2004 LEXUS RX 330

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281,099 Miles
144,296
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 281099
Color: SILVER
Body Style: SUV
Doors: 4
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
Engine Type: 3.3L V6 24V MPFI DOHC
Drive Train: AWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Kalamazoo, MI

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Option & Equipment

ABS and Driveline Traction Control
AM/FM stereo
Anti-theft alarm system
Audio controls on steering wheel
Audio system security
Automatic front air conditioning
Braking Assist
Bucket front seats
Cargo area light
Cassette player with auto-reverse
Clock: In-dash
Cloth seat upholstery
Coil front spring
Coil rear spring
Compass
Cruise control,4-wheel ABS Brakes
Cruise controls on steering wheel
Daytime running lights
Driver knee airbags
Dual front air conditioning zones
Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
Dusk sensing headlights
Electrochromatic auto-dimming mirrors
Electrochromatic rearview mirror
External temperature display
Fold forward seatback rear seats
Four-wheel Independent Suspension
Front fog/driving lights
Front reading lights
Front Ventilated disc brakes,1st and 2nd row curtain head airbags
Fuel Capacity: 19.2 gal.
Fuel Consumption: City: 18 mpg
Fuel Consumption: Highway: 24 mpg
Fuel Type: Regular unleaded
Genuine wood center console trim
Genuine wood/metal-look door trim
Headlights off auto delay
Heated driver mirror
Heated passenger mirror
In-Dash single CD player
Independent front suspension classification
Instrumentation: Low fuel level
Interior air filtration
Leather shift knob trim
Leather steering wheel trim
Manufacturer's 0-60mph acceleration time (seconds): 7.2 s
Max cargo capacity: 85 cu.ft.
Metal-look dash trim
Passenger Airbag
Power remote driver mirror adjustment
Power remote passenger mirror adjustment
Power windows
Privacy glass: Deep
Radio Data System
Rear
Rear seats center armrest
Rear spoiler: Lip
Regular front stabilizer bar
Remote power door locks
Remote window operation
Side airbag
Silver aluminum rims
Speed Sensitive Audio Volume Control
Speed-proportional power steering
Split rear bench
Stability control
Strut front suspension
Surround Audio
Suspension class: Regular
Tachometer
Tilt-adjustable steering wheel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Total Number of Speakers: 8
Trip computer
Vehicle Emissions: ULEV
Wheel Diameter: 17
Wheel Width: 6.5

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH AN IMPROPERLY DESIGNED BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH. A SILICON OXIDE BUILD-UP OCCURS ON THE CONTACTS INSIDE THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH, WHICH CAN MAKE IT INOPERABLE.


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Information about Dealer

Wife,mother,gramdmother,nurse

5
Angela Bagwell on 11/17/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

Everyone was excellent. This was my 4th Nissan and favorite experience to date. Jeff, Kyle and Steve G. are all awesome. I'm kind of picky and they showed me tons of cars, warmed them for me (it was cold) and let me drive therm. I chose the Murano and I am loving my choice, even though I still think of the white maxima often. If you live anywhere near Kalamazoo go visit them you won't be disappointed. Thanks Cole Nissan and the best sales guys ever.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.6
  Based on 499 reviews

THE BEST VEHICLE I'VE EVER OWNED!!

5
Hanky Hank on 11/03/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating: 4

Purchased this Lexus dealership loaner RX in 2004 with about 13,000 miles on it, and as of this written has 143,500. This AWD vehicle has been great to me! I've gotten to really know this vehicle really well that I change the oil/filter, cabin and engine filters, all the bulbs from taillights to the low beam bulbs (EXCEPT the HID lights), wiper rubber inserts myself. When it snows here, the AWD RX330 has NO problem what so ever. When this vehicle retires, I plan on purchasing another Lexus.

RX is a Reliable and Attractive SUV

5
E Gill on 07/19/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

My 2004 RX 330 has been a great car. I love the body style which continues to be attractive despite changes in the body style of newer models. It has been very reliable. The car now has 178000 miles and with routine maintenance I expect it to last another 100,000 miles!

My son did me a favor!

5
L.Sarachild on 05/27/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

My son gave me this car when my 14 year old BMW convertible finally gave up the ghost. I am sooooo happy and soooo sold on the Lexus. Would only get a newer Lexus (but this one only has 93k mi & absolutely nothing wrong with anything. People can't believe it's a 2004 it looks so new); especially with all the new safety & tech features which have evolved.

Great SUV

5
Edward Hintzen on 12/20/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Drove for almost 12 years and was very reliable. May purchase a similar new model.

2004 Lexus RX300

4.6
chitownlexus on 04/23/2015

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am the original owner of my 2004 Lexus 330RX. The only major repair I had to do in 11 years of ownership was a new radiator 3 years ago. Otherwise, the car looks/runs like almost new. Both heated seats still work great (although the control knob of one just fell off). The soft leather on the seats has not cracked and only shows a few creases. In fact, every aspect of this vehicle has functioned properly as designed. I plan to continue buying Lexus SUVs because function & reliability are my top 2 most important aspects of car ownership and this Lexus has exceeded my expectations.

4 Months and It's Gone

3
volvo4life2 on 10/29/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I traded my GMC Yukon for my RX330 to be very disappointed. I was very excited to hop on the "Lexus Reliability" boat and got a 2004 with only 60k miles on it. Within the first week of owning it the check engine light came on, shortly followed by the passenger air bag going out, needing all new power steering fluid (which had to go back to the dealer twice to actually get done correctly) and my transmission fluid was a mess. All of that I could forgive, its a used car, things happen. But the thing that I couldn't forgive... There was a hole in the frame of the car somewhere that leaked when it rained. It filled the floorboards up with water and soaked through the foam, and the carpets.

Just bought 1 yesterday

4.5
metalbandit on 04/05/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I just bought the Lexus RX330 2004 yesterday, so far no complaints. Whom ever was the previous owner took immense care to keep it nice. The whole vehicle still looks & runs like new. It being a 2004 it only has 89k + miles on it, and it's just been very nice. Now with that in mind of course, I have read reviews, and such people saying that when it gets around the 90k mark things start going wrong with it, so I have a full 2 year coverage for just about anything that goes wrong with it. But for right now it's been a great 2 days so far. I'm on the hunt now to see about getting the onboard GPS updated on it, we'll see what happens.

phsyco transmission

4.4
daisycher on 01/23/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the weirdest transmission I've ever encountered..it jerks and or jumps when shifting into second gear..upshift. when coming down steep hills..very unpredictable...but I love everything else about the car...worried about trans..

Dont buy lexus

2
777 on 09/16/2010

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I owned 2004 rx330 for 2 years now pies of crap! I had a BMW that I trade for Lexus and that was the biggest mistake in my life transmission is crap! Stereo system broke doesn't read cd's getting error 3 and 4 when then something is knocking inside the dashboard pretty loud, behind the stereo you take your Lexus to the dealer services and tell them what's wrong they don't want to do anything just tells you that thats the way its should be but it's really not! Never get Lexus again

One of the best cars i've ever owned.

4.3
Len on 08/06/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great SUV it has well thought out features, quiet, great powertrain and roomy inside. I wish it had XM or Sirius radio but i have to live with AM? FM CD.

Wow.

4.8
spacedude86 on 06/02/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you're looking for a small luxury SUV, I high recommend the RX 330. The AWD allows maximum traction during all sorts of weather. The interior is beautiful, the polished wood steering wheel feels amazing to control. The sound system is hot, the style is hot. If you're also looking at the Acura MDX, let me tell you what the differences are: MDX has more power, more towing capacity and more storage space. It isn't as luxurious, refined or reliable as the RX 330. So it depends on what you're looking for. If you're looking for a hot SUV, take the RX 330. If you're looking for something to camp with or tow with, pick the Acura MDX.

A Great SUV

4.6
gatorone on 05/09/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We've owned this one since new. With 70,000 miles reliability has been excellent. We keep the car away from the dealers to insure only the maintenance requirements specified in the owners manual are performed. After the initial two free services by the Lexus dealer, the car has never needed to go back. I would say the interior quality of the prior Lexus RX300 is a little better. Performance is best using premium fuel with little to no acceleration hesitation as you get with regular fuel. The original stock tires (Goodyear) were poor for this level of car. Ride and driving are fine. Pressure gradiant when one window open that you feel with the ears. We managed 28 mpg on highway.

Radio and CD

4.4
Diane on 03/10/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

My Lexus only has 20,000 miles on it, but the CD player is already going out. I can only play one CD instead of the 6 that are available. I took it to a place I know is reliable (they work on car sound equipment) and he said it is almost gone. Other than that I love the car..

In the Lap of Luxury

4.6
Ed on 02/04/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Beautiful in & out. Lexus thinks of too many great small details to list. Love the soft leather and real wood. MPG as advertised, averages 21 mpg.

Excellent!!

5
Happy Camper on 07/25/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Extremely comfortable! Get 17-19 in town. 27-28 on highway. AMAZING marriage of mileage, performance, comfort, luxury, reliability, and ergonomics. All considered, very well worth the extra dollar or two, but don't confuse cost and value. This is an excellent, efficient, versatile, ultra-reliable vehicle!

My Lexus

3.4
Timothy on 06/27/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

My wife and I purchased this vehicle for her, and since I must drive it periodically I feel free to comment on it. I am somewhat disappointed with the performance and handling aspects of this vehicle, it handles almost as badly as my Isuzu and no where near as well as my Benz. The transmission and the parts cost are my single major complaints, as well as the service intervals, which for a vehicle of this so called caliber should be less frequent. The transmission really feels like an old Yugo with a stick, too much jerky and choppy. I would not purchase another Lexus until they could assure me that this and the maintenance intervals are more rational.

Bad Model

3.6
megan on 04/17/2008

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought the 2004 Lexus because I drove the RX 300 and loved it. Yet this car has disappointed. The transmission lags horribly! Going from a stop, you press on the gas with no response and then a huge lurch forward. We took it into the dealer and explained the problem and they insisted nothing was wrong and it was "how they all run". Only to talk to them 4 years later and they admit that this car was underpowered. However, the styling, space, and comfort was exceptional.

Could be Better

3.9
Dan from NY on 01/13/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a reliable, quiet vehicle that get fairly good mpg for an suv, but it is not a driver's car. Driver ergonomics and handling characteristics are disappointing. The driver's seat is not deep enough and does not have good thigh support; the pedals could be more vertical - I get tired after extended driving. The steering is too light and is easily influenced by every undulation on the road. The transmission refuses to downshift, especially when you're at 2200-2400 rpm and need to pass or merge. The engine revs up, but the tranny refuses to kick in - I've had to manually downshift to 3rd gear many times - wost tranny I've had. The verdict: I think Lexus designed this for my wife.

Great Ride!!

5
jeremypool on 01/11/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had this vehicle for 3 years with no problems! The rear camera works great and the ride is very nice. My only complaint would be its slight stall when accelerating other then that the best car I have ever owned.

Some major problems

4.1
Karen on 07/09/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

While I love driving my Lexus, I have had some major concerns with design problems and one significant safety issue with my rotors. Twice it was necessary to machine my rotors because of warpage from overheating and which caused significant and uncontrollable shaking of my steering wheel. Also, if only a rear window or sunroof window is opened, an intense vacuum is created in the interior which hurts my ears. I must open my driver's window to eliminate this vacuum -- very poor design! I have also had problems with my rear window spoiler weatherstripping, several scratches on the exterior finish, intermittent unworkable power rear door, and transmission surges and jerks from shifting.

Great Car

4.5
F. Nobbee on 04/24/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I love this vehicle, but my kids hate it, they don't have the space like they had in the LR3, but we don't use this as our family vehicle. It is a lot better on gas and I got this as a steal so it was hard to pass up especially with the unpredictable gas prices. Sporty look is great, a features are fine. I haven't taken it on a road trip yet but probably won't (I'll use the minivan). This car handles great and has a lot of features that are not standard in other vehicles. I bought this one used so let see how it stands up to the Lexus reputation of quality and endurance.

Lexus RX is still the best forever

4.8
suryanto santoso on 12/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been driving my new Lexus RX since 2004 and feel very comfortable. A lovely car to drive, backup by reputable brand and have very good resale value. This luxury SUV is very appropriate for a long trip. Altough the fuel consumption a bit greedy, yet it can be compensated with its performance.

Good got Great

4.9
Tom Monaghan on 10/08/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a 2000 RX 300 and thought that it was a great car. The only complaint was the poor turning radius. The RX 330 took care of that. The RX 330 is perfect for someone that likes to sit up a bit higher than in a sedan but does not want to sacrafice the ride. The sound system is as good as anyone short of an audiophile would ever want. The passangers in the back seat will find ample leg room and appreciate the ability to slightly recline the seats, especially on long trips. The Nav system is easy to use and very addicting. Only issue is limited view out of the rear window. I've been a fan/customer of Toyota and Lexus for many years. Never dissapointed with the quality of the car or service

RX 330

4.8
Chito Jacinto on 10/07/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Exellent suv, ride like a luxury car, very quiet ride can't hear any wind draft even at high speed. Has an easy handling,responsive to turns.

Love this SUV

4.5
george on 10/07/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Not the quietest or most powerful vehicle I have owned, but the overall package is great.

Love-Hate Relationship with my RX 330

4.5
T N Tracy on 08/26/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

On the highway, the RX 330 drives like a dream, but in-town driving is a different story. The transmission is terrible when shifting from first to second gear; too much hesitation. The headlights have a blind spot in curves. I expected more at this price point.

Ungrateful?

4.5
Jazmine on 08/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It depends on what you want. More power and more comfy seats would be ideal. Other than that. It's great. My back hurts all the time from the seats, though.

Great car

4.9
Robin Pires on 07/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

2004 RX 330... love the style... very comfortable... IO currently get 18 mpg.

Lexus blew it with the RX 330

3.4
Indiana driver on 06/17/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

This vehicle is a huge disappointment! We had an 01 RX 300 that was perfect. This vehicle has horrible wind noise. The seat heater switches are hard to use and poor quality. The tires are worn out with less than 25000 miles. I recently drove it to Oklahoma, 900 miles one way, and the seats were extremely uncomfortable. My passenger told me they would never ride in the Lexus again. The rear windshield wiper is lousy.

Pleasing to look at and to drive

4.8
Tom Stangl on 05/12/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A nice combination. Beautiful exterior and interior looks, quality second to none and a quiet, smooth ride. The navigation system is very easy to use and more practical/helpful than I imagined. Mark Levinson sound system is crisp, clear and powerful! The lexus CPO program was the final touch on a great buying experience.

In Love with Lexus

4.9
Loving My Lexus ! on 04/25/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I did not go wrong in purchasing a Lexus. This is the most comfortable vehicle ever purchased or test drove. It does not ride like a "truck" and hate for people to call it that. It is so comfortable to drive on long distance trips. If in need of another car, Lexus will be my first choice!

Nice Ride

4.8
GJ on 04/10/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car takes the stress out of driving. The ride is quiet and smooth. The car is so quiet that you can appreciate the high quality sound system. You are isolated from all the madness around you in the comfort of leather. The navigation system took me from my garage to a resort in Lake Tahoe CA without a miss (Unlike a back seat driver).

RX 330 FWD

5
GLFR 23 on 03/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very high quality and reliability. Just changed from a RX 300 and it's really improved; turning radius, console, more horsepower, stereo controls on steering wheel, really love this car.

A qualified great car

4.8
rick on 02/20/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought a used car with 12K miles. Have had it for 18 months and am very happy with three exceptions. The back up lights are terrible. I can hardly see behind the car when bcking into garage. I am going to try to install some aftermarket lights. The information center is good but trip miles and ET go back to zero when you turn off engine at a rest stop defeating the whole purpose of this information. When you start up again it starts at zero thus defeating the whole purpose of this feature. The high intensity headlights are great at first but you get a black cutoff line that really makes it hard to see far ahead. Mileage decent for this size. 28 highway at 60 mph. Tire wear fair.

2nd time around

4.5
Pete in Rome on 01/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second RX. First was the 300 and I have loved both. Top quality of build, no problems at all, and just the best overall quality around. I love the treatment at the dealer, and love that I just never have to go back! I am tempted to buy my third one in a row. That is the best compliment I can think of.

A solid SUV/vehicle

5
Cailor on 11/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Came from an Audi S4 Avant, and while not a sports vehicle, it does well while providing great space for driver+4 passengers while still getting great gas mileage for an SUV (I am getting approximately 22MPG with highway and city driving). The rear camera very helpful for otherwise difficult to view backwards. Drives like a car.

check it out!

