1999 Lexus RX Reviews - Page 13 of 13

1999 Lexus RX 300 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired47000 miles
Most recent distance54000 miles
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

A bargain luxury SUV

Faults:

The indicator light for the "drive" mode went out a month ago. Didn't fix it since it's just cosmetic.

The remote key does not work occasionally; have to unlock manually, remote then works. Would welcome any comment on the cause of this problem.

Noticeable wind and acceleration noise.

General Comments:

I bought my rx300 used, but other than replacing the tires and general maintenance, have not encountered serious problems yet. Very comfortable ride, once you get used to the wind and acceleration noise.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2003

1999 Lexus RX 300 3.0 six cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 six cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired67500 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles
Previous carDodge Dynasty

Summary:

A comfortable, affordable used luxury vehicle.

Faults:

Nothing major as of this writing.

I did notice that there is a rattle in the windshield area when I go over bumps in the highway. It sounds like some part of the wiper arm maybe bumping against the window.

I noticed also that the metal part of the seat restraint was hitting/rattling against the side frame of the car.

There is a lot of wind noise when the moon roof.

General Comments:

I have never owned an SUV, let alone a Lexus. Its all new to me. It's a quiet vehicle, and that's what I love. The seats are a little short for me (I am 5/10) but comfortable enough. You can feel the difference of the all wheel drive, especially going slow around town. And the gas mileage isn't bad either... I am getting about 22 mpg on the highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th October, 2003

1999 Lexus RX 300 2WD 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired34000 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles
Previous carMazda MPV

Summary:

Reliable car with a nice engine

Faults:

I have got to say that the car had nothing wrong with it.

The seats however are getting a little bad, but it is leather, so what can you do.

General Comments:

The car has pretty good performance, even though it is not as fast as some other cars, but for a car in that price that is an SUV, it is pretty good.

The car is very comfortable, but if you are close to or bigger then six feet, you will not have very good head room.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2003

1999 Lexus RX 300 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Don't Know

Summary:

A good solid deal with Toyota like dependability

Faults:

Acceleration pedal was gummy. That is you had to exert extra push power at the beginning of acceleration then back off as it suddenly surged.

General Comments:

A fine ride just short of luxurious.

A comfortable and spacious interior though a bit too much wind noise on the highway.

Braking is a dream. Many times I thought I was in trouble, but stopped gently, well short of the bumper of the guy in front of me.

Marveled at the powerful 6 ability to get off the line though the passing gear was a little disappointing at highway speeds.

View out the back window is really distorted and objects may be a lot closer than they are.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th April, 2002

11th Oct 2004, 21:32

I agree, the braking system on this SUV is unbelievable. I knew for sure I was going to tag a guy in front of me, but somehow the car stopped. The seatbelt even left a bruise.

Note: The drums do get warped after awhile causing some vibration when braking, but my first set of pads did last 100K.

RacerX.

1999 Lexus RX 300 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

An extraordinarily comfortable vehicle, well-worth the cost

Faults:

The car has repeatedly made weird noises -- high-pitched humming sounds. It has come and gone but doesn't seem to affect performance.

General Comments:

The interior is one of the most comfortable I have ever experienced.

The back seat is very comfortable, even when seating several adults.

The engine is extraordinarily powerful and still very quiet.

The all-wheel drive makes for great handling in winter.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th November, 2001

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 53 reviews