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Rich man's trash is poors man's treasure!

by from Chicago, IL on March 4, 2008

I got mine w/ 109k miles on it but wasn't nervous one bit because its a LEXUS! I got lucky since the previous owner must have been rich getting all the service done at Lexus dealer(I found all the rec...
I got mine w/ 109k miles on it but wasn't nervous one bit because its a LEXUS! I got lucky since the previous owner must have been rich getting all the service done at Lexus dealer(I found all the records-$300 oil changes!!??). I now have 130k on it, doin all the maintenance myself-changed the plugs, all fluids and I continue regular oil changes and still running strong. Most comfortable, luxurious SUV I've been in-very smooth. Not too fast but enough power since it does drink alot of gas (avg 18mpg city/highway AWD). This car also doesn't seem to pick up door dings either! Body still looks pristine! Brand new they cost $50k, just get a used one for $13k !!!
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Great value

by from Renton, WA on April 15, 2011

This 99 Lexus RX300 was one of many we looked and and test drove. It was well maintained with over 155k original miles. Kind of scary buying a car with that many miles, but these cars go forever if ma...
This 99 Lexus RX300 was one of many we looked and and test drove. It was well maintained with over 155k original miles. Kind of scary buying a car with that many miles, but these cars go forever if maintained properly. We decided to pick this vehicle over the many others (including other used makes/models with less mileage) because the owner kept excellent maintenance records which made it easy to decide this was the one, and the price was right. We just continued using the same Lexus dealer to have it checked when we purchased it from another dealer since they had all the orig. history. The car was just as beautiful as the new ones, and the ride is wonderful. Luxury! We read some horror stories about the RX300 but so far have had no issues except the transmission shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear is a bit slow when the car is cold. Once warmed up it shifts fine. This is why it gets 4 stars instead of 5. Nothing else to report, it is a good car and we hope to have it for a few years.
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A very reailbe suv

by from Florida on February 19, 2011

My SUV i has 125,000 milles, and runs very very well., I have found that car to be very very reliable, Had only to do the usual maintence work over the last 11 years since I purchased car, My only neg...
My SUV i has 125,000 milles, and runs very very well., I have found that car to be very very reliable, Had only to do the usual maintence work over the last 11 years since I purchased car, My only negative review is that it is difficulit to do a 3 point turn (or ""K") turn. Does not make the turn well, But other wise, I like my car very much, And, feel quite safe in it, w
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Great vehicle

by from St. Paul, MN on March 28, 2011

I bought this vehicle in 2006 after much debate. I was looking at a number of different SUV's, but this is the one that I really wanted. I wasa little nervous about buying a luxury brand like Lexus be...
I bought this vehicle in 2006 after much debate. I was looking at a number of different SUV's, but this is the one that I really wanted. I wasa little nervous about buying a luxury brand like Lexus because of repair costs. This vehicle has been amazing and reliable and I am glad that I bought it. It is now 11 years old and still in great condition. I have been amazed by the quality and my 1999 feels better than a lot of other newer cars out there. It has been extremely reliable and I have had to do some repairs, but that is to be expected. I now have 140,000 miles on it and I still love it. I have been looking at new cars but I am scared to buy anything because I now have high expectations! Vehicle handles fantastic in the snow (I live in Minnesota), and it is still extremely comfortable. I would reccomend this vehicle to anyone!
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Handles like a sedan.

by from Upstate SC on April 15, 2007

I wanted an SUV that didn't drive like a truck so I went after a luxury model. I preferred the Lexus hands down to it's competitors. This vehicle feels more like a sedan than an SUV and drives great o...
I wanted an SUV that didn't drive like a truck so I went after a luxury model. I preferred the Lexus hands down to it's competitors. This vehicle feels more like a sedan than an SUV and drives great on mountain roads. Plenty of room. Very comfortable in the back seat. Some think the console computer is hokey, but I LOVE it. Oh yes, my 81 yr. old mother slides right in and out without any trouble and her wheelchair fits nicely in the back with one seat folded down. Great vehicle!
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Driving it until the wheels fall off...