5
N Dwyer on 11/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. I can stash the kids, the bikes and the dog and yet it isn't WAAY too big to drive like some of the other SUVs. It drives like a car and turns on a dime. EASY to park and a very comfy ride.

Pretty good, but expect more from Lexus

3.9
BryanW on 11/08/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

After reading so much about Lexus reliability and dealer service, I'm underwhelmed. It's not bad, but it's not great, certainly not a rating of "5" that every dealership employee begs that you give them. Our car had been good - good power, good comfort, decent reliability. The suspension in tuned too soft for my taste, and the FWD is not ideal. In the 33k miles we've had the car, we've had several items break. This includes the HID headlights, Brake master cylinder (took 3 try's to get this one fixed), auto climate control still does not work right, rear power liftgate problems, and driver sun visor. Stock Goodyears wear out in 20k miles.

Warning Problem with Rotors

3
Wally on 08/17/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

The rotors had to replaced at l4000 miles after the steering wheel began to shake. At 27000 miles I was driving down a 8 mile 7% grade in third gear and needed to brake because the traffic slowed, the steering wheel suddenly shook so badly that I had to pull over and let the rotors cool before proceeding. Rotors were replaced for a second time. If you have paint chip on the bumper do not take the RX330 through a high pressure car wash as the paint may peel off the bumper as it did in my case. Lexus will do nothing about. It is your problem even if the car is within warrentee. I feel the vehicle is unsafe because of the rotor problem. I would not suggest buying one.

Improved over RX 300 (mostly!)

4.6
JG on 06/08/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The styling, interior, and luxury features are all substantially improved over RX300. Handling, turning/parking, cornering, overall power better too. Cruises at 80+ wonderfully. BUT, annoying manifold buzz (even after recall); brake rotors needed turning at 12K and 25K miles; transmission downshift lags badly at low speeds (i.e. accelerating suddenly from 15-20 MPH). Almost all units have 18" wheels with very expensive, short-lasting tires (mine are gone at 31K, $800+ to replace). I believe that quiet ride is sacrificed with the larger wheels and lower-profile tires. Lexus still can't get auto-climate control right - my 10- yr-old S500's is truly "set and forget".

Hard to beat

5
lou on 05/31/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is probably the best I have ever owned and I'm 80 yrs old and over this many years I've owned a few! It's been a while since I've liked a car well enough to just sit in it in my garage! Buy it you'll love it !!!

This thing rocks!

5
ken on 05/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This thing is awesome! I've been driving it for just over a month and the handling and empowering feel you get driving this thing is second to none!I Highly recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a fantastic driving experience!

Unpredictable Lexus

5
SUDDENLEXUS on 04/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Lexus RX 300. I upgraded from a Honda Prelude. It has a lot of features to keep me interested. It is fun to drive and my daughter is having fun throwing everything on the floor.

A 40K+ Car Shouldn't Rattle

4.1
Stan on 03/31/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I started out loving this car. Excellent highway passing capability, spectacular emergency handling (saved my life on one occasion) and superior comfort. BUT little things mean a lot. After about 8000 miles a rattle developed under the dash. Soon it sounded as if the entire dash was shifting after a moderate bump. Still not resolved to my satisfaction. I've since learned that this is a problem endemic to early production units. Lexus should do better.

RX330

4.8
John S on 03/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought one of the first RX330's back in mid '03, and that was after owning 2 RX300's beginning in '99. It is hard to envision a better medium sized SUV. It is stylish, comfortable, and Lexus Quality is hard to beat.

Sheer Comfort!

4.9
Beachin' on 03/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Going from an Explorer to a Lexus RX330 was a bit of a culture shock, the Lexus being on a car chassis, and not allowing that high-up perspective. But after making my first road trip, I quickly adjusted to the differences of these vehicles. This is the most comfortable car I've EVER driven, with everything I need right at my fingertips! No more back problems to limit my traveling! And my gas milage is better than advertised! There's plenty of cargo space (I often need a lot!). If you want to feel pampered yet retain that SUV convenience, this classy car is for you!

The RX 330 "has no clothes!"

2.4
"..has no clothes!" on 03/19/2005

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

Seats do not compare to our Porsche or SAAB. Tilt function is simply inflation of seat's leading edge. Arm rest way too short to be useful. Major fatigue on long trips, never really get adjusted. Lines of sight to check for vehicles in prep for lane change are awful. Again, comparison is to SAAB and Porsche. Throttle response delay is shameful and dangerous. Toyota excuses it as computer seeking correct response -- lame. No road feel. Wind noise and engine noise unacceptable for Lexus -- had an LS 430 that was whisper quiet. It was great in all respects -- this 330 is not great in any respect -- below average in many. Sorry we bought it within a month of purchase date.

Day 2 Review

4.4
Steve on 02/25/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Downsized from LX470 due to longer commute to new job. I've driven many of these as loaners when the the LX was getting scheduled maintenance. RX handling is light, tossable, but the ride quiet with smooth. A little more outside noise vs. LX. Acceleration is brisk and so much easier on the gas too.

Simply the Best SUV

5
Summer on 02/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I own an '04 AWD (now have 24,000 miles on it) and couldn't be happier with it. I've owned a BMW (M3), Mercedes (C32), Honda Accord EX.... you name it. This is the best all around car. I love the room, the ride, the styling, the quality, the customer service, the many cool features... everything. Before we bought, my husband and I looked at BMW X5, Infiniti FX45, Acura MDX, Pacifica and I'm glad I ended up with this one. You can't beat Lexus quality (better than BMW and Mercedes) I still look for better SUV's out there and haven't found one. (Porsche Cayenne has good power, but poor quality and plain interior) If I sell this one, it's because I'm buying a new one (maybe 400h?) :)

Even more impressive in the snow

5
Snow monster on 01/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have owned our RX330 for about 6 months and have only good things to say. It is the smoothest driving suv we have ever seen. The navigation is great and is user friendly. It looks amazing and we are always getting compliments. It also has the BEST gas mileage of any suv with its amount of power. 21/25.This is the best vehicle i have ever driven in the snow. Coming from a Jeep, the Lexus didn't even slide once. We would see larger suv's sliding around in front of us, as the Lexus drove perfect

Unbelievable Lemon Lexus

3.5
No to Lexus on 01/14/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I purchased the Lexus for mechanical reliability; unfortunately in the first week the gas tank had to be reattached because it was not bolted properly. Shortly after that the power steering pump had to be replaced; the radio stopped playing, the amplifier had to be replaced; the ignition system chimed after I removed the key, had to be replaced; then the radiator was recalled and had to be replaced. The transmission seemed confused at times when accelerating.I asked for a replacement car after the first incident in the first week;Lexus customer service said it was all covered under warranty and offered an extended warranty 6 mo later. I would not pay the extra money for a Lexus again.

4 month review

5
Dick on 01/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Plenty of power and acceleration; rides firm but comfortably. Found my wife and I are relaxed after a 500 mile trip. Notice some wind noise above 80mph; almost no wind noise below 70.

Fantastic RX330

5
Larry Jayne on 01/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best car I have ever owned (and I have owned all kinds). Drives and rides like a sedan but has the features of an SUV. You can see extrememly well when driving since it is higher up than a sedan. GREAT JOB LEXUS - I have ordered an H400 already.

LOVE MY LEXUS

4.8
DEBBIE on 01/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

BECAUSE OF THE LOCATION OF MY NEW HOME I GAVE UP THE SPORTS CAR AND BOUGHT THE SUV. AFTER MUCH RESEARCH ( I WAS LOOKING FOR A SMALL, DEPENDABLE, FUN TO DRIVE, AND MOST IMPORTANT, COMFORTABLE SUV)THE LEXUS RX330 KEPT COMING UP AS A REAL WINNER. UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS ONLY ONE DEALERSHIP IN NH (ONE I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND TO ANYONE). ALL IT TOOK WAS ONE TEST DRIVE TO CONVINCE ME THIS WAS THE VEHICLE FOR ME. IT DROVE LIKE A LUXURY SEDAN. CORNERING WAS COMFORTABLE AND SECURE, SEATS ARE GREAT, INTERIOR VERY ATTRACTIVE, IT RIDES QUIETLY, FEELS SMALL AND COMPACT YET HAS MORE THAN AMPLE ROOM. WINTER COMMUTING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE IS WORRY FREE WITH MY RX330.

Your crazy if you don't like it.

5
Wa on 12/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have had this car for 1 year and it has been perfect. It has excelent performance. It is in the $35,000- $45,000 price range. we have not crashed yet, but because of all the airbags(such as SIDE CURTAIN airbags) this is a extremely safe car.

2004 RX330

4.9
bs on 12/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

First Lexus - should never have waited this long for a Lexus!

awesome vehicle!!!!!!!

5
bharati anand on 12/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the way the RX330 drives...it actually glides...its that smooth. I also like the premium sound system and the navigation system.

Love my RX

5
JoshB on 12/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car I have ever owned or been in. The ride is amazing and the design is unmatched. I have had it for 3 weeks now and it is the best decision I've ever made. I looked at the Acura MDX and BMW X3, and the RX far exceeds those in every category in my opinion.

This car is AWESOME, a work of fine art

5
J. Emmerman on 12/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have only the best compliments to pay to the engineers who designed this vehicle. I feel incredibly safe in the worst driving conditions and it is always fun to drive. Very safe, reliable, stylish, smooth, awesome all around.

Driving the RX330

4.9
spd522 on 12/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a very comfortable and quiet vehicle. Seats and steering adjust to find the best position for all drivers. Handling is quite good for this type of vehicle. It is very easy to park although there is a blind spot at the rear roof pillars. We have been getting 22 mpg for all around driving. It has gotten 24 on the highway and seems to improve with each tank the more it gets broken in. Fit and finish are the best I have seen. Every detail is perfect.

We Love It!

4.5
JT on 12/19/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the most comfortable car to ride in we have ever experienced. Ours has all the creature comforts. ie Navigation, DVD system and Mark Levinson sound. All are top rate. We are really sold on the navigation system. Once you have a good one like this, you can never go back to maps again. At this point we only have 2700 miles on the car. Will update later in the year. But for now, the car is high on the WOW scale.

Fun Driving Machine

4.9
Ron Schoenfeld on 12/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Looking fun SUV. Especially like the Double Moon Roof. Only negative is the car does not run as smooth as past Luxury Lexus Vehicles that we've had. All in all we love the car and have had little or no problems. This is our 5th Lexus and they're still making the most reliable cars that we've ever owned. Would like to see them add a 3rd seat to the RX330.

Good Car Better Dealer

4.8
dougsc on 12/10/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This is a great car. It is comfortable, easy to drive and quite utilitarian. The buying experience was outstanding and the service experience has been excellent. I have been waiting for over a week for a new brake booster, which seems to be a somewhat common problem. Dealer was conscious of my needs and provided a loaner (an RX-330). If something is broken they fix it. I want my next vehicle to be a Lexus, too.

RX330 Awesome

5
Shelby on 12/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is the most fun of the 4 Lexus I have owned. Its exterior design is just beautiful, interior luxurious. Smooth, comfortable, QUIET ride. The shortened the turning radius so it is even easier to turn around than my RX300 was. The engine is very responsive and the gas mileage is GREAT. I get about 19 -20 mpg driving around town and 26 on the highway. Best of all, I trust this vehicle--since it is a Lexus, it will not break down. Suberbly constructed with a well-thought out design. Thank you Lexus engineers.

Love my '04 RX

4.5
John THW on 12/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Terrific vehicle! Wished I had the voice recognition and BlueTooth which are now standard for the '05, but I got a great price for my '04 so I can't complain. The ergonomics can be better- specifically the radio display and certain controls. NAV is very good, but wish I could combine the best features from Acura and Lexus! Sound system is good (standard), but not as good as our other car (Acura TSX). Power is more than adequate, but wish it got better gas mileage-don't even think that you'll get close to 26 hwy, but I love the fact that premium gas is not necessary.

RX rattles

4.4
khoffman on 11/30/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

My RX has rattled since day one. I have had it in several times for rattles in the back seat, the door and the glove box. I love the way it drives and rides. The quality of the basic stereo is only fair. The CD player is poorer than the radio. I have had two parts replaced on my back hatch door. My dealer has given me great service and Lexus has fixed everything, but I have had my car worked on too many times!

2004 Lexus RX 330

4.9
dbarck on 11/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent sound system; very quiet car when at freeway speeds; very, very comfortable for long trips -- leaves you feeling relaxed. Rear view camera and automatic refocusing of side mirrors aids greatly in backing. Good service by dealer.

"I'm Lovin it"!

4.9
MaryR on 11/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The RX330 has a very smooth ride and easy handling. It feels safe while driving on the express way because of the great visibility, holds the road and can change speed quickly. It also performs well around town. Not too big so it's easy to park and maneuver in traffic. It looks great! Very often find people checking it out when I return to the parking lot. Best decision I've made about a vehicle in a long time.

Love the Car, Hate the Stereo

4.8
MLBDenver on 11/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My RX is an incredibly comfortable, safe ride that turns heads. From hauling bikes and dogs to making the daily commute, my Lexus delivers.

Poor experience

3.5
mjw5935 on 11/09/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought a fully optioned 2004 RX330 and was sadly disappointed. The sports transmission has terrible hesitation that boarders on dangerous in traffic driving and the seat has a clicking noise that I cannot seem to resolve. In addition after the first 6,000 miles (during the first tire rotation) I was informed that the front end was not in alignment. Unfortunately the dealer was unable to help me with the transmission and I have not returned for the other factors yet. Very disappointed for a 50k+ vehicle.

RX 330

4.9
Clever on 11/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

You have to test-drive one to understand how great they are.

The Best of the Best

5
FLPanther on 11/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been driving SUV's for about 14 years. I didn't know what fun I was missing until I leased my first LUV. The ride is quiet and smooth, the handling is great. It's sleek and responsive - 2 things that were missing from my other SUV's. I'm sold! Once you drive a Lexus - you'll never drive a regular SUV again.

Quality SUV

4.9
Chuck Theodora on 10/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Words in a nut shell - GREAT CAR

Highly Recommend

4.9
JP122 on 10/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very smooth and quiet ride. Handles terrific and easy to drive.Would HIGHLY recommend. I just traded in a Mercedes ML for this and there is absolutly no comparison. The ML was a total junk and was in the shop more than on the road.The ride, comfort and performance couldn't compare.

Best of two worlds

4.8
tillmanhb on 10/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My 330RX has the best features of an SUV without the needless bulk: It's built on a 2 wheel drive sedan platform and gets tolerable mileage-- 18 to 24mpg. However,the SUV configuration of higher seating and accessible cargo area make the large sedan obsolescent. The 330RX is enhanced with creature comforts. It does not handle at speed like my 2001 Mercedes E, but it's more comfortable, sumptuous,trouble free and useful a vehicle. The Mark Levinson sound system alone puts the car ahead of any close competitors.

Quality Car like Utility Vehicle

4.8
Alvin Mund on 10/16/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This my first LUV and it my third Lexus and I find this a very practicle car like vehicle that drives and has a excellent ride and quiet interior. I purchase this Lexus in Florida and drove to Albuquerque New Mexico where I now reside. This is a Front Drive model and the only one I could get immediate delivery in Florida with out special order for 4 wheel drive. I was concerned about this , because of my move to this mountain area. I am now glad I purchased this model because of it`s better fuel milage and quicker excelleration. My next Lexus will be this model as a hybrid (gas & electric. I have just recently drove from Albuquerque to Denver Colorado and then 11,740 Feet up to Fair Play COL

RX330 new

4.9
nmsss on 10/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As close to perfect than anything I have owned. Acceleration is no problem, something that I worried about given 3.3L engine vs larger in competitors. This is the quietewst care I have ever been in. Great for commuting.

RX330 don't think of anything else!

5
Mr. HWY on 10/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you're thinking of a BMW or BENZ suv, don't bother! The RX330 rides smooth, comfortable, and is a pleasure to drive. I was pleasantly surprised by the 26.4 mpg on my last road trip. Both the BMW & Benz looks outdated. The Benz don't even have a locking gas door, what a joke for a expensive vehicle! My suggestion - Buy one, there is no substitute!

My Lexus RX 300

5
Christina Moritz on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the second Lexus we purchase3 after trading in the Mercedes which was in the shop more than two times in one Year. We love everything about the Lexus and will purchase another in 2 years. We hope to get the new model of the 430 sedan.

