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
Driving position, visibility, comfort
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 !!
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.
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.
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.
Heated seats. YA, gotta have em in
California. In dash CD Changer, and
MORE HORSEPOWER!!!! MORE
HORSEPOWER!!!, Lower the PRICE, and get
rid of the SQUEAKS!!!!!!!!!
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
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
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