Well, I too have fallen to the trans problems of the rx300. I have an 02 with 200,000+ miles and just had the transmission overhauled. Not a single problem, then bam!!! Well, I can't be mad, lasted me this long. lol Was 4200 to be redone, (new rebuilt trans) The car itself is Awesome. I couldn't just scrap it, now hopefully, another 200,000!!! Beautiful car. Bought it for my wife for her B-Day!!!
If you want a great car and don't mind spending a little extra to keep it up now and then, this is the car.