2003 Lexus RX 300 Overview

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3.75 stars

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Off Road In Style, And Torque by Emile
 — Like the starship enterprise, only more difficult to park Can drive in any gear, drove the first 30 Km in fourth(did not realise I had engaged manual mode and left it in 4th) Smoothest 4X4 I have dr... Read More
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
Average And Over Priced. by Christopher
 — Seriously, I got this handed down to me. It's not all that good compared to it's rivals. Just drive a Jeep Grand Cheorkee. Sure, I get 2 more MPH than a Jeep...but a Jeep just is awesome. Read More

2003 Lexus RX 300 Overview

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2003 Lexus RX 300

This was the fifth and final year for production of the RX 300.  It would reappear as the RX 330 for 2004.  In this last offering, the only change from the previous year was a one-touch power moon roof as standard equipment.

The RX featured the same 3.0L V-6 throughout its run, making 220 horsepower and 222 lb.-ft. of torque.  The luxury car/SUV crossover continued to offer drivers the Lexus experience with the optional security of all wheel drive.  The RX was quick off the line and powerful through a range of speeds.  More a car than an SUV, its ride was neither bouncy or floaty, it was easy to get in and out of, and it had a stable feeling through the turns.

The RX 300 had a posh interior which offered passengers comfort, convenience, and luxury.  Not to mention a great sound system.  It was roomy enough for five adults, but storage space was tight. Size and space were common complaints for owners, in addition to some difficulty operating the CD player and in-dash computer while driving.


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Could Start Car, Left Idle, Engine Stopped

I could start the car, press gas pedal, could hear engine run fast (whom..), as soon as my foot left gas pedal, (back to idle), engine stopped in few second

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Lexi Heyer

Ac Is Stuck On The Defrost Mode. Why?

AC and heat work. But I can't switch the mode to feet or front vents. It's stuck on defrost. There was a vibrating/rattling noise coming from the passenger side underneath the dash board and once...

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2004 Sunroof Leaked, Water Came In Around Dome Light, Computer Wet, Vsc & C...

sunroof drain holes were clogged. This caused rain to com into car, leaked through front dome light area. First the passenger and rear windows would not operate from driver controler. Then next day ...

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