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You are in the Lexus RX 300/330/350
What is this discussion about?
Lexus RX 330, SUV
Jan 16, 2005 (12:33 pm)
I agree with finch3 - our 2004 330 is a much better car than our 2000 300. In addition to the power rear door and smaller turning radius, the radio and air conditioning controls are much improved. If you get the nav system, the backup camera is very handy, particularly at night. There are many other minor improvements that demonstrate to me that Lexus engineers did their homework when they updated the RX design.
Jan 16, 2005 (3:34 pm)
I have an 04 rx330, thinking of trading it for another with a Navigation system, Mark Levinson audio and Laser cruise control. Are they worth the extra money? Would like to from those that have these options and your experience with them.
#3318 of 3942 Re: Options [rx330owner]
Jan 16, 2005 (7:05 pm)
Hey..we have an 03 LX470, and an RX 330...both have Navigation. I would NEVER have a vehicle without it. Well worth the money, and very easy to use and understand. Go for it! From what I understand from my salesperson (take with a grain of salt), the Lexus navigation software and display has won awards. (maybe, maybe not)
But despite what he says, we really like the navigation.
Jan 17, 2005 (1:41 pm)
Does the 330 seem much larger than the 300?
Jan 17, 2005 (2:13 pm)
Can't say the 330 is noticeably larger than the 300. I like that size and call it "just right".
I could pass up the HID headlights. Mostly, they are a bother. Have no need for Nav, would be a bother. Also, I like that you can select either 3rd or 4th gear and stay there. I call that a Driver's Option.
#3321 of 3942 HID headlamps....
Jan 17, 2005 (4:15 pm)
are a great help at night if you're amongst the older generation like me.
#3322 of 3942 Re: RX300/330 [rparis]
Jan 17, 2005 (4:27 pm)
This is my third RX (previously '99 & '01), and by far the '04 is much more superior. Other than what finch3 and sandiegotom have described, I opted for the Performance Package and especially enjoy the air suspension with the sequential shifting which make the handling much more sportscar-like and more fun to drive. I'm hoping the new 400h would have this option as well.
#3323 of 3942 RX330 10,000 mi Service Savings
Jan 18, 2005 (5:59 pm)
My '04 RX330 hit the 10,000 mi mark, recently.
The cost of a 10,000 mile service, oil $ lube, rotate tires, inspect ball joints, and various other inspections at local Lexus Service: $139.99 plus complimentary car wash. No loaner.
The cost of same 10,000 mile service at a local, trusted service garage: $40.39! No car wash, no loaner, no problem. For this particular service, I can "rough it"!
#3324 of 3942 10,000 miles...
Jan 19, 2005 (10:01 am)
Your dealer already won this round, second service should be at 15,000 miles.
#3325 of 3942 Brake Light REcall
Jan 19, 2005 (4:35 pm)
I called my dealer about the brake light switch recall and they said they need to order the part. Will take about a week. They seemed to think it was something that should be taken care of ASAP.