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  • 2007 Lexus RX 350

    35 68.63%
  • 2009 Toyota Rav4

    16 31.37%
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    Car buying advice

    I have a choice to make and need some expert advise. I have the chance to buy a 2007 Lexus RX 350 for about the same price as a 2009 Toyota Rav4. Both have similar features, V6, 4x4, heated seats, retractable moon/sun roof. Which would you select and why?


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    Re: Car buying advise

    You could buy a less expensive car and send the difference to me!


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    Re: Car buying advise

    This is for your wife ,right? Buy the Toyota or you will never get her off of the Lexus brand and it will cost you more in the long run.


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    Re: Car buying advise

    Depends on a lot.

    How many miles are on the Lexus?
    Is it Lexus Certified?
    How long do you plan on keeping it?

    The Lexus has already taken it's depreciation hit. I'd be more inclined to go with the Lexus even though there is nothing wrong with the RAV4. They are both near bulletproof vehicles. Betts(Willis) Lexus will put Toyota of DM's service department to shame. I've used both.


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    Re: Car buying advise

    I would say Toyota - we've had amazing luck with ours and especially if you use Toyota of DM, they're terrific. Also, I would assume the Toyota has fewer miles and much more warranty remaining.

    Besides the Lexus name, the Toyota would seem to be the "smarter" buy - especially for a RAV4.


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    Re: Car buying advise

    he Lexus has 11000 miles and is currently being leased by my father-in-law. It is not a Certified Lexus as it hasn't been turned back in yet. I usually keep cars a long time.

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Depends on a lot.

    How many miles are on the Lexus?
    Is it Lexus Certified?
    How long do you plan on keeping it?

    The Lexus has already taken it's depreciation hit. I'd be more inclined to go with the Lexus even though there is nothing wrong with the RAV4. They are both near bulletproof vehicles. Betts(Willis) Lexus will put Toyota of DM's service department to shame. I've used both.


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    Re: Car buying advise

    Quote Originally Posted by cdekovic View Post
    he Lexus has 11000 miles and is currently being leased by my father-in-law. It is not a Certified Lexus as it hasn't been turned back in yet. I usually keep cars a long time.
    It isn't like it's history is unfamiliar. That would be nice.


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    Re: Car buying advise

    If I were you I would buy a Hummer. But out of the 2 cars I would choose the 2009 Toyota Rav4 (Here are the cars pictures)

    2009 Toyota Rav4



    2007 Lexus RX 350




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    Re: Car buying advise

    11,000 miles and the same price? No doubt, I'd get the Lexus.

    Just think about when you still have it 5 years from now.

    In 2014 and the Rav4 has 90,000 miles and the RX350 has 101,000.

    Take a look and see what a 2004 Rav4 goes for compared to a 2002 Lexus.


    A completely loaded 2004 RAV4 with 90K miles has a KBB of $12K

    A 2002 RX 300 with 101K miles has a KBB of $13K

    Not a huge difference. If I was you I would just drive both of them and see which one you like. I have a feeling that you could get a huge discount off the price of a V6 RAV4 right now. One negative on the Lexus is that there is a brand new version out so it may look a little dated but no more dated than the RAV4.

    Edmunds says that the RAV4 has a "budget feel" interior even with leather. It looks like they finally got rid of that rear wheel on the back. My mother has a 2007 RAV4 and I hate the wheel on the back.



















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    Re: Car buying advise

    I would go with the Lexus, they have been rated as the most dependable brand for the past 20 years. I have never heard anyone disappointed in their lexus.



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    Re: Car buying advise

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycofan1 View Post
    If I were you I would buy a Hummer. But out of the 2 cars I would choose the 2009 Toyota Rav4 (Here are the cars pictures)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeSchmick View Post
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    No, I actually like the Hummer HX but it's only a concept car.




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    Re: Car buying advise

    buy the 09 toyota. lexus is just a fancy toyota anyway. you dont get what you pay for with a lexus. its not like a bmw where youre getting more quality for your buck. but the biggest deal... im guessing you'll get some nice warrenties with the brand new car.


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    Re: Car buying advise

    I'd go with the lexus. My wife has a RAV4 and I think they are too loud inside. We are about to trade in our RAV4 and buy a Lexus 400.



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    Re: Car buying advise

    With only 11,000 miles, I personally think its a no-brainer to buy the Lexus

    BTW, I think you are probably getting a pretty good deal on the Lexus relative to current market prices if the two really are the same price.



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