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Lexus RX 330, SUV
#3588 of 3942 Re: Actual Gas and Gas Mileage [audreym]
Sep 10, 2005 (7:16 am)
I bought an 2005 Rx 330 AWD It now has a little under 3,000 miles. The mechinac at Lexus told me to expect to see a great improvement in gas millage at 5,000 miles. Also I spoke with two different Mechinacs about the octane and both said the car will get better millage and run better with 91 Octane. I am very pleased with my RX 330. It was made in Japan.
#3589 of 3942 Re: Actual Gas and Gas Mileage [trainman2343]
Sep 12, 2005 (9:14 am)
At today's gas prices I would be curious to do a cost-benefit calculation on the price of 91 octaine vs how many additional miles you get out of it. Has anyone ever figured out if it is worth it?
#3590 of 3942 Buying a Lexus online
Sep 13, 2005 (4:07 am)
Anyone has experience of buying a new car online and have it to ship to you? I am a first time buyer. Any advice?
#3591 of 3942 Haven't shipped but....
Sep 13, 2005 (8:50 am)
Bought my new 2001 Porsche C4 online and took factory delivery. Bought black 92 LS400 in Tucson and flew down and drove back. Bought Four Winds MH on Ebay but it was local.
#3592 of 3942 Re: Haven't shipped but.... [wwest]
Sep 13, 2005 (9:08 am)
Bought black 92 LS400 in Tucson
hehe..now we know why the LS had fogging problems. it was designed for a "DRY" climate... sorry, wwest...couldn't resist!
#3593 of 3942 Re: 3M Auto Clear Bra Worth The Price [kderobertis]
Sep 13, 2005 (7:10 pm)
I have a 2004 RX330 silver color and wish I had put a clear film on, a couple of ski trips and I have more chips in the front than I can count. Amazingly my 1995 GMC Jimmy the RX330 replaced with 10 years of ski trips had less chips then the RX330.
#3594 of 3942 Re: 3M Auto Clear Bra Worth The Price [alolewis]
Sep 14, 2005 (4:19 am)
You said it. I should know by now to put film on the front end of Lexus cars. It started with my black '99 GS400 a while back. I put 20k miles on it before selling it and the front end looked like it had been sand blasted. I'm trying to sell my wife's '03 RX300 right now and the front end looks freckled with the touch-ups I've done. Took it to the dealer and got a quote to repaint the hood and grill area: $900!
I have had a half dozen black cars in the past 10 years and none have been as susceptible to chips as Lexus. I thought it was something about the black paint they use until we got the white RX300 and it developed the same condition. It's got to be something about the paint or the process they use.
Next lexus I buy will most definitely have the clear bra. I still love the cars
Sep 14, 2005 (11:18 am)
I had a clear bra installed on my wife's RX330 for a little less than $150, and after having read the last few posts this appears to be money well spent. After about 2 years and 23,000 miles, I don't see any chips in the paint where the film was applied. Now if I can just get her to choose her parking spots a little more carefully, as the clear bra doesn't do anything to prevent door dings on the sides...
#3596 of 3942 Turning Off the Rear Door Open Alarm
Sep 14, 2005 (11:35 am)
Recently I drove my 2005 RX330 with the rear door open, and the alarm kept ringing and I couldn't figure out how to turn it off. Normally I wouldn't ride with the rear door open, but there are times when it might be necessary. So, does anyone on this forum know how to turn off the "rear door open" alarm?
#3597 of 3942 Re: Turning Off the Navigation System 2005 RX330 [wrahn]
Sep 15, 2005 (2:08 pm)
1. You cannot defeat the 'I Agree" screen... you will have to press it if you intend on using navigation. For audio and climate control just press the panel button to access those options.
2. Press the DISPLAY button and then touch SCREEN OFF to disable the screen.