2000 Lexus RX 300 Consumer Review: Transmission went at 78000

2000 Lexus RX 300 - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Transmission went at 78000
By inetd on


2000 Lexus RX 300 4dr SUV


Transmission went at 78000. Warranty is 70k/7yrs, and Lexus sticks to those numbers. This is a low-end basic Toyota transmission that Lexus loaded up with weight and gadgets. We know lots of people that have had 2x transmissions by 100k miles, some with 3x transmissions. It's the car's weak point for sure. Engine has had class action lawsuit for sludge/failure. Dealers still deny there's a problem - they're told to be quiet about it. Transmission class action is next. 2WD reliability is poor, 4WD reliability is abysmal

Best Features

It's really just a basic car. "Lexus Reliability" is a myth, it's just a car. Car is a good deal if trans has just been replaced w/a new warranty.

Worst Features

Less marketing hype about reliability and more effort into the actual engineering of that reliability. This car is just a spiffy Highlander.
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