2000 Lexus RX300 Review, Rob, From London, Ontario, Can
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| ||Model of the car:||Lexus RX300 |
| ||General comments:||I purchased the rx300 over a year ago. From day one ive used the rx for business travel and have logged over 40,000 miles on it. I have maintained it religously. Even use syntheic fluids where ever possible. The engine and mechanical parts of the rx have been very reliable..... typical toyota engine quality. Only problem with that is it sounds like one as well. (Not a good thing) Heres a few tests for those of you that have one. Drive up to and beside a building wall,(about a foot or two away) stop and open your window. You should hear the excessive ticking of the engine very very loud and clear. (Not smooth at all)Drive down a bumpy road at just slightly over the speed limit. If you have your windows closed you will start to hear the squeeks of the glove compartment and dash.Here's another test. Drive down that same road at 3 mph with the windows open. Unless you have complained to the dealer repeatedly, you will hear the metalic rattle of the factory installed cheapo brake pads bouncing around in the calipers of your four wheel discs. This is a known issue. The policy is that only those that complain will get it fixed (common among most dealers I have heard of).... a little pathetic considering the price of the vehicle. I think they should be calling the owners about getting this done proactively...As you may have guessed, I have rated this vehicle badly. Its really not that bad of a car but it really isn't a world class luxury vehicle.... you can't expect a true luxury vehicle from a company that aspires to eventually be as quality consious as chrysler ;) (Theyve picked the wrong target for those of you that haven't driven a chrysler lately). A rose by any other name is still a rose...... This isn't a rose but certainly stinks.|
| ||What things have gone wrong with the car:||mercedes price with yugo quality and service. Its really a toyota. In case some of you haven't checked recently thats becoming a bad word. Build quality is low. Starts to show drastically after miliage accumulates. Suspension squeeks and has exessive play, interior component rattles etc.|
| ||Previous car:||Mercedes ml320, I wish I kept the mercedes its rougher but feels tighter and more durable.Range Rover, No comparision.. the Ranger Rover is softer and tighter.|