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Lexus RX 330



  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    The RX350 V6 has DFI, direct fuel injection, and will very likely have extraordinarily improved fuel economy, possibly on the level of the RXh highway MPG.

    DFI allows the use of a "lean burn" A/F mixture via a stratified charge, rich charge near the spark plug, leaner charge overall.
  • Thank you wwest and highlander7. I have been talking to 2 dealership trying to get the best possible deal. So far I have a MSRP of 40K with the 18" wheels, heated seats, rain sensing wipers and all the other goods. Now I'm not sure what to do. Should I wait or not. decisions decisions.

  • we just purchased an RX330. has anyone had Lexus install the Invision dual headrest monitor package they offer in the parts department? any other brands installed? i think the factory overhead is way too small and probably not that great regarding pixel specifications.

  • RX factory in Japan and Canada will ship first RX350 in late february.Sales starts in USA - March, Europe - late March. Major changes - screen integrated audio controls, push-start button(may be n/a in USA).Pricing will be almost the same, maybe will have 500-750$ increase on MSRP. I`m wholesales exporter to CIS from US/EU so its last information I have from Lexus.
  • rcf8000rcf8000 Posts: 619
    The RX350 really should have keyless ignition and satellite radio capability. Even the new Mazda CX-7 has both, and it will be (presumably) much less expensive than the RX350.
  • mariacmariac Posts: 1
    Please help! We have the RX 330 with a DVD player and the remote somehow got lost. The dealer wants 600 bucks for a new one. Does anyone know where to get one for a reasonable price or what universal generic type of remote will work. We did try on generic type with no success. Thank you very much.
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    I plan to wait for the Mazda and the RX and then decide. Easy descision if the hesitation problem is for sure solved by then.
  • JBaumgartJBaumgart Posts: 890
    If your dealer would temporarily lend you an original remote, I would think you could teach the commands to a generic "learning remote." If you are not familiar with these, you put them facing each other and after putting the learning remote in its learning setting (usually by sliding a switch) you push a button on the original and then after the command is recognized (a little light usually signals that the signal has been accepted) you push the corresponding button on your learning remote. Then keep repeating this process until all the button commands that you need are learned and you should be good to go. I see no reason why this shouldn't work.
  • Try a Toyota dealership. My brother-in-law has a Sienna with the Rear Seat DVD system and his remote is exactly the same as the remote for my RX330 RSES. No way it should cost $600. I would also check with (Lexus dealership in PA). I bought an additional wireless headset from them at a reasonable price. The remote is not listed on the site but I'm sure you can ask if it's available. Good luck!!
  • We are shopping for a new 330, prem plus, heated seats with wipers, tow pkg, mats, wheel locks and 6 disc changer. What is a fair price I should expect for a 330 right now relative to invoice? Are all Costco prices the same or should I shop around?
    Thanks in advance.
  • tibbatibba Posts: 13
    There are number of generic remotes that should work... as well, some PDAs (Sony Clie-- no longer manufactured) had remotes for most A/V products.... $600 ... Really? That is outrageous!
  • I just had this exact setup installed by Haas Entertainmant in Culver City. (310) 641-4700.

    RX330... added Sirius as part of the factory radio... you push AM and it cycles to Satellite , there are 3 sat banks (oddly named TAT1, TAT2, TAT3 - they work just like FM1, FM2), each with it's own presets. The Text button cycles between Sirius channel numer and name, artist and song name (albiet truncated). They added a rocker switch in a blank panel (where the mirror controls are) that then let's me switch to an iPod dock connector. So to use iPod I push AM until on Satellite and switch the rocker between Sirius and iPod. They had a great mount that let's the iPod float to the right of the radio so no need to integrate controls. Nice thing is this let's Sirius and iPod work seamlessly with Nav Voice, Phone muting, etc.

    Haas did a great job, I would reccomend them and use them again.

  • I use Verizon as my cell phone provider and I was wondering what bluetooth cell phones work with the RX330 navigation system. When you go to the Lexus website they direct you to a Cingular site.

  • I have a Verizon Audiovox XV6600 pocket PC that I use with my RX 330. It connects via bluetooth with the navigation system. It work good, except I have never been able to sync the address book in the navigation system to accept the address book from the phone. Other than that it works great. Much better, in my opinion, than a hands free ear piece.

    If anyone has been able to sync the address book with the Audiovox XV6600, I would like to find out how to do it.

  • rich18944, gsilverstein,

    My wife's Verizon Motorola E815 works very well in her RX. She had a Sales Consultant at Cherry Hill Lexus in NJ enter her phone numbers into the address book using his phone that was on either Sprint, Nextel or one of the other service providers. He said that you cannot use a Verizon phone to enter numbers into the bluetooth address book but that he has a system to do this entire process in less than 5 minutes.

    Once setup this is a great system, as good, maybe better than expensive hands free systems we have had in other cars. Your Lexus dealership should have someone that can do this. If not, have them contact Cherry Hill on how to.

    Good luck....
  • Your Verizon Audiovox XV6600 pocket PC works well with the bluetooth, once setup you will be very satisfied with using the controls on the steering wheel to activate the address book for one touch dialing.

    Not sure if you are aware that the navigation screen's bluetooth address book is totally separate from your XV6600's programed numbers. The numbers in the address book do not have to be stored in your phone's memory.

    Hope this is of some help?
  • more information on the positives of this bluetooth system.

    When my wife is driving down the road with her Mark Levinson system on high volume blasting away and she receives an incoming phone call.....the Lexus bluetooth system automatically shuts down the audio system, the nav screen shows the name of caller (if it is listed in the address book) and she answers via a button on the steering wheel. When the hands free conversation is complete she hangs up pushing a button on the wheel or waits until the disconnect times out and the audio system resumes to the previous sound level. If you do not want to receive an incoming call, just turn off your phone.

    This is much better than hands free systems we have had in the past.
  • Hi, we're also considering an RX330 - can you register two phones with the system, or can you just do one at a time.

    thank you -
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    Googled for "Atkinson cycle" & "intake noise".

    I was curious if the intake noise from the Atkinson cycle's reverse airflow, combustion chamber back into the intake manifold, in a 3.3L V6 might be at least part of the reason the RX400h doesn't make use of this fuel economy method.

    Inadvertently found:

    July, 8th, 1999 Final report by SRI, Sierra Research Inc, on "Alternative and Future Technologies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Road Vehicles"

    One of the conclusions is that if the industry switched to 5-speed automatic transmissions, made use of ASL, Aggressive Shift Logic (quicker upshifts), early torque converter clutch lockup, and shift into neutral with brake application and engine at idle, a 9.8% improvement in fuel economy would result. Industry response was that "driveability" would suffer.

    Welcome to 2006.
  • My sales consultant advised that up to four bluetooth compatible phones can be used in the RX330. I believe that each has to have its own phonebook directory entered, just a matter of scrolling through the display to the right screen.
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