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Old 01-20-14, 08:35 PM   #151
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07 flint mica rx400h, about 90k MILES of reliable quiet enjoyment already.

all services/maintenance up to date, despite her starting to look/feel dated; i would love to get another 5-6 years of usage out of this baddie.

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Old 01-29-14, 06:26 PM   #152
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i have a silver 2006 rx400h with all inverter issues taken care of by lexus...at 158,000 miles...love the car!
all wheel drive-been in some sticky situations
silver with a great blue still smells like leather interior
mark levinson system....sounds awesome with ozzy or gershwin
nav with back up camera that made me realize i need glasses!
fuel mileage is 2-3 mpg better than rx330 which i can leave behind in a less carbon full cloud of smoke!
ride and interior quality superb
now at 180,000 miles i have radiator issues and yes, timing belt(while im in there), concerns
gonna get to know it a little better on the inside i guess!
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Old 02-18-14, 10:34 PM   #153
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2008 RX 400h AWD

Color Combo:
Exterior: Grey Mettalic
Interior: Black with Brown Walnut Accent

Options:
Nav
Hitch
18" Wheels
Everything except for ML Stereo and Rear Entertainment System

Previous car:
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Old 02-19-14, 08:28 PM   #154
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Default Rx400h 2006 2 200k

Just purchased a RX400H 2006 with 200K, good shape and love the drive. Battery changed at 130K and all else has been fine so far. What else should I be looking out for? Bearings etc? Any suggestions would be great.
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Old 02-27-14, 05:10 PM   #155
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Good evening

I have recently purchased a 2005 RX400h SE-L after and i must say i am very pleased with it so far.

Its silver with black interior, sat nav , ml 6 disc cd player, & headrest screens which all work fine..

The timing belt was changed along with the water pump before picking it up with a full mot, no advisories.

It has 108 thousand miles on the clock with 3 owners and part service history but in spite of this im hoping it serves me well for the future.

If this vehicle does serve me well without too much repair bills i have plans to change the appearance.

Before i purchase any vehicle i always look at options and see if its viable to change anything and im happy to say with the items ive seen, changes will be done!

At some point the standard alloys will be changed to a wheel size of 8.5/ 9x 20/22 with either 255/45/35 inch tyres.

Before i go i have one question....

Do they have air suspension? How do i check to see if it has?

I also have a toyota aristo V300

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Old 03-02-14, 10:11 AM   #156
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Old 03-20-14, 01:59 PM   #157
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Hello All,

I had a '93, SC 300. I traded it for a Dodge Cummins hoping for better mileage. What a dumb move.
I currently drive a '05 Solara, it is a very nice ride - but it is not a SC 300. I am finding it more and more difficult to get out of. So now I am now researching the RX hybrid. I have always loved the RX, and with my discovery of the RX hybrid technology I'm aggressively looking at/for a '06 or '07 RX.
I bought the Solara with 89 k miles and immediately had to replace the timing belt, ouch ! !

So are there any big mileage milestones that I should be aware of when shopping for a hybrid?

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Old 03-25-14, 12:50 PM   #158
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Hi all,

Mine is:

2006
72,000mi
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Flint-Mica exterior
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Just got my RX 400h a week ago Tuesday and I couldn't be happier.

I purchased a 2008 RX 400h with 50,500 miles. I have AWD, Navi system, 6 cd changer, etc. Its a beautiful Matador red with tan leather interior. It super clean and looks/drives like new. My only issue on taking possession (had to purchase from dealer out of state to find low mileage) was that the windows/hatch/sunroof had reset and it took a few tries to get everything working right. The dealer here says the water pump is leaking...anyone else see this issue?

Yesterday I had the sat tuner installed and iPod hookup. I am still scratching my head as to why Lexus chose to put a tape player in this vehicle and no AUX capability.

