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So I traded my RR after about 50 miles for an LX. My wife wanted dedicated seating for our kids and there friends and we both were a little skeptical of the after market third row in the RR. I have a LR 3 7 seater but too small for the family and I ditched our Navigator twice in the snow so it had to go. I want to add that I had an 06 RR HSE with some odor problems, I loved it and would have kept it. I do plan to get another RR in the near future but wanted to put this info. out for what its worth.

The style and four wheel drive is not even a question. But I have found the LX very easy to clean if I could only rip off the running boards.

Cameras, dash and blind spot monitor go to the RR almost everything else goes to the LX.

Biggest thing is the Lexus link which is similar to the onstar which will call in event of an accident even without a paired phone and destination assist which you call someone 24/7 and they can program any address in your nav as you speak with them. They also have what amounts to a fat credit card that easily fits into your wallet as a key -nice for me as I have too many keys already.

My wife and I had trouble with the RR push start, sometimes needing to get the key and toggle the locks to get it too start. We have no problems with the LX. The ride is much quieter in the LX seems to be due to better sealing of the door and windows. When you put the LX in reverse the camera come up quickly the RR sometimes would not come up at all.

The rear hatch of the LX has a close assist where you just get the door close to closed and the truck will seal it shut, along with automatic opening.

The LX also has a remote start which is very nice when the truck is outside in cold weather but it doesnt have the heated steering wheel.

I also like the fact the LX is quite rare in my area. We have many RR and of course Escalades but I or my wife rather has the only LX

All this said the LX is great for my family of 7 but I cant wait to get a RR back in my garage. Snow coming this week, I would rather the RR. But, all seems better now that the wife if happy.

PS when it snows my wife will only drive the LR3!!
 

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if momma aint happy, aint nobody happy! ;) glad you like the lexus -- im sure its nice but its not a range.
 

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Oh be quiet. It gets the job done haha.







 

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I like the LX and tested one before I bought my 2010 S/C. It's nice. I have to say it's crazy expensive...everyone looks at the Range Rover and think, that thing looks like it must have cost bucks, people look at the LX and thinks, it cost HOW much?? I do like them though.
 

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RE your Lexus Link/Onstar thing LR do an equivilent system:

The telephone ECU is located in the left hand side of the luggage compartment.

The telephone ECU is the AKIRA ECU. The AKIRA system offers features such as Emergency assistance (either automatically in the event of a crash, or manually) and breakdown assistance. The emergency function can be automatically trigger in the event of a crash via a signal from the SRS DCU.

If triggered automatically or via the instrument pack mounted button, the ECU will send:

GPS location
VIN
WHich button pressed.

Note the Mayday option can only be selected if the vehicle also has the navigation system fitted.


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ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ........
 

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Got to say the one good thing about these trucks... At least they actually have resale value. Instead of trading my LX470 in when I got my Range Rover in 2004, I sold my 2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 146k miles, I got $29k for it.
 

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The accelerator problems havent hit Lexus. However, I did call to find out how to turn off the can with the push button if that happens.
 

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I thought the accelerator thing was do to the floor mats. I imagine if they are replacing gas pedals, they will have stronger return springs. Unless, of course, they are drive by wire.
 

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They are not sure what the problems is. This is why they have stopped production which I think is unprecedented.
 

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The problem is most likely dumb people and greedy lawyers. Audi version 2.0.
 

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Or is that greedy people and dumb lawyers. I can never keep that one straight.
 

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Hey, anything that dings the reputation of other brands and redirects the attention of the media off the poor build quality of our cars is good news for Land Rover! :D
 

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The thing about the LX is that it has comparatively little front and rear seat space for such a big truck. My head is into the head-liner in the front, and I had difficulty getting my size 14 shoes out from under the front seat when sitting in the rear seat; literally having to slide my bum into the middle bench and slide my feet sideways.

You know its coming and hear it is...I have a good three fingers of space above my head in our FFRR in the front seat, and no issues sitting in the rear. I liked the GX we had for years, but was never passionate about it.
 

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So a little update 5k miles on the LX and my wife takes a chunck out of it backing out of the garage. We had a harsh winter and with roads closed I made many trips to the mountain with the stock tires. I was not used to the chains so didnt put them on it was too cold. I could put them on in about 3 minutes now for whats its worth. However, no major off-roading have been using my LR 3 for that. No, I didnt even get the car fixed, will wait for her next bump and get a 2 for 1.

I had that LX out in conditions with snow to the doors and she did really well on roads not fit for a 4-wheeler. Big dislike is the HDC only works in lo-mode and you have to be stopped to shift to Lo. I found out that it does work in reverse which is a big plus and to date I have had no acceleration issues - real or staged!!

I do miss the RR but can be selfish with 5 kids. Hopefully, after their college is fully funded I will be back. For now I will stick with the LR3. Its ugly and small but works, like my Glocks.
 

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This was interesting to read yrbender. Thanks for your original post and update.

I traded in a Benz sedan for the LS460 a few years ago and loved it. I ended up adding the RR and Porsche so I gave the LS to my wife and she loves it. As you know, the interior of both the LS and LX are similar since they are both at the highest end of the Lexus line and I find them both to be very posh and so relaxing.

Our LS has about 30,000 miles now and I really don't see myself trading it! In fact, I can honestly say that I am perfectly satisfied with all of my cars and don't think I am going to have to update my signature for several years :)
 
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