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It's a Lexus LEMON
By dan4van on 04/17/14 19:41 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Lexus RX 330 SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Nothing but issues with the Transmission slip,jerks,jumps. My biggest complaint is that my Lexus RX 330 doesn't no what gear to use. Now it started to make that whinning noise. My lexus only has 74000 miles and it's done. I am more that unhappy with Lexus so much money for a LEMON. Yes it's been pampered all of its life and still give me problems. LEXUS NEVER AGAIN.
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Total dog
By goldie20 on 11/02/13 07:22 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Lexus RX 330 SUV AWD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

Review

This car has been a dog since the day I got it 8 years ago. From the beginning, the car refused to accelerate. "Give it time to learn your driving habits," the dealership told me. Right. It has made an awful, grating, metallic noise every 10 starts or so right from the beginning. Dealership has been unable to diagnose why. Finally, a brake sensor has broken 3 times at a cost to replace of $300 each time. This on a car with 40K miles. I make it my mission to make sure no one I know ever buys a Lexus. What a disgrace.
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my RX330
By 1summerred on 10/24/13 06:31 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Lexus RX 330 SUV AWD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I really do love this vehicle. I wasn't even in the market for a Lexus. I have owned 3 Toyota 4-Runners in the past and was looking for another 4-Runner when I found my Lexus gem. I was looking in the $15K price range and wanted leather interior and 4 wheel drive. I was not able to find a 4-Runner that met these needs in my price range. I haphazardly saw the Lexus RX330 at a dealer lot, test drove it and fell in love. It didn't hurt that it only had 65k miles and was $15K with more bells and whistles than what I was originally looking for. I wont buy anything else. I also had a great dealership to work with which helped immensely.
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Awesome and reliable
By llrinco on 03/28/13 18:55 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Lexus RX 330 SUV AWD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I have owned this SUV for 5 years and no real problems. It has over 110,000 miles but keeps running.
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3 of 18 people found this review helpful
Happy Ride
By middle income on 07/20/10 11:08 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Lexus RX 330 SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Very good handling and stopping. Enough guts to get out of the way. Not a sports car, but that isn't the intent.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Always lexus suv
By sunny on 04/11/10 17:50 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Lexus RX 330 SUV AWD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Last 10 years driving lexus, never a complaint, my first es-300 than rx300 now rx 330. If lexus would make a 6 seater it would be the best, i always loved that car.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Couldn't Be Happier
By GC in Memphis on 03/10/10 13:46 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Lexus RX 330 SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I just bought a used 2005 RX330 and am so glad I did. At first, I wasn't sure I wanted anything other than a full- blown SUV, but this baby has all the interior room I need and more bells and whistles than I know what to do with. Aside from the smooth ride, great handling and spectacular amenities, there is a certain confidence and attitude that come with owning a Lexus. It is wonderful, yet hard to describe. I have received so many compliments. I have only owned it for a week, but, so far it has been excellent. I keep finding new features that blow my mind, seeing as it was so affordable.
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6 of 10 people found this review helpful
Lexus RX 330
By jstone on 12/26/09 10:03 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Lexus RX 330 SUV AWD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Have had too many repairs. Radiator, crankshaft pulley, noise around the air conditioner line, all had to be repaired. I thought a Lexus would run forever with no problems if properly maintained. Very disappointed in this. Visibility is somewhat limited because of design. Disappointed and thinking about looking for something else. I thought this would be a car to last me 20 years.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Still not sure
By pam on 12/14/09 11:15 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Lexus RX 330 SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I purchased this vehicle 5 mos ago. I am enjoying it however I am concerned that the engine noise is louder than I am used to. I do not like the arm rest. Otherwise the ride is very comfortable. Servicing is more expensive than expected. Paint job dulls quickly. (black) Need to have it detailed and waxed too often. I came from a Cadillac and it had more electronic information capabilities.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Best Car Ever
By Batteryman on 10/25/09 12:13 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Lexus RX 330 SUV AWD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

Review

This is the best car we ever had. You sit up high and get the SUV feel, but still get pretty much the 18/24 mpg advertised. It may be slightly under- powered for some, but that's the price of decent mileage. It has been completely reliable. The controls are ergonomic - placed logically just where they ought to be. One exception: the GPS navigation system is complex and somewhat counter-intuitive. Expect a learning curve of some weeks. The low-profile tires are more expensive than the regular kind, but they look great. I replaced them at Walmart in 2009 with top-quality for about $1,000. Groceries tend to slide in the cargo area - the "cargo net" sold as a $60 option is useless.
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