2000 LEXUS RX 300 SUV

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    About This 2000 Lexus RX 300 SUV
    Vehicle Location:
    Prospect Park, Pa
    RX 300
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    V6 Cylinder Engine
    Four Wheel Drive
    Fuel Type:
    Five Door
    Stock Number:

    Fuel Economy Estimates
    City MPG
    Miles Per Gallon
    Highway MPG
    Combined MPG: 20
    Estimated Monthly Fuel Cost: $111.25*
    *Based on $1.78 per gallon and 15k miles per year.
    Actual costs may vary.
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    Located at Defilippo Brothers Motor Cars in Prospect Park, Pa.  Call Defilippo Brothers Motor Cars today at 866-790-4545 for more information about this vehicle.

    Vehicle Options:

    • 3.0l Aluminum 24-valve V6 Engine-inc: Continuously Variable Valve Timing W/intelligence (vvt-i)
    • 4-speed Electronically-controlled Automatic Transmission
    • Full Time Four Wheel Drive
    • Towing Pkg-inc: Receiver Hitch
    • Wiring Harness
    • Tow Hitch Plug (ball Mount Not Included)
    • Large Radiator Core
    • Large Transmission Cooler
    • 4-wheel Independent Macpherson Strut Suspension
    • Front/rear Stabilizer Bars
    • P225/70r16 Mud & Snow Sbr Tires
    • 16" X 6.5" 5-spoke Alloy Wheels
    • P225/70r16 Mud & Snow Sbr Spare Tire On Black Painted Steel Wheel
    • Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering
    • 4-wheel Pwr Disc Brakes (vented Front/solid Rear)
    • 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (abs)
    • Remote Fuel Door Release
    • Tool Kit
    • Color-keyed Cladding
    • Front/rear Mud Guards
    • Halogen Headlamps W/integrated Projector Beam Fog Lamps
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Auto-on/off Headlamps
    • Privacy Glass
    • Green Glass On Windshield/side Doors
    • Color-keyed Pwr Heated Mirrors
    • Variable Intermittent Front Windshield Wipers
    • Intermittent Rear Wiper
    • 10-way Pwr Adjustable Fabric Driver Bucket Seat-inc: Pwr Lumbar Support
    • 4-way Pwr Adjustable Fabric Front Passenger Bucket Seat
    • Reclining Rear 60/40 Split Fold Down Seat W/forward/aft Slide Adjustment
    • Genuine Walnut Wood Trim-inc: Center Console Area
    • Pwr Window Controls
    • Center Console-inc: Accessory Pwr Outlet
    • Cellular Phone Storage
    • (4) Cup Holders
    • Floor Mats
    • Leather Covered Steering Wheel/shifter
    • Tilt Steering Column
    • Instrument Cluster-inc: 5.8" Lcd Monitor For Ventilation/audio/trip Computer/outside Temp Displays/clock
    • Rear Window Defogger W/auto-off Timer
    • Cruise Control
    • Remote Entry System-inc: Illum Entry
    • Lock
    • Two-stage Unlock
    • Trunk Open
    • Remote Window Down
    • "panic" Feature
    • Adjustable Volume Confirmation
    • Rolling-code Technology
    • Retained Accessory Pwr
    • Vehicle Theft Deterrent & Immobilizer System
    • Pwr Windows W/auto Up/down
    • Pinch Protection For All Door Windows
    • Pwr Door Locks W/anti-lockout
    • Remote Fuel Filler Door Release
    • Automatic Climate Control W/rear Vents
    • 190-watt Audio System-inc: Am/fm Stereo W/cassette
    • 7-speakers
    • Pwr Antenna & Sub Antenna On Side Quarter Glass W/fm Diversity System
    • Pre-wiring For 6-disc Cd Changer
    • Overhead Console-inc: Sunglasses Holder
    • Dual Illum Visor Vanity Mirrors W/visor Extenders
    • Assist Grips-inc: 1 Front
    • 2 Rear
    • Lights-inc: Door Courtesy
    • Front Map
    • Glove Box
    • Cargo Area
    • Front Door/seatback Pockets
    • Pwr Outlets Inc: Dash Lighter
    • Rear Of Center Console
    • Cargo Area
    • Tonneau Cover
    • Rear Storage Tray Under Cargo Area
    • 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (abs)
    • Driver & Front Passenger Airbags (srs)
    • Front Seat-mounted Side-impact Airbags (srs)
    • 3-point Pretensioning/force-limiting Front Seat Belts W/height-adjustable Anchors
    • 3-point Outboard Rear Seat Belts
    • Rear Center Lap Belt
    • Child Seat Tether Anchors In All Passenger Positions
    • Side-impact Door Beams
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • First Aid Kit
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Climate Control
    • A/c
    • Security System
    • Am/fm Stereo
    • Cassette
    • Abs
    • 4-wheel Disc Brakes
    • Cruise Control
    • Rear Defrost
    • Four Wheel Drive
    • V6 Cylinder Engine
    • Floor Mats
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Keyless Entry
    • Power Door Locks
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Power Mirror(s)
    • Power Driver Seat
    • Power Passenger Seat
    • Pass-through Rear Seat
    • Cloth Seats
    • Bucket Seats
    • Power Steering
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Tires - Front On/off Road
    • Tires - Rear On/off Road
    • Conventional Spare Tire
    • 4-speed A/t
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Power Windows
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • A/t
    • Fog Lamps
    • Privacy Glass
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Power Outlet
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Automatic Headlights
    • Woodgrain Interior Trim
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
    • Leather Steering Wheel
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Tow Hitch
    • Trip Computer
    • Cargo Shade
    • Rear Bench Seat

