Incredible all around SUV with Toyota Reliability
Rear tail light blew out.
Gear indicator light went out, both in the instrument cluster and by the shifter.
Antennae is stuck.
I've only owned this car for about 20,000 miles, but I purchased it knowing that it is "Lexus reliable". And so far it's lived up to it's reputation.
The transmission does nudge a little between gears and when you slow down and then accelerate again, there is a slight delay and then the clutch suddenly catches, resulting in a jerk. My brother-in-law also owned a '99 RX300 and it was the same with his car.
The car definitely has pep in the higher RPMs. Has plenty of torque and is easy to fling around, especially in power mode.
Gas mileage is a steady 19~21 miles per gallon which is impressive for an SUV.
The only problem is that too many people own this car so it doesn't stand out. But I guess that's also a good thing.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st August, 2005