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You are in the Lexus RX 300/330/350
What is this discussion about?
Lexus RX 300, SUV
Sep 29, 2001 (10:35 am)
I too have heard conflicting reports regarding the introduction date of the remodeled RX 300. Toyota has clearly announced an intention to build the RX in Canada but NOT as its sole production facility (as first time lexus build outside the US - they would never shift all production in one year anyway)
Just had a second child and am in desperate need of more space/3rd row. Current lease up in January 2002 - just placed an order for an MDX. Would love to purchase another RX instead if wait isn't too much longer
Any reputable information would be very much appreciated - I don't want to cross over to the Dark (Acura) side!!!
Sep 29, 2001 (11:28 am)
If you need a third row, I'd persoanlly get a ML320 instead of an Acura. I'm not knocking the MDX itself, but if you are use to Lexus customer service then the Acura "experience" will be a rude awakening.
#3184 of 9497 Sludge/Tony's name change
Sep 29, 2001 (2:36 pm)
To take this a step further the Camry/Sienna and I believe the Avalon also use the same engine which would mean that there's well over a quarter million vehicles (RX300) which use this engine, taking into account all the Toyota's which share this part (Even though the engine is tuned differently and other variables such as vehicle weight must be considered) The main point is that this engine has been around for awhile. I've also asked personally at 2 separate dealers and none know of this problem. Now common sense should take over a some point and tell you that if your vehicle is properly serviced (i.e. get your oil changed at recommended intervals, not every 25,000 miles) you should be O.K.
And Tony what's the deal with the user name change I thought that the tc_i_am guy was an imposter, scary thought huh!!!
Sep 29, 2001 (2:47 pm)
Well, if a woman can color her hair, I can change my name. I have my reasons. Don't worry, nobody would want to be me!
You point about the 3.0L used in the Rex are dead on. Does sludge happen to any car? Absolutely, but if one maintains the car properly there is an extremely slim chance it would happen to them. Extremely slim. Did I say extremely?
#3186 of 9497 2002 model info now available
Sep 29, 2001 (3:39 pm)
The 2002 Rex specs are now available at lexus.com.
No changes whatsoever.
#3187 of 9497 mvs1 .........You should be scared!
Sep 29, 2001 (7:52 pm)
A 500 HP mustang that runs hi 10 second quarter mile passes,and can be driven 40+ miles to work and back.....You should be scared.
BTW,when you are in Atlanta I would be glad to scare the crap out of ya..Just say when....And go do some homework on the 25,000 mile oil,it's nothing new since 1972.
The gimpyrx is my wifes,to slow for me.
#3188 of 9497 fog lights and other upgrades
Sep 29, 2001 (8:27 pm)
I am getting close in buying an rx300. I noticed that fog lights are not an option. What aftermarkets fog lights are good for the RX? Also, I'd like to get wider tires for the RX for stability. Are people upgrading their tires with wider tires?
#3189 of 9497 gimpyrx/Tony
Sep 29, 2001 (8:53 pm)
First, isn't the Mustang built off of a platform that dates to the late 70s. If I owned one I'd be scared too. Although I'm fairly young and fall into what wwest refers as "teeny boopers" (need for speed/Gone in sixty seconds) 500hp & 0-60 times don't really impress me. I've long outgrown the need for a phallic symbol such as a the "Stang". Oh and I do frequent the Atlanta, I might take you up on that offer.
Homework? (Don't like it, never have, never will), 25,000 mile intervals? I must have missed that class.
Now for you Tony, your not a women and therefore don't have the right to act on a whim and change your name and confuse us, er me??? Although I'd like to refer to the new you as "TC Lite".
Sep 29, 2001 (9:16 pm)
Fog lights are not an option with the RX because they are standard. They are integrated with the headlight assembly instead of their usual place.
#3191 of 9497 CD Changer Magazines
Sep 29, 2001 (9:17 pm)
Any place to get cd magazines cheaper than $30 at Lexus dealerships?