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Lexus rx 330 or nissan pathfinder

by tattimann / January 29, 2006 10:27 AM PST

Please tell me which one is better nissan pathfinder or lexus rx330- which one is better for a family and technology

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I tend to avoid the Lexus type vehicles
by joehawk1 / January 29, 2006 1:14 PM PST

Because the labor and parts for these luxury vehicles will cost a great deal more then just the high cost of purchasing them. I had a friend who bought a used Lexus, at a great deal, but ended up selling it because of the much higher cost of labor on it as well as the inflated part prices. However if you plan on trading the vehicle in every 3 years, the Lexus really is a nice vehicle. I have another friend who bought two of these [one for his wife] and loves them. He has the money to trade them in before they start needing repairs, and he doesn't mind the big hit he takes trading in every few years.

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Really depends on what you need
by Dan Filice / June 19, 2010 4:21 AM PDT

It really depends on what your priorities are. Each of these cars, even though they are SUV's, are almost totally different. The Lexus is really geared to those who want a luxury feel to their vehicle. Yes, the parts cost more for repairs, but the trade-off is a more comfortable ride and more tech items. My son currently owns a Nissan and in general it's a good car, but in no way does it come close to the luxury feel of a Lexus. My good friend owns the Lexus you are considering so I have some personal comparisons. The Nissan is like a utility vehicle. Lots of plastic, more rattles and a harsher ride. But these factors may be perfectly fine depending on what you need. I owned a 1990 4-Runner for many years and it was like a tank, but that fit my needs perfectly. As far as reliability, I'd say your choices are fairly even, although my son's Nissan has had many problems with the electronic throttle control, and this seems to be a common Nissan problem since they have issued a recall notice to many Nissan owners.

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