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lEXUS RX300 REVIEW AFTER 10 YEARS

nahash, 02/07/2013
2002 Lexus RX 300 AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
116 of 123 people found this review helpful

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

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5 out of 5 stars

This car saved my life

asimkhan0620, 01/06/2011
2002 Lexus RX 300 AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
28 of 32 people found this review helpful

If there was a higher rating for build quality and reliability besides excellent, this car would get it. As a senior in high school my parents allowed me to drive this car to school and back. However, one day coming back home i was stopped in a construction zone. A car going around 60 mph apparently did not realize that i was stopped in front and nailed my back bumper. I felt the impact but the car beautifully absorbed the blow. I was so grateful i was driving a truck, a high quality lexus truck, as the accident could have been a lot worse. as the accident could have been a lot worse.

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4.88 out of 5 stars

The Greatest Car I Have Ever Owned

drewlane84, 10/26/2012
2002 Lexus RX 300 AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
16 of 18 people found this review helpful

This is the greatest car I have ever owned. I bought the car certified pre-owned in 2005 and I am absolutely impressed with the quality. After observing my father's current Toyota Prius, which has all of the trims, my Lexus feels luxurious and opulent compared to the hard leather in his car. Every time I turn the key, I do not have to worry about whether the car will start. (I still don't know what the check engine light looks like, and the car is 10 years old.) The only problem is the antenna. It just...stops working. I've put three on the car, but Lexus paid for them all in full. This car is better than most new cars and can still outperform them. It's a great college-kid car, hands-down.

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5 out of 5 stars

There is no better car out there!

Mom of Teens, 02/17/2019
updated 02/21/2020
2002 Lexus RX 300 AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
11 of 12 people found this review helpful

I had a 2006 RX 330, my teenaged sons were T-boned in it as an Escalade slammed into them. It could’ve been bad, car was totaled but sons were fine. Airbags deployed beautifully. I can’t say enough about this. You’ll read many stories about Lexus safety in bad car accidents. I bought a used 2002 RX300 in 2017: Great gas mileage. So reliable in the brutal Midwest winters. Drove it for 3 years. Loved it. I gave it to my oldest son, his only wish was that it had a little more power, but it keeps him from speeding so I’m ok with that! These are just the best cars...new or used. Everyone I know of who’s ever had one, still has it. Usually passed onto a family member because you don’t want to let these cars go!

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5 out of 5 stars

Rx300 Yr2000

Moi, 11/20/2002
2002 Lexus RX 300 AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
6 of 6 people found this review helpful

This car/SUV has excellent handling, great road stability in avoidance manoeuver (avoided a major crash at around 65 mph - thanks to the ABS). Nice pick up for a six, decent gas mileage. Interior well designed & all controls are well located. Could use a little more headroom (6'4"), & would like a telescopic steering wheel. A little wind noise at high speed. Excellent cabin noise reduction, where one can have speaker phone conversation without background noise. Great audio set up. Center console has four drink- holders, and enough storage to keep everyone happy. Overall a very satisfying driving experience all around, whether on long or short haul.

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