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By Pete in Rome
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2004 Lexus RX 330 4dr Fwd SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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This is my second RX. First was the 300 and I have loved both. Top quality of build, no problems at all, and just the best overall quality around. I love the treatment at the dealer, and love that I just never have to go back! I am tempted to buy my third one in a row. That is the best compliment I can think of.


Best Features

Seating, interior appearance, engine and drive train. Interior room.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage, brighter back up lights, longer wearing original tires.


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A solid SUV/vehicle
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By Cailor
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2004 Lexus RX 330 4dr AWD SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Came from an Audi S4 Avant, and while not a sports vehicle, it does well while providing great space for driver+4 passengers while still getting great gas mileage for an SUV (I am getting approximately 22MPG with highway and city driving). The rear camera very helpful for otherwise difficult to view backwards. Drives like a car.


Best Features

NAV System, great space, good power for towing light sailboats (under 2000 lbs total w/trailer).


Worst Features

Would like the low fuel LED to be more obvious (noise would be good), iPod/MP3 interface, better sound w/o CD changer. Tires will have to be replaced at around 31,000 miles (low profile) - would have been nice to have a warning before purchase (was very surprise), NAV system map updates.


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By N Dwyer
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2004 Lexus RX 330 4dr AWD SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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I love this car. I can stash the kids, the bikes and the dog and yet it isn't WAAY too big to drive like some of the other SUVs. It drives like a car and turns on a dime. EASY to park and a very comfy ride.


Best Features

LOVE the heated seats and dual zone climate control. The one touch rear door is a great feature.


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Pretty good, but expect more from Lexus
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By BryanW
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2004 Lexus RX 330 4dr Fwd SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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After reading so much about Lexus reliability and dealer service, I'm underwhelmed. It's not bad, but it's not great, certainly not a rating of "5" that every dealership employee begs that you give them. Our car had been good - good power, good comfort, decent reliability. The suspension in tuned too soft for my taste, and the FWD is not ideal. In the 33k miles we've had the car, we've had several items break. This includes the HID headlights, Brake master cylinder (took 3 try's to get this one fixed), auto climate control still does not work right, rear power liftgate problems, and driver sun visor. Stock Goodyears wear out in 20k miles.


Best Features

Soft leather, 18" wheels, nice materials inside, good looks, good gas mileage (17 / 24), dealer loaner cars when in for service. Good storage space in car.


Worst Features

Make the ride more "european" and less cadillac. How about more than 4-way adjustable passenger seat??? Better reliability, less dealer pressure for high ratings. Split rear gate so window can be lifted to allow for large items (like a surfboard).


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Warning Problem with Rotors
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By Wally
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2004 Lexus RX 330 4dr AWD SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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The rotors had to replaced at l4000 miles after the steering wheel began to shake. At 27000 miles I was driving down a 8 mile 7% grade in third gear and needed to brake because the traffic slowed, the steering wheel suddenly shook so badly that I had to pull over and let the rotors cool before proceeding. Rotors were replaced for a second time. If you have paint chip on the bumper do not take the RX330 through a high pressure car wash as the paint may peel off the bumper as it did in my case. Lexus will do nothing about. It is your problem even if the car is within warrentee. I feel the vehicle is unsafe because of the rotor problem. I would not suggest buying one.


Best Features

Comfortable to drive.


Worst Features

Fix the rotor problem. Put a quality finish on your bumpers. Make clear in the manual to only hand wash the car.


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