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PostSubject: parents got a lexus... glad i got the riviera!   parents got a lexus... glad i got the riviera! EmptyTue May 03, 2011 11:40 pm

So... pretty sure this is the right area... but..

My parents just bought a 2000 Lexus rx300 suv... they were all showing off their hvac and the features... I almost had to hold myself back softer saying my Buick has that after the third thing they said...

. Moon roof with tilt and fully open with the cover thing... I have
. Power windows and locks... I have
. Theft deterant.. which I have but I have the fob for the alarm... they don't.. manufacturer defect.. the Lexus ones fall apart while in the ignition... they are on the key.. which leaves you stranded.. they only have the valet key...
. Heated seats... I have... although they have passenger side.. I have a 96..
. Climate control.. I have.. but I have passenger side specific.. and not LCD screen...
. 5 CD disc changer... or something like that... pretty sure I have
. Fully adjustable electric seats with memory... I have.. but only driver..
. The power antennae... I have
. Traction control... I have... they have 4wd.. comparable
. ABS of course... I have
. Fake woodgrain accents... I have (but don't like)
. Leather seats and accents... I have (theirs is beige.. wish mine was)
. Almost exact same consoles.. even with cassette holder.. I have
. Adjustable suspension... they don't
. Automatic headlights... they don't.. I have twilight sentenial
. Trunk release.. they don't have switch for rear hatch..
. Same exact color almost... that Pearl white..
. V6.. I have supercharged without the engine gelling man. Defect
. Automatic... both are
. Stock tinted windows.. I have.. theirs is more mirrorlike
. I have the key fob... they don't
. They do have an external CD changer unit in glove box tho

Don't think I missed anything.. there were options for the sub too.. not sure if either of us have it honestly.

All this makes me glad I bought the car I did... and its a more reliable Buick... and more horsepower. All the same features its pathetic.. and almost same miles too... I paid about $2000 with the engine swap and new gaskets all around... they paid $8500 at a dealer with 160,000 miles original engine... I really do like their LCD hvac screen tho.. its sexy... but all and all.. same features its ridiculous.. I was being nice and didnt want to bust their bubble... but made me happy in my choice..(if u guys don't know... I just bought it a few months ago and have been having the engine regasketed and swapped out among some other things being done... so I haven't really drove it yet.. just out of a driveway and up a flatbed.. then off and up another driveway... frown )
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PostSubject: Re: parents got a lexus... glad i got the riviera!   parents got a lexus... glad i got the riviera! EmptyTue May 03, 2011 11:56 pm

Have fun burning your arms on the exhaust manifold changing the oil filter, i hate those rx300s.
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PostSubject: Re: parents got a lexus... glad i got the riviera!   parents got a lexus... glad i got the riviera! EmptyWed May 04, 2011 1:31 am

RX300s are one of the most annoying SUVs I've ever come across. Everyone and their brother has one and I don't see the reason for it. Overpriced and they don't offer anything in addition to the L badge on the vehicle. (which I take as a huge minus anyway) And that silver reflective tint on the rear windows screams of something I'd see deep in the ghetto. lol
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PostSubject: Re: parents got a lexus... glad i got the riviera!   parents got a lexus... glad i got the riviera! EmptyWed May 04, 2011 1:55 am

never liked the design of the 300 i find it funny small.
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PostSubject: Re: parents got a lexus... glad i got the riviera!   parents got a lexus... glad i got the riviera! EmptyWed May 04, 2011 10:40 am

Overpriced...you can say that again. Watched one go for $5000 that had the common engine sludge problem with 274K, thats just rediculous. And as for the L badge, half the time its a 7 cause it breaks and flips around on the engine cover. My arms are small enough to get into a lot of places that others cant (like rear plugs on a 3.3/3.8 caravan) but even i burn my arm on those rx300s, i cant imagine anyone else. Lexus is just an overpriced re-badged toyota, and i would buy a toyota over a lexus (i would never really buy either), just as i would by a chevrolet over a cadillac.
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