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Lexus RX 300, SUV
#6517 of 9498 Shifting (automatic changing gears)
Nov 06, 2002 (8:49 am)
My 1999 Rx 300 (Lexus) with 40,000 doesn't seem to know
what gear to go to when I first take off in the morning. It gets up
to around 35 mph and hangs there. I keep looking down to see
if I have it in drive instead of 1 or 2. I have taken to the dealer two
times and both times they tell me thats the way the 99 Rx 300's
are? They said it was set up that way for the engine to warm up?
#6518 of 9498 Stuck in Gear?
Nov 06, 2002 (9:45 am)
My '99 has done this since day one. It was distracting at first but now I don't even notice it and it doesn't cause any problems.
#6519 of 9498 Feature!!
Nov 06, 2002 (9:47 am)
My 01 AWD RX300 doesn't lock up the torque converter for a period of time when I start it up "cold". I have heard that is so the tranx fluid will warm up quicker or it may even be to "fire off" the catalytic converter quicker.
#6520 of 9498 Shifting
Nov 06, 2002 (9:50 am)
It is normal operation for the RX transmission to hold onto gears longer when it is cold - although somewhat annoying, this allows the fluids to warm more quickly and also reduces emissions.
#6521 of 9498 Bm3coupe: Ordering a 2003 RX300
Nov 06, 2002 (10:09 am)
My answer in post #6234 is wrong. I went back and looked at my notes, and the Lexus dealer told me that I could order a 2003 RX300 through the end of January for delivery prior to the introduction of the 2004 RX330 this spring. Sorry for the confusion.
#6522 of 9498 Thanks so much Mrrogers
Nov 07, 2002 (7:30 pm)
Thanks for the info.
#6523 of 9498 Which Lexus dealer offer the best price for FWD?
Nov 07, 2002 (7:40 pm)
I have been searching for a 2003 FWD RX300 with Premium value package. Most dealers quote 36K+ Tax and tag
I really appreciate for any info about the price and a dealer has a better deal. I live in Maryland and don't mind to pick up a car within 500 miles.
#6524 of 9498 Maryland Shopper
Nov 08, 2002 (4:31 am)
Tink Doyle with Lexus of Richmond was great to deal with when I bought my 01.
#6525 of 9498 Maryland dealers...
Nov 08, 2002 (2:36 pm)
I had good luck (and service) with Lexus of Rockville, on Rockville Pike just before you get to Gaithersburg. I used an internet service (carorder.com) for my 2k AWD RX300 they seemed happy to deal with internet services and pricing.
Nov 08, 2002 (2:40 pm)
AAA buys a lot of cars every month. They have a lot of purchasing power. I told them exactly what I wanted (color, extras) and they saved me a lot of money. You can pick the car up at the local AAA office. You should check it out.