Second Lexus RX

4.9
picventure on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent changes from the RX300 which I also loved

Great Car

4.8
Michael Smyth on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is great. The feAtures are outstanding. the power rear door and the XM Radio are O My GOd they're just awesome

Engine noise

3.5
llgf on 10/05/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

While ideling in the cold, there is an engine noise transmitted to the passenger compartment. It is quite disturbing and Lexus says it does not know the reason for the noise. Very disappointed

Likes and dislikes

5
V9995 on 10/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wonderful car, easy to drive, comfortable ride, no annoyances like rattles,etc., no wind noise.

My First SUV

4.9
Abaco Joe on 10/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After 6 months and 9000 miles I have had no problems at all.Friends, relatives and neighbors who spent less for something else are realizing just how much I really got. The Rx is what they all aspired to but didn't do it. Comforable, secure and stylish. I'm even happy sitting in traffic jams. No wonder it is the best selling SUV in its class in the world. No special financing or rebates with Lexus. However, they did buy out my lease 5 months early and did not add it into the purchase price. This is my first SUV and first non- Detroit vehicle.I have no regrets. I am looking forward to the AWD experience this winter and getting to and from the slopes safe and secure. I love my Rx.

RX330 is worth the price paid

5
Dubie on 10/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been an owner of SUV's for over 8 years. I was planning to buy the same model and make, but the 2004 version did not impress me. I went to Lexus and took the RX330 for a test drive and was completely surprised by the ride and it's ability to hug the road going around turns. Although the price tag was higher then what I wanted to spend, I decided that I would buy the Lexus I test drove. After owning it for 5 months I am glad I did, it has surpassed all my expectations in an SUV.

Solid X5 killer

5
moliver on 09/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After 7 test drives and as many mind- changes I finally plunked down my $ and purchased a X330 in Black Onyx What a sexy beast and a cruiser like I've never seen! I drove the Toureg. FX35, Audi ARoad, Ford Xplr EB and NOTHING could touch this vehicle It exudes class and is the smoothest, quietest and most lux of any of the others-maybe a half a sec slower but WHO cares -if you want to race get a Porche!!!!

My Lexus

5
Maureen Farrelly on 09/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Lexus is my first SUV, I have owned luxury and sports cars. I absolutely love my car & am thrilled I got it. It is sleek, the ride is so smooth...I feel like I am in a luxury car, not a typical SUV. Its easy & comfortable to ride around in & plenty of space for packages.

Better than I thought!

5
Pammie-Pooh on 09/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car rides smooth, is easy to handle and has excellent fuel economy. I had a Toyota Sequoia and can't believe the difference in gas consumption of the RX330. Turning radius is excellent and I feel that the vehicle is very safe.

My SUV

4.9
Legalwizard on 09/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best I have driven

Lexus's Little SUV

4.9
Hfaulisi1379 on 09/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The fuel economy is good fr this size of this SUV. I'ts easy to repair after rear ends, easy to main and travel with people to long distances. One disadvantage is the passenger seat won't move up and down unless you order it as an option. Its fun to drive anywhere. Its a vehicle you'll feel real safe in.

I love this vehicle

4.9
hollywood joe on 09/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Ive only had this vehicle for two days but im already in love. The handling is great and the ride is extremely smooth!

Love It!

5
klkrlk on 09/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife bought this for me as a gift for my recent promotion; WOW! I couldn't ask for a better gift. Lexus has, once again, hit the nail on the head on the RX redesign, making a great SUV even better. I particularly like the upscale interior and the sporty exterior. The ride is super smooth, quiet, and surprisingly agile. I can't get over the extremely soft leather, the highly polished wood trim, and the little extras which make owning a Lexus special. I am extremely pleased with this car and would definitely recommend this vehicle to anyone reading this review.

Reliable and good looking!

5
lexusman on 09/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We previosly owned a BMW X5. The RX 330 runs much more car like at has a less bumpy ride. The X5 was very hard to turn, but the Lexus is an easy car to drive and get used to.It is also a Lexus and very dependable.Has great gas mileage for an suv, and you still have the 3.3 liter engine. IT also has way more trunk space then both the X5 and the Mercedes M-class.

Great SUV - Need 7 Passenger Seating

4.6
AZBuyer on 09/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love this vehicle from the cutting edge exterior design to the luxurious interior. But how about a stylish crossover SUV for families? Lexus would have the market cornered if they offered this fabulous vehicle with a third row sear. For those without kids, imagine all the extra cargo and passenger room!!!

Lovin' It

5
Beachin on 09/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Drove it to Oklahoma this summer, and it's comfort was unsurpassed by previous SUV trips. Kept my back and legs at ease the whole time.

Smooth as silk

5
CMaria Inc on 09/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After telling my husband, "Don't even take me to the Lexus dealership! I want an MDX!", I should have known I'd eat those words! The ride is smoother, the features are how Acura based their MDX model, and it takes regular gas (I avg. 390-400 per tank)! My mom has an 03 MDX & she even concurs. Despite missing my Bose speakers, I love the car & wouldn't trade it for the MDX for anything. I lucked out & got an 04 used model before it even went on the lot (advice-check in with the used salesmen early in the AM as many of the 04's and even 03's are scooped up before the previous owner even officially hands over the keys). Preapproval never hurts, either.

Great Car/Great deal

4.9
Simi Ron on 09/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded my '99 RX300 for a year end terrific deal on a RX330 AWD fully loaded. I can't say how happy I am with this car! Compared to the '99 the interior is a little smaller and there is less wood trim that looks so good. But ALL other features are better/nicer/tighter/sharper. I went from LA to Pismo beach this weekend on all the backroads I could find and this car handled so well and was very responsive. The 330 is the perfect combination of luxury and performance in a mid-size crossover SUV. I test drove the BMW X5 and X3 and neither of them compare to this car!

RX330 is Great

4.9
RenoSS on 09/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I previously owned a 2002 Lexus ES300. My son purchased a 2004 RX-330 and I drove it a few times. We really liked the easy entry and exit from the vehicle. All the extra creature comforts that the ES-300 didn't have. We really like the ride and ease of putting things in the cargo space with the power door. The sound system is great and the power steering wheel is also a very nice feature. Of course you can't beat the service at the Lexus dealership.

car does not go at 20mph

3.3
susie q on 09/01/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

car has a terrible hesitation at 20 mph has completely ruined the fun of it

lexus rx330 review

5
kjflesch on 09/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our third Lexus RX. We are obviously satisfied and loyal buyers. The RX330 has refined the previous models and improved gas mileage. All told-a great car.

Lexus RX330

4.5
Nancy Gamier on 09/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This vehicle is very comfortable especially if you are in your vehicle alot-which I am. I'm on the road doing sales and the smoothness of the ride is unbelievable, even in the backseat. I had my husband go with me on all my test drives so I could sit in the backseat and see how smooth the vehicle drove. When I have to go anywhere with other sales staff, I always offer to drive. Just a side note-before I leased this vehicle I test drove 14 other SUV's. The handling on this is exceptional as is the steering radius. The back up camera is a great option as far as safety to have.

RX Eval

5
pburke on 08/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Pleasant surprise from my Caddy DHS. Easy to drive. Kind of a personal vehicle.

RX330

4.8
bohunk on 08/30/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first LUV I mean SUV I'd never found one worthy until now.The 330 rides like a car and is loaded with all the latest safety goodies.I have a 2001 ES300 and this is just so much more auto with many more features.

Fantastic SUV

4.8
Lisa245 on 08/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Can't say enough good things about this car. It's fantastic!!!!!!!! Lots of luxury inside and out. Thanks Lexus!!!!

Great SUV for $

5
mombo on 08/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had RX 300 for 3 1/2 yrs prior. Many improvements and added niceties. Only have for 1 month so far, but so far so good. Never had a problem with prior one, which has made me come back.

lexus rx330

5
fredmaione on 08/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

better ride than my last benz, solid driving performance, good feeling about being in it

9.9 or better

4.9
conn34009 on 08/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best SUV on the market. Nothing comes close, I know I test drove them all, and I do mean ALL.

Performance Package Flint Mica

5
tommy429 on 08/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The air suspension and auto-stick are great fun to use. The automatic back door is definately a plus.

The Best SUV ever made!!!

5
Takki808 on 08/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everything about it is a dream! Drives smooth!!

Inferior

4.3
LHB on 08/20/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our third RX. and it might be our last, It does not have the quility of our previous RX300's, wind noise and road noise is excessive.

Great SUV!! For the money!!

5
Joe Ra on 08/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

always had Jeep up to 5 years ago in 1999 luxus name suv of the year i start buying one every year very happy with them!They also treat you great when you go back for service !While waiting for your repairs they that you to the mall or where every you like and pict you up so you don't have to hang out their or bother any one to pick you up or bring you some where ,they will!!!

Top Luxury Med SUVDriving Experience

5
msclonly on 08/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Finally, a comfortable SUV, that feels and drives like an Sedan. Does NOT feel like driving a truckor a tank. Easy getting in and out of with great visibility. Correct posture while driving prevents back and leg pains compared to a low sedan, which are not made for easy access, low back comfort, or healthy leg positions. The Navigation System has saved many miles of going around and around in circles, even with directions from several people, if they know anything at all. Great directions to unfamiliar locations. The NAV comes with the upgraded Levson sound system for the finest music heard in an auto, especially Classical. Picks up distant stations, eas

Best mid-size SUV in its Class

5
badboybostonmass on 08/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Lexus scores big once again, with an all new design RX330. Better designs interior and exterior makes the RX330 the future SUV. The RX330 drives as smooth as the finest luxury sedans and has excellent gas milege for a SUV. The lexus reliability along with the all wheel drive ability makes this in a league of its own! Others will fellow the trend of the RX330 as it will be once again another best seller.

RX330 BEST IN CLASS

4.9
KLC on 08/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

BETTER THAN THE 300, BEST OVERALL SUV ON THE ROAD AT ANY PRICE.

Lighting Problem of Lexus RX330

3.5
Perkins on 08/06/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Due to exterior lighting problems, I cannot drive my new Lexus at night. The dealer seems unable or unwilling to fix the problem. I am told that I am not the only one with this problem. As of this date, I will sale my Lexus and purchase something without this problem.

Almost perfect

4.5
Jay Chen on 08/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

This is a extremely nice and well balanced SUV. It's quite, smooth, drives like it's on butter, yet never leans or floats around corners. I love the in-dash CD changer and the muscular, angular styling. The leather seats are perfect in every way, they're supportive, easy to adjust, have memory and heating features. I've driven it for over four months now and we have taken it on several highway trips. Although it's nice and smooth for two people, the interior space limits its use as a family highway cruiser.

Positive review

4.9
Merlyn on 08/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is new to me as I have only had it for about a week. Thus far, it has proven more than satisfactory in ride and performance. My one complaint is that the interior does not have enough nooks and cranies to store things.

Quality Machine

5
Mr. Buckpasser on 08/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Well built vehicle that lives up to its promises of providing quality with performance.

Best overall quality in luxury SUV

5
rx330black on 08/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best vehicle I've owned. Quality throughout the interior and exterior. This vehicle has many of the little things that, although seem small, but make a big difference in the overall ownership experience.

Transmission Problems

4.1
HAl K on 08/01/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For those who have not checked into this car throughly, I suggest googling: "ES330 hesitation." Mine hesistates badly at both low and high speeds, which the dealer says is "normal." I would not recommend anyone buy a 2004 ES or RX330 until Lexus stops stonewalling and addresses the problem.

Very Dissapointed

4.4
chef86 on 07/31/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just went in for my 1,000 mile check up. I have a gas tank that is supposed to hold 19 gallons of gas that only takes 15.5 gallons. The defect with either the gas tank or the computer system is not covered under the warrantee so I get to guess how far I can drive. Second, when applying gas on the highway and then letting up on the gas for a moment and then accelerating, there is a defect whereby the car bucks badly. When I told the technician about it he said that he knew about it asked if I thought I had been rear ended (I had). He told me that another Lexus model had already been recalled due to complaints. Problems plus bad service and this Lexus

Windblown

4.8
baded on 07/24/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Anyway to quiet the wind noise around the pass and drivers doors?

best vehicle I've ever owned

5
Stan Fleck on 07/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this has been the best vehicle I have ever owned and takes less maintenance of any vehicle that I have ever owned. I have told all my friends about it.

Best SUV

5
sam123 on 07/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent SUV for resonable price

Luxury ride with SUV room

4.5
duffer.jim on 07/17/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Owned Q45, Lincolns, a Caddy and five Grand Cherokees. 04 RX330 has ride of Q with room of the Cherokee. Bought CPO with 30K miles for less than new Jeep. Get benefit of another 70K of warranty and other Lexus percs, plus a LOT smoother ride. Only complaint - power to outlets shut down with engine. Can't charge my cell phone while in a meeting!

Great Suv

4.9
marylandstar on 07/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The only thing I would ask for would be a V-8. Dont use shiny armorall on the dash,it will cause real bad glare. Idrive this Suv alot and its Great no Problems. 40,000 miles since last sept when purchased only reg maintance.And much better service than american suvs like Lincoln.

I love It

4.9
LB3 on 07/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have been very satified with this SUV.

Amazing machine!

5
John Burtlano on 07/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded my 1999 RX for the 2004 RX, I have only excellent things to say about this car! Woo Hoo!!!! John...

A nice choice...

4.8
Lonrry on 07/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

A great SUV but not the more sport, is a luxury one. Everthing is electronic, have a great look. Doesn't look like a Soccer's mom SUV. Hmmmmm... Makes you feel safety...

Awsome

4.9
J & M on 07/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall, very pleased with the RX330. This is a great get up and go vehicle. It is versatile in styling and performance. The service and support is outstanding. The rear seat is on the small side for leg room. You get what you pay for. Although, the service is outstanding the maintenance is costly.

RX-cellence

5
johngrindstaff on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had this car for nearly two years and have not had one single problem with it, either structurally or mechanically. And for an SVU, the RX gets great gas mileage.

should have been a Lexus buyer earlier

5
Bud Shaffner on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this vehicle has been the very best we have ever owned.. the BMW X5 before it was jerky and truck-like... do wish that we had gone over to Lexus sooner

Will buy newer models

4.8
john alford on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have a 2002 RX300 and a 2004 RX330. Enjoy both. Get better gas mileage with the 2002. Really enjoy the automatic tailgate on the 2004. Enjoy the center console on the 2002 more. Like the factory installed towing package on the 2002 and disappointed that you could not get it on the 2004. Will probably buy the new models also.

#1 LUV on the the road.

5
John Ryan on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is a dream. It drives and handles like a car, but rides high and gives you that king of the road feel. There has been absolutely no trouble with this vehicle and we just drove 2000 miles in 4 days without a hicup. My wife and I are former Mercedes Benz owners, and the ML series was no match. With the features included in our package (navigation system etc.) price was far better, as well. Fuel economy has been as expected and the 3.3 engine has plenty of pep. This has easily been the best experience with a new car. Many of our previous purchases always had a problem that needed to be addressed in the first month or so. Bravo to Lexus.

5th One to Own

5
Rducks on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 5th Lexus to own, my 2nd RX SUV. I've NEVER had any type of engine/car performance problem! Gas Mileage has been great. Not many SUV's get 24+ m/g on the open road. The car is not only good looking, but easy to handle, reliable, easy to drive in rain and snow. Service that goes with owning a Lexus is great - no hassle- but then again never a major problem!

Hazel's Lexus

5
Hazel Macik on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The smoothest ride we have ever experienced.

pinging

5
pinger on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very nice and does wellin the winter environme3nt

RX330

4.8
Mary Lee-Butte on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle performs great in bad weather. Great interior and exterior. My favorite vehicle yet. Comfortable ride; great steering; excellent air and heat circulation; awesome stereo!

Good value, great vehicle,

4.5
British Baron on 07/10/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So sooth a ride that got a ticket from ayoung cop said we were going 81 in 55 zone. Not another car in sight on a brand new stretch of 4 lane divided highway.

Excellent vehicle

4.6
J. Gordon on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a compact SUV that zips around town, is fun to drive, has enough storage for most things, and is well built. Enjoy it much more than the Mercedes SUV and price is better than BMW or others in the luxury class without any compromise of features, style and quality.

