Re: The classic/fave car thread
Reply #94 –
Lexus are well built and reliable but always over priced but you pay for what you get. Hybrids come at a premium to the standard petrol variety so you have to be doing the k's to get your money back on the price difference or be wanting to channel your inner woke spirit and look at the hybrid as your effort to make the world a bit greener.
UX200 Petrol version seems to have a few enhancement packs to choose from as well....Id be going the 18 inch wheels with run flats and any extra safety gear but ignoring any of the other gimmick stuff.....
Comfort and seating is always A grade in Lexus vehicles so Id expect that to be the same and while the Sport performance aspect seems to get bagged out in a few reviews I read I dont think thats going to worry you too much and given your history and satisfaction with the brand from a few of your comments I can remember I cant see you going to wrong with the UX200.
It will have decent resale value being a Lexus so you have some protection if it proved to be not what you wanted.
If you did want a hybrid I'd probably look at the top line RAV4 first as its much cheaper with AWD all be its not a compact SUV/Cross over.
Thanks for your input EB, most useful. I just sold the IS300 after 8 years and got a good price on that. Seems they are becoming a popular old bus and increasingly hard to find, at least a good one. The pressure's on now to find a replacement.