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    2000 Lexus RX 300 Review

    This car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale.
    2000 Lexus RX 300
    An on-road luxury sport-utility vehicle.


    Since few people venture off road in sport-utility vehicles, it makes sense to design them primarily for highway use. The Lexus RX 300 is such a vehicle, a hybrid luxury car/sport-utility vehicle. It offers sure traction in foul weather and responsive handling on paved and unpaved roads. It provides a smooth ride, maneuverability in crowded parking lots, and easy access to its luxurious interior.


    RX 300 is not the ultimate off-road vehicle, but it handles corners well and offers good performance on unpaved roads and heavy snowfall. A low floor height makes sliding in and out easy, yet there's plenty of ground clearance for light off-highway driving. Four people can sit comfortably or the seats can be folded down for hauling a load a wood.


    RX 300 comes as one trim level. Buyers have a choice of front-wheel drive ($33,005) or four-wheel drive ($34,605).


    Four-wheel antilock disc brakes (ABS) are standard. Front and side airbags are standard along with shoulder belts with pretensioners and force limiters. The lack of a three-point shoulder belt in the rear seat center position is a disappointing omission for a vehicle costing more than $33,000, however.


    The unique styling of the RX 300 seems most at home in upscale urban settings. You wouldn't want to show up at a Jeep Jamboree in one of these things. Individual round headlamp reflectors are housed under aerodynamic clear covers, while projector-beam foglamps add to the sports appeal. Taillamp lenses designed along a similar theme complement the headlamps. RX 300 is as aerodynamic as it looks with a low 0.36 coefficient of drag, which helps reduce wind noise.


    In size, the RX 300 is slightly longer and wider than a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Like a car, it employs a unitbody chassis instead of the inherently heavier body-on-frame design used on most trucks and sport-utilities. Though a few bits come from the Lexus ES 300 sedans, the RX 300 is built on a unique platform.


    While most sport-utilities require a step up and most sports cars require ducking down, the RX 300 allows you to slide straight in. Once in, drivers are treated to comfortable seats and a beautiful interior. Ours came in elegant light beige leather. I think the U-shaped piece of wood trim capped by a pair of vents on the center console looks odd, but my colleagues have disagreed, saying it complements the RX 300's interior and exterior design.


    Regardless, everything works magnificently. All the switchgear operates flawlessly and all controls are positioned exactly as one would expect. The one thing that isn't positioned exactly as you'd expect is the shift lever, which is mounted in the center instrument panel. This design frees some floor space between the front seats for small packages, purses or a brace of Big Macs. It also makes it easier to slide over to the other seat.


    Rear seats slide forward and aft to create legroom or increase cargo space. They also recline individually.


    Driving Impression
    We spent a rainy day driving a four-wheel-drive RX 300 on a gravel West Virginia road covered with patches of light snow and mud, followed by a week on Interstates, winding rural roads and city streets around Annapolis, Maryland.


