Help me choose New honda CRV or used lexus RX350

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  1. Angel

    Angel

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    Need opinions please.

    My wife needs a car. We looked at the 2010 honda crv with leather it was $27K. I found a 2009 lexus rx350 with 16K miles I negotiated to $27K. The Rx350 does not have leather but has a warranty. Looking from a standpoint of reliability, operating costs and resale value far down the line which would you choose since they are same money upfront.
    Thanks for your advice.
     
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  2. skanless

    skanless IPA ISLAND

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    Easy............... RX350
     

  3. djpuffnstuff

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    Get a Certified Pre-owned Honda CRV.

    You get a 7year/100K mile powertrain warranty on it and a 12month/12000 mile bumper to bumper from the purchase date.

    You can get 08' or 09' with less than 10k miles on it for around 24.5k. Plus you get a much better warranty.

    I would stay away from Lexus as they are made by Toyota, and I am sure you have watched the news.
     
  4. Chuck66

    Chuck66 Traveling Man

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    RX350. Quieter, larger, safer. Don't buy into the Toyota/Lexus media scare.

    <------------(won't be trading/selling his Toyota)
     
  5. voraus

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    I'll bet there are RDX lease turn ins around now. My wife has a 3 year old RDX and it is the best car she has ever owned (she's 59 so that's a LOT of cars!! :) )
     
  6. CitizenOfDreams

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    Once you drive that brand new CR-V off the dealer's lot, it will instantly turn into a used car. So you will get much less of a car for the same money.

    That's my point of view, your mileage may vary. :supergrin:
     
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  7. JMS

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    The whole point in getting a CRV is to save money, $27k is a lot for a CRV. When it comes time to sell it all those options you paid big money for upfront (leather,etc) will only an incremental value to the price of the car vs. a CRV that has the same mileage/year but less options.

    My mother in law got a 2 yr old RX350 with 25k on it for $23.5 with leather,AWD,Nav,etc. Times are tough for dealers, offer them $25k on the road. Confirm price with kbb.com to make sure they're in the ballpark as well.

    It might not hurt to look at a Toyota Highlander, same engine as the RX but much more room inside.
     
  8. Cclass

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    My wife drives an RX350. Been perfect for us, no problems at all. I'd recommend it in a heartbeat.
     
  9. JMS

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    Except for the armrests. Terrible. I worked with a company called JJproducts.net to develop a wider arm rest for these vehicles. Much more comfortable.
     
  10. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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  11. bambikilr

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    just for thought, buy a service contract...buddy bought a RX-350 for his wife, 2007, right front headlight went out, not the bulb, the whole unit...$1,400.00 dollars to replace & that's after jacking with them, started out at $1,800.00...on the other hand the 400 sedan he sold, a 1999 had 235K miles on it, just something to think about