I just bought my first Lexus, an LX570 and wanted to introduce myself and say hello! I used the forum quite a bit in my research process and appreciate your input. I drive a lot of miles with my job and have been driving Tahoes / Yukons for years and decided it was time for something a little nicer.
I looked at all the usual suspects in the luxury, full-size SUV market (QX80, Range Rover, GL550) and while all of them have unique features that I liked, in the end the Lexus was an easy choice. Maybe as much as anything, my affinity for the Land Cruiser proved too difficult for the others to overcome.
I bought it from Hennessy in Atlanta. I really wanted to buy from my local dealer, but they were $5,500 higher and would not match the price. In fact, I even offered to pay a little more, but they were firm. Not sure I understand that business philosophy, but oh well. Mine is Starfire Pearl on tan and fully loaded. For those interested, my pricing was:
Sale Price $82,711.00
5 yr / 125,000 Lexus Platinum Extended Warranty with $0 deductible $2,665.00
Full 3M vinyl frontal wrap (hood, fenders, bumper and back of outside mirrors) $850.00
Lexus Remote Start $639.00
Doc Fee $589.00 (total BS)
And they delivered it to my house free of charge, which is worth $700 - 800 to me. Overall, I'm really happy with the deal and would recommend Hennessy to everybody. Good folks!
I'm a genuine gear-head and hope to contribute to the board as I get to know my car better. So far, it's exceeded all my expectations. I know these treads are useless without a picture, so here's the only one I have so far. More to follow as the weather cooperates.
My wife's daily driver is a 2012 CTS-V Wagon. It's been massaged for an extra 140 HP or so and now puts out 565 RWHP. With the automatic robbing tons of power, we're estimating 680 - 690 at the crank. Yes, it will haul the mail!
Our fair weather toy is a 2013 911 S, PDK, and fairly loaded, although the Porsche options list is truly mind-boggling. Great driving car.
See you boys and girls on the road!