I have no idea where you got that figure from. I'm on my 3rd Acura
and I've never paid anywhere near $300 for an oil change. For
instance, the last oil change (at my Acura dealer) I got on my RL
was $36. It included the normal visual inspections, a wash,
interior vacuum and an alignment (toe-in) check.
Having recentley faced the same decision myself, I ended up choosing a
new Honda Accord Euro (Acura TSX) here in Australia over a new Lexus
While I enjoyed driving both, the Lexus was just a little bit too
expensive and I could get similar features in the Accord Euro (TSX)
without having to pay an extra federal 'Luxury car tax', so I went with
At the dealer, sure. They figure people who are silly enough to spend
$50K for a new car, don't really care about the minimum $300 service
You should see what some Lexus dealers are soaking their customers for
for simple oil changes.
If you want a Japanese Buick that overall is impeccably built and should
last forever, buy the Lexus and have it serviced at your local garage,
not the Lexus dealer.
If you like fun to drive that's well built and probably will last
forever, buy an Acura.
It depends on whether you like to drive a car with a sportier
suspension and handling characteristics or a car that is much softer
and less adept at handling. Both are well built and very nice
vehicles. Just get the one with the characteristics you like.
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