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My Favorite Vehicle...Until
3 of 17 people found this review helpful
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By bridgils
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1999 Lexus RX 300 SUV 4dr SUV AWD


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I have loved this vehicle since the first test drive. It exceeded my expectations for years until today. This SUV is notorious for costly transmission failures - today I join this club. It would have been the perfect vehicle if the tran would have held up. The repair cost is anticipated to be the blue book on the vehicle - tough call.


Favorite Features

Heated seats - they become your best friend in the winter, stereo, quiet and gentle ride - even with 129K miles


Suggested Improvements

Toyota has known about the transmission problems and shamefully never recalled these high-end SUVs for correction. Some accounts of failure were not only costly, but life threatening.


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Mobile money pit
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Foggy
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1999 Lexus RX 300 SUV 4dr SUV AWD


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This is a terrible car. I bought a Lexus for the reliability, but spent a fortune on repairs. Air Compressor, Transmission, would be the 2 biggies. Check the lexus owner website about the complaints on this model. I was lucky that the tranny went out at 145,000. My Compressor went out at 59k. Transfer case died at 185k.


Favorite Features

Cd changer


Suggested Improvements

Your life will improve if you do not buy this car


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Lexus, NEVER AGAIN
1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By RX300
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1999 Lexus RX 300 SUV 4dr SUV AWD


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The Lexus RX300 is all about look and false reputation. I bought this 99' RX300 108K 8 months ago hopping to have a reliable vehicle at least for 50K based on Toyota/Lexus false reputation and transmission blew at 120k, then I saw on the web forums that is very common on RX300 transmissions blowing under 100K (90, 80 or 75K). Lexus RX300 is a piece of crap. Overpriced to buy, insane to fix. Next time I will definitely go with Ford or Chevy family. I will recommend it to my worst enemy.


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Love My Car!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By dgrant1518
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1999 Lexus RX 300 SUV 4dr SUV AWD


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I love this car! I purchased it with 38,000 miles. I am now at 256,000 with no major problems at all. I have only had a couple sensors and the alternator replaced.


Suggested Improvements

Visor won't stay up.


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Love it....but it has ISSUES!!!!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By 14ktlady
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1999 Lexus RX 300 SUV 4dr SUV AWD


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I love driving it in the winter, I had some problems in the beginning, but the recall took care of the oil clumping problem at Lexus's expense. They also fixed the sensors but, the oxygen still causes the engine light to come on.


Favorite Features

The heated seats and AWD, IN Ohio, it comes in handy!!!


Suggested Improvements

The price of maintenance!!!


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