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How many miles on your RX 300???

 
Old 02-10-19, 05:00 AM
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Default 2001 RX300 lasted 283,196 miles

I am the original owner of the 2001 RX300. The car had 283,196 happy miles before it recently got into an accident and was totaled. Someone ran a red light and hit the RX on the side. The good news is no one got hurt. Before the accident, the car runs great and I think it can easily get into 300k miles.

The RX300 was on the third timing belts, original engine, original transmission. No engine sludge issue. Change transmission fluid every 30k miles. Change oil every 5k miles. The car was well built and last forever.

There are issues with this car: window switch not working properly, one door lock not working, back door hard to open, antenna not going down during winter. Considering this is an 18 years old car, these issues are minor.

Sad had to see this sweet ride goes. But itís time to move on. I just got a brand new 2019 RX450h. Love the new ride! Hope this baby can last even longer than my 2001 RX300.
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Old 02-21-19, 08:34 AM
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Default 2001 awd 198,500

Just redid front struts and rack n pinion within last 8 months. Now tranny issues. Anyone know where the fuses for the transmission are? Or the relays, I can't find anything to do with transmission. Thanks
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Old 03-07-19, 08:14 AM
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My 2003 RX-300 just hit 192,000 miles.
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Old 03-07-19, 02:55 PM
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About 260K on the 1999 and about 130K on the 2003.
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Old 03-07-19, 05:40 PM
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I guess my 01 RX300 with 61K will last another 20 years

still love the design snd although it doesnít have all the amenities
of the 19 RX, I think the first generation will go down as one of
the iconic models from Lexus golden era
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Old 03-21-19, 02:59 PM
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Default 2001 Lexus rx300

New to forum. Iam picking up a used 2001 Rx300 from my cousin tomorrow for $1900.00. He is original owner. It has 333,125 on odometer. He got all service records from Newport Lexus. He did say he had 2 timing belt replaced. He is retired so no longer need the car and wasting space in his garage. Is that a good deal? Or should I pass. I figured neither I can use it for weekend errands run or maybe flip it for $2500.00...lol
would anyone in their right mind pay $2500.00 for such high mileage if I try to list it?
Curious to hear forum backlash.
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Old 03-22-19, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by N54Guy View Post
New to forum. Iam picking up a used 2001 Rx300 from my cousin tomorrow for $1900.00. He is original owner. It has 333,125 on odometer. He got all service records from Newport Lexus. He did say he had 2 timing belt replaced. He is retired so no longer need the car and wasting space in his garage. Is that a good deal? Or should I pass. I figured neither I can use it for weekend errands run or maybe flip it for $2500.00...lol
would anyone in their right mind pay $2500.00 for such high mileage if I try to list it?
Curious to hear forum backlash.
I'd be mostly concerned about the transmission at that mileage if it's the original one. Make sure the fluid looks good and that it drives fine.
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Old 03-22-19, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by TrueGS300 View Post
I'd be mostly concerned about the transmission at that mileage if it's the original one. Make sure the fluid looks good and that it drives fine.
That is a very valid concern. I will ask him about the transmission repairs or check the fluid today when I see him. Thanks.
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Old 03-22-19, 07:46 AM
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With transactions between family/friends you know the history, but if some thing does go wrong, one has to handle it properly or you may end up losing a dear association.

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Old 03-22-19, 08:39 AM
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Hit 200,000 miles on our '99 (bought new by us in June 1999). It's been a generally reliable car Several issues that shouldn't have occurred in a Lexus but we'll pass on those. My main gripe is that the car just feels old - way past its sell-by date! Yes, it's 20 years old.and has lasted 200,000 miles, but its just not a pleasant car to drive any more. The car has been babied from new with the dealer-recommende (factory maintenance ++) service done religiously. Right now its worth around $1500 but needs struts all around, brakes all around, pretty much all other suspension and steering joints/bushings, engine mounts, all four axles/CV joints, etc, etc. Clearly way more than the car is worth.

It's a beater car now - used for hauling and transporting big stuff that I won't let near my LS. And I'll get the brakes done soon. But if anything major goes wrong in the future, it'll be time for that great wrecking yard in the sky!
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