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Lexus RX 330



  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    I just had the same problem with the zip code issue, dammed nuisance!

    So I googled for...

    "shift into neutral" aaa

    Several AAA documents or authors that way.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,968
    I was so irritated I didn't compose or edit my post above worth a flip, lol.

    It's been a while since I've lost it (on an icy road) but having the wits about you to remember to shift to neutral while steering, braking, watching the moose pass inches by your bumper ... seems like a lot to ask. I guess that's why people need to practice in empty parking lots.

    Good time to promo this link:

    Snow driving!

    Steve, Host
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    in the wintertime I would often disable the e-brake latching mechanism so that I could e-brake the rear wheels alone when it became necessary. Learned that trick back in MT in the sixties.
  • my3rdrxmy3rdrx Posts: 167
    I have an 04 with the Performance Package and live in Virginia and have found the handling exceptional in snowy conditions. I distinctively remember one snowy day last year when many drivers were stranded at the bottom of a hill and I passed them by and climbed it without sliding or any hesitation at all! In fact, I don't think I would ever buy another vehicle without AWD (my wife's 04 Pacifica has AWD as well). :D
  • catovacatova Posts: 4
    to my3rdrx:

    So you felt on that snowy day that it helped to have the advantages from the performance package, not just the AWD alone?? How so?
  • my3rdrxmy3rdrx Posts: 167
    No, that's not what I meant: Obviously, in snowy conditions, AWD helps with traction but I love the Performance Package mainly because it gives me better handling control -- from the manual sequential shifting to the multilevel vehicle heights. Also, the wrapped-around leather steering wheel and shift knob, instead of the wood, gives me better grasp in handling.
  • Hey all...
    I just got a new Rx 330 not too long ago and I was wondering what your opinions were on how comfortable the seat was. I haven't had mine for long but I guess I thought it was going to be more comfortable. Are your seats comfortable after you get used to them?
  • I have test driven the 2006 RX330 and I love the car. The only problem is I'm 6'5", and the headroom is a little lacking. If I could just get another inch or so, the car would be perfect for me. Has anyone heard of someone who can custom lower the seat, or offers an aftermarket seat that is lower? (It seems like there is room under the current seat to make one lower).
  • avery1avery1 Posts: 372
    Can you still special order one without a sun roof? I am 6'4" and couldn't fit in the '99 RX with a sun roof so I ordered one without. Took a couple of months but was worth it.
  • Can anyone confirm whether the 2006s are coming from the factory with the "added security" for the HID headlights? Or do I need to ask the dealer to install prior to taking delivery (if I ever get the d**n car)?
  • I can tell you that they added the "security" for my HID's during my last scheduled service - without being asked, so I would be surprised if they didn't do that for you as part of normal prep. But I've been surprised before.
  • I have been told by Lexus's 800 Customer Service and numerous salespeople at different dealers that the 2006 models already have (a) the bracket, which breaks the entire system apart if someone attempts to pull them out, and (b) the data dots. I pick mine up tomorrow, so I will let you know if I see them on there! :)
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    In researching details of Lexus new DIS, Direct Injection System, I came across several articles indicating Lexus is dropping ALL FWD models from the line-up. Apparently the IS series is set to replace the ES and the FWD version of the RX series will be dropped.

    RWD and/or AWD only from this point forward.

    Lexus Canada no longer sells the FWD version of the RX.
  • tomjavatomjava Posts: 136
    Without any doubt, RX330 has the most comfortable seats ever. It's the best vehicle for long distance trip.
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    Does anyone know, or have an idea, as to when the RX will get the extra horses from higher compression enabled by DIS, Direct Ignition System?
  • audreymaudreym Posts: 103
    Is this the '07 RX350 that is rumored to release in March??

    Does anyone know that if they release in March, when they will publish any specs?? Do they wait until the last second, or do they give us an idea of the changes ahead of time?
  • Will the RX350 get the 6 speed AT?
  • I'm in the research phase right now of my next car purchase. The RX330 is high on my list but there is no local dealership for us. If I end up purchasing the RX330, does anyone know if I can have the maintenance work done at our local Toyota dealership? Would it be covered? Thanks in advance.
  • Quite a few RX owners do this, usually to save money on routine maintenance. The safest bet would be to call the Toyota dealer's service appointment and ask.
  • With the Performance Package that has the Sequential Auto Transmission, can that be used just like a typical automatic? I can't find one to look at and just want to make sure that it can work just like the normal automatic in the regular models. Any help is appreciated!
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