JOHN DARVISH DANDY

4.8
Realiz on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This, my 3rd Lexus, is another dandy car! After 22yrs of driving 5 different Mercedes (and paying for 10 of them!) Lexus proves again that it is the best of the best.

I love It

4.8
TreyRothell on 07/10/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I Love It!!!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! ! !! !!! !!! !!!

RX Lover

5
vadcja on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The RX 330 performs the way a luxury car should; response when you need the power to accelerate away from trouble, classy interior and quite ride with an excellent sound system. It also performs well on roads less traveled; gravel, composite, shale and non- roads. I have even forded small streams without a problem.

review title

4.9
wayneohio on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our second RX, the first a 300. We had zero problems with that car and so far, none with this one, a 330. It is, by far, the highest quality auto we have ever owned and the dealer service is incredible. The interior is beautiful and very friendly. The ride is elegant & smooth.

Great car

4.8
Starryeyes on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great handling in the snow, nice ride,

rx 330

5
panich369 on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

outstanding in every catagory.

CLUNK NOISE FOR 6 MONTHS

3.8
R. A. Berlin on 07/10/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

For the 1st 6 months, I kept hearing a clunking noise when slowing or stopping. The dealer heard the noise but did not have the equipment to repair. Passengers could hear the noise also. Finally Lexus sent the equipment to finally repair. This was very dissapointing for a $40,000 car. It was NOT the dealer's fault. FACTORY was at fault.

Excellent Review on Rx330

4.9
evelyn davis on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great - previously owned 1999 rx300. Loved that one also

headlights

4.9
fleet on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I find that it is diffucult to see objects that are about 10 or 15 feet in front of me with my low beams

Simpy The Best!!!!

5
TNick on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Luxurious, quiet, price competetive!!!!

Lexus

4.8
webb on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The only thing that I can find wrong with the Lexus 330 is that there is still no convenient place to put my purse when I drive. Unless one has a van, this is a persistent problem. Other than that, this is the best car I have ever had, smooth, fast, reliable, attractive, comfortable with great attention to detail. You will be delighted!

good car, just not a drivers car...

3.5
zimco on 06/30/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I beleive that SUV's are overrated in general, but despite that, the RX330 is a comfortable, well built vehicle with many features and relatively decent pricing for the class. Fuel economy, though only acceptable, is good for the class. However, it is not a thrill machine for the driver. Overall, quality and luxury are the selling points in this car

practical with luxury

4.6
latte4me on 06/30/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Looking for a reliable car that's practical and comfortable? This is it. Add a top-notch dealer experience and you'll never want to buy another car.

awesome

4.8
mammodoc on 06/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

awesome car. great compromise between family car and sexy sports car.

quiet and smoother than most sedan's

4.9
arick on 06/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I was looking for a quiet, smooth, comfortable SUV....I've found it! I'm very pleased with the upgraded HP, the vehicle accelerates so smoothly and quietly that i've caught myself driving 15 mph over the speed limit! In my 2000 Jeep GC I could tell how fast I was driving by the sound of the engine and amount of wind/road noise - not now!

Rattle and thud

2.1
2nd and final Lexus on 06/27/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

Has been in the shop to fix rattle for three days. It has come back again. Transmission is not smooth at all and transfers with a thud. Dealership tried to fix it and replaced the software to no avail. Very disappointed! Dealership and service department are great

Two Thumbs UP!

4.8
Mr. Tea on 06/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent refined ride and feel. The Crystal White and Ivory rich leather is 1st class! Many improvements over the RX 300. Only minus is the standard 135 watt stereo system. Needs more power. The RX 300 had 210 watts and sounds a bit better. The Mark Levinson system should be standard on the Premium plus pkg.

5 Stars

5
Trinity on 06/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We test drove a number of vehicles including the Acura MDX and Volvo X70 and nothing compared to the RX330. From sleek exterior styling, updated dashboard, ride comfort, etc. - this vehicle certainly lives up to the standards set by Lexus.

Lexus RX330

5
jhsfk on 06/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very Good and good price for mid size SUV because it's Lexus. I love it so much......I drive everyday!

New SUV owner

4.9
gemajean on 06/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I never liked SUV's as the gas mileage and stance was less than ideal, however, this RX has changed me. The ride is like a high end luxury car and you'll never know you it that you're in an SUV. The fit and finish is impressive and the ride is unbelievably soft and smooth. We've tried the BMW and the Touraeg and I must say that this is the best of the luxury SUV market. First Lexus car owned and most certainly not the last.

Second Time Around

4.9
Genius Somewhat on 06/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We own two SUVs by Lexus, a 1999 RX300 and an RX330. We have been very happy with both of them. The only problem we have had to contend with is the steering wheel locking and the key not turning. This has caused panic, dilemna, and anxiety. Luckily, we have been able to get it started finally but it has taken help at times.

Lexus RX 330 is a quality Luxury SUV

4.9
NSMan on 06/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My goal when I arrived financial was to buy a Lexus as payment for all my hard work. This year was that year, I set out to buy a Lexus and fell in love with the new RX 300. So far it has proven to be the quality I expected from a Lexus. I feel secure knowing that I have purchased on of the finest made automobiles in the world.

RX 330

4.8
GLATT on 06/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

EXCELLENT SUV ! VERY WELL MADE...A QUALITY PRODUCT.

Great car

4.9
JRBerry719 on 06/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had 3 Jeeps, one test drive in my new 3x330 and I was sold. What a fun car to drive, it is beautiful and very functional for Pacific NW driving. Dealership was fair, honest, and have kept every promise. Great car!

2004 RX330

5
guywsapp on 06/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I previously owned an RX300. I liked it enough that I traded for the RX330. The 330 has a tighter turning radius and is much steadier on interstate driving (no darting about) The additional power is very evident. The interior is really about the same. At this point I would move into another RX when a new design is brought out. I do like my RX.

Will never own anything else

5
Allie29445 on 06/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my car for 3 months now with about 5,000 miles on it and have had no trouble with it at all. It is an extremely comfortable car both around town and on the highway. The folding rear seats make it very useful for trips to the hardware store. The Navigation system very useful, I have used it more than I ever imagined I would.

GREAT

4.9
marrie611 on 06/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THE LEXUS RX330 IS GREAT IT DRIVE SO SMOOTH YOU DON'T EVEN HEAR IT,ITS COMFORTABLE IT HAS GOOD PICK UP AND IT LOOKS GOOD TOO.

First SUV

4.8
Johnsinker on 06/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Vehicle is an absolute dream! Only "negative" is some wind noise due to the large Rear View Mirrors and Luggage rack. Drives like a car, and feels safe. Not like many other SUVs that do not drive like a car. Expect Reliability to be excellant. this redesigned RX has so many features, I have not been able to find them all

Great car

4.8
toni grice on 06/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The RX330 is a pleasure to drive. Very comfortable ride. Love the back up camera and the GPS. This is my 4th Lexus and the best so far.

Great value and pure luxury

4.8
qtdriver on 06/11/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've driven over 6,000 miles on my RX330 and it's been such a great pleasure. The handling could be better compared to small sedans but other than that this SUV has a luxurious interior and is such a fun AND comfortable ride. I've had no problems with this car and I get complimented on it all the time.

Best Car EVER!!!!

4.9
Maggie Rehman on 06/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This has been the best automobile Ever! Its comfortable, gracious, Femenine, elegant, it has it all. BEST CAR EVER!

Asbury

4.6
elno on 06/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Very confortable. Excelent ride for a suv. Lots of leg room. power trunk is used every day. Auto lights & winshild wipers are also on daily. I would recomend it to anyone considering a SUV of this size to eveyone. The one draw back is the gas milage. I hope that there will be a hybreed modle avaiable for my next purchase.

At home on the road

4.9
perdel on 06/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Every thing is smooth. From the leather seats to the engine. No rough edges when it comes to comfort. This includes the ride. Ours came with the 18" wheels. No air suspension. Test drove with regular wheels. 18's cost a little for the handling improvement. You need to sit in it for a while before you can really understand all the controls. We traded a 03 Honda Pilot. It was very straight foward when it came to controls. Pilot was great we just did not need the extra seats.We would rather have the extra MPG. Lexus is a wonderful machine. Driven MB, BMW, VW, SUV but this is refined.

Lux Ride

4.8
Jay Gee on 06/05/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just got my RX330 with the Navi.. It is by far the most luxurious suv in it's class. The ride is the smoothest I have ever experieced in ANY vehicle..BUT there is one aspect where the lex falls short and that is in handling. Although everyday driving is wonderful, spirited driving leaves something to be desired. I guess you can't have it all. I drove the FX prior to opting for the RX, the Infiniti handles incredibly well but the ride comfort is VERY poor.

Great RX330

4.9
poipu on 06/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had the 2004 model for almost a year and still love it. It is a sturdy, stylish and performance oriented vehicle. Having driven all of the other brands in its class, the RX330 is superior in quality and price.

A converted SUV Hater

4.8
Dr.Jesse on 06/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As a previous SUV hater,and having been severly injured by one with a drunk driver 9/03 spending 6 weeks in a hospital/rehabilation unit, I am very suprised and pleased to say that I am enjoying owning and driving this beautiful and luxurious vehicle!!! It's been much more than I had expected in terms of comfort,style and safety (more airbags than any other vehicle in production).

Great Choice

4.6
Beanerpilot on 06/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My experience is limited, thus far, but very pleasing. I researched and drove both BMW and Mercedes SUV's, but found the Lexus the overall choice winner. The Mercedes drove the best of the lot, but the frequent quality and service complaints drove it to the No. 2 selection. The BMW X-series is attractive on the outside, personally unattractive on the inside. That, combined with a truck- like driving feel, drove it to No. 3 selection. Lexus sales and service are excellent in my neighborhood, and with the strong Consumer Report endorsement, the decision was a no-brainer.

J's review

4.9
j powell on 06/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is an excellent automobile, fun, sporty, great gas mileage - only flaw is DVD screen blocks view.

Poor manufacturing quality control

4
Carrol on 05/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

I've owned the RX-330 for 6 months. Of that time, it has spent over one month in the shop while the dealer tried to figure out some of the problems. There were two sqeak/rattles, one on a front strut and one on the rear hatchback door. Then there is the very noisy wind sound from the area of the driver's side window. The Lexus dealer has tried replacing almost everything associated with the driver's side window and side mirror, all to little avail. They now say that the noise is associated with the side mirror. My Toyota Tundra has a larger side mirror, and it is quiet. The quality control is not up to Lexus standards!

Lexus Engine failure at 23K miles

2
Ikanutlose on 05/28/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Not only did this piece of garbage blow upwith little mileage, the dealer would not honor the warranty. The Toyota leasing company promised to inspect the vehicle but didnt see fit to do so after 6 months of calls. I will never buy another lexus or toyota product again. Btw, on the toyota website they mention the engine design flaw which caused this problem but take no responsibility for it. Just bums.

almost a happy owner

4.5
alK on 05/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

EXCELLENT VEHICLE. HANDLING IS GOOD.

Loving it....

4.9
ng on 05/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car a few weeks ago and am completely satisfied with it. It was beyond my expectation! I can't see myself buying a different SUV. No regrets!

wonderful

5
GSussan on 05/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Compared to the Mercedes ML I used to drive, this is a dream!

The Best Car I've driven!

4.9
Sam Consiglio on 05/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like the quiet and comfortable ride. Also the power is there when I need it for highway driving.

RX330

5
WBEnterprise on 05/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Relaibility is of the utmost. This vehicle has been the most reliable vehicle ever owned. Will never buy any other kind.

review from spring garden

3.6
tecumseh on 05/15/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The big disappointment has been the transmission. When you are driving at 60 or 70 kilometers an hour and let off the gas to slow down, the transmission puts on some type of brakes on and off and makes for a very jerky ride when you are slowing down I usually slip the transmission into neutral and back into drive, and this gets rid of the problem. This is the main reason why I would not consider buying another RX330 It's been back to the dealer 3 times The dash has an irritable sqeak, The dealer knows about it , but as of yet do not have a fix. I have shoved some rubber hose down between the dash and the windshield.

Happy RX owner

5
mightyduck on 05/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Lexus did a nice job with this ride.

Satisfied Lexus Newbee

4.8
J Chafer on 05/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wanted FWD for better milage but none were available in our area. However mpg has been at least as good as the VW Passat 4Motion we traded so no complaints. Also have not had problems noted by some with the transmission or sun roof. Liked the looks of the FX35, but an afternoon with a loaner was more than enough - loud exhaust note was tiresome and the suspension bone jarring on our patched and potholed mid- west roads. Also drove an X3. Handling was great and the suspension firm but not uncomfortable like the FX35. But the X3 interior is sparten and cheep looking. And the small gas tank and low mpg didn't bode well for long trips.

Executive Mid-Life Crisis

4.9
subsailor74 on 05/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A pure pleasure to drive - no down sides to this vehicle to date. I do not know how I survived I the past without the navigation system. I find that I miss my car now when I go on business travel!

Maybe good/Maybe not.

3.8
PaPa on 05/10/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Dissappointed. This is third lexus I have owned. There is an old saying, Dont buy a first year car.I didnt think this would apply to a Lexus,But it does.I have had many problems so far. I should have waited.

Lemon Lexus

3.9
billee on 05/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I have been back and forth to the dealership since Aug.2003 with problems such as: drivers seat noise- 4times,trans-3times,door weather- stripping-2times,sunroof motor- 1time,dash board rattle-3times and counting.plus other interior noises.I have filed a claim and will be going to arbitration in the near future.

Love It!

4.6
fenkazl on 05/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Love it...second Lexus I have owned and the ride can't be beat. The comfort and dependability of the make is the best.

A terric car to own

4.9
RichardD on 05/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I don't often get too excited about an automobile, but this one is GREAT. The ride is smooth, the sound system is superb and the way it handles in snow and ice is fabulous. I highly recommend it.

RX330 Hits The Sweet Spot

4.8
J Ward on 05/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've compared the RX330 to the X5 3.0 and MDX in my buying decision. Bottom line - I'm impressed with and glad I bought the RX. Fit and finish are outstanding. Drives like a car yet provides enough height for visability and power for highway passing. The DVD Nav and Mark Levinson sound systems are incredible. The backup camera is a good compromise for the limited view rear window. No squeaks, rattles, engine or road noise as noted in previous Edmunds.com reviews. Though not as athletic and quick off the throtle as the X5 or cavernous as the MDX, the RX330 hits the sweet spot on safety,style,luxury,technology and performance you won't get tired of.

Great Midsize vehicle

5
Robert Wilt on 05/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun car to drive.

Lexus RX 330

4.9
Patti White on 05/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall this SUV is wonderful. It has excellent turning radius compared to the RX 300. The automatic rear door is a beneficial feature because the door opens via remote from the key fob. Lexus also gives excellent service.

Can't go wrong

4.9
Lexus fan on 05/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the only bad thing about the old version was the poor turning radius. That is fixed with the new body style. The interior design is GREAT! The exterioe updates are done well also. Good job Lexus.

It's a Great Car

4.9
bcwash on 05/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've been very happy with my decision to buy the RX330. It basically came down to the fact that the Lexus design and quality were superior to the competition and that I could live without a 7 passenger capacity. It's a great car, with a lot of features and luxury accomodations that make it fun to drive, plus it should be a quality vehicle for many years.

big little truck

4.9
epirush on 05/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

first lexus, switched from mercedes sedan. feel much happier with solidness/quality compared to new/recent mercedes vehicles........mainly switched due to recent poor reliability and subpar dealer service with mercedes; give me a pontiac as a loaner vehicle every time.rediculous! hoping to be happy and stay lexus family.

My MSM RX330

4.9
msilverIS on 04/30/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm not too pleased with the transmission, which has a mind of its own sometimes. In stop & go traffic, it sometimes hunts for gears and gives a manual transmission-like shake. The overall ride is very smooth and quiet. No coin box. Faulty-designed mirror visors replaced, rear-door computer being replaced soon (hatch won't automatically open/close sometimes).

Lexus RX330 Review

4.9
Erdrick on 04/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very fine attention to detail. vehicle tracks very well with the AWD feature. Navigation is excellent and very useful. The engine is smooth and powerful with good passing ability.

Dream SUV

5
Samc on 04/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best SUV.. It is a replacment of a MDX.. days and night.. interior is way better.. Quality is the best.

BARTELLS

4
PEAAIR on 04/26/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

NO GUTS, COMFORTABLE TO DRIVE, MOVES PEOPLE NICELY BUT NOT TO SPORTY.

