2008 Lexus RX 400h Hybrid from North America
The vehicle is a good vehicle, but not worth the premium that the name Lexus generally engenders
This car has performed well, but for the body, engine, transmission, drive train, which I believe are well built, the other aspects of the vehicle are substandard for a high end vehicle. The following is a list of some of the irritations found in the equipment and design of the vehicle:
The back up lights are much too faint to allow for safe backing up at night.
The retractors for the front seat belts are weak, and do not retract well.
The exterior paint is soft and thin. The paint will scratch by coming into contact even with plastic materials.
The arm rest padding is thin, and after four years has worn through.
The finish on the steering wheel, after four years, is showing about 40% wear spots.
The original tires are cheap and wear quickly.
The radio and CD player is low end quality.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th July, 2012
So a Mark Levinson stereo is low end quality? What exactly is that? I think you're here to bash Lexus for no apparent reason. It's one of the best stereos in any car.
The tyres are Bridgestone, which from when I last checked, are some of the best out there. Clearly no faults, just nit picking.
As for the reverse lights, it meets the required standard, and I've yet to hear or read anyone moaning about such a fault.
Actually I agree with the rear reverse lights being too weak; I have the same problem with them when backing up in the dark. The camera is not of much use in those situations...