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2005 Lexus Rx 330

2005 Lexus RX 330

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amazing safety

by from Phoenix, Az on November 13, 2008

I purchased my RX330 used with higher miles but still found it to be a great car. I really like the style of the exterior and interior. The tapered side windows and built in spoiler really give the ca...
I purchased my RX330 used with higher miles but still found it to be a great car. I really like the style of the exterior and interior. The tapered side windows and built in spoiler really give the car a sporty look. I can't say enough about the back-up camera feature. You should use it in addition to the traditional "look back" but it's great for getting in and out of tight parking spaces. It is a little jumpy in lower gears and the navigation isn't the most up-to-date (especially if you live in a city with a lot of recent growth) but still an amazing car overall. The best thing I can say about it is the safety. I was recently involved in a head-on collision (going about 45mph) and came out with very minimal chest injuries (from the seatbelt) and no airbag burns (both the steering wheel and knee airbag deployed). I was a 100% within a week after the collision and definitely have the car to thank.
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by from Newport Beach, Ca on May 26, 2011

I had never bought Lexus before and I dont regret it. I have driven mine for thousands of miles and still performs like new. IT is also very comfortable and it does feel like the luxury line. The Car ...
I had never bought Lexus before and I dont regret it. I have driven mine for thousands of miles and still performs like new. IT is also very comfortable and it does feel like the luxury line. The Car Is quiet and smooth on the road. Be carefull not to go too fast because you won't notice it.
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2005 Lexus RX 330

by from Central Illinois on June 1, 2006

This Lexus SUV is quieter and smoother than others I've tried and more like a car, but with the higher seats and visibilty of a SUV. It is still not a sedan in comfort of the ride but is better than a...
This Lexus SUV is quieter and smoother than others I've tried and more like a car, but with the higher seats and visibilty of a SUV. It is still not a sedan in comfort of the ride but is better than a Jeep. The features are nice but add significant cost and the usefulness of the rear-facing TV for backing up and the shifting lights for corners is minimal. The gps maping is not up to date and no upgrades are available and likely will be expensive when new DVD's are available. The RX, like it's ES brother Lexus, has a tendency to pause and lurge forward when re-accelerating out of a slow speed glide at a yield sign or light that turns green before you've stopped. The cost is, with goodies, higher than what a near-luxury car maybe should command, but it is likely to be one of the best in this level of SUV so I can't complain.
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Excellent Reliability!!

by from Connecticut on April 13, 2016

We bought the 2005 RX330 4 yrs ago with 75k miles on it. It now has 150k and not one single issue. We just changed the timing belt at 110k as maintenance. The most comfortable car and drives/rides ...
We bought the 2005 RX330 4 yrs ago with 75k miles on it. It now has 150k and not one single issue. We just changed the timing belt at 110k as maintenance. The most comfortable car and drives/rides great!! Highly Recommend!!
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Great suv

by from Central ohio on May 26, 2014

Recently bought a used 2005 Lexus rx330 and I am very happy with the way it performs. It is so quiet on the inside and the transmission shifts so smoothly. All controls are easy to reach. Great interi...
Recently bought a used 2005 Lexus rx330 and I am very happy with the way it performs. It is so quiet on the inside and the transmission shifts so smoothly. All controls are easy to reach. Great interior and ride.
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Smooth, Luxury Ride

by from on February 25, 2013

Amazing ride for a small family of 4. The comfort level of the interior is luxury like... It's beautiful. Nice interior room. Pretty good power. Fuel economy is very nice. Nice car to take on the road...
Amazing ride for a small family of 4. The comfort level of the interior is luxury like... It's beautiful. Nice interior room. Pretty good power. Fuel economy is very nice. Nice car to take on the road for power and comfort.
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Best SUV ever!

by from San Jose, CA on January 18, 2013

I bought a 2005 RX 330 2WD Navigation and performance package 8 months ago with 98K mileage. Since then this SUV is great with no issue. Comfort! Ride quality! Navigation is awsome! Quiet!
I bought a 2005 RX 330 2WD Navigation and performance package 8 months ago with 98K mileage. Since then this SUV is great with no issue. Comfort! Ride quality! Navigation is awsome! Quiet!
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Long lasting (even if you're rough on it!)

by from Concord, CA on December 17, 2016

My mother-in-law bought this car new when it first came out. I came into its life around a year ago when it was given to my husband. It already had at least 100k miles on it and now has around 220k. I...
My mother-in-law bought this car new when it first came out. I came into its life around a year ago when it was given to my husband. It already had at least 100k miles on it and now has around 220k. I've driven this car two states over twice, and we drive it all over a 50 mile radius practically every day. The only real issue it's ever had, other than normal wear and tear, was the power steering line somehow developed a hole about two months ago. Other than that, it's still running strong. This car has a ton of features that I love; automatic wipers, adaptive headlights, adjustable steering wheel, etc. Its roomy and sleek. In short, I love this car.
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I lIke my RX!

by from Portland, OR on January 3, 2010

I have a 2005 RX330 which I bought with 45k miles. I really enjoy this SUV, especially the styling, comfort, and reliability. The SUV handles well, but certainly feels like driving a big vehicle. The ...
I have a 2005 RX330 which I bought with 45k miles. I really enjoy this SUV, especially the styling, comfort, and reliability. The SUV handles well, but certainly feels like driving a big vehicle. The AWD skid control and traction control seem to work well on drive through snow storms and ski trips. I love the interior layout and the backup camera. The navigation system is nice, although not as easy to use as a Garmin portable unit. The bluetooth feature is awesome. The GPS voice recognition is next to useless though. Plenty of cargo room and all materials are high quality. I like the small pop out cargo compartments in the truck for storing small bags of groceries. Lexus service department charges an arm and a leg for routine service, so I usually take my cars to an independent mechanic for most normal maintenance. If money is a big factor and you need to haul kids around, probably a Toyota Highlander may work better. If sporty handling is more important look for the BMW X5 or Porsche Cayenne, but if you are looking for quality build, comfort and good handling then you will like the Lexus RX.
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by from Chicago on December 15, 2008

Pretty much impressed with this SUV. I would never have thought that I would have liked it so much. Controls took a bit of getting used to but once I "got it" all was good. Nothing bad to say about th...
Pretty much impressed with this SUV. I would never have thought that I would have liked it so much. Controls took a bit of getting used to but once I "got it" all was good. Nothing bad to say about this ride.
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