2004 Lexus RX 330 Overview

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2004 Lexus RX 330 Overview

The 2004 Lexus RX 330 was the long-awaited redesign of the company's top-selling "crossover" vehicle, the RX 300. Like the 300, the 330 was built up from the Toyota Camry platform. For 2004, 5.9 inches were added to the overall length, and 4 inches were added to the wheelbase. Drivers of the previous model had repeatedly commented on the need for more space.

The RX now had a more powerful engine: a 3.3-liter V6 that made 230 hp, up 10 horses from the previous 3.0-liter V6. The transmission was still offered only as an automatic, but it was upgraded from a four-speed to a five. Gas mileage improved slightly. The FWD model was good for 20/26 mpg.

Owners of the RX 300 who upgraded were pleased to find many of their key concerns addressed with the restyled 330: turning radius was improved, the console was less invasive, and it had more horsepower, more room, and a sleeker look. Others felt the 330 inherited some of its predecessor's shortcomings, like poor driver and rear visibility and blind spots when changing lanes.


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    Hairline Cracks On My Dashboard

    I recently purchased a 2004 RX 330 which is in excellent condition. This car is kept in a garage but I recently noticed some cracks on my dashboard. Can this be corrected and what is causing the crac...

    11,465 views with 132 answers (last answer about a week ago)

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    I have a 2004 Lexus RX 330. It has a dual Heat/Ac system. Suddenly, the heat only works on the passenger side. Just cold air on the drivers side. The A/C works fine on both sides. The coolant l...

    9 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

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    I need to know if we can use regular gas in this model. I have heard different statements in regards to this question. Beleive it or not, I talked to 2 people in Lexus Canada. One said you can use reg...

    8,337 views with 6 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    Sometimes The Fuel Immobilizer Wont Let The Engine Start

    Dealer cant get a code to come up but itis still doing it

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    She told me they connect cables wrong, then they realize it was wrong and they changed but know her car don't run when acelarate...

    25 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 months ago)