking for - i.e what colour leather. I have a wheel I bought (secondhand) from the US which my wife now doesn't want me to fit. Speejo
  2. I thought I would add to this debate. I have owned two Mercedes ML, the first a petrol ML320 and then a diesel ML270. I changed to the RX300SE in the last couple few weeks. To restate what many have said you have to decide what you are looking for. In my opinion the Mercedes does have some clear advantages, the boot space is significantly bigger, it can have 7 seats, the interior is tougher, the external looks are more pronounced (tonka toy like). In these areas the Lexus has no strong image (this model not the brand), and the lack of space and 7 seats give far less flexibility. Comparing
  3. Slightly hijacking the topic.. I have just installed 2 SAVV 7" headrest screens in my RX300 SE (this is a complete replacement headrest in OEM leather - just a bit bigger, see www.savv.com). Total cost of the screens was £780 including 2 pairs of wireless headphones. DVD player under the seat for £100 from Maplin. Took 15 mins to install (the cables come down the headrest tubes). Had the same system in my ML before I saw the light. Anyone else interested in the screens I can give you the contact details of an ex-pat Brit in the US I imported them from (twice now). Speejo
  4. In fact go into the US forum and read the message Rx 330 Transmission Problems?, Lacklusture transmission Sounds very interesting and very similar, possible on a different scale but clearly there is an issue with transmission and lack of power, particularly at low speeds. Speejo
  5. Browsing the US forum talking about the 2005 model and it included this paragraph "According to my local dealer, the EPA mileage for the 2005 Lexus RX330 has been reduced by 1 mpg compared to the 2004 models. Although the dealer did not have an explanation, I wonder if this reduction is a result of changes made to the computer-controlled transmission to improve acceleration and remove the transmission lag some people have complained about. " I wonder if this is referring to the same observation - ok different engine but interesting. Speejo
  6. Photo would be really good. Anyone know how much the rubber version is / will be? Speejo
  7. I'm in - only had mine a couple of days and I have noticed what you mean. Speejo
  8. Thornef Have been looking at this product by don't fancy the DIY approach, have you had this fitted, if so where, how much and was it a good job. Speejo
  9. For the record - current discount on drive the deal for UK RX300SEL is £2,576. Price £35,598 with metallic So go for new - you wont save enough on a nearly new from a dealer to make it worth the difference. Speejo
  10. Has anybody imported a "bra" or half mask. There are a few available in the US including a Lexus version for about $150. I am wondering whether anyone leaves them on or whether they just put them on for long trips. Any thoughts / experience Speejo
  11. That is the big question & one I went through. My considerations were: 1. You can get the RX300SE for £2,400 discount at the moment, there will be no discount on the hybrid. 2. The hybrid has been delayed a few times (as members with deposits down will testify to) noone is certain when it will finally turn up. 3. If you haven't ordered one yet you could be looking at end 2005 to actually get one. There is always a new model of something available 15 months away but on that basis none of us would ever buy. 4. The big uncertainty is price. If the hybrid matches price (& discount) t
  12. After 5 years and two Mercedes MLs we have just taken the plunge and gone for the RX300SE. As a driving experience there is no comparison to the Mercedes, I still beleive the Mercedes has the style edge but its old technology and the family will remind you of this everytime you go round a corner and they roll with you. (We also have w2 girls under 4). Personally the X5/X3 and XC90 just do not have the style, can't put my finger on it but just not for me. I think in the case of the XC90 is because it looks like a normal Volvo estate on steroids. Can't give any feedback on reliability except
  13. Anybody gone to the expense of swapping the steering wheel. I am thinking of putting the wooden wheel on. Ignoring the cost of the wheel itself, does anybody know how much a dealer will charge for removing the old one, putting the air bag unit into the new one and refitting. Not sure I fancy playing with airbags myself. Thanks Speejo
  14. Steve I only have the standard SE with Sat Nav not ICE pack. I then have two SAVV 7" replacement headrests with a DVD player under the passenger seat. What I wanted to do is to be able to view the DVD player (when stationary to check whats playing) using the Nav screen. If you get the SE with Navigator and ICE does this also change the head unit to the Mark Levinson one? Is this the reason my desire is not straightforward. Please PM if you have any solutions. Thanks John
  15. Depressing though it is (having ordered my RX300 SE Navigator two weeks ago) but the discount price from Drivethedeal has dropped. Current discount is £33,193 against list of £35,574 (incl paint) a discount of £2,381! So get haggling. Speejo
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