Great car , rediculous service bill. Toyota ? Oh what a feeling ,of being ripped off.
90000 km service. New radiator $800 fitted. Part $300. Fuel filter $490 fitted .part $200. Brake rotors machined $200 fitted. Spark plugs $650. Part $350. What a joke. People used to laugh at the cost of repairing my land rover !! The lexus is a great car and comfortable but lives up to my thoughts on anything toyota. They are reliable if you follow the schedule. Overpriced spares and a backyard mechanics nightmare. 5 hrs to remove a fuel tank to put in a filter? Manifolds need to be removed to change spark plugs ?. A radiator failure at 90000 ...km. 90000 km brake discs buggered. Timing chain gasket leaks , engine removal required.? What a joke. Who ever gave this vehicle great reviews in the service and maintenance affordability is off key. Its not the spares that are the problem. Its the labour. Im hoping that the next 90000 km service isnt a repeat of this lot.
Purchased in November 2020 for $8,500.00.
After my experience I wouldn’t dream of buying anything but a Lexus
Used privately. Not many long journeys apart from trips from Surfers to Melbourne. Never had the slightest problem except for a slight crack in the dashboard cover which Lexus replaced at no charge last year. Use Southport Lexus for servicing. New tyres last year. Throughout my life I’ve owned about 20 different cars. The Volvo was good but nothing comes up to to my Lexus RX 350.
Purchased in January 2008.
Way better buy than a Mercedes, BMW or Audi
Lexus know how to make reliable cars, and Lexus has terrific and helpful customer service.
Don't bother with the big 3 German car makers, they are not reliable, even basic scheduled maintenance is double the cost, and customer service is generally poor; they don't want to know you after the 3 year warranty has expired. In their view, you are responsible for all car manufacturing defects after this time, even on a 'basic' $60,000 vehicle.
Have owned a 2008 Lexus RX400h for 4 years now.
Has a full service history and has only had 1 issue in 4 ye...
Bought this car three years ago, no any problem at all.
Very comfortable seat and driving experience.
Fuel consumption around 11.7
It is surprisingly quiet while driving
overall, it is very good.
power for 200t is just okay, not too good
Purchased in December 2016 at Lexus Dealers.
Excellent Car, Buy one.
After having a Range Rover as a Company Car, I bought my first Lexus, an RX330 as I had to pay for it! Brilliant car and much better equipped that all alternatives for the money. Smooth, quick and beautiful inside and out. Our second car was a Lexus RX 350 bought by my wife. Same experience, no issues whatsoever, great service and fault free motoring. Great on long haul trips and city driving. Retired early on acreage and bought a old Land Rover Discovery, OK as a farm truck but not recommended for reliability. GFC came and we went back to ...work in Sydney. I bought a used Lexus RX450h which had all the benefits of the RX350 but the hybrid was brilliant around the city. Fuel often as low as 4.5L/100KM. On the freeway it had amazing acceleration when overtaking thanks to the two electric motors. Now retired again and still have the RX350 with 206,000KM on the clock and still feels like a new car although now 14 years old. Buy a Lexus, you will not regret it!!
Purchased in May 2006 for $90,000.00.
Best car i ever had
Its a great car to have, the only problem i found are f sport seat is a bit firm for me.i am 191 cm tall and not wider enough.
the fuel consumption its far from the claim.my personal experience 1 litre for 8.5km combined driving conditions.
Purchased in August 2019 at Lexus Dealers for $84,900.00.
Best quality and design
I own and drive a Lexus RX350 2007 model. I purchased the car three years ago and have never had any problems with it. My partner drives it to work every day with a 2 hour commute in total, it's great for highway to suburban driving. We use this car everyday for long and short drives, living on the Gold Coast we are lucky enough to have easy access to the hinterlands which are a mountainous drive performed with easy from the RX350. I have this car serviced every 6 months and have never had any problems with it.
Purchased in February 2017.
Amazing perfect car never one problem
I have been buying cars since 1960. This Lexus 350 purchased in 2007 is without doubt the best car I have ever owned and I have owned 2 new Mercedes, which I will not even comment on. The Volvo’s were good but the service, as was the Renault, poor. Lexus service is fantastic; not expensive, and very fair. They replaced, after 10 years, a cracked dashboard free of charge and loaned me a car whilst replacing. Anyone who buys a car other than a Lexus, is in my opinion making the wrong decision. I look back on the British cars, including a 1993 Landrover Discovery, as a distant nightmare.
Purchased in January 2008.
Brilliant car, excellent upgrade from 2008 RX400h
My father purchased this 2016 RX450h from Lexus of Sutherland in late 2017 as a demo vehicle upgrading from a 2008 RX400h with over 200,000 km's on the clock. Both him & i couldn't be happier with this car, it is absolutely beautiful, especially in the Sonic Titanium colour.
