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UPDATE: I DECIDED TO GO WITH THE LX470.

Somebody tell me I'm crazy, but I'm thinking about selling my RSX-S for a Lexus LX470.

So, I have a newish-to-me (4 month anniversary coming up) NBP/Black '03 Type S. Car has been pretty trouble free. 60k miles. Certified preowned.

My dad is going to be trading in his grey/grey Lexus LX470 '00 with 87k miles for a new blue/blue range rover. The Lexus has been impeccably maintained and is in amazing condition. (It has yet to have a single problem...as in...it's only ever been to the dealership for oil changes and brake pads!) Trade in for his car is going to be like 13-14k or so. So he'd let me sell the RSX and gave him the money from that, and take the Lexus LX470 off his hands.

Now, you're probably wondering why the hell I would trade my fun sports coupe for a gas guzzling soccer mom-mobile. The RSX is a 6 speed, and to be honest, it's getting kind of old. I have a long commute to school/work, with a good amount of traffic, and I'd prefer having an automatic. And, all around (this is the main reason), the Lexus is so comfortable. It's got air suspension and electronically adjustable shocks so it can be a true marshmellow in corners or handle similarly to TL. The sound system is awesome, the car looks brand new.

However, it's slow (obviously). 0-60 is around the 10 second mark, top speed around 100. But, I kind of like that. Driving a vehicle like this makes me a much more mature driver. In the RSX you feel a need to go fast, going slow is too boring. In the Lexus you just cruise.

This is what the Lexus looks like:



I also think the Lexus would be cheaper to own in the long run. Cheaper insurance, less repairs, and no aftermarket to throw money away in. :laughing:


I'm in highschool btw. So that's the other trick. It's kind of a pretentious car for a highschool kid to drive. Most people look at it and think of it as a $70,000 car, which is what it cost new, and assume that I'm some spoiled as hell prick, when in reality, it's a $13,000 car. [Btw, I paid for 50% of my RSX - my parents matched what I saved dollar for dollar]

The thought I'm sure some people will bring up is, "Why not a newer used automatic sedan, like a 3.2TL?" or something like that. Well, I trust buying that Lexus because I know how well it's been cared for.

I love sports cars, and I love driving manuals when I'm just driving, but I don't know that I'm at a point in my life when I'm ready for a sporty car. I think I'd rather wait until I can get something I really really want as a weekend/sunny day car once I have a daily driver and am out of college.

So yeah. I think I should probably make my reservation at a mental institution tonight.



Sparknotes: I'm crazy and want a soccermom-mobile.
 

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lmao I love the Sparknotes, as well as the fact that you used Sparknotes instead of Cliffs ;)
anywho, the choice is ultimately yours...but consider this. the amount of gas the Lexus will guzzle with it's V8 engine, you can use to pay for the repairs of your RSX (if any are needed). If the choice was up to me, I ultimately wouldn't. Right now I have an automatic car (unfortunately. but it's my first car so w/e), and I find it very boring when I drive. I'm getting a Type S in about 2 months time (looking for the cleanest 05+ I can find) and I'm going to be driving about 22 miles to college in fall and then another 22 miles back in HEAVY LA traffic. 90% of my friends have manual and they don't get tired of driving it in our beautiful traffic :)
so ultimately it's up to you. good luck! :thumbsup:
 

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lmao I love the Sparknotes, as well as the fact that you used Sparknotes instead of Cliffs ;)
anywho, the choice is ultimately yours...but consider this. the amount of gas the Lexus will guzzle with it's V8 engine, you can use to pay for the repairs of your RSX (if any are needed). If the choice was up to me, I ultimately wouldn't. Right now I have an automatic car (unfortunately. but it's my first car so w/e), and I find it very boring when I drive. I'm getting a Type S in about 2 months time (looking for the cleanest 05+ I can find) and I'm going to be driving about 22 miles to college in fall and then another 22 miles back in HEAVY LA traffic. 90% of my friends have manual and they don't get tired of driving it in our beautiful traffic :)
so ultimately it's up to you. good luck! :thumbsup:
I do my best ;)

Gas wise it gets around 16. I get around 20 in my RSX. Lexus takes plus, RSX takes premium. so the gas difference is noticeable, but it's not maaajor. I only drive about 10,000 miles or maybe a tad less a year.

As far as the manual deal.
My first car was an old school Mini (still have it, seen in avatar). It was fucking amazing. But it sucked to commute in. The RSX was my next step towards a more mature, comfortable car. I've gotten the stick-experience. I like it, but at this point, I'm comfortable trading for an automatic.
 

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I do my best ;)

Gas wise it gets around 16. I get around 20 in my RSX. Lexus takes plus, RSX takes premium. so the gas difference is noticeable, but it's not maaajor. I only drive about 10,000 miles or maybe a tad less a year.

As far as the manual deal.
My first car was an old school Mini (still have it, seen in avatar). It was fucking amazing. But it sucked to commute in. The RSX was my next step towards a more mature, comfortable car. I've gotten the stick-experience. I like it, but at this point, I'm comfortable trading for an automatic.
I see...well I find auto very boring. but that could just be me. oh well, can't wait for my S :D
anywho, good luck with whatever you decide man! :thumbsup:
 

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Gas mileage?

and yes your crazy

who the hell picks that of all cars
Because it's sitting in my garage, I can get it for a good price, and I know it's been impeccably maintained. I also like how comfortably it cruises and how nice the interior is.
 

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maybe something a litttleee smaller...
For me it's either LX or RSX. I don't want to pay a higher price (I'm getting the Lexus at trade-in value), and I'd rather something I completely know the history of. How it was driven, how often it was serviced, who drove it. I've driven this car and know how it runs and I know that it'll run forever. Or atleast way longer than any RSX.
 

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Wait, you said you're getting 13-14k for the trade in? And it's an 03 with 60k? Do it, man. I dont know about the lexus, but definately get rid of the RSX
 
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