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    2002 Lexus RX 300 - AWD

    Pros: Audio System

    Cons: Nothing so far

    Advice: Just Buy It! Make sure you are not getting it for off roading

    This is a great suv! It is not for off roading.

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    2002 Lexus RX 300 - FWD

    Pros: Navigation System and HID self balancing lights

    Cons: Cheap Sun glass holder

    Advice: Just do it

    Smoothe ride. Good acceleration. Gauges were sometimes hard to see under direct sunlight. Some noise when windows fully lowered.

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    2002 Lexus RX 300 - FWD

    Pros: It is easy to get into (not too high) and has a smooth ride.

    Cons: The dash and controls could be nicer and easier to access.

    Advice: Make this the last car you test drive and bring your checkbook!

    I wanted the LS430, drove it and couldn't make a deal. At the last minute the manager said I could have the SUV for my price. I had driven and riden in several SUVs and had no intention of climbing up into a vehicle just to get bumped and thrown around at every turn! But,I reluctantly took a test drive. The RX300 had an incredibly smooth ride, cornered as easily as the sedan, had very good pick-up, a good turning radius and surprisingly comfortable seats. I was sold.

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    2002 Lexus RX 300 - FWD

    Pros: The seats are very comfortable.

    Cons: I like evrything.

    Advice: Try to bring down the MSRP price down.

    Lexus RX 300 is a very comfortable and spacious SUV. Parks well and Drives smoothly.

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    2002 Lexus LS 430 - Base

    Pros: comfort

    Cons: not a thing ,theres nothing to dislike about this car

    Advice: Dont hesitate

    We drove 500 miles in this vehicle about 2 weeks after we bought it new. We were extremely pleased with everything, including the gas milage. With mostly highway driving it avaged 27.5 MPG which is better than a GS300 we owned previously. this car is absolutely suberb. A dream.

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    2002 Lexus RX 300 - AWD

    Pros: Driver's seat comfort.

    Cons: Only 4-way adjustable passenger seat.

    Advice: Keep asking for passenger seat same as driver's.

    I own a '99 RX-300. This summer will be our 6th cross-country trip (SC to WA). Most comfortable car I've owned. BUT, HOW CAN YOU CALL THIS A LUXURY VEHICLE WHEN YOU DON'T EVEN OFFER A FULLY ADJUSTABLE PASSENGER SEAT?? Offer a 10 way adjustable passenger seat, and I'll buy a new RX-300...but not until!!

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    2002 Lexus RX 300 - AWD

    Pros: Best looking leather interior, reclining rear seats, acceleration

    Cons: Doesn't look macho, no 7 seat option, some cheap switch gear

    Advice: Drive it after an ML320 and you'll be sold

    I drove the ML320 , Land Rover disco and Jeep Grand Cherokee first. The ML interior is still not up to Mercedes sedan standards, and while the ride and handling are OK, it doesn't drive as smooth as the Lexus. The Land Rover looks great, drives OK (but the V8 is not particularly powerful and it is thirsty), has great jump seats for the kids, but is too high to fit in the garage. The Jeep looks great, and with a 7/70 powertrain warranty you have some piece of mind, but with the I6 engine there is no freeway power and the interior is cramped. How often are you really going to go seriously offroading ? The X5 looks great, but it's expensive ($10K more than the Lexus), and too many reliability problem stories. I thought the Lexus was a 'chick's truck', but with the rear spoiler it actually looks OK. The interior looks great (by far the best of the ones I drove), although there are still a couple of cheap Toyota switch gear pieces. What sold me on the RX300 was the way it drives. Power is similar to the ML320 and X5, but it weighs a lot less. Drives almost like a sedan - and since you'll spend 90%+ of your time on-road this is great. Yep, it's not a true off-roader - but it'll probably handle snow and dirt roads just fine for those camping and skiing trips. Reliability history is second to none. The dealer gave me a great discount (don't pay more than $1K - $1.5K over invoice) - which wworks out $5K less than a similarly equipped Benz and $10K versus the X5. Sure, get the Jeep if you're really going off road, but as an all-rounder you can't beat the Lexus.