Luxury from east

3.6
Seung on 04/26/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Quietness,Smoothness... Toyota products are well known as reliable car company and this one is above the limit! good car to commute around.

Superb experience

5
discvrsun on 04/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent SUV with comfort, reliability and luxuary.Also own another Lexus and never experience any problem with it.

Perfection missing

4.6
Not yet perfection on 04/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Driveline clunks, jerks and generally makes driving unpleasant in stop and go conditions below 30 mph. And now the clunking noise occurs at higher speeds when decelerating. Dealer claims a software change will remedy. Will find out during 10,000 mile service. Heating/cooling system is needlessly complex and insists on switching to blowing uncomfortably cold air from dash outlets all too often. Otherwise the vehicle is pleasant to travel in and drive. Exceeds 25 mpg during highway travel.

EXCELLENT

5
mYSELF on 04/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

BEST VEHICLE I EVER BOUGHT........HANDLES GREAT IN ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS!!!!!

rx330

4.4
UIS00SN on 04/13/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love everything about this car but the gas mileage. Maybe it's because the car has only 1200 miles. I've had rx300 before and rx330 even more comfortable, fast and fun to drive. Lexus fixed the turning circle and now this major problem in rx300 is gone. Highly recommend!

Great car for the money!

4.9
CGino on 04/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Third Lexus I have owned and they just keep getting better. Long list of standard features makes this car an awesome value. Dealership was great to work with and nothing can match the level of service you receive from Lexus.

GREAT TECHNOLOGY POOR TRANSMISSION

3.8
ed brundage on 04/10/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

BEAUTIFUL CAR, GREAT RIDE, QUIET, BUT VERY POORLY DESIGNED TRANSMISSION SHIFTING. THE BEST LEXUS MECHANIC AT DEALER SAYS SHIFTING CAN NOT BE IMPROVED. A FACTORY FIX TSB 005-03, WAS INTENDED TO FIX THE PROBLEM - DON'T BELIEVE IT. DEALER SAYS OTHER PROBLEMS SUCH AS RIGHT MIRROR NOT DROPPING ENOUGH IN REVESE AND AIR LEAK AT DRIVER'S DOOR "NORMAL" - SMALL BUT ANNOYING.

Enjoyable vehicle

4.8
JCOREGON on 04/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

RX330 is pref. to my old RX300 in every way. Love the safety features, NAV., B/U camera. Dealership experience was average.After a few minor creaks,dealer seems to have fixed all. Nice pick-up, smooth ride, well designed quality interior. NO tranny problems. Lexus illuminated entry skid plates dent easily. Nice looking exterior. Does very well in PacNW snow/ice/rain.

Great Luxury SUV

4.6
fleetfoot on 04/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After several weeks with the vehicle, there's not much to dislike about it. It rides and looks great, the build quality and materials are all top shelf, and we expect that the legendary Lexus/Toyota reliability will be there.

the best car ever

5
yourmother on 04/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i own it.Fun sporty but yet respectible.

sweeet

4.9
jonblazzin on 04/07/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I never considered buying the rx330 let alone a lexus. But the dealership was right by the acura where i went to purchase the mdx. After i test drove the lex, all the features and the smooth ride convinced me to purchase this over the mdx. so far so good.

great car

5
jfdoug on 04/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this drives like a dream.. I had the rx300 and was completly happy.. the RX 330 is even better !!! great ride. nice inteirior. faster.. I like it..

Great All Around Vehicle

4.9
jgamo on 04/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've always thought the RXwhatever was designed for female drivers. However, this redesigned RX from Lexus quickly dispelled that. From the clean, sweeping lines to the 18" tires, this was one sporty vehicle that both genders can appreciate. The ride was very comfortable - - - better than some luxury cars. Performance-wise, it was very agile and quick. The engine is very responsive and smooooooth! My wife and I are contemplating getting another one so we each have our own.

RX330 Disappointment

3.1
Tom from Richardson on 04/05/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

I am rather disappointed at my vehicle, because I had high expectations for this Lexus SUV. I am sure the engine and the mechanicals will probably be trouble free for many years. However, I don't think the Lexus engineers have paid enough attentions to small details. There are some little rattles and twisting/grinding interior noises. The brake pad also makes noise when release too quickly. The center console is weird. I cannot even find a place to put my cell phone. This vehicle also shares too many components with other Toyota vehicles, such as the engine, steering wheel, and gauges. It makes Lexus look cheap.

Lexus RX 330

4.9
miriam1548 on 04/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the most comfortible Lexus I have driven/owned. It's styling is classic and will be "in vogue" for many years.

clunky drive train

4.4
mountaineer on 04/04/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Better riding than an "M" class. Do away with the drive train noises and hesitation in the shift from first to second and this might be a SLV.

Very Nice, would buy another one

4.8
sabonew on 04/02/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Really enjoy driving. There are so many features, the car is quiet. Excellent gas milage. Roomy interior.

Thank God I didn't buy the Caddy

4.8
terpesman on 04/01/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I stopped into a Lexus dealer while testing the V8 SRX and am I ever glad I did. While not as powerful as the Caddy, the RX is much superior in every other way. Although the Infinity FX45 would have been my first choice based on looks alone, the rear seat room of the RX sealed the deal. (the kids appreciate the extra room) Great job, Lexus!

What have I done to deserve this

2.8
RX330Guy on 03/31/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought my RX330 with the thought that this car would last me for years. Thought the Lexus name stood for quality but I have experienced the following problems: DASHBOARD - The COWL rubs against the dashboard and makes popping and rattling noises. Though there is a COWL kit that now exists for this problem, it has not alleviated all the problems. I have taken my car in 4 times with no avail. Also, the glove box rattles when going over bumps. Lexus lined my glove box with felt and has helped to some degree. FAULTY TRANSMISSION Drive a loaner car and listen for the dashboard noises.

Small SUV size, handles like a sedan.

4.8
Kitchenman on 03/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I have our Lexus RX 330 since December, we are very pleased with it and the way it handles in all road conditons and situations.We tooki it on our honeymoon and it waqs packed with clothes, gifts, (2 cases of Champagne)and we drove from L.A., to Las Vegas, The Grand Canyon, Sedona, and back to L.A. it performed as good as I did on the Honeymoon! Wife rated me and the RX 330 a ten plus!

bang for your buck

4.9
Lexusbuyer on 03/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned the new RX330 for about a month now and all i can say is awesome. It's everything I expected and then some. It's comfortable, roomy, and fun to drive. I get a kick out of some the reviews i've read about towing capacity and off roading ability....why would you buy a lexus to go offroading or towing? save your money and go buy a Ford. If you want the room of a small truck and the luxury of a car then this RX330 is the best option. I checked out the X5 and MDX and found that you got much more for your money with the 330. Great little SUV, I would recommend it to everyone.

RX330 2004

4.8
Sharon2353 on 03/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This has been a great vehicle! The Navigation system is by far the easiest to use and to see of any I have seen in the industry. The DVD system functions well and the kids can use it without assistance. The front passenger seated is weight sensitive so you can place a small child there is need be and it will automatically turn off the airbags. Turns and stops well. The backup camera is good to see objects, however, cannot be used to judge distance or in lieu of actually looking yourself.

Love this car

4.9
N D Shutt on 03/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is well designed inside and out. It is a smooth ride and has plenty of power. It handles nice and is easy to park.

I LOVE MY NEW LEXUS

4.9
angjomich on 03/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Although I may only have had my RX330 for a little over a month-I can honestly say it is the best ride I've ever driven. I've been driving for over 25 years-many cars/suv's/vans, etc. but this one is the top. I also own a Lexus 300 and thought that was the best it could get. What a delight to find out I could drive one better!! I'd recommend Lexus to everyone and the RX330 is my number one choice, SO FAR!!! Keep em coming Lexus, you rock!

My Lexus RX330

5
Trek610 on 03/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love everything about my SUV. Does great on long road trips. A piece of mind because of the Lexus reliability.

FAVORITE OF THE YEAR

5
APRIL BONNER on 03/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THE RX 330 IS THE NICEST CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED I WILL BUY ANOTHER ONE IT IS VERY SMOOTH RIDING AND HANDLES GREAT.

Unrefined RX330

3
Johnnie on 03/28/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

This vehicle is for people who do not want quick acceleration and solid corning. The vehicle leans too much when turning, and the acceleration is horrible. The drive-by-wire feature needs to be redesigned to allow the driver to be the decision maker, instead of some computer programs. There are also various interior squeaks and rattles. Very un-Lexus.

EARLY EXPERIENCE WITH LEXUS

5
STAR on 03/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

ONLY OWNED APPROX. THREE MONTHS, BUT SO FAR, NOT A SINGLE PROBLEM. VERY COMFORTABLE AND RIDES AS WELL AS MY 2003 LINCOLN TOWNCAR. ONLY POSSIBLE COMPLAINT IS THAT THE DASHBOARD IS LOADED WITH BUTTONS THAT A WHILE TO GET FAMILAR WITH.

It makes my driving a lot better

4.9
Miltoro on 03/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The seats are very comfortable and sit high over the road for maximum visibility. I don't get tired after a ong drive. Living in Maine, I find that the heated seats in front are most welcome.The rides is very smooth.I feel extremely safe in this car. The manufacture has done everything possible to make it the safest SUV.I recommend it highly and will plan to replace it eventually with another one just like it.

Ouch

4.3
BAMCL on 03/24/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Go SUPERLATIVE!! Except the front passenger seat - only a 4 way adjuster, and no upgrade option- most uncomfortable on long journeys. Driver seat is superb. Go SUPERLATIVE! Except the drive train - miserable clunks in trans/transfer case. Freeway slightest slopes it's shifting up and down.

A Disappointing RX 330

3.5
Paul in Dallas on 03/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

This vehicle as some unusual annoyances for such a luxury brand as Lexus. 1. the central console area very strange. I cannot even find a good place to put my cell phone. 2. The brake pedal makes this bouncing sound, if you release it too quickly. 3. the sun visor is not tight enough when it is dropped down on the driver side window. It would swing over and hit my head sometimes. 4. The biggest annoyance so far is the moonroof. It will make a constant low volume squeaking/twisting noise while the vehicle is moving. The only way muffle the noise is to shut the moonroof interior panel.

NIGHTMARE

2.8
Cathy S on 03/18/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

My RX330 was in for service 4 times in the 1st month that I owned the vehicle. They are unable to fix the alignment and I have had 3 speakers replaced & another broken one. No one from Lexus would return a call until the 4th time that I called and demanded to speak with a real person. They said they would replace my car and then said something different. McGrath wouldn't take it back because they said it was used. They gave me a defective car but no one would help......until I contacted an attorney.

Fabulous!

4.8
NYC Architect on 03/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle seems to float above the road. It's responsive, is incredibly comfortable even on long trips, and has a lot of really well thought out features. The exterior and interior fit and finish is tasteful, luxurious with a very high quality of craftsmanship. It's great looking, definitely 21st Century.

DO NOT BUY 2004 RX330

2.1
edev31 on 03/13/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

HUGE disappointment and waste of $44k. Taken back to dealer 4 times since July for rattles they can't fix (ripped out dash twice) jerky transmission that "clunks" when you come to a stop, loud wind/road noise-it sounds like a window is open. Loud,ticking noise from engine. Lexus says this is "normal" although their ES330 with the same engine does not have this noise. DO NOT BUY THIS VEHICLE.Dealer admits there are many problems with the new RX330. Many others are having the same problems.I would hope that Lexus would adhere to their bogus "Passionate Pursuit of Perfection" and stop production until they can produce a quality vehicle.

Love our RX330

5
GSmith on 03/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased at Lexus of Ann Arbor what a great experience from our sales person Trish to our service visits...all wonderful. The RX330 was a great purchase decision. Quiet ride with all the comforts you expect from a Lexus.

Transmission is Dangerous

3.4
jrat on 03/12/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Do yourself a favor and read all of the boards on the web that discuss the awful and dangerous transmission. There are severe hesitations and failure to engage when accelerating. There are also reports at www.dot.gov of this problem. Just do a search on the vehicle.

RX330 Reigns

5
Patoutou on 03/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The RX330 reigns supreme in the kingdom of SUVs. From its design to the level of comfort that it offers,the RX330's supremacy among SUVs is not a matter for debate. It's the best mid-size luxury SUV in its class

disappointment

2.6
baronzon on 03/07/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

Interior vibrates if the car hits a bump on the road, arm rest is to high,which couses disaliantment of vertabreas and pain in the neck, it also very firm and narrow, which can cause ulnar nerve injuary. Safer not to use. Second safe braking pedal positoned in the left lower coner can cause injury to the ankle in case of accident, impossible to rlax left leg under it, hits the fron serfice of lower extrimity. Climate control when put in "Auto" blows wind into the face. If you change settings you will cancell "auto".

Wonderful

5
Dave Bogues on 03/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a joy to purchase a vehicle that brings back the joy and pride of a new vehicle. My wife hasn't slept in two nights from her joy.

Improvement from the RX 300

5
Chuck R on 03/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had the prior model, the RX 300. I liked the prior model so well that I contemplated buying another one just prior to the introduction of the RX 330. I am glad that I did not. The 330 is a big improvement: more power, better gas mileage, smoother ride, smaller turning radius, more features such as the power rear door opener.

I love my Lexi.....

4.9
ksinrr on 03/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I fell in love with her the minute I drove her. I've never felt so secure and solid in a vehicle before as this is my first SUV. I get a thrill every time I go somewhere and feel particularly safe with all the air bags.Fabulous ride and luxury with the fun of an SUV!!

Not your mama's SUV!

5
TSFDMDandLAHDO on 03/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This (the 2004 RX 330) is a great car! Comfortable, fast, and fun to drive. Best gas milage that I've found in all the mid-size luxury SUV's. The quickest from 0-60 mph that I drove (Lexus RX 330, BMW X5, Mercedes ML 350, VW Touareg, Volvo XC90) in 7.7 seconds. A much tighter turning radius than the previous model, a larger gas tank, and even more cargo room. Best mid-size luxury bang-for-your-buck SUV out there.........in my humble opinion!

Best bang for your buck

5
fscotth on 03/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When we started shopping for an SUV for our family, we were looking for performance, style, and comfort. We also wanted an excellent value -- an affordable model that wasn't just about economy or shoebox-sized. It would be able to handle punishment from a young family, yet be equally at home on a night on the town. We found our criteria with the Lexus RX330. It has performed flawlessly during our ownership and exceeded our expectations. We have been very happy and would highly endorse the Lexus RX330.

Great "Car-Truck"

5
DDK on 03/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Rides like a sedan but has room and road traction and power like a truck.

Great SUV

5
Swiley on 03/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great vehicle. The current 330 followed our 300. Comfort, style and performance. Would purchase another Lexus without hesitation. Quality and dependability - Great customer service!

Great Car

4.9
GoLexus on 03/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car. Everything is so wonderful about the car.

We Love Our Lexus RX 330

4.9
Peter Finney on 03/02/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love everything about our car.We live in the Northwest and experience snow and icy roads"It handles great!" Very smooth ride.The grandkids love the DVD system and on short or long trips it is great. It was worth the money.

Happy with our Purchase....

4.9
SR in NC on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I bought a 2004 RX330 and absolutely love it! The ride is just like and car and the styling is pure Lexus. The only negative is the fuel economy is not what I was expecting. Overall, we are very Happy!

Well worth it.

4.9
Thebeeguy on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car handles very well in snow and ice. During a tight turn, it automatically corrected itself. Probably the safest car on the market.

Not up to Par

3.6
Pike on 03/01/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This is my 4th new Lexus since 1990. Build quality is bad and not up to Lexus Standard. Transmission even with the re-program is worst I have driven. At 30 to 40 MPH gears change very rough. Based on the Lexus name and high rating from Consumer Report Lexus is not willing to admit a problem. Gas mileage is very sub par, and high wind noise from side view mirror and roof rack

I Didn't Think It Could Be This Improved

5
johnp on 02/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded our 01 RX300 for an 04 RX330. The improvements are astounding from an already excellent vehicle. The tilt and telescope wheel, tighter handling, more HP, steering wheel mounted stereo controls plus other subtle changes make the new RX just outstanding. The NAV system is excellent and very intuitive. The Levinson sound system is superb. The backup camera is an excellent addition. The DVD entertainment system is very good, but just a bit overly complicated to use. The dealership is outstanding. If you go in with reasonable expectations, you quickly come out with a fine vehicle and no heartburn.

