2000 Lexus RX 300 3.0L from North America
The transmissions are made CHEAP!!!
My transmission went out at 165,000; my Camry had over 180,000 miles on it and never had a problem with the transmission, so I got a Lexus for an upgrade, but boy was I wrong!!! You would think the transmission would be better on a LEXUS!!! There should be a recall on the transmission, made so cheap, not to last...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th July, 2014
13th Jul 2014, 12:02
Why would you think a Lexus is any better than a Toyota? It is a Toyota with a different badge so people will pay a premium for it!
14th Jul 2014, 16:50
This vehicle did not cost the reviewer very much. It was purchased with 110K miles 12 years after it was made. We're not talking about a new Lexus. Making it to 165K miles tells me that it's a good truck.
14th Jul 2014, 20:09
The Lexus RX300 comes as a used Japanese import to New Zealand as a "Toyota Harrier." The Lexus GS is a Toyota Aristo, the Lexus ES is a Toyota Windom, the SC is a Toyota Soarer, and the LX is a Toyota Celsior.
20th Jul 2014, 04:17
You're lucky you made it to this mileage - according to the local transmission specialist, these transaxles are "frequent flyers" at his shop.
20th Jul 2014, 21:34
The biggest problem is that the transmission is almost always one of the most neglected components of a vehicle. It simply is forgotten until it fails. Toyota did not do itself any favors by sealing the unit and claiming it did not need routine servicing and fluid changes. If these units are serviced with a flush, fill, and filter change at "at least" 50,000 miles (80,000 km) by a reputable shop (one that not out to sell you a transmission repair) they will last. What usually happens is the filter clogs and the unit, starved for fluid, burns out.
27th Jul 2014, 03:52
What he said!!!