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Lexus RX 300, SUV
#5039 of 9498 Coach Edition?!?!
Mar 27, 2002 (8:17 am)
Hi all....I was just randomly browsing the Lexus website and noticed that they are offering a 2002 RX 300 Coach edition. The exterior resembles the SilverSport (grill & uniform color) while the interior is tan leather around. Only three color options available: white, charcoal, gold. I was very surprised at this offering as I hadn't heard any prior info related to it. I'm still hoping for a '03 update (as my 00 lease is up in Jan.) Just a FYI.......Steve
Mar 27, 2002 (11:24 am)
I'm here in Texas and bought a 2WD with heated seats and HIDs. My dealership had the vehicle shipped from another lot inside the state within 2 weeks.
Mar 27, 2002 (11:38 am)
They did the same silly thing with last year's ES300 to push them out the door.
This just about seals the fate that the 2003 will be redesigned, like the ES300 was the following year.
Mar 27, 2002 (2:18 pm)
I'm getting a bit tired of the Coach editions - the SilverSport was a much more original (and exciting) way to enhance the RX and spur sales.
#5043 of 9498 RX 300 Sludge
Mar 27, 2002 (4:03 pm)
Town hall readers, just a word of warning about sludge. The wife had our 1999 RX 300 to the dealer today for a couple of minor things (whine in the radio and a right front side window that would not close on the "express up", while it was there I asked to have them check for sludge since we bought it used at a Toyota dealership. Well guess what, they found sludge. We had no signs of any problems such as smoking, oil consumption, or dash lights coming on. They (Lexus) are going to perform their fix under warranty. The fix seems to involve new valve covers / gaskets plus cleaning out as much of the top end as they can. They will then drop the oil pan and do the same thing from the botton end of the motor. The service manager did indicate to me that this was a mild case (a 3 on a scale of 1 -10, 10 being totally siezed). When I inquired about whether I should keep the car or not (my wife drives it with our two young children) he stated he would be able to give me a better opinion after he has the motor opened up. He was also recommending 3000 mile oil changes which as we all know is not what is in the manual. I must say Lexus has been very accomadating so far. My wife is a little upset because she really likes the car. I'll let you all know more next Wednesday after it gets cleaned up.
Mar 27, 2002 (6:56 pm)
How did they determine your car had sludge? Did the pull off one of the valve covers, or use someother method?
Mar 27, 2002 (11:00 pm)
How many miles do you have and how often were you doing your oil changes?
Mar 27, 2002 (11:09 pm)
Does anyone know if the white color they offer for Coach Edition is the same as the usual white??
#5047 of 9498 Zielnw and rlui1
Mar 28, 2002 (4:09 am)
They pulled off the front valve cover. We bought the car used but the history in the owners manual seems to indicate oil changes were done every 4-5K. I would think that should be an acceptable interval, however, there is still some sludge in the motor. The service manager is recommending a 3K oil change interval. I'm going to play wait and see and find out what the service manager tells me on Wednesday after they take off both valve covers and drop the oil pan. I'll keep you all posted.
#5048 of 9498 2001 RX300 25,000 miles, any suggestions for new tires?
Mar 28, 2002 (1:23 pm)
2001 FWD RX 300 almost ready for new tires, any advice? Dealer suggests Bridgestone or Goodyear, read many bad things about Goodyear Integrity tiresi that are on there...thanks.