The vehicle was purchased with 9,500 km's on the clock & is currently sitting at 55,000 km's. In the close to two years that we have owned the vehicle, no issues have arose, servicing has been free (3 years free servicing came with the purchase) & fuel economy has been out...standing, 6.9L/100km for a large SUV is excellent! The 3.5L V6 mated to the hybrid system is great! Extremely smooth switch from electric to petrol (you cant even feel it), the vehicle takes off at the lights very quickly and leaves my Mum's C200 Bluetec left behind. Fuel economy is great as mentioned above. The vehicle is very smooth to drive soaking up the harsh Aussie roads beautifully. Comfort is great thanks partly to the soft heated & cooled leather seats but also to the well tuned factory suspension. The infotainment system as much as the car enthusiasts bag it out actually is pretty good once you get to know it after a few days, the remote touch controller can have its sensitivity turned down which makes a huge difference in day-to-day operation. The only small annoyance is that it doesn't have Android Auto but that may be coming by the end of the year.
Purchased in November 2017 at Lexus Dealers for $85,000.00.
ML320CDI vs RX450H - User review
Switched recently from my ML320CDI to the RX450H as an everyday car. Wanted to try a hybrid (not ready for an all-electric car).
Pros: easy to drive, much more bells and whistles for the same price bracket - keyless entry, auto mirror tilts, cruise control with auto distance braking, blind spot sensors, reverse cam, kerbside cam, bluetooth phone connectivity, etc; great fuel economy; silent when on idle; luxurious interior; smooth and quiet drive; more 'elegant' than the ML. Very smooth 'switch' from Electric mode to Petrol mode - no jerks or ...cut-outs in the engine. Superior Hybrid technology. Cons: less spacious boot space and interior (car is smaller than the ML), no proper place to set up your mobile phone; troublesome to access phone charger (located inside console box - have to remove the box to access the connection points); bluetooth feature only for phone calls, not for music (direct 3.5 jack via the aux is required); large turning radius required (more difficult to park and make sharp turns); sound system is not great (quite flat); headrest not ergonomic (maybe it's built for much taller frames), Gear system not as convenient as the ML (hand gear near the steering), troublesome to use the mouse to switch between controls (music). Overall, great car, I also hear it is very reliable. I would probably have been less critical if I wasn't comparing it to the ML (having gotten used to that after 4 years). It's definitely a 'classier' car, feels less 'solid' than the ML despite the RX having more airbags and a higher ANCAP rating. Does not feel as 'powerful' as expected of a 4WD, rides more like a Sedan. Car sits lower than the ML, and you feel more of a thump going over humps if you didn't slow down enough.. Still ... I would recommend it highly.
Purchased in March 2019.
Safe, quiet and extremely smooth car
I went to some car dealers to find a good car for family, last week I came to Sydney City Lexus and Rae Kenedy, the car dealer introduced me some Lexus models : RX350, RX270, NX300 and explained very clearly each model and options. At the end, we selected RX270, we took a drive around Sydney, the car has the new technology : Smart start button, big navigation screen, sunroof etc.. The car run extremely smooth, quiet and safe. All members of my family are very happy, I will introduce Rae and Sydney City Lexus to all of my friends.
Purchased in March 2019 for $31,500.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Rodent problem, stay away!
I purchased the Lexus brand new at Lexus Monterey Peninsula. After the last two services, it is costing us $200 and now recently the 2nd service $1200 because of rodent getting into the air ventilation system. The first incident, they found rodent feces in the air ventilation system which blows into the car. I have three young kids and it’s a truly safety issue on my end. The service technician admitted that this often happened. I reported the problem with Lexus and nothing has been done. It did happen again on my second service which is now co...sting me $1200 “15k service” as the rodent damaged the air mode outer door in the air ventilation system. I contacted Lexus again and they won’t cover anything even though my car still under the bumper to bumper warranty and I purchased an additional maintenance plan to avoid any fees for the next 5 years. I told them, I had a Honda Odyssey and currently a Ford f150 without any rodent issue. Lexus truly does not care about issues/complaint knowing that it could be a safety concern. My only option was to file a Lemon Law, which I did.
Purchased in November 2017 at Lexus Monterey Peninsula.
The car I always wanted....
In 2008 I was fortunate enough to drive a brand new Lexus RX 350 to Sydney and back. All I remember was that it was the best car I had driven. 10 years later, I bought a one owner 2008 Lexus RX 350 with 200,000kms + It has full service history and all I can say it is a great car to drive. We have taken this car around Regional Victoria and beyond and this car is a smooth driving car that is comfortable to drive.
Servicing is every 10000kms / 6 months and so far no issues. Slight rattle sometimes on start up (We have been told this is the VVT...engine and just the oil lubricating. Some reviews have had this fixed under warranty) I have a 200,000+ km car and our mechanic doesn’t see any problem. The car is well serviced and looked after The Good: Amazing road manners Leather heated front seats Sunroof Back seats that slide back/forward & recline a little. Plenty of space
Love that its a hybrid
This is my husband's car. He drives it daily commuting to and from work. I have only driven it a handful of times.
