I would never buy another one
Transmission is not shifting properly when cold, and the engine is dripping oil.
I purchased a 1999 Lexus RX300 based on the Consumer Reports recommendation for best used cars between 8 and 9K.
Two weeks after I purchased it, the transmission would not shift from 3rd to 4th gear until I had driven the car for about a mile. I tried to trade it yesterday for a new vehicle and was told that the 1999 RX300 also had a problem with the engine not cooling the oil properly, causing the block to crack and the engine to seize.
This morning, I noticed oil on the garage floor. So much for Lexus and Consumer Reports.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th December, 2009