• Nov 5, 2009
Branew Lexus RX450h - click above image to view hi-res gallery

Let me be blunt: I don't like luxury crossovers. At all. It's a niche with no appeal to me whatsoever. Not a car, not a truck – just a fat sedan jacked up on stilts to woo trophy wives with fancy badges and reassure soccer mammas that their children are "safe." And the Lexus RX gets the sharp point of my spear of anger because it's basically responsible for the high-end CUV craze. Not a fan of hybrids, either. That said, I'm absolutely smitten with Branew's Lexus RX450h.

I think it's the stance, has to be. But there is just something very desirable – from an aesthetic standpoint. The big 24-inch wheels help tremendously, perching Branew's at just the right height. And the lower fascia helps the quite handsome – if not distinctive – OEM grill pop. And I know it's going to be a controversial opinion, but the koi fish on the hood totally work. In fact, I know a certain Subaru WRX that could use a koi or two. Anyhow, while I'd rather gargle nails than rock a luxo-CUV, if forced at gunpoint, Branew's RX450h would be my first (and only) choice.




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      • 5 Years Ago
      quad exhaust on a hybrid lol..
      • 5 Years Ago
      Jonny, go with your first instinct. Luxury crossovers are the worst car scam out there. I have no use for them either. Even this one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh, Johnny!

      You are being sarcastic, right?
      • 5 Years Ago
      most desirable RX? so they "DUB" it...so what? it looks like every other DUB car out there.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Most desirable RX450h? No, I don't think so.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd buy it but only if at gun point and I was able to get a spinner medalion to wear around my neck :D
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think I'm gonna agree with hamhock here. I have suv's but putting a child in and out of a carseat, living in an old house and living in a first ring suburb with crappy roads, I'm starting to understand the appeal.
      It almost looks like a hot hatch, which is what i really want- and am building, but if I had the dough, I would want a rolls-royce, plug-in, series hybrid, hot hatch.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Koi? Those are carp, also known as bottom feeders. ;-)
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd love to drive around in a Dinaned 335i coupe but guess what? I live in an inner ring suburb with awful roads so I need ground clearance and sidewalls. And I need all wheel drive because of the weather. And I own a 5 bedroom house that always needs something so I need cargo space. And I have a 4 year old and will hopefully have another one soon. And I like to be able to drive 7 people around when it's required. So I have an MDX. And it rocks.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Jonny, if you like this, I hear Honda is coming out with a new car called a Crosstour that you'll probably think is carptastic as well... Apparently they've got one all jazzed up at SEMA, too B)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Such angst Johnny. I enjoyed reading that.
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