by from Atlanta on October 22, 2013

Seriously, this must be the most unbelievable car built. I have 248,000 miles on my old RX300...same motor, same transmission, same original timing belt...just a few ignition coils changed, tires, bre...
Seriously, this must be the most unbelievable car built. I have 248,000 miles on my old RX300...same motor, same transmission, same original timing belt...just a few ignition coils changed, tires, breaks, alternator and a battery. This car just does everything! Just change the oil and you are off! I would recommend this ca to anyone looking for reliable transportation.
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Unbelievable car

by from Chicago on February 7, 2013

My RX 300 is my second LEXUS and the best ever,ever,ever. .. I have 162000 mies on it and never had any problems. We will definitely consider purchasing this vehicle again in the future!" Enjoy this ...
My RX 300 is my second LEXUS and the best ever,ever,ever. .. I have 162000 mies on it and never had any problems. We will definitely consider purchasing this vehicle again in the future!" Enjoy this RX300! ;)
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Terrific Vehicle

by from Maryland on March 12, 2007

Bought new in May 1999, and after 175,000 miles, it's still going strong. Other than routine stuff like oil, brake pads and tires, have changed the timing belt at 100K (and went to a Toyota dealer, w...
Bought new in May 1999, and after 175,000 miles, it's still going strong. Other than routine stuff like oil, brake pads and tires, have changed the timing belt at 100K (and went to a Toyota dealer, who did it for $500 less than the Lexus guys): had the air idle solenoid go bad at 120K: replaced the brake rotors at 150K: had the charcoal cannister/vacuum assembly go bad at 160K: and have only replaced three light bulbs since new. Very comfortable car, handling is suitable, performance above average, amenities are excellent. Cupholder design is weak - has been improved in later years. CD's in dash are inconvenient, but work OK. Turning radius is HUGE: has also been improved in later years. Gas mileage over the life of the car is about 19 MPG: best we've ever done over the road is just over 23 MPG. Right now everything on the car works except the "Drive" indicator light in the instrument cluster (second time that failed: first time was fixed under warranty), and the driver's seat heater failed (got an estimate of $250 to repair, and am considering it). That's pretty good for a car of this age...and it still looks good: paint is shiny and it cleans up really well. Keep the oil changed and it'll run forever!
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Great car - highly recommend it

by from Chicago, IL on May 12, 2006

You can't beat this car for comfort, reliability, and handling in bad weather. I do a lot of city and highway driving. With other cars, I would often get lower back pain. Not with the RX. The seats ar...
You can't beat this car for comfort, reliability, and handling in bad weather. I do a lot of city and highway driving. With other cars, I would often get lower back pain. Not with the RX. The seats are super-comfy and totally adjustable. The all-wheel drive and anti-lock brakes make driving in snow and rain a breeze. If you're looking for a high performance engine, this is not the car for you. It does its job, but takes its own sweet time doing it. I averaged 18 MPG over the life of the car. The gas tank is only about 13 gallons, so it does require frequent trips to the gas station. The interior design is really nice. The only drawbacks are the placement of the cd changer (in the glove box) and the cupholders (between the front seats). The wood appointments are beautiful and I love the lighted display panel in the center console. The rear storage area is huge and easily accessible. The car was highly reliable...until the transmission went at 120,000 miles. Many folks have told me this is highly unusual for a Lexus...but it happened to me. Over time, the steering column developed a small squeak during cold weather, but other than that, I had no problems with the car. I highly recommend the car...and have since bought another one.
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one of the best cars that u can get

by from 91423 on December 4, 2012

i love this car always was there for me doing the right job in the snow in the mud on the road but the only thing that scary me "they are did not know about the ABS" but i m defiantly will recommend t...
i love this car always was there for me doing the right job in the snow in the mud on the road but the only thing that scary me "they are did not know about the ABS" but i m defiantly will recommend these car
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