2001 Lexus RX 3.0L V6 from North America
Looks like a Lexus, but does not drive or age like a Lexus
Multiple emissions OBDII codes.
Multiple misfire OBDII codes right before the transmission went out.
Transmission started sounding like it was low on fluid but was not. Torque converter was coming apart and clogging the filter and the flow of fluid.
$3500 to have a rebuilt transmission installed.
I have owned Lexus LS400 and LS460L. The RX300 was nice, but from the beginning it felt like a much cheaper build. The seats leather was much cheaper grade and all RX300s I have seen have a torn or very worn leather driver's seat with the vinyl skirt always torn. The door locks and the vent actuator door motors are known issues that you will be repairing within the 1st 100k miles. Love the look and the sound system. Not up to Lexus standard in my opinion.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th November, 2017
2nd Dec 2017, 18:47
I really don’t think you can complain about a 15 year old car with 140k on it when you got it. It’s a modern production car - it’s worn out at that age and mileage unless it has been treated like a baby all of its life. I honestly don’t think you can expect anything else!
3rd Dec 2017, 11:50
From what I have heard, this generation had a high rate of transmission problems. The story is that Toyota/Lexus used they same transmission found in the Toyota Camry V6, although the Toyota Harrier/Lexus RX 300 weighs several hundred pounds more.