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Lexus RX 300, SUV
#7 of 9498 Value packages on 2001
Nov 20, 2000 (1:24 pm)
I went to Tulsa lot sunday (closed) and saw a ton on RX 300s. Surprised and irritated that the 2001 in now cheaper than my 2000 I bought in August. The 1,500 package discount, puts the fwd with leather, roof, CD changer, wood wheel at $37,600.
Mine listed for $37,700 and had no wood wheel, no stability control, no traction control, and none of the 2001 upgrades. I guess I should have watch the ES300 pricing. The 97 ES 300 was more than the 01 is now! And in 97 list price was common. I guess Lexus is being bit in the butt by the MDX pricing. Also surprised to see a vapor color with no CD and no roof. MSRP $36,000. I see no point to that. Even no memory seats. For $1,700 you get a ton of stuff more since the value packages are out there.
#8 of 9498 Snow Setting
Nov 20, 2000 (5:02 pm)
I just recently bought a used 2000 FWD RX300. I am
very pleased overall. I am confused about the "snow" power setting. Is this similar to a
Traction Control System to be used in wet conditions, or should it strictly be used in snow at slow speeds?
#9 of 9498 Snow Setting
Nov 20, 2000 (5:30 pm)
I believe it just starts the car out in 2nd instead of 1st gear.
Nov 20, 2000 (6:23 pm)
Yes, Avery1 is correct....snow setting starts the car moving in 2nd gear.
#11 of 9498 Priceline actually works!
Nov 21, 2000 (12:55 am)
I'm in Houston, Texas and had pretty much resigned myself to paying MSRP for a 2001 RX300 at the area dealers (or going to Dallas to get one). On a lark, I put a bid in on Priceline this weekend for a Blue Vapor FWD with Premium Plus package. My bid was $36,000 even and it was accepted by Westside Lexus. That includes destination and advertising fee, and I pick up the car on Saturday. No haggling, no hassle, and I even get the upgraded steering wheel at no cost. In Texas, I don't even have to pay the $50 Priceline fee. I think I got a great deal. If you're looking try Priceline out and see what happens!
#12 of 9498 Information Display
Nov 21, 2000 (1:04 am)
How can i get the temp display for outside temp and AC to show Centigrade instead of Fahrenheit
Nov 21, 2000 (1:02 am)
Average MPG has been stuck on 17.5 for the last 12000 miles, is this normal or do yours change
Nov 21, 2000 (1:58 am)
Reset your Avg MPG setting.....(see manual)
Display shows average since last reset.....since it is an average and you may have not reset it in 12000 miles...I would not expect it to change from 17.5 very quickly....I reset my avg MPG everytime I fill the car with gasoline.
Nov 21, 2000 (3:09 am)
If you keep the display on avg MPG for a long time, say 3000 miles, it will just stay stuck, as any change like going slow or fast won't really affect it much. I use mine whenever I start a trip or after a 1000 miles or so. It's fun to leave in on plain old MPG and let it range from 5 to 100, which I guess is the default when you're going downhill not using the accelerator at all.
#16 of 9498 MPH Display
Nov 21, 2000 (4:49 am)
I just did a test today where I set my cruise control with the speedometer as close to 70mph as I could. (It was right on the line.) Then I reset my mph digital readout and on a flat desert road just watched it for 30 min or so. The digital readout showed 67mph continuously. Which do you think is the more accurate. Does anyone know where the readings come from?