By Brooklyn on
2000 Lexus RX 300 4dr SUV AWD
Bought certified '00 RX300 AWD,
premium package, 47k mi. Looks,
drives, feels like new. Body
style virtually the same from 2000-
2003. Shopped around for months--
Acura MDX, Infinit QX4, BMW
X5, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Range
Rover Discovery. Lexus probably
least "true SUV" of the bunch, but it
provides me with what I really NEED
(AWD, safety, reliability,
quality) and WANT (smooth drive, top
notch amenities). Don't plan to take
my luxury SUV offroad... I'd buy a Jeep
for that. This is a luxury vehicle
that is capable of hauling 5 adults and
cargo comfortably in any weather (rain,
snow, shine). It's not for rock
climbing, trail riding, etc.
Quality interior, leather, controls,
sound system, brakes, AWD. Feels like
you're driving a true luxury vehicle.
CD changer in glove box is
inconvenient. Gas mileage isn't great,
but probably on par with other SUVs.
Wife feels the car inspires confidence
in her driving, but I'd like a little
more pep... beef up the engine and add
lower profile wheels for sportier look.