Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > GX Models > GX - Second Generation
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

Does Lexus offer anything like this for us?

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-24-14, 07:11 PM   #1
11GX460
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
11GX460's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: EastCoast
Posts: 38
Default Does Lexus offer anything like this for us?

As a fan of suvs in general, I often get emails from other manufacturers. One particular email that caught my attention came from Land Rover. Here's a link to their Facebook page with photos from adventures over this summer. After viewing these, I said to myself, wouldn't it be great if Lexus offered the same type of adventure for us? I mean, those Land Rovers were pretty stock and they were able to traverse trails where most crossovers would fail. We could even use our own vehicles so that some of us can learn of its capabilities and functions, such as switching to 4wd lo and/or locking the center differential. Btw, does anyone know of light trails in the northeast where one can take their vehicle off-road? Thanks.

https://www.facebook.com/landroverus...e=3&permPage=1
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
11GX460 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-14, 08:01 AM   #2
redbrick
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: new mexico
Posts: 55
Default

I asked, and wished... but the salesman's response was, "if that's the only way to reach country golf club, then yes."
redbrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-14, 10:10 AM   #3
11GX460
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
11GX460's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: EastCoast
Posts: 38
Default

Yes, it definitely would be great if Lexus could organize something like that. Most, if not all, of us already know their vehicles are well-engineered and manufactured, but I am sure we would appreciate the GX more if we had an opportunity to venture off the beaten path in an organized event. The day can end with a hot meal in a country club or at a nice ranch. I know a lot of the 4Runner guys already do stuff like that on their own, and some of them can be pretty rustic.
11GX460 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-14, 09:20 PM   #4
Kitana
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Kitana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Va
Posts: 72
Kimberly's Collections
Default

We will be testing it's beach/dune driving abilities during Thanksgiving break on the OBX Corolla NC if anyone wants to join.
Kitana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-14, 05:35 AM   #5
Eppieguy
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 546
Default

Been there, done that.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
Eppieguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-14, 04:42 PM   #6
Kitana
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Kitana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Va
Posts: 72
Kimberly's Collections
Default

I elect Eppieguy to lead us in November!!

I had just purchased my GX last month and was afraid to try anything fun yet when we were down a few weeks ago.
Kitana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-14, 04:25 PM   #7
Eppieguy
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 546
Default

I only had about 1500 miles on it there and by mistake I put it airborne on the beach, nice soft landing and it sure was fun after I changed my underwear, LOL. Driving along the water is easy, you can do it in most cars, there is a short section from the road to where the sand is packed that it can get sketchy. I didn't air down but if you plan on playing on the soft stuff go down to 15ish PSI and it will make you and your GX' transmission a lot happier. I didn't air down but I was mostly on the packed sand. Have Fun!
Eppieguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-14, 08:53 PM   #8
SW13GS
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (0)
 
SW13GS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: MD
Posts: 6,999
Default

Not something you're likely to see Lexus organizing.

Land Rover is a brand known for their vehicles being supremely capable offroad, thats essential to the fabric of the brand. So, events like these make sense for them because they fit in with their brand culture. Jeep has events like this too.

Lexus only has two "real" SUVs, and they are both niche models (low selling, relatively), and thats not the purpose of their brand. The GX and LX are the capable SUVs they are because it makes sense for them to utilize two models they can rebadge and rebrand that are already in the Lexus lineup, the LC Prado and the LC. They didn't set out to create two offroad capable SUVs...the platforms that made sense to rebadge just happened to be very offroad capable SUVs.

Totally different thing than Land Rover.
__________________

2013 GS350 AWD Luxury Package, Liquid Platinum with Flaxen Interior
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, Maximum Steel with Indigo Blue/Brown interior
~Previous Lexus Vehicles~
2010 ES350, 2003 ES300 In the family: 2004 LS430, 1998 LS400
SW13GS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-14, 07:31 AM   #9
Quadro
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: ON
Posts: 453
Default

Give me a break. On these pictures you see modern day Range Rovers on low profile highway tires. If that's all they needed to complete the course then I can tell you it wasn't very difficult.
Quadro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-14, 10:38 AM   #10
SW13GS
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (0)
 
SW13GS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: MD
Posts: 6,999
Default

I'm not disputing that, I'm just saying this sort of an event ties in with Land Rover's brand identity...it doesn't do that for Lexus hence you'll never see Lexus hosting this type of event.
__________________

2013 GS350 AWD Luxury Package, Liquid Platinum with Flaxen Interior
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, Maximum Steel with Indigo Blue/Brown interior
~Previous Lexus Vehicles~
2010 ES350, 2003 ES300 In the family: 2004 LS430, 1998 LS400
SW13GS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-14, 10:38 AM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Feds Confiscate 40 Land Rovers Over VIN Controversy bitkahuna Car Chat 17 08-02-14 07:42 PM
Land Rover announces Range Rover hybrids Hoovey2411 Car Chat 7 04-24-14 11:58 AM
First Drive: 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Hoovey2411 Car Chat 16 08-15-13 03:53 PM
Review: 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Hoovey2411 Car Chat 17 04-14-13 05:09 AM
First Drive: 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Hoovey2411 Car Chat 40 02-24-13 04:50 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:48 AM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info