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Lexus RX 300, Lexus RX 330
#63 of 97 Just got my 2000 RX 300 - Yippee!
Jun 24, 2003 (7:22 pm)
I have now owned my 2000 RX300 for 2 days. Bought it from a Lexus dealer in San Diego. It was leased and has only 16,800 miles on it. I did pay to get the "certified" version and also paid to get the "extra" 2 years on the certified extended warranty. So, I have 5 full years from date of purchase and 83,200 miles left on the warranty. Paid top dollar, probably, $26,700; but I am absolutely delighted with it. Yippee!
Jun 24, 2003 (8:38 pm)
When you consider that you have five years of full warranty coverage on a near-new luxury vehicle, the $26,700 that you paid starts to look pretty good. I'd say it was a smart move on your part.
#65 of 97 Yippeee - thanks
Jun 25, 2003 (7:31 pm)
Thanks jbaumgart, for your comment. Another reason for being happy/yippee!! I just found out that though I traded in a 2002 Honda Odyssey mini-van and got "only' $19,000 for trade-in value, I cancelled the extended warranty on the Honda and I will be getting $750 dollars back! Again-yippee!
When I paid extra for the extended "certified previously owned" vehicle warranty with Lexus, I took the gamble and paid an additional $125, so.... IF, and that is a big IF, I DON'T use the extended warranty during those last two years, I will get ALL my $1,870 back for that Lexus warranty... What do you all think of my chances of getting my money back on that warranty? In other words, am I apt to need the 4th and 5th years of warranty with mileage up to 100,000? Or will I get lucky?
#66 of 97 Or Will I Get Lucky?
Jun 25, 2003 (10:06 pm)
This is why you bought the warranty, since there is no way to tell in advance whether or not you will need it. With this vehicle I'd say your chances are pretty good though. You certainly have an incentive NOT to use it, and the money-back feature sure gives you an incentive to not turn in claims for small repairs.
Jul 20, 2003 (9:04 am)
I have a 2000 RX300 with original Goodyear tires and need some advice on best type of replacements to consider. Need to do this soon for an upcoming cross country road trip. All replies will be sincerely appreciated.
#68 of 97 Replacement Tires for RX300
Jul 20, 2003 (3:54 pm)
I heard great reviews on Michelin Cross Terrain SUV and will replace mine soon also.
I still have the original Bridgestone tires which is OK.
You can buy the tires at www.tirerack.com and shipped the tires to your mechanic for labor cost only.
#69 of 97 RX replacement tires
Jul 20, 2003 (7:01 pm)
I'm also in the market for new tires. I think I've limited my decision to the Bridgestone Dueler H/L or the Michelin Cross Terrain. The Bridgestone H/L is a new version - "improved" compared to the B. Dueler H/T that came as original equipment on the RX. The B. Dueler H/L employs a new UNI-T AQ technology with dual layer tread which resists normal heat deterioration of the tire. Tire Rack did an eval. on the two and found the H/L to have " matched the H/T in ride quality while being quieter on all road surfaces. On the wet track, with both tires at half tread, the new H/L performed better than the earlier H/T by providing more traction, control and confidence."
The quotes I have list the Michelin's more than $300 per set more than the B.stone Dueler H/L. They both are listed between 50,000-60,000 mi warranty. The few people I know with the Cross Terrains think they are great for quiet ride and good traction in bad weather.
(I think most people think that the original Bridgestones were better than the other original Goodyear Integrity - the other Lexus option). Interestingly, when I talked with the Goodyear dealer he said he would not recommend the Integrity as replacement tires for the RX, even though he new they were original equipment.
So, for my money the Bstone Dueler H/L at around $500-$550 is a good improvement over the original equipment, but if you want to spend $800 the Michelins might be better.
(My 2 cents worth) Good luck.
#70 of 97 Hello... new to discussion
Sep 23, 2003 (7:51 pm)
I have owned my 2002 RX 300 awd, since mid august. Certified used with 13,400 miles now 18,200. Loaded with all but nav. the most beautiful pearl white I have ever seen, It even has the wood trim. We love the car, been on 2 1000 mile trips already, avg. 21+ mpg at over 70 mph. 16 to 18 in town. I have 2 problems the dealer can't fix. Pulls right just enough to be annoying. They put 2 new tires in front, no help, aligned, helped alittle. Worse problem is the trans shifts are crazy at low speed 2nd to 1st or 1st to second. Slips, or bangs into gear most of the time. Normal traffic, (almost stop) and start driving, traffic or parking lot, etc. Dealer says cannot duplicate, replaced throttle position sensor. No help in that regard but helped in other areas. Also, slowing from 40 mph, very acute down gear til 30 mph then lets go like a sling shot at 29 mph. I take it out of overdrive the problem goes a way.
Has anyone had any shifting problems?? I hope I'm not the only one.
I really like the car in all other areas. Certified, with extra 2 years and 100,000 mile total warranty, bumper to bumper. $31,000 and change window plus warranty and taxes in CA.
#71 of 97 1999 RX300 Exhaust Problems
Sep 25, 2003 (3:57 pm)
How common is this I have a 99 that needed a new front pipe mass flow, pipe exhaust F, 2 exhaust gasket and a meter S.A. air intake. Nothing is under coverd by Lexus. Is this common on a 99?
#72 of 97 Slingshot...
Sep 26, 2003 (1:45 pm)
I have no idea how Lexus and Toyota have actually implemented this effect but I suspect it is the result of the hazards of engine braking on the front wheels on slippery surfaces.
Some years ago Cadillac added an over-running clutch in their FWD cars for the same reason, too many owners were loosing directional control on slippry roadbed surfaces due to engine braking ONLY on the front wheels/tires.
I suspect that Lexus is up-shifting the transmission in some manner in order to accomplish the same purpose. Some folks have described the feeling as if being struck lightly from behind by a following vehicle.
While the HL and RX are touted as being AWD they are both predominantly FWD, 95/5 F/R, except with continuous loss of front traction and then you might see as much as 75/25.