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Lexus RX 330, SUV
#3525 of 3942 RX-330 2006 Information
Aug 09, 2005 (5:27 pm)
Based on information from the web and from the Lexus salesman, the 2006 will have no changes and the price will increase by about 1%. In 2007, the lexus will have an increase in horsepower and some other minor changes, but not an overhaul in the design.
The salesman down played the problems some on the people have posted on this forum. In his experience, there are no transmission or engine noise problems nor increased road noise. I'm sure he talks to the maintenance guys.
As I indicated in post # 3517, I can buy a 2005 at discount or wait for the 2006 which will be the same car as the 2005. The salesman was up front in saying I wouldn't get a discount on the 2006 until it's been out for some time. Decisions!Decisions! Decisions!
#3526 of 3942 Salemen/salespersons...
Aug 09, 2005 (7:06 pm)
Can you really believe that Toyota will continue building 3.3L V6 engines for some models of the product line but 3.5L V6 engines for others?
#3527 of 3942 Re: RX-330 2006 Information [wrahn]
Aug 10, 2005 (10:52 am)
From all the rumors, I think the '07 will come out early, in March - which I *think* I will wait for.
In peoples experiences, will they add small features even if there is not an overhaul in the design? I know it's petty, but I really would like to see the Audio in cable added that the '06 IS got (all of our CDs went into storage when we both got iPods). What are the chances they will add it for either '06 or '07?
#3528 of 3942 Making your own A/C Filter
Aug 10, 2005 (12:47 pm)
Save $$ by making your own interior air filter, as follows:
1. Open glove box
2. Note thumb screws on each side of he glove box (inside the box"..
3. Turn each screw as far as it will go and pull each down. You might need some pliars.
4. The glove box will drop down and with a flash light, looking to the back behind where the glove box was, note the filter housing. It's white.
5. That filter houseing will pull straight out.
6. Take out the filter and note it's similarity to something you use in the house.
7. At WalMart, the Lysol Elite filter looks like the same material.
8. Match up your A/C filter to the material in the house filter and cut a filter out.
9. Just install in the housing and repeat the things you did.
Change every 10-15,000 miles. If you bought a large enough house filter, you'll have enough material to take care of several filter changes in the car.
#3529 of 3942 '06 Release date?
Aug 11, 2005 (12:26 pm)
Does anyone have a good idea on when the '06 will actually be released? I have heard August, I have heard "autumn", and a few other variations.
If any dealers are reading... are there any chances the Audio input cable will find it's way over the the 330 before the change over to the 350? I am hoping this is minor enough that they will just throw it in early. ::fingers crossed::
#3530 of 3942 Audio Input
Aug 12, 2005 (7:52 am)
Have you checked with any of the auto-audio techs about a modification to your sound system? I'm not an expert, but I know the CD player has to have an audio input to the sound system. Therefore, there has to be a way a tech can modify your system to replace or add an audio cable for your ipod.
#3531 of 3942 Re: Audio Input [wrahn]
Aug 12, 2005 (8:20 am)
Thanks wrahn, maybe I will hop over that forum and check if anyone has been brave enough to try this yet. From what I can tell, the job would entail taking apart the dash and somehow bypassing the Nav system, which I am not comfortable doing as a DIY job.
I was *hoping* they would add this our of the factory so I would not risk voiding the warranty or putting a huge gouge in the dash. In our VW, we just got a cable that connects to the CD changer hookup which was clean and easy.. No such luck in the RX.
#3532 of 3942 Actual Gas and Gas Mileage
Aug 15, 2005 (5:35 pm)
Can anyone tell me what they are getting out of the 330... the AWD... the FWD... and the hybrid.... what kind of real gas mileage are you seeing... and do you have to put super unleaded in it? What happens if ya don't? Thanks!
#3533 of 3942 Re: Actual Gas and Gas Mileage [encinoadam]
Aug 16, 2005 (6:53 am)
I know in the FWD and the AWD the dealer told us it takes regular 87, but I am also curious what kind of actual MPG people are seeing.
If anyone who answers could also give us a sense of if their normal use is more towards highway, stop /go, or somewhere in between?
#3534 of 3942 Re: Actual Gas and Gas Mileage [audreym]
Aug 16, 2005 (11:32 am)
Just got 2005 330 w/ AWD. Getting about 21mpg with aggressive highwy driving and about 18 city with past weekend.