Hello, all. My wife and I recently purchased a 2013 lx570. 22" forgiato wheels, hidden escort 8500ci (no pre crash/adaptive cruise control because of this), tracvision satellite dish, 3rd row monitor, and exhaust system, every other available option. we got it for $44500 with 66k miles. Unfortunately it will mostly see the suburban jungle as this is her truck (current car is bmw x5 diesel). Although her x5 has been relatively good to us, it has 120k miles and i fear the repair cost if anything happens. were expecting our first daughter in a month (first girl in my family for over 60 years!) and we wanted a diehard reliable vehicle. Ive had the pleasure of owning a couple lx450 and they have been beasts!. well over 200k miles and fired up every time. i personally preferred the 2008-2011 for their more flowing design, she liked the bullt in headrest monitors and the new front end of the 2013. in any event, ive been going over review after review and ive come across articles (car and driver, motor trend, automobile magazine) that says the 2008 had a towing capacity of 8500lbs, yet the 2013 is rated at 7k. i do plan on towing a car hauler, and two can am commanders with it. Im just wondering why the discrepancies (if not in fact a typo) between the 2008 and the 2013. Thanks all PS, the fear of finally having a daughter is starting to scare the crap out of me. just gotta teach her to do her own repairs and be a markswomen and i should be fine, right?