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The vehicle is larger than the previous generation, with a 2-inch 50. Love that it has lots of pockets and holders for purse, phone, sunglasses, etc. Although I gave up horsepower I chose the Lexus and fell in love with it because of the smooth look and feel. It's still shifting and running well. I live far and have some questions about the vehicle because I was interested in buying at that time. Both models were fitted with a 4-speed.
These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Archived from on 15 February 2010. An battery was responsible for powering the motors, and charged by generators during deceleration or sharp cornering. Seats are very comfortable, even on regular trips of 4+ hours. Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead.
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