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gonnabuildabuggy

Trying not to be bothered...

So, decided to have a look at an RX400h on Saturday as right now its' the car most likely to replace the FRV.

Very, very impressed with Lexus Sales (knowledgeable, not pushy) and the car which was like new inside and out.

So.....feeling tempted but this week we're going to need the FRV's six seats and also noticed a car park dint, which frankly we don't care about on the FRV now due it's lack of value.

So, I suspect I will pass on this one but when the FRV goes then an RX is likely to replace it.

Neat post viewing video too.

https://video.citnow.com/vtt-HxH5wLv
Bob Sacamano

looks immaculate that, and 83k miles is barely run in for a RX400h.
Martin

It was Glen that looked after me when I test drove the GS450.

I don't really like the RX, but that is in very good condition for the age / mileage, clearly been looked after.
PhilD

Nice touch with the video and the car looks amazing for 83k miles.
Giant

Very clean looking car. I've never hit on with the looks of the RX, but can see the appeal. It seems to me that there's little worth on selling the FRV, may as well keep it until it throws a big bill at you, in the meantime you can build your car kitty, and cars you might want get more affordable.
gooner

Glen sounds like he's really excited by that car. The enthusiasm was literally dripping off of him.
gonnabuildabuggy

Giant wrote:
Very clean looking car. I've never hit on with the looks of the RX, but can see the appeal. It seems to me that there's little worth on selling the FRV, may as well keep it until it throws a big bill at you, in the meantime you can build your car kitty, and cars you might want get more affordable.


There is the problem, already running 3 + my son has a car, 4 will be pushing it and literally our drive can only hold 3 cars.

So, to get the RX the FRV has to go. Concensus over the weekend is that 6 seats is still to essential for us.
Frank Bullitt

6 isn't essential, it's useful however - is it a drama taking two cars out when going somewhere with parents?

More importantly, how did you find the Snow Mode
Bob Sacamano

Did I notice Glen cradling a warm chamois in his other hand as he filmed?
Martin

Frank Bullitt wrote:
6 isn't essential, it's useful however - is it a drama taking two cars out when going somewhere with parents?

More importantly, how did you find the Snow Mode


Do you travel a lot with 6 in the car, other than local trips? When my parents come down (or vice versa) we go out in 2 cars, it's not an issue at all,but it's every couple of months not every week.

I appreciate that it's different when you're thinking about giving up / losing practicality rather than whether or not to buy it.

Glen didn't offer me a warm chamois, he didn't even offer me a nice biscuit with my tea.
gonnabuildabuggy

Frank Bullitt wrote:
6 isn't essential, it's useful however - is it a drama taking two cars out when going somewhere with parents?

More importantly, how did you find the Snow Mode


Useless on Saturday

Taking two cars out is an issue if we're going somewhere like London for the day, double costs and in-laws won't drive there. We've also done holidays together and it's just so much easier than trying to follow each other around, find two parking spaces in a busy car park etc.

I'd say it will become a bigger issue as they get older (my Mum is 78 and rest aren't far behind her) but by then we'll be down to 2 or 3 of us at home so that isn't such a big factor (favourite alternative as of today is XC90 V8)

Also often we'll end up picking 5 kids up when boys are out (this is quid pro quo as others with 6/7 seaters will have done the opposite trip). Again this will disappear in 3 yrs time, but lessen a lot in 12-18 months.
Frank Bullitt

Going in to London, with both of your kids and parental outfit, can't be especially common - anyway, use the train by taking two cars to the station.

Lifts on night out - 4's the limit, sorry!

Holidays? I would have thought taking two cars a distinct advantage as you don't always have to do all the same things.

See, simples (having said that, I'm not an RX fan so I'd probably keep the Honda too).
PhilD

You could always get a new(er) FRV?
Martin

Sounds like you're convincing yourself to keep what you have.  Nothing wrong with that and is probably the right answer while the Honda isn't costing you much.
Nice Guy Eddie

So you've gone from wanting a V8 Mustang to a RX450, what the hell happened?
gonnabuildabuggy

Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
So you've gone from wanting a V8 Mustang to a RX450, what the hell happened?


Mustang still planned, just not yet, both depreciation to 20K and lack of children, plus 50th birthday are trigger points.  RX400h would probabyl be FRV replacement if I needed a new car tomorrow.

But...talked myself out of it. No point in a newer FRV, nothing wrong with ours and depreciated already to circa 2K so why lose money on a newer one.

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