Brent, I really am on the fence. Since I totaled my 2022 I have been struggling with this. Currently vacationing in Australia, I have ridden in several hybrid Ubers (all Toyota) and am fascinated by the quietness -not hearing an engine sound is unique to my ears. 🙃. I mean… it just seems like some kind of engine noise is “normal” to these old ears and I wonder if I’ll miss hearing that. But When I hear Totota’s electric model sales are already at 25% and growing, one can clearly see where this is going.
I have a steady stream of rss feeds coming into my Outlook account to help me sort through the noise, and assist me in finding a new vehicle.
Although, we've had great success with the Toyota products, I'm not married to them, but only to the reliability.
We considered the Hs, the PHEV as well as the EVs. The range of the PHEVs and EVs are getting better, but I've ruled out the PHEVs (look up FORM) to see why which is only part of why we didn't persue those.
There isn't enough EV charging stations for me to feel comfortable, and the prices are not great either.
That Lexus RX are pricey puppies, but we know that is a more reliable choice, and we like our luxury goodies. For us, the distance to the dealer is another strong consideration. Between the 2 Lexus vehicles, we had to go to the dealer once for an oil line recall on the ES350.
I like to change our vehicles every 10 years or so. We changed up the ES350 only due to the size and equipment I was carrying at the time.
For X, the Lexus dealer is a 3 hour drive away to take care of any issues. I'm more comfortable with that choice then the 1 1/2 hour drive to a German dealership.
That's enough for now,