Nice smooth ride. Love that it's a hybrid although I am waiting for a full electric car to be affordable. Parking sensor work great - love that you can have a birds eye 360 view of the car while parking! Love the built in, retractable sunshades at back seat windows for kids.
Lexus has great customer service as always that's why we continue to purchase cars with them.
- RX AL10 RX 450h (2009-2015)
RX450H Hybrid - wow what a vehicle
This is used as a daily driver, around the city.
I have not seen a car so advanced for its time, the specifications and power are nearly unmatched.
Lets start with the hyrid side, it has 3 motors in the car, 1 petrol, 1 for the front wheels and 1 for the back. This just self manages what engine works at what time depending upon fuel efficiency or power (this actually has more power then a V8 engine at 295 horse power), however on average it runs around the city on 6-8 litres per 100kms.
Now why this vehicle, its an All wheel drive, continuou...
Amazing family car
I use my RX350 daily for all family matters from transporting my baby to grocery shopping to going on road trips etc. Love the drive and all the cool features such as opening the boot by just a touch of your elbow.. this is a great feature I use always as most of the time I have baby on one hand and shopping bags on the other and i don’t have to keep the bags on the ground to open the boot.. just touch the Lexus logo on the boot with your elbow and the boot opens!
- RX AL20 RX 350 (2015-2021)
Overly dissatisfied with this car
I bought one RX 350 f sport based on all the good things I had heard about Lexus, was nice on test drive. Then...
Rear door rubbers fell off.
Sunroof rubbers fell off.
Car was ok to drive and pleasant
The infotainment system was garbage....half the time if I tried to make a call... like “call dave v.” The infotainment wouldn’t do it... it almost felt like it did not understand English. horrible...
Seats would feel hard and not comfy after a while....
Got rid of mine after 21000 kms
Would never buy a Lexus again.
Great family car
We got this a few years ago when our old car packed in. Haven't looked back apart from we had a small ding that cost about double to fix because of the parts are slightly more expensive to get hold of than the car we had before but other than that it drives very well
Perfect Reliable Vehicle
Very reliable, quiet and good looking vehicle, we are very happy with our 2010 Lexus RX 450H hybrid model, its great on fuel about 9l/100km city driving and about 7l/100km on highways. Comfort wise its great seats are soft but not too soft, you can sit for hours without feeling anything. i would recommend this car to anyone.
Best car I've ever driven!
Our family Lexus RX has done over 150 thousand ks and only needed to be services a few times every 40-40k. Loads of room and the kids in the back have loads of space too. Fual traveling long distance has been really good too and great for long family holidays
Questions & Answers
How much is the annual service cost for MY2016+ RX 350 Fsport?
Lexus Dealer will charge around $500 just for oil,oil filter+cabin air filter and labour.
Sometimes they offer you carbon cleaning to remove deposit $100
And steam your aircon system with fogging around $80.
My 2012 RX 350 Prestige which I took to an non-Lexus servicing garage cost me between $500 to $550 per year. The servicing books for a general service at your average Lexus dealership will range outside of the warranty period between $800 and $1500 depending on how many kilometres your car has accumulated.
However, because of COVID-19, the pricing may vary more upwards, though it depends on where you are located. In Sydney, it should vary much; but if you're located in the regions such as myself, it will go up.
2020 Lexus RX350 Sport Luxury, How much should i pay for ?>
Brand new $90k driveaway is a max.
Thanks for the answer, but dealer wont back down from 100k
You do realise that "Sports Luxury" is the top-of-the-line right? It generally starts from Luxury to F-Sport to Sports Luxury; though from time to time you do get some different editions; e.g. Craft.
If the vehicle is ex-demo; you should be paying between $85K to $90K; the Hybrid equivalent for the RX 450h will sell around $120K.
You should wait around December 2020 to early quarter of 2021 for car prices to plummet; it is a no brainer, if you have not done so yet; just wait. That dealer will be at your mercy when it crashes.
Can the interior av system be upgraded to the sat nav version on XU30 rx330
Thanks and kind regards
|Category||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs|
|Transmission||Automatic||Automatic||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|Fuel Type||Petrol||Petrol||Hybrid and Petrol||Hybrid and Petrol|
|Wheels||20" Alloy||20" Alloy||20" Alloy||20" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||10.6 L/100km||10.6 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||72 L||72 L|
|Engine||6 Cylinder 3.5L||6 Cylinder 3.5L||6 Cylinder 3.5L||6 Cylinder 3.5L|
|Max Power||216kW @ 6300rpm||216kW @ 6300rpm|
|Max Torque||358Nm @ 4600-4700rpm||358Nm @ 4600-4700rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan||Japan||Japan|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,500 kg||1,500 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||4 year(s)||4 year(s)||4 year(s)||4 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2017||Jan 2017||Jan 2017||Jan 2017|
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