Very Happy with my RX330

5
Christina A on 02/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased my RX330 and I think it is Amazing. Style, Performance, Reliability, dependability, Very Smooth ride. I am so glad I choose to be a part of the LEXUS family! Excellent Choice. I am very satisfied!

Ultimate Comfort

5
Vlady on 02/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My second RX. Lexus managed to improve something which was already near perfection.This car is so comfortable and easy to drive that sometimes seems boring.You could never go wrong with this car.

Gotta love it!

5
kala on 02/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After doing lots of research on 2004 car/suv models it was decided, the best vehicle for the safety,value and comfort,the 2004 rx330 was clearly a wonderfull find for us. The rx330 is all of the above said, and performs well in the ice and snow!! We are very happy with our rx330.

RX330

4.6
kekaile on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Beautiful to be in, fun to drive. Enjoy the sun roof and auto rear door. Stereo and fuel economy could be better. Gears like butter, want a quicker response. Nice turning radius. Careful switching lanes on freeway due to wind/ height/ weight.

My 330 Lexus was the best choice for me!

4.9
JacquieD on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Previously I drove an Infiniti Q4 and was happy with it but can't believe the difference in ride and the luxurious feel of my Lexus! Best of all, Germaine Lexus treats me like royalty. Now my Mother is driving a new 330 too! ( She's a young 81 and can easily fit her golf clubs in the back. The automatic hatch is worth its weight i

EXCELLENT SUV

4.9
Charlene Brown on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

IT A GREAT TRUCK AND I LOVE IT. ITS PERFORMANCE IS EXCELLENT. I ONLY HAD ONE PROBLEM AND THAT WAS THE ALARM SYSTEM. I BROUGHT IT BACK AND THEY FIX IT IMMEDIATELY. SERVICE IS EXCELLENT.

First Love

4.9
chelms on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I shopped for three days before finding the love of my life. I never wanted any type of SUV until I saw this one sitting in the show room. I test drove the GS 300, a Cadillac CTS, and a small Lincoln. After having driven a GS 300 for the past ten years, I wasn't thrilled with the new model. I felt like I was in my same car. The Cadillac and Lincoln just impress me. However, when I eyed the RX 330 and then test drove it, I fell in love. I had no doubts that this was what I wanted and I have no regrets after two months! It is like driving a sports car but with all the comforts of a luxury car. That is why they call it an LUV, not an SUV!!

My RX 330

4.4
Tom Papaccio on 02/16/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It drives very well, handles well and is very comfortable. My biggest complaint is the dashboard rattles. Second biggest complaint is the headlight washing system goes when you wash the windshield and gets the car full of window washer.

So far so good

4.1
PerrinD1 on 02/16/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Have only had the vehichle a few months , but it gets around like a champ on the ice and snow. Gas mileage leaves something to be desired from a relatively small 6 cylinder. Power is adequate. Tranny is smooooth. Brakes are good. Let's give it 20000-30000 more miles and see how it does.

Lexus RX x 2

4.9
chiatjh on 02/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the second RX (mines is the hand me down)The new RX330 is a sexy beast. Plenty of leg room head room and Vroom. Previously, we were Ford owners but this car is a real head turner.

I had a better transmission on my Yugo

3.9
Rondell on 02/15/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

A fine SUV except for the tranny. It's horrible. I've had 3 other Lexus autos and every other tranny was smooth, but this one jerks and hesitates at 2nd and 4th gear. I threw away 46 grand.

Quality, Quiet and Comfort

5
Nuffin on 02/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The RX330 was the only vehicle that met all my criteria. I again enjoy driving, with the smooth ride and handling, and the solid performance on paved and gravel roads. Plenty of power for climbing hills on gravel roads, and the rain sensing wipers and xeon headlights are terrific for inclement Northwest winter weather. It's comfortable to handle, and I enjoy having a conversation with my whole family again, not just my front seat companion. Regular gas is a nice change, too, after years of premium for a lower quality vehicle.

Five Months Waiting

4.6
Walter Goldcord on 02/12/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Since delivery date, 9/9/03 there's been an audible buzz and noticable vibration at approximately 2000 rpm. The dealer acknowledged the problem and reported that the factory has engineers working on it as it's nota problem isolated only to my RX. I was called in December to bring the car in for a factory "fix", which didn't solve the problem. The service tech rode with me and had a scope (?) plugged in under the dash which produces a report on engine functions. I was told the engineers would continue to try to solve it and as soon as they did I hear from them (the Dealer).

Classy Ride

4.8
sharr on 02/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It was hard to trade in my 2000 RX300. But the weird steering system of that model made me finally decide to do it. I love my new RX330. Yes, the sound system isn't as great as the RX300, but it's not bad either. I do think the plastic silver surround gives it a "boombox" look and would have prefer something a bit different. Overall, I love my new RX330. It is luxurious. My clients love it when I pick them up. I love the dark grey color with the black leather interior that I purchased. The navigation system is a true lifesaver for me dealing with Metro DC traffic and locations. I really use my car and put a lot of miles a year on it.

Forget it take the lost

3
Lawrence Liew on 02/09/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Paid $46,000. Dealership should makes enough profit to cover all services cost. Five times within 9 months return for the same porblem. I guess this is why you drive or own a luxury car. Becasue you don't need to go to work got too much extra time to kill. I am very disappointed with this new world class lexus RX330. It does cost too much for a bag of LEMONS. Dealer no help or not even try to help at all. What a service means?

Bit disappointed

4.1
AndyH on 02/01/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Poor performance, not enough horsepower. Poor fuel economy. A MB V8 has better fuel economy not what I expected from Lexus. Also quite noisy. Too much body roll. Should have bought MDX or MB.

Never again will I buy it again.

1.1
MT X on 02/01/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

The AWD software can't decide between 1- 3 gears through 30 mph. Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria, VA couldn't get the replacement software. The power socket and the instrument panel pulled out with my phone charger. The AWD system is useless when going up icy roads even when the wheels on either side are on "DRY" pavement. The brake lights are unsafely high. It takes a long time to accelerate when merging and changing lanes. Metal strips on floor of every door step/entrance get dented easily. It is not fun to drive. I'm averaging 16 mpg for the first 3500 miles.

Great SUV

5
homersmama on 01/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The most luxurious SUV I have driven/owned, and very safe to drive in the snow.

New RX performance edition

5
Ewa on 01/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just perfect. Handling , acceleration, smooth ride even on Chicagoland road,milage from galon on highway with suspension on "low" position, clearence under with "high" position and fantastic cargo door open/close operation from inside, remote or button on door.

RX330 Fan

5
pmonson on 01/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best luxury SUV in class. Styling is very pleasing to the eye. Too many wonderful features to list. Compared to MDX, FX35 and XC90, RX330 wins hands down. Lexus dealership experience much superior to Acura, Infinity and Volvo. Build quality is supurb.

Love this one more than the last one

5
Joseph Lo Bello on 01/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Outstanding, solid and more power than last year's model

rx330: BRILLIANT!!!

4.9
MONEYMAN on 01/25/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the lexus is most impressive for it's fit and finish and design aswell as it's cuting edge technology. lexus does charge more than it's competetors for things such as options, service, accessories, and shipping fees. The buying expirience with lexus was like purchasing a hotel!

worth the added money to get the lexus

5
newlexusowner on 01/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When looking for a mid size SUV - we originally thought we were going to purchase the MDX - but all of that changed when we test drove the RX330. Although the MDX and Toureg are with out a doubt more capable off road than the AWD Lexus, I decided that I would be spending nearly 100% of my time in a concrete jungle, not the rain forest. We decided the ride of the Lexus gave us the best of both worlds - seating height and a smooth car like ride. Another factor was the price - right in line with the VW. I like VW's but in my mind could not justiy the cost for a VW in terms of the quality rep of the Lexus vs the VW.

RX 330

5
Brett on 01/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

WOW! this car is great! It moves like the wind, and is very nice, i recomend ANYONE to buy this car, thanks, "Bob"

My Second One

5
UKen on 01/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had a 2000 RX300 and was in a very nasty freak accident last June. I am totally convinced that my life was spared by the Grace of God and the design by Lexus. The vehicle "performed" exactly as it was supposed to during this crash. It was totalled and, other than a serious foot injury, I hopped away relatively intact. As soon as I was able to drive again, I purchased an RX330. Beautiful, comfortable, yet safe.

My Baby

4.9
MJane on 01/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had a 2000RX300, liked it very much, which is why we looked at the RX330. It has many improvements,led readouts,dual air/heat,more wood,electric tilt steering, power rear door,triple fold rear seat,lighted door step fit and finish excellent. Only complaint is that towing package should at least come with trailer wiring. Only includes the wiring socket. Hitch and wiring not included.

AWSOME!

5
charlotte king on 01/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love to drive, it's fun to see people look and stare at the rx330 when we go by.Love the body style.

My first Lexus

4.5
BJ9000 on 01/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very well proportioned vehicle and comfortable to drive. Nav system is adequate but not nearly as easy to use nor is it as intuitive as the voice activated nav system in the Honda Accord. Wind noise is very noticable but source of noise cannot be determined. My previous two vehicles had much less wind noise and each cost thirty thousand less (02 C230K and 03 Accord). The RX330 handles the notorious winter side roads of New Hampshire well without bottoming or excessive road noise.

Great Lexus SUV

4.9
lexus59 on 01/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is a beautiful car. I'm a previous Cadillac owner,the Lexus ride is truly outstanding. It handles like a dream. I looked at other vehicles, test drove them but found the RX 330 to be the best. I recommend owning a Lexus RX 330 if your in the market for a SUV/LUV.

Brian's RX

4.9
bgreenjr on 01/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love everything about my RX, the ride is smooth and quiet, my gas mileage has been around 18 miles per gallon in the city and 22 on the highway. I get excited every time I get in this vehicle. This is the nicest vehicle I've ever owned.

So Happy!

5
Ellie1960 on 01/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Today I brought home my new RX330 and could not be happier! Prior to my purchase, I did a lot of research and compared it to the other SUV's in it's class. All arrows pointed to the Lexus. However, the deal maker was the consumer ratings and comments. I've heard nothing but great things about this SUV. After test driving, I was able to see it for myself. It looks as great as it drives. Not to mention... I feel pretty special in it!

RX30

4.8
llsmikey on 01/11/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall good SUV with luxury touches. Needs better lightings. The HID is just not enough for off road purposes

You were better before

3.4
MinnesotaGal on 01/09/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Lexus should have left well enough alone. I have owned a '99 and a '01 RX300, and they were both much better than the '04 RX330. The transmission is sluggish, dismal power, gas mileage at about 18mi/gal even though 80% of my driving is highway. It rides like a big slug -- even though the engine is bigger, the increased body size and weight consumes the extra power. Plus, the engine is loud. I'm disappointed!

lexus 101

4.8
mattpeterson on 01/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

fun to drive good quality

Lexus RX 330 review

4.8
Phil M on 01/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Good purchasing experience, dealership loaned us a car when vehicle arrived one week late. Peppy engine nice. AWD plowed through recent snow with no problems. Interior dash good looking and easy to use. I expect this to be a relaible car for years to come. The 2004 price didn't budge much from 2003, yet the overall looks and improvements are substantial.

A Great Car...er SUV

4.9
TLabonteFan on 01/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The RX has a smooth, quiet ride. The transmission shifts real smooth, though it shifts a little sooner than I'd like. The quality of the leather and fit-and-finish of the interior is top notch. I don't think it's lacking in horsepower - I went from a 285hp GMC Yukon to the RX, and I gladly gave up the extra HP/TQ for a much better quality vehicle. Overall, the best car I've ever bought.

Not A Usual Lexus

3.1
Ex Lexus Lover on 01/04/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The RX330 is not of Lexus quality. This car has a lot of great features but they are not enjoyable with the roar in the rear end and the wind noise from the new design.

Possible Lemon?

4.3
lisam on 01/01/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I wanted this car the moment I test drove it in April - got it in July. Problems started right away with the acceleration, dealer reset the transmission and it is somewhat better. but now there is a creaking/rattle in the windshield/dash area - dealer insulated it but it is back. did I get a lemon - paid 41,900 on a 44,900 sticker? anyone have any ideas?

Love it

5
ninabobina on 12/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

bought the car in october of 2004. it's a great car.. wish i could have gotten the mark levinson audio system though. the lexus premium system that comes standard is weak.. if you are a true audiophile, spring for the upgraded system. too bad it only comes standard with the navigation package. makes it way too pricey.. hasn't given me any problems yet and i have 1800 miles on it so far.

The Flip Side

2.4
TAAWN on 12/31/2003

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

One very noisy car. Had to modify/insert shocking absorbing material to eliminate rattling noise inside the car. No one knew what the problem was. Then window rattled and had to secure the harness inside the door. you need to turn up the volume so high to listen to CD. Then you better make sure that you turn it back down to listen to your radio. Not worth your money. With $40,000, you can do better!

Love/Hate

4.5
tuomala1 on 12/30/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall I really like this car but it developed an annoying clunking noise on downshifts after about 5,000 miles. Lexus says this is normal for this car. If this type of problem would bother you, ask the dealer about it before you buy. If they don't acknowledge knowing anything about it, think twice or you may regret it later.

Great Family Vehicle!

5
Gail & Andrea on 12/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have a 17 & 18 year old. We took our RX 330 out with them for "winter driving experience". I tried to demonstrate how to recover from a slide, but we didn't have to do anything -- the car made the corrections! The RX 330 is a great, safe family car. The kids drive it when ever they get the chance. It's comfortable (my 6' tall son has plenty of leg room even in the back seat), responsive, peppy and can haul a lot of gear. It's also a great value -- compare cost per mile to similar vehicles.

serious service

4.9
2nd time owner on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After test driving five other types of luvs I came back to the Lexas for drive, style and professionalism of the dealership. The Lexas service can't be beat.

I love my car !!

4.9
SVH1973 on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

From the moment I looked at this gorgeous interior I knew I had to have a Lexus RX330. Already unhappy with my new BMW 5 series, the RX330 was everything the BMW wasn't. It's roomy, plush, beautifully designed with a Navigation system and in dash CD changer that are user friendly. The detail is striking with maple woodgrain steering wheel and console offset by the brushed silver trim. Easy and very fun to drive, excellent handling, and very comfortable for long trips. My previous 4 cars had been Cadillacs and this has all the luxury and lots more fun.

Horrible blind spot

2.9
tercot on 12/27/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2004 model's side-rear windows are narrow causing a terrible blind spot when backing out of a parking lot. Also, the rear door can only be opened with the remote key, meaning that if you are carrying things, you have to put them down and dig in your pockets or purse to find the key. Very inconvenient. This is not a female or Mom friendly car.

My 330

5
indiana97 on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Nice updates from the RX300. Get the 18" wheels/tires look great! Miss the coin holder.

Lexus is Quality

3.9
Grover6 on 12/27/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Purchased this SUV mainly for travel comfort and storage capacity. Definitely very comfortable for traveling. For the first time a 12-hour drive was enjoyable. Both drivers and front passenger seats can be positioned so anyone can find the right adjustment for comfort. The rear seating can be folded down easily for extra space. Only wish we had included the navigation and heated front seat options.

LEXUS RX 330

5
GARYBUZZY on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

GREAT SUV, NO PROBLEMS GREAT LOOKS AND FEATURES A MUST BUY VERY COMFORTABLE AND VERY GOOD TO DRIVE

love my 330

5
peg on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's the best car I've ever had in the snow & ice. I can not tell the difference in the road surface at all. Nice sound proofing. THe only problem is the wide rear side panels that block your vision when backing up.

Excellent Vehicle

5
nebtap on 12/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my midlife crisis car - love it! Tried the Infiniti fx - too stiff. This has rteh luxurious ride I wanted, teh power, and not too large. Cerritos Lexus was GREAT - definitely deal with their internet rep, as it was no haggle and a good price.

great vehicle

5
rochy on 12/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really like my new car. I think it is a very sexy vehicle and it rides extremely well. There are a lot of great options in it at a very low price compared to other vehicles in it's class.

2004 lx

4.8
tete on 12/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

smooth ride, good mileage, quality, excellent service.

It could be better

4.5
catbluesky on 12/23/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really like the look of this vehicle and the seats are comfortable, for front and back passengers. (I wish the back seats were heated, too!) The gas mileage isn't what I expected, and the ventilation system leaves lots to be desired - ie: better rear controls, weird working defrost, and intermittent odor with use of heat and defrost system. Not what I expected of such a high end vehicle - just goes to show me that a car/SUV, etc is a car/SUV, etc.

