Used 2002 Lexus RX 300 Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2002 Lexus Rx-300 - Consumer Reviews

2002 Lexus RX 300

Average Consumer Rating

99 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific RX 300 model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
lEXUS RX300 REVIEW AFTER 10 YEARS
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By nahash
on

Vehicle

2002 Lexus RX 300 AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Hi, I have this car for 10 years now with 220k In general it was a great car very comfi to drive. It had few small problems but 2 problems that I want to share with all potential owners. One is with the anti lock brake sensors. During the 10 years had to change 2 anti lock sensors. 1000$ cost for each.Lexus built the antilock sensor into the drive shafts so there are 4 sensors in this car as it is a 4 wheel drive ( 4 shafts). In order to change the sensor the shaft must be replaced with a cost close to 1000$. Other issue is the timing belt. This model has a timing belt that must be changed around the 180k with a cost to the customer of close to 1000$. so be aware this is what you will face


Favorite Features

Driving position, visibility, comfort


Suggested Improvements

Change to timing chain, improve the Anti Lock sensors so they will not fail so often and that it will be easy to change without changing the whole shaft !!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

google engine sludge rx300
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Paul W Miller
on

Vehicle

2002 Lexus RX 300 AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Bought as fifth owner with 136K miles. Perhaps a risky move but the engine crapped out on the first 300 trip. After looking at the horror stories I'd never consider a RX300 again unless the previous owner maintenance could be verified beyond a shadow of a doubt, too risky.


Favorite Features

When it runs.


Suggested Improvements

Engine


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

My last Toyota purchase
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By c krempley
on

Vehicle

2002 Lexus RX 300 AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This car did not live up to my expectations. After owning many Toyota products, a Corrolla was my first car, I will no longer be purchasing their product. The hype that this car would run for 200 to 300 thousand miles is just hype. My transmission gave out on a major highway at 10:00 PM in a construction zone 30 miles from ANY gas station or other help. Two years ago the air conditioning unit needed replacement and now there are electrical problems. I have never had so many problems with a car.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

The RX 300.
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By kd
on

Vehicle

2002 Lexus RX 300 AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Steering SUCKS, Car has the ever so FAMOUS Glove box rattle, and some other noises that just aren't worthy of the 44K price tag (out the door.)The goodyear Intergerity Tires Look LIKE and are CRAPPY. The car rides very nice, is pretty quite, but has developed a front end Squeak that seemingly cannot be fixed @ 22K miles. It has been a good car, but the V6 LACKS the power that can be purchased elsewhere for the +40K we paid. IE, INFINITY, JEEP, Mercury! We like the car but it is ?able @ 44K.


Favorite Features

Heated seats. YA, gotta have em in California. In dash CD Changer, and sound system.


Suggested Improvements

MORE HORSEPOWER!!!! MORE HORSEPOWER!!!, Lower the PRICE, and get rid of the SQUEAKS!!!!!!!!!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

DONT DO IT...!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By BillYo
on

Vehicle

2002 Lexus RX 300 AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

WITH A NAMEPLATE LIKE LEXUS...YOU WOULDNT THINK YOU WOULD HAVE THE PROBLEMS I HAVE EXPERIENCED....EVERYTHING FROM BEING STRANDED OUT OF TOWN WITH A BLOWN TRANSMISSION...TOO FEW LIGHTS..AND CHRONIC FUSE BLOWING...INTERIOR LIGHTS ..SECURITY ALARM...THE LIST GOES ON.... NEVER EVER AGAIN...BUT THE SERVICE WAS GREAT AND VERY APOLOGETIC....SORRY BUT THE STING OF BEING STRANDED ON YOUR VACATION LONG OUTLIVES THE FINE SERVICE.


Favorite Features

ITS PAYED OFF..!!


Suggested Improvements

SEE ABOVE....!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411