HI everyone, My nme is Dan and I bought a 2009 M35x yesterday. Found this site thru web search for info about my M.
During the last 20 years. my family has owned mostly Toyota vehicles: 12 Toyotas and 3 Lexuses). We have collectively had only great success with them.
I traded in my 2001 GS430 RWD with 175K miles. It was a great car, powerfull and fun to drive. With the snowy winters in Chicago, I simply got tired of dealing with RWD being ineffective, fish-tailing in the snow or simply not driving the card during bad weather. I decided that my next car would be a GS-like size, at least as big as my '01 GS, and with AWD. Lexus now offers AWD on the GS35, but unfortunately the last 2 body styles of the GS are each smaller in interior room than my '01 GS, so I said no them. Have had my eye on a M35x for a while. Not many other vehicle to consider, given my criteria. The M35 comes highly recommenced, good value for the $$$, hands-down bigger than my '01 GS including more head room and more front seat leg room (I am 6'4") and, most importantly, has the optional AWD! My brother-in-law had a M45 and now has a M35x and he has no problems whatsoever.
Looking forward to learning for all of you. Thanks for your time