Exceptional!

5
Skandelous on 12/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

You wont believe how this vehicle works. Since Hawaii doesnt have much options such as the 18 inch wheels, the only good package there was was the Mark Levinson package (excluding the Navigation). I love the speakers and the gadgets. The acceleration is awesome and the seats and the ride is so comfortable.

Whew what a car!

4.8
MOMS Cool RX330 on 12/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

One ride and your set! I had the Rx 300 and this Rx330 is quite the difference! Just awesome!

Car of the Century

4.9
B.gregorios on 12/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best auto I have ever owned. From price to performance it can't be beat.

First experience with a SUV

4.8
nsj on 12/19/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great SUV, smooth ride and easy manueverability like a car. Dash functions are easy to use. My wife loves it too. Comfortable for even two adults in the rear with an infant car seat in the center. Would definitely recommend it for someone looking to upgrade from a car.

Unhappy

3.3
Itmaybme on 12/18/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

This is the fourth Lexus I have owned with two of them being the RX300 so I was really excited to see the features on the RX330 and the sleek body style. I am very disappointed with this car overall though. The car is very loud and has a constant roar in the rear, the wind noise when driving above 45 is nerve racking, and the comfort of the ride is surely not Lexus quality. This car is certainly not the dream car I expected it to be. I really wish I had kept my 2002 RX300. This Lexus is a big disappointment and if this is any indication of "improvements", then I do think I will look for another brand of car.

Lexus Rx 330 Review

5
Chilling on 12/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Rx 330 is the best cross-over vehicle on the market. It handles well and has a nice pickup. It also has good fuel economy and is very safe. It has many new technologies including a rear backup camera.

Safety Problems

2.9
Shankadelic on 12/09/2003

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Great car, but the headlights are very, very unsafe, lacking any light dispersion. But for the light issue, and, as a result, my wife's unwillingness to drive at night, its a good car. We had a few problems with the computer when we started, and there was a recall for a manifold problems.

Worth Every Penny.

5
Chris_ on 12/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is definitely a topnotch suv. You can have it all with the RX330 very exquisite styling inside and out. Plenty of power under the hood and the fuel economy is just unmatched by any other suv.

my car

4.8
aisha on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our second Lexus, and I have to say, that I really enjoy this car. After driving an SUV, a car is just not as enjoyable. I really love the way the car handles, and drives. The pickup is pretty good, and you can take off when necessary. The sleek body style is really attractive, and makes me smile everytime I see it!!

Rx330

5
ERA on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I think this automobile is very luxurous. It is spacious. I have leased the rx300 and it was very nice. This is one step up.

Awesome

5
biabia on 12/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had baghut a year old ML500 from this dealer and hated it and they told me to com test drive a new RX330, so I did a now am the proud owner of a 2004 Lexus RX330. I love it. The power rear door and the interior feel is great. I recomend this car 10 out of 10.

Frustrated

4.6
Brian Tuomala on 12/02/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I purchased my RX330 in August and up until a month ago I was very happy with the car. Then a slight clunking noise developed whenever the transmission downshifs from 4th gear to 3rd gear. The same noise also appears when lightly accelerating or decelerating at speeds from 30 to 45 mph. Lexus says its normal torque converter noise. Not on any other car I have driven especially when the price tag is approaching $50,000. Assuming Lexus is not going to fix this problem, this will be the last Lexus I will buy. So much for the relentless persuit of perfection.

AWESOME SUV,LOVE IT

4.9
LEX CHIC on 11/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

IT'S OVERALL A GREAT SUV,WILL RECOMMEND TO ANYONE,JUST WISH THE TRANSMISSION WAS A LITTLE SMOOTHER.THE INSIDE IS VERY UP TO DATE AND THE LEATHER IS SO SMOOTH,THE OUTSIDE IS AWESOME THE CLEAR BACK LIGHTS,THE NEW HEADLIGHTS AND THE 18"WHEELS DO THE JOB..GOOD JOB LEXUS

lx 330 for the wife

4.1
boofy9 on 11/29/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Wife had an ls400 and wanted to sit higher and drive a smaller vehicle. cannot beat dealer service and sales experience. rented an fx 35 for two weeks prior to buying the rx330. husband loved the looks and performance of the infinity, but wife liked lexus comfort and cushy ride. rx330 performance adequate for a wife driver.

Great car, but dangerous design flaw

4.1
Tdiii_99 on 11/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

We are really happy with the car, but find the headlights to be unsafe. While the headlights are very bright and intense, they prevent almost all light diffusion. This creates a hazard when driving on unlighted roads as there will be pockets with visibility limited to 20 yards. If an animal or other object was in the road beyond the small illuminated area, one would have no realistic chance to react, even at very modest speeds. If one drives at a safe speed for this condition, one risks being a hazard to traffic approaching from behind.

My 2nd RX

4.9
DonM on 11/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just traded a 2000 RX300 for an RX330. The RX300 was the best vehicle I've ever owner and the 330 ups the ante! My 2000 had all-wheel drive for the surefooted traction on wet roads. This time I went for the high end sound/navigation system but with FWD. Other than the totally useless rear entertainment system that comes standard with Nav system, I'm very happy. Just did a 1,800 mile round trip up into the CA mountains and it was a pleasure to drive. The nav system was handy in finding alternate routes around Lake Tahoe and the FWD performed great in the snow once I got used to it. Nobody does it like Lexus!

Deceptively Quick and Very Smooth

5
Qualitim on 11/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The RX is faster and quicker than most people test driving it might think. This may be due to the fact that the noise in the interior at full throttle is very little louder than when cruising. Just watch the speedometer and you'll see the real story. The RX is as agile around town as mid-size sedan and will cruise effortlessly on the highway at any reasonable speed. The all-wheel drive inspires confidence in wet and foul weather. Fuel economy? 20mpg or over in combination City/Highway, City only never less than 17mpg, highway only gets 23+. Who would haved expected such economy in a luxury vehicle?

Best car ever

5
retilogic on 11/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is the best I have come into contact with. Top notch highly recomended.

Best car I've ever owned!

4.8
DougieH on 11/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent quality. Overall mileage (combo of city and hwy) is about 18 or 19 mpg which is significantly less than my Mercedes C220. However, the difference in quality is striking. Lexus has it all over Benz. So what I give up in fuel economy, I more than gain in ride quality, reliability, fit and finish, comfort and wonderful appointments.

Who invented the electronic transmission

2.9
very angry on 11/13/2003

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

Don't get me wrong, I love the look of this car and the handling. The navigation is great! But... the new electronic transmission is awful. In stop and go traffic is slams into gear actually throwing you forward in your seat. The worst is in passing situations: I'll floor it and nothing!!!, it sometimes takes a full second to respond, and it's not predictable, it doesn't always do that. Lexus says they are aware of the problem, but it meets factory standards so "too bad". A waste of $48000 bucks!! its just plane dangerous to drive!!

Known Defect With RX330

3.4
starforce on 11/12/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I read all the reports on Edmunds and Consumer Reports and was thourghly dissapointed when I bought the car to learn that it has a known defect that Lexus hasn't fixed. When stopping at red lights with the AC on the steering wheel vibrates. The Lexus service and told me that this is a known problem and they couldn't do anything at this time. What I can't believe is that nobody in this group seem to mention it.

Add cust svc category to ratings eval

5
waialae-iki on 11/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is one beautful piece of work! I was never one for SUVs but wifey wanted to try an SUV...This one really tops the list - all round best. I am not too keen on the location of the gear shifter nor the movable center armrest. But other than that, the que cards call for APPLAUSE!

04 RX330

4.9
AsC on 11/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellant SUV with many safety features. Very reliable and has a smooth drive

LEXUS ROX

5
PRIMETIME on 11/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THIS IS THE SWEETEST CAR EVER

Lexus 330

2.5
hamathome on 11/04/2003

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

a real dog. Transmission problems make the drive jerky. Have been told by repair people they have other similar compalints about transmission problem. We were told car will "adjust to our driving style." What???

The right decision

4.8
Bwild on 11/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I really like this car. It drives as nice as any sedan. The ride is very smooth and the interior is quiet. My purchase decision was between the RX 330 and the BMW X-5. The quality of the sales professionals at Lexus was the deciding factor.

Best Purchase Ever

5
deputypaul on 11/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a wonderful car/truck.

I love this car

5
newlexuslover on 10/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've never had a SUV before but in comparing everything on the market, including all sedans and SUVs under $50,000, I decided to break from my sedan habit & join the new world. My #1 criteria was putting a mountain bike through the back. Only the BMW 525i was in contention after many test drives. In the end, dealer attitude was a huge tiebreaker. Lexus beat BMW on price, had the least flaws & unbeatable follow-up after my first visit. The in-dash 6-cd player was great. I now ride looking down on every sedan on the road...and all other SUVs too!

Lexus RX 330 Review

5
TMH on 10/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The vehicle has lived up to, and in some cases exceeded, my expectations. It handles nearly as good as my 1999 Mercedes E320 AWD and is as versatile and dependable as my 2002 Toyota 4- Runner. I am extremely satisfied with the dealership where I purchased the vehicle. The only problem I have had is finding a small rattle in the dash when traveling over roads that produce a slight vibration in the suspension.

No regrets

4.8
AyeSyt on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a very nice SUV. It is almost too cushy, but for the type of driving I do, why not be comfortable? I was fortunate that the dealer had one on the showroom floor in the color I wanted, but it had the performance package, a $5000 option. That package is what makes the car. I love all the options that are included, and I doubt that I would have chosen them individually. This car is a wonder of technology. If you like gadgets, this is the car for you. This is the first time I've ever had to read the owner's manual.

A good Upgrade

4.8
cobra1234 on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a really nice car. They have made it alot better than the previous models. It looks and handels alot better.

Don't even miss my BMW

4.8
dms666 on 10/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I always want to drive this car. I hate it when my wife wants to get behind the wheel! :) Totally thrilled with this vehicle. Exceeds all of my expectations. Gorgeous inside and out. Handles like a dream. I don't even think about 2- seater BMW I traded in for it.

the best suv ever

4.8
sexyrph on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

as an owner of a 2004 lexus rx330 i love it. by far the best vehicle i have ever driven. it is perfect in every way.

My DreamCar

5
jutz on 10/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The moment I had myself holding the steering wheel and drove it on the highway for a test drive, I knew on that moment that RX330 is the car I dreamed to have. My very first luxury car..and really very very proud to own it. One regret I have, is not taking the ultimate optional package. I settled for Premium Plus Package. Overall, it is still the BEST CAR!!!

Lexus

5
Per on 10/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Such an amazing SUV!

New Car in Town

4.9
hm goldberg on 10/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After a lot of inspection of the BMW, Cadillac and other "mini " SUV we purchased the RX 330 . The dealer made it a smooth purchase and the vehicle and sales persons exceeded our expectations. Plenty of hp when we get on the highway and plenty or cargo space to haul cartons. The rear TV camera can be a hazard. The distortion can back you into a wall.

RX330

4.9
detayl on 10/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Rx330 was one of the first on the road,purchased on March 31,2003. I was first impressed by the styling of the interior and exterior. The rearview camera and the in dash six cd player are nice additions. The navigation system is one of the best on the market. I have sampled Mercedes and the BMW SUVs and the Lexus far out class them in features, style, safety and preformance.

Best SUV on the Market

5
SFDon on 10/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this vehicle! It's so fun to drive and loaded with standard features.

This car rocks

5
snackin on 10/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We test drove many brands and the Lexus was by far the better fit. From its roomy interior but mid size chasis every convienience was covered. Beautifully lighted cup holders and , auto lights on when dark, auto wipers when rain is detected to its gorgeous style and sport-luxury drive. THIS CAR ROCKS!

Marvelous

4.9
BRETT on 10/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having owned the RX300, I say they vastly improved the RX330. This LUV is more comfortable than the competition in terms of ride and noise levels. The Infiniti FX45 may pack more punch, but the fun disapears with the torture of the FX45's horrible ride quality. The RX330 engine does seem louder than in the RX300, but maybe that is because all other noise is so well muted. You have to lower the window to hear fire trucks! My friends at work say the 43K price tag is a bargain for what you get compared to BMW's and Mercedes, and their reliability levels have plumeted while Lexus stays at the top of the chart. I love this car/suv!

Second RX

4.8
moongig on 10/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The SUV has some new features that upgrade it substantially over our 2000 model which we also loved. The RX 330 has a somewhat smoother ride, an improved turning radius, a throater sounding engine, but still maintains the quiet ride feature that we appreciate. It is slighly larger and has a tight feel in every aspect. It looks smells and feels good. Lexus keeps making excellent automobiles even better. Amaxing! Keep up the excellent quality with which you continue to challenge the rest of the industy.

I don't know what to think....

4
svet on 10/12/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Has a great interior and exterior design. But performance is not that great. I expected more from a Lexus/Toyota built car. I wish, I didn't have to take a brand new car back to the dealership so many times. There is always something wrong with the car. First, was a recall. They kept my car for 3 weeks there. Then, both of mine sinwisers broke. Now, seems like this car is burning oil. I was wondering if anybody else is having same problem. Needs more power and gas pedal is too stiff.

Love My RX

5
DC of SC on 10/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my third RX and the best yet. This car is an absolute joy to drive and I love all the frills. What an automobile!! I am loving my new RX330.

Highly Recommend

4.9
Bmb2891 on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The interior is beautifully designed, with a luxurious look and feel, while the exterior is sleek and stylish. An excellent blend of performance and luxury, definitely gets all my thumbs up. Also very well priced for the product.

Great Car

4.1
NY RN on 10/11/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Second Lexus so far, went from the IS 300 to RX 330. Great car, love the interior makes me feel like I am at home. Disappointed in the stereo system. Also when the sun roof is open I hear a flicking in my ear with the pressure of the windows. Also have some trouble when I start the car, I have to restart it at times. Do not like that the Transmission can be funky at times but the IS was the same. But I do enjoy getting into it every morning. Would never buy another vehicle other than Lexus. Family memebers have the BMW X5, mercedes ML, land rover Discovery and Acura...all have a BOXEY RIDE. Looks like a Honda inside. Lexus=Luxury

Best SUV ever.

4.9
Janie on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had 5 SUVs. The ride in this car is phenomenal. I test drove all of them and this was by far the best!

Major Disappointment

2.9
DickV on 10/11/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I agree with Mountain Drive(9/04/03) In addition, since the passenger seat lacks 8-way adj. and the lumbar support can't be moved, it can be a major discomfort on long trips. Compared to the Mercedes E-320 wagon we traded,the RX330 lacks power and acceleration, has significantly more road noise, requires half again more room for turning, and has been much less reliable. Two full repair days in 6 months vs. one day in 5 years with the E-320. Undercarraige too low for moutain road clearance. Only thing gained on trade was AWD, everything else was downgrade.

How do you improve perfection!

5
Richard Lee on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a car!!! Fun, Luxurious, outstanding service after the sale and all at an affordable price.

rx330 no-brainer

4.6
stoxbonds on 10/11/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

if you are looking for a classy suv with all the amenities and a great ride, look no further. the rx330 has it all. it turns heads, and it'll put a smile on your face every time you slip behind the wheel.

Love My Car

4.9
prince eric on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I upgrated from the RX300 to the RX 330 and could not be happier. I was going to try another maker, but I could not find a better driving SUV

Luxurious and Reliable

4.6
Barbara G. on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love Lexus. It's a treat driving this car. I think it's the best SUV on the road.

GREAT VEHICLE

5
JMLarson on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is a fantastic Vechicle

its awsome!!!

5
BOCAGIRL1020 on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This suv is the bomb in all areas. I have realy enjoyed driving it all around town.

Luxury on Wheels

5
Tameko Moss on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the ride. The car seems to glide down the road. I love the interior design. The leather interior with the wood trim and chrome is excellent! I think I could become a lexus driver for life.

the best i have ever had

5
dh9562 on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

we bought this car on the 4th of july and we truly say that this is the best car we have ever owned. the comfort is beyond expectations. we took it for a 4,ooo mile trip and we were vert comfortable, plenty of room. nice sound system and the dvd player was nice too. i think if you are going to get this car you need it loaded!!!