This is my first Lexus...I gave up my 2003 Honda Pilot with 180,000 miles on it, quite happily!! It was a great vehicle, but it's such a cumbersome tank in comparison to my sleek little RX 400h!
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Just purchased a RX400H 2006 with 200K, good shape and love the drive. Battery changed at 130K and all else has been fine so far. What else should I be looking out for? Bearings etc? Any suggestions would be great.
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How much was the battery change? BTW, I just purchased a 2008 RX400H with 95000 miles, the timing belt was changed at 87000 is the only big maintenance thing that was done on it as far as I can tell. I think at 130K, it is recommended in the service manual a change of spark plugs.
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Hello All,

I had a '93, SC 300. I traded it for a Dodge Cummins hoping for better mileage. What a dumb move.
I currently drive a '05 Solara, it is a very nice ride - but it is not a SC 300. I am finding it more and more difficult to get out of. So now I am now researching the RX hybrid. I have always loved the RX, and with my discovery of the RX hybrid technology I'm aggressively looking at/for a '06 or '07 RX.
I bought the Solara with 89 k miles and immediately had to replace the timing belt, ouch ! !

So are there any big mileage milestones that I should be aware of when shopping for a hybrid?

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Battery warranty is 100K, sparks recommended to be changed at 130K, timing belt was changed at 87K, not sure what the recommendation was on that. I purchased mine with 95K.
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Just purchased a 2008 RX400H AWD with 95,000 miles on it. Pristine inside and out.
Previous cars were two 96 Lexus es300's. Hoping to put another 100K and 10 years on it.
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Hey you all!

My name is Rob, I'm 29, just bought a 2008 Lexus Rx400h with just over 125.000km on the clock! full options, Black exterior, beige interior, panorama roof, ML sound, walnut dashboard and steering details.
I'm here to learn more about the car, what little tweaks there are to do and maybe which bigger adjustments are worth doing like suspension etc.

I hope you all have a lot of experience to share! :-)

greetz!
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Old 09-03-14, 07:36 PM   #165
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Default 2006 RX400h... almost 140,000 mi. and going strong

I have a 2006 RX400h, Millennium Silver exterior with black leather interior bought 9 mo. ago with 138,330 mi. on it. My first Lexus. It has all maintenance records since it was put in service.

Options: 18” wheels, Nav, rear view camera, ML Sound system w/6 disc cd player, heated seats, tow package, rain-sensing wipers, sunroof, headlight washer, Weather Tech in the rear cargo area, and every other option available. The timing belt was replaced at 98,000 mi., the inverter and auxiliary battery replaced at 130,000 mi. by the previous owner.

I bought it so I could have an AWD ready for towing but it did not bring a tow hitch, so I ordered a 2007 Toyota Highlander tow hitch, which is the same OEM hitch for this car (both the Lexus and the Toyota part # are stamped on the hitch) and had it installed at the Park's Toyota dealership in Deland, Florida. (The closest Lexus dealership is over 1 hr drive from me). I didn’t care for the Michelin tires it had and replaced them with Continental’s, PureContact with EcoPlus Technology, all season tires. They ride smooth and have great traction and handling in heavy rain or towing the boat. I also added rain guards to all the windows. The driver side arm rest pad, I suspect, had been recovered with some cheap vinyl (that made no effort to even pretend to look like leather). On that subject I found almost no information anywhere. So I went to various upholstery shops and many would not do cars. I was ultimately referred to a woman doing custom upholstery for high end boats who also did jobs for local car dealerships and body shops. She agreed to do all 4 arm rests and suggested I use leather like material used in marine applications, highly tolerant of heat, UV rays (very important in hot climates like in Florida), also resistant to soiling and easy to clean. She showed me a Bertram she was reupholstering and I was surprised at the feel and look of the seats. I went ahead with it and she not only redid the 4 arm rests, she also added a little extra padding and the end result was pretty amazing. My seats are in great shape and those new arm rests pads really compliment the interior and make the car look pretty cool. Very happy with the car so far.

I appreciate the wealth of information that members share with one another. Glad I joined.

I gave up a 2006 Z71 Chevy Silverado quad cab w/ leather interior and every bell and whistle… and happy that I did. It barely got 16 mpg on a good day.
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