1999 Lexus RX 300 User Reviews

1999 Lexus RX 300 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • Performance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 7 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"maintenance" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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byannalfo writes:
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3

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No expenses other than gas...  this thing NEVER breaks down - when I was done with my lease, my brother bought it out, still has it and now being 16 years old with over 250k miles, he's just starting to see a few problems, but hasnt' put a dime in other than scheduled maintenance...

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Small inside - I know it isn't a full size SUV, but still, it could be a lot more roomie inside...

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Basic Transportation... — Well, I've had several Lexus vehicles as well as several SUVs... and when it comes to this car, I'm just very 'neutral'... even with the newer body styles, it still looks very bland - to a degree it looks like a minivan that is just jacked up a bit.... the inside is nice and I though the mounting of the shifter was a smart move - allowing for a little additional storage space... on the positive side, this thing is bullet proof... you can use it for 200k+ miles and it will be fine - just pay for gas and some tires and scheduled maintanance and you can drive this thing forever!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Harrison writes:
1999 Lexus RX 300 Base AWD Review
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Really great attention to detail!

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REALLY slow acceleration

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This Was The Small Suv That Made Small Suvs Really Popular! — This is the first SUV to win Motor Trend's Sports Utility of the Year. This was the birth of a new icon, and Lexus made sure everything was perfect. The interior is just like a Mercedes, the leather is top quality, the wood is the real deal and not that cheap "simulated" kind, the interior is extremely quiet. Overall, a wonderful car.

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mrshimalaya writes:
1999 Lexus RX 300 Base Review
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5

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almost trouble free

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maintenance cost

mrshimalaya
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Almost Trouble Free Car — RX300 is almost a trouble free car since day one when I drove it out of the dealership in 1999. Great warranty and services at Peachtree street in Atlanta Georgia. I took it with me when I relocated to LA 3 years ago. Just like a trustworthy friend

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Donlar writes:
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4

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Design of this 14 year old car is STILL in style as most all the crossover SUV's look close to this Lexus RX300...copy-cats!

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Horrible fuel mileage in town!

Donlar
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Love My 65k Miles '99 Rx300 — Looking for a used crossover sized SUV, I found this VERY LOW Mileage (65k miles), well kept 1999 RX300! I would never have purchased such an old car except for the mileage and the fact it was owned by a "very wealthy" family who also owned several other cars where-in this one was a seldom driven convenience car and had regular Lexus Dealer service. I love driving this car to various ghost town sites and old mines here in the Nevada and California deserts! Living in Reno, I also have the ability to drive in snow with little difficulty. The only drawback is the poor gas mileage (16 in town, 21 highway) for such a small car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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mbmb1000 writes:
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Great for a new driver (safe and big), great for a family (large and roomy!), Great for outdoor people (roof rack capabilities, all wheel drive, great in snow and on the mountain), great for clients (toted around many cEO's and professionals in this car and still do!)

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gas mileage is in the 20 mpg range

mbmb1000
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Suv For The Professional Or Family Oriented — Love this car! It feels safe - it is quiet and very comfortable! I never have any issues with anyone riding it as tall people fit in the car well. Our children also like the car as they can see out the window.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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tennisshoes writes:
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A very good vehicle for the everyday commute, good storage, great safety features. Nice stereo setup.

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Road noise was bad at freeway speeds.

tennisshoes
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Overall A Very Good Vehicle. — What can I say, it saved my wife's life in a head on collision, all of the air bags deployed, don't get me wrong she was injured and had to have surgery but if it didn't have the system in place she would have been killed. So we can say that the car gave up it's like to save hers.

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Sarah writes:
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The roominess

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I had to hunt for the CD player...  Took me 3 days to find it

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Very Nice — This was my in-laws vehicle, I primarily drove it to help my mother in law out when I had gone to stay with them after my divorce... I know sounds odd, but considering they were on my side... The only major thing I heard about was when my MIL got into an accident after the transmission had slipped into neutral

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Samsontha1 writes:
1999 Lexus RX 300 Base Review
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Reliable, its top of the line Japanese.

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Gas

Samsontha1
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Got It For Wife In 05 — The car was perfect for us, we had 2 girls ant the time and it fit her style needs,function and space. Now 2 kids later with a total of 4 kids we just needed more room and went with an odyssey.Other than that cant complain. If somethings needed to be replaced , example power steering, timing belt etc. that is going to be expensive but you should know that coming into it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Glennhockett writes:
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3

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Great ride, my wife loves it. Most car seats don't fit her very well and the seat belt hurts her shoulder, but not this one.

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Engine light is always on. We've put a/c compressor, thermostat, and many more repairs. It seems to never end. Finally learned to ignore it.

Glennhockett
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Great Car With Bad Engine Light. — Expensive to fix, It seems the engine warning light system causes trouble. We are getting rid of it, but other cars feel like junk once you are used to the Lexus. It really wasn't a bad car, it just took us a while to learn to ignore the engine light. Note to others, it's a great car, don't let the engine light ruin your experience.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Robert writes:
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Very luxurious

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Awesome. I Love It — This is a gold lexus rx 300. It is awesome. Leather interior, metal bars on front an back. Rides like no other, very smooth. Not very fast. V6 engine. Very good stereo. Overall, it is a very good car despite being a 1999.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2003 Lexus RX 300 Reviews

Minor Problems Take The Gloss And Glitter Off The Lexus Brand By DSK

The car oversteers. Seet adjustment memory operation not logical. Garage door opening system is underpowered. A cheep opener from discount stores works more reliably and from a further distance. My wi... Read More

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2002 Lexus RX 300 Reviews

Comfortable Luxury Suv. By Wadech

comfortable leather front seats. rear seat room for 3 (slim) adults (or 2 adults and 1 child). Plenty of cargo space. Great visibility from driver seat. Very Reliable car,..not much maintenance neede... Read More

Loved The Car But It Failed To Warn Of The Coolant Leak Which Ruined The Engine By whk109

Loved everything about it except the engine failure as I drove cross country. If I had been warned that the coolant had leaked out I might have been able to avoid engine failure/seizure. Other than th... Read More

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2001 Lexus RX 300 Reviews

Rx300 By ADVANTAGEAUTO

Mid-sized family SUV, with a V-6 engine, leather interior, premium sound, moon roof, alloy wheels and a roof rack make the Lexus 300 a very comfortable and cozy ride. This car handles really well in a... Read More

I Love My Rx300 By Katkee

She has never disappointed me. Started easily in 90 degree washer a well as 10 degree weather. Very comfortable for passengers a well as driver. Drove through snow, ice, rain mud, etc... With no is... Read More

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2000 Lexus RX 300 Reviews

Would Buy Again In No Time! By kris2014

Lovely car. Very spacious. Smooth ride. Not too bad on gas. The high mileage was never a problem. Even with 185K it runs like brand new. the back row is great for 2 child car seats. Otherwise can fit ... Read More

I Am Very Impressed With The Rx300! I Choose Lexus Over Any Other Brand. By socalaffordableautos

I love driving this SUV crossover! It has plenty of cargo space and it is fully equipped with options such as sunroof, CD, climate control, leather, power everything, tow package, roof rack, and much ... Read More

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