Excellent

5
Jusjan on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

IT's a suv thats a pleasure to drive. We have owned 2 RX 300's before this one, and I can say the new RX330 is no disappointment

The Best So Far

5
Jabril A. Childs on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my new RX 330, I traded my BMW 540I for the new RX330. I've had so many cars and none of them compare to the RX330 I looked at the Lex GX and BMW X5, when I test drove the RX330 I fell in love with it. My mom came along with me to get my new car, she too fell in love with it. She actually drove it home. I have no complaints thus far.

A review from the desert!

4.8
Irvine Robbins on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The RX330 is a keeper! Formerly drove the RX300 and difference is quite apparent. Much quieter, smoother, and easier to drive. Turning radius improved, and larger gas tank is an advantage. They will have one hell of a hard time improving on this model.

My favorite vehicle

5
mysie on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best driving, most comfortable car I have ever owned. It also is reliable. It drives more like a car than an SUV.

Great Car

4.9
Liz B on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is def. one of the greatest cars i have drivin. im so glad i got one!!

The Best Lexus Got Better

5
martin brodsky on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After driving a Lexus RX300 for 4 years, I saw the new RX330 and loved the styling. After driving the RX330, it was apparent that Lexus really put a lot of thought into the new model. It's a total luxury suv with more extras than I thought possible on an SUV in this class and price.

Top Of The Line SUV

5
lou on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The most thing I look for in a car is accel and speed. The Lexus RX330 gave me both of that.

wish I had my RX300

3.3
D Johnson on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

seats on the RX330 are too hard and the 18 inch wheels are too high to get in car comforablty

Love my birthday 'chine

5
Susanne on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Sporty, easy to get into...and take the Thanksgiving trip to New Albany, Ohio. Sturdy feel. Went to the dealership with the intention of buying a sedan when the 330 caught my eye.., Took sedan out for a drive, as that was my intention...but went back and said...let me try this cutie out...called my husband on his cell phone and told him to join me for a test drive...we met up at the dealership and my husband wanted to try out a sedan first...then came back and once he tried out the RX, his mind was made up...all he wanted then was a silver RX to match his 100th anniversary HOG...

best purchase ever made!

4.9
shemaga on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Forget the M class mercedes! Forget the BMW X5! I wasn't sure about this car until I drove it. he others felt like I was driving a truck. The X5 made me feel like I was in an 18 wheeler. The interior design beats both the Mclass and the X5 out of the water. Very sleek, chic and the leather is great. The navigation system is amazing and very easy. I had to wait 10 weeks to get this car and it was well worth it. It will be hard to ever change to another SUV!

New Car

4.8
David Loomis on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We are thrilled with our RX330. It is everything we hoped it would be. We have had no reason whatsoever to return to the dealer since the puschase of the vehicle other than to buy a keychain.

Absolutely heaven

5
Shel on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I waited 2 months for my 330RX - it was worth it! I got it fully loaded and look forward to driving it everyday. This is our family's first Lexus - we've only owned Mercedez for the past 22 years. The luxury ride,tighter turning radius, better gas mileage, and camera sold me! I love my vehicle!!! Initially, I was reluctant to change from a German driving car, but the luxurious drive convinced me to switch. Try the auto rainsensor option...it's effortless to drive w/ all my extras. Excellent DVD quality.

A Diamond in the rough - Lexus RX330

4.9
George Eric on 10/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It looks and rides like a dream. The fit and finish is flawless. No other vehicle has the build quality and reliability this vehicle has.

No. Va. RX 330

4
Don in Va. on 10/07/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

The car is quiet, fast, and comfortable for an SUV. I have yet to find anything to complain about in the RX 330's bodywork, interior or engine. I do, however, have a complaint about the transmission. At very low speeds (common when commuting in the Washington DC area), the transmission seems to slip into a sort of nuetral. It does this with a pronounced 'clunk', and re-engages with another 'clunk'. Three trips back to the dealer have not produced their acceptance that this is a problem. Hopefully they will acknowledge that this is not characteristic of a luxury SUV, nor is it symblomatic of Lexus' reputation for quality and customer service.

Spice it up a little more....

4.8
b ball on 10/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

just buy it. all it needs is a little more power.

the best car you can get

4.9
danzx on 10/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

lexus is one of the best cars you can get right know in the market this is my third rx and its the best car ive had the land rover every car you name it this is by far the best in its class.

Lexus 330 (2004)

5
Windy on 10/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wonderful ride. Runs perfectly, like riding in an airplane. We have EVERY extra possible. Ours listed for $55,000.

extreme disappointment

4.6
pankur on 10/01/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

bought this expensive junk thinking it will be more quite than my corolla but so far at 1000 miles it has been a big disappointment. Car makes so much noise when it starts and jerks when it restarts after applying the brakes,everytime. Once it is running at highway speed it may be little quite than my corolla,but not much. I would have better bought acura MDX

RX330

4.9
DKOCH on 09/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Lexus handles extremely well and has great visibility. The interior is well designed and everything is easy to access.

Ellie's Lexus

4.1
Bebop on 09/28/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The worst car buying experience I've ever had. Lexus Mission Viejo was unprofessional, unorganized and very disappointing. They lost my car & it took 3 trips back & forth until was exceptable I think the vehicle is great - nice ride, great interior, good features. I am very disappointed in my gas mileage - it has never acheived the estimated milage as advertised

My Return to Lexus

4.8
Ryrap on 09/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having been a BMW driver and faced the reality when the car left warranty that every fix is potentially a bank breaker, I returned to Lexus with open arms and a more closed wallet. The RX 330 takes everything the RX 300 had and made it better. While previously not an SUV fan, this one changed my opinion quickly. It comfortable, quick and masculine (in darker colors) as compared to other mid-size SUVs. Then there is Lexus the company which is better than all others put together. I am pleased to have returned especially in this car

Love This Lexus

5
aronsons on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The RX330 has a wonderful ride, handles well on the highway and it stop and go traffic. I have made several trips to Binghamton and Boston from my home in Westchester,NY. One long trips average 25+miles per gallon. My RX330 has Navigation and the rear camera. My last car had navigation but, this one is even better. The camera is helpful too. The interior is beautifully appointed and controls are well located. The rear seats can be adjusted foward and backward as well as upright and varing positions of incline. I have had my 5000mile service and Ray Catena in Larchmont was terrific. I am truly delighted.

Great Improvement/High Price

4.3
lexusxthree on 09/16/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We previouly owned a 2000 & 2001 RX300. The overall handling and ride is a leap forward. Comfort has also improved to where it is comparable to Mercedes Benz. Because we purchased the vehicle within a month of it release, we were not able to get it optioned exactly the way we wanted. Our only regret is that it doesn't have the Mark Levinson system. The standard system does not sound as good as the one in our previous RX300. The Navigation system is great and the Back-up camera is to die for. This should be a required safety feature on all SUV's and Minivans. Overall we are very pleased with the new RX330.

VERY SURPRISED

5
MRBARRY on 09/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I WAS SURPRISE HOW QUICK LEXUS WAS I WAS COMING OUT EXPLORER LIMITED V-8 AND THERE REALLY WAS NO DIFFERENCE IN QUICKNESS. GAS MILEAGE WAS MUCH BETTER. I AM WAITING FOR SOMETHING TO GO WRONG BUT HAS NOT HAPPEN. REALLY A FUN VEHICLE TO DRIVE AND I USE FOR WORK MOSTLY. THE DEALERSHIP WHERE I LEASE THIS WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND AGAIN I AM REALLY ENJOYING IT.

Love My Lex RX!!!

5
LexDiva on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I took delivery of my 2004 Lexus RX330 at the end of May 2003. This was exactly 7 months after I had taken delivery of a 2003 RX300. I was so intrigued by the Rx330 that I had to have it!! All I have to say now is, "No Regrets!" I LOVE MY LEX RX! I didn't think Lexus could improve upon the unique, superior quality and design of the RX300, but the RX330 has convinced me that Lexus is the 'master' when it comes to quality, luxury, and customer satisfaction. I'm a Lexus Lover for life!

awesome

4.9
lexman2004 on 09/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the new rx330 is like no other,the comfort and style is no match to the same class.it can use more horse power though but overall its a 10!!!

The best

4.9
jcrhsr on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the second luxury car I've bought. The first was a Lexuse 300 ES. I really wnated another one, but decided to switch to the RX330 after looking at BMW, Infinity, Mercedes, Volvo. I did not want a hard European ride. Instead I wanted a smooth cushy, quiet ride. I got what I wanted. Unless somethig dramamtic happenes I can't imaging owning anything else.

love It

5
LSU Tiger on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Unbelieveable, I love this car. I read the reviews before I bought it and tried to find out what was negative. I've come to the conclusion that if you think theirs something wrong with this SUV, your a spoiled brat. Best vehical by far that I have ever drove. Nothing close.

Step Up

5
JimTerry on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had a great experience in the 45 days and 1200 miles we have driven the car. Our second SUV (Ford Explorer), but first luxury model. No complaints thus far. Great styling, comfort and gas mileage is as reported at +20 city.

Big Improvement over RX300

4.6
lawprofs on 09/04/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I never liked the RX300. It seemed a bit wimpy and handled very poorly. The 330 is a different vehicle. Better looking, more horsepower, better handling. Went to the dealership to look at a GS 470, but liked the RX better.

Big Disappointment!

2.5
MountainDriver on 09/04/2003

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

The Edmunds review couldn't be more wrong about the performance of the drive train and the "seamless shifting". 1) There is an annoying "clunk" when the car shifts gears (Dealer says Lexus is aware of this "condition" and that it is "normal" in the RX330). 2) Under mountain driving conditions, the car shifts in and out of passing gear (unless you downshift to 3rd). Lexus has a "fix" which is to "reburn the transmission".I can't tell that it made any difference whatsoever. 3) Finally, under mountain driving conditions, the RX330 seems less powerful than my 2001 RX300. This car is a big disappointment!

Very good

4.9
PONDsuv on 09/03/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have driven 7000 miles in 5 weeks. Performance very good. Milage 24-25 on Interstate, 17-18 local. Great driver seat, should have all the same options on the passenger seat - uncomfortable to back on the right side. Previous had Mercedes E320 - better seats and performance in the MB, but enjoy the RX as much or more. Standard RX audio system a bit cheap - could do much better. Service outstanding! Back seat with adjustable seats a bonus. Overall, a very good auto. Will revisit review in 12 months.

High Tech Luxury

5
JohnConnor on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fantastic crossover SUV or LUV as they like to refer to it. Total comfort and luxury. Major improvement over the first generation RX300, in both style and performance. Love it!!

Just upgraded my RX300 to RX330

5
vicki on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The RX330 seems to be "tighter" in every detail from the seats to handeling (bigger tires). Speaking of tires, my new RX330 came w/ a great set as compared to my RX300. I love the new features such as the side mirror tilt when you put in reverse, the automatic backdoor open/close w/ touch of a button, the CD holder in the dash vs the glove box & the duel temp. controls.

Wonderful

4.9
ramstein on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a wonderful car to drive and to ride in. It has the beauty of both worlds. A car and an suv. I love it and this car has made a Lexus owner out of me for life.

RX330

4.8
ctomseth on 09/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great vehicle. It can get expensive with options, but you get what you pay for. Even the "base" model is well-equipped and luxurious.

Great but has problems

4.4
HikeAz on 08/30/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our first Lexus. We purchased this brand to avoid trips to the dealer for repairs, etc. Unfortunately, it hasn't turned out that way. We have had either an engine or transmission howl that is getting progressively worse. Perhaps if the rest of the car wasn't so quiet, we wouldn't notice the howl. To the credit of the dealership, they have bent over backwards to attempt to correct the situation but so far, no results. After this experience we would think long and hard before we spent the extra money on a Lexus. I think we will go back to good old Toyotas ... same or better quality at far less cost.

Not up to Lexus Quality

4.3
R. Thompson on 08/30/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Love the way the car drives. Love the look inside and out, but---- Much noisier than the RX300 I had before. Transmission very rough and jerky. Air conditioner VERY noisy. Too many interior rattles. This one has to go back to the dealer for many problems--transmission, air conditioner. Not used to taking Lexus'in for problems. Car has been disappointing--overall.

Wife loves it, I drive AMG

3.8
jshoes on 08/29/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

The Lexus is a comfortable and practical ride. My wife loves everything about it especially the interior. I drive AMG Mercedes and it is hard to go from one to the other. The Mercedes is incredible performance, the Lexus is more mainstream, so I am ambivalent towards the Lexus except I admire the comfort.

Lexus Convert

4.9
RX Convert on 08/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this vehicle. I traded my Honda Accord for the RX330 and I have zero regrets. I drove every SUV in the class (MDX, XC90, ML, BMW). Hands down, the RX is the best buy for the money. The drive is superb although the transmission can be a bit sluggish at times. The new body design is young and hip. And, the luxurious interior makes me feel like a queen (although I wish there was an aluminum trim package instead of the standard wood trim and wood/leather steering wheel on Premium packages). This is my first Lexus and probably won't be my last.

Relatively the best

4.8
owner2000 on 08/27/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Owned for about 2K Miles now and no problems. Checked out every major competitive brand and chose this one because: Best combination of - safety, design, fit & finish, economy, quality. Only BMW top end uses better materials but fails in quality (dependability) and economy. Not to mention it is too small. Mercedes is was a disapointment. Volvo needs to re-think engine/trans. design. VW would have been too big a risk in dependability, also poor economy. RX 330 could use a few improvements but that would make the car perfect and nothing is perfect...right?

Quality not as good as with the 300

4
hlubick on 08/27/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

If all the goodies were taken away, you would still have an SUV that does not have the best working transmission, and brakes that fade.

Better than before

5
mjklaw on 08/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my third RX. The new 330 version is longer, wider, more powerful and luxurious....with so many new toys!!! They finally managed to elevate the interior to rival the other models in the line. (I also own an LS430). The turning radius is vastly improved.

first car!!!

4.8
c.d.c. on 08/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is my dream!!!ive always wanted an SUV,ive researched a lot of cars but the RX330 was the 1st one i test drove and i immediately fell in love with the features and the smooth ride.its really expensive but no regrets,ive been drivin it for 1 1/2 mths now,...i adore the color,breakblue water!!!

no place to put change!

4.1
TheMasterTailor on 08/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

5 cupholders but NO change bin! Dealer donesn't know how to install the cargo net!

Convert

5
dmpiech on 08/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having been a loyal Jeep owner for years, I already had my deposit down on a 2004 Overland. One day I passed the Lexus dealership an thought why not test drive the new RX330 just for something to do. Had no intention of buying because of the price difference between the two. After sitting in it, taking a short test drive and seeing all the creature features I gave the salesman my deposit orderthe the 330, picked it up five weeks later and couldn't be happier! I am now a Lexus convert.

new 330 awd

3.5
volvonewbie on 08/21/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

was going to buy volvo xc90 until i drove by the lexus dealer and spied the new 330. bought it and never looked back. everything so far is really good except has blind spots but will have to get used to it. to new to see if there are any quality problems. curious as to how it will perform in ice/snow.

Luv my Lexus

4.9
donsandiego on 08/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is everything I expected in a Lexus. Quality and comfort. No problems.

My Third RX

5
TengPresby on 08/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my third RX (previously '99 and '01) and love every inch of it! In order to fully appreciate the 330, it'd help to have owned a 300. The quality of design and larger dimensions and engine power improve tremendously what was lacking. The dual zone A/C, better audio controls, getting rid of the old- styled telescopic radio antenna and steering column adjustments are all welcomed improvements. Even though I had to wait over two months for the Performance Package version, it makes the RX that much more enjoyable!

More than just great

5
moouth on 08/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV is the hottest suv on the market. I tis fantastic to drive and even more beautiful to look at.

Lexus = Luxury

4.9
friday9 on 08/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am so very pleased with this car! I had to special order the vehicle to get the options I wanted, but it was well worth the wait. Nifty gadgets abound, and the ride is ultra smooth and quiet. Gas mileage is averaging around 20mpg with mixed driving (and premium fuel), which is better than I expected.

Best SUV ever

5
dsgsdg on 08/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best SUV out there in the SUV class. Alot more options in less amount of money compared to the ML Class of Mercedes-Benz. I would also include that it is smart of them not add a third row because they know others that have third rows do not have alot of safety as the safety passenger compartment framing is only the first two rows, the third row is very dangerous to sit in, this is where Mercedes-Benz ML Class lost marks for in safety. I would like to give credit to Acura for thinking the same way.

Lexus RX330 is the world SUV standard

5
RF on 08/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5