    While the interior is superb, ride quality and handling prowess are among the RX 300's best features. Underway, the RX 300 is smooth and whisper quiet, though the little sunroof spoiler generates quite a bit of wind noise when the sunroof is open. Stable in high-speed sweeping turns, the RX 300 also seems at home on winding mountain roads, dispatching them as deftly as a sedan. There's none of the wallowing and turn-in stability compromises found on truck-based SUVs.


    With 7.7 inches of ground clearance, the RX 300 easily forded a roadside ditch and berm. But its crisp, predictable handling on loose surfaces is what we liked best. The RX 300 can be driven quite quickly over gravel and dirt roads. Bumps do not upset the handling balance when driving hard through loose corners. Pushed beyond its limit, the front tires wash out predictably and the rear end never, ever steps out. All of this instills confidence while driving on loose surfaces. It's also a benefit when quickly rounding a slippery corner that tightens up, only to have a deer dart out onto the road. In this situation, the RX 300 performs precisely and predictably.


    The available four-wheel-drive system operates full time and requires no action from the driver. It splits engine torque equally between the front and rear wheels on the highway. When things get slippery a viscous limited-slip center differential directs torque to the wheels with the most traction. An optional limited-slip rear differential aids traction further and enhances control. Lexus developed a completely new four-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with an integrated transfer case to work with the system. No low-range gear set is available, however. This is not really an off-road vehicle; it's an off-highway vehicle.


    The front-drive model is well worth considering for those who live in the Sunbelt because it handles beat up city streets and potholes better than many sedans. Being lighter, it is a bit quicker than the four-wheel-drive model and electronic traction control is available to aid control on slippery surfaces. Still, it seems a shame to pass on the RX 300's four-wheel-drive system because it increases stability in the rain and improves driver control in emergency maneuvers - even on dry, sunny days.


    Ride quality on paved roads is silky and controlled. Big bumps on unpaved roads are well damped. RX 300 does not ride quite as well on rough roads as the larger, more expensive, more off-road-oriented Lexus LX 470. Washboard surfaces generated some vibration.


    Steering is precise and direct, allowing smooth cornering lines and stable high-speed cruising. Bridgestone Dueler H/T tires are quiet on the highway and provide good grip on and off road. Stiff, light-truck sidewalls give them good protection for light off-pavement use. Overall, they are a good choice. Slightly more aggressive tires would be beneficial for anyone who frequently drives on unpaved roads by reducing braking distances and providing better grip in slippery corners.


    The V6 engine is silky smooth and offers excellent around-town and highway performance. It accelerates briskly from a standstill. Passing performance at higher speeds is not its strongest suit, however, and it bogs a bit when upshifting from second to third gear. The 3.0-liter, all-aluminum V6 delivers 220 horsepower and 222 foot-pounds of torque. It's a sophisticated unit with four cams, 24 valves, continuously variable valve timing, a three-stage variable intake system and a two-way bypass exhaust system. EPA rates 2WD models at 19/24 mpg, 4WD models at 18/22; Lexus recommends 92-octane fuel.


    Braking is smooth and consistent, though we found the pedal a bit soft. Antilock brakes enhance control by.


    The Lexus RX 300 handles well and rides nicely. Exceptional traction on slippery surfaces makes it a good luxury car for people who frequently drive on snow-covered or unpaved roads. RX 300 provides almost as much cargo space as a Jeep Grand Cherokee, but boasts vastly superior ride and handling. Inside it looks, feels and drives like a luxury sports sedan.


    The RX 300 is not a great off-road vehicle, however, nor is it the brawniest in towing capability. But most people don't drive off road anyway. For that reason, the RX 300 heralds one of the directions SUVs are headed.


    Model Lineup
    2WD ($33,005); 4WD ($34,605).


    Assembled In
    Kyusho, Japan.


    Options As Tested
    Leather trim package ($1,280).


    Model Tested
    4WD ($34,605).

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    602 Lincoln Ave
    Prospect Park, Pa. 19076

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    Local:   866-790-4545
    Fax:   610-441-7505
    Contact: Sales Manager

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    Prospect Park, Pa. 19076

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