The engine is also quieter and smoother, and benefits from one more gear in the new five-speed automatic transmission. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Others felt the 330 inherited some of its predecessor's shortcomings, like poor driver and rear visibility and blind spots when changing lanes. Yes Review Date: 2nd November, 2013 Faults: Manufacturing defect on rear wing window moldings. This car is kept in a garage but I recently noticed some cracks on my dashboard. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. This system has four driver-selectable height settings for comfort and convenience.
Car only has 90,000 miles. The back door takes a nod from the Dodge Caravan by opening and closing at the touch of a button, on the key fob, the door itself, or the dashboard. I fixed it myself after approx 2400 miles when I was at a place I could stop and work. Operators can use the system to unlock the doors should you lock the keys inside. Gauges are well labelled and sharp-looking, though the speedometer goes up to a rather excessive 140 mph, which compresses the rest of the scale. It's jerky and seems to be confused, although it drives fine 90% of the time.
Generally, the audio system requires more attention than it really should. The body style has barely aged since 2004 and the interior, if taken care of. Don't Know Review Date: 31st December, 2007. I fear the transmission is not going to last much longer; at 200,000 miles and several long roads trips hauling my pop-up, which weighs 2000lbs, I think its days are close to an end. I expect that when you pay for a used car Certified costing 40k+ that it will last without major repairs that the 50 year old Camaro bought used over 40 years ago has never required.
Yes Review Date: 18th April, 2010 Faults: - Towed from my house because it would not start due to an electrical problem - Towed from my house because of a flat which both the roadside assistance and I cannot remove the tire. Service dept could not correct any of these. Aircon overgassed during routine service, making a weird grinding noise. This engine, which produces 230 horsepower at 5,600 r. The radio has a knobs for volume and tuning, much easier to use than the typical German system that has tuning buttons that default to a seek mode. Contributing to an improved coefficient of drag of 0. Body shop said it was from leak in window area that dripped down to well.
It does well in sprints, despite delays at each shift as the engine falls back to lower speeds. The broad C-pillar, which once sliced diagonally through the side glass, has been moved back for an uninterrupted facade. However, many of them ride like trucks, get poor gas mileage, and are tall and tippy. The transmission was still offered only as an automatic, but it was upgraded from a four-speed to a five. But if you buy in the fall, there is a good chance it will come from Cambridge. I elected to have the whole headlight assembly replaced--at what I felt was an exorbitant price! This morning, when I tried to start it, it seems like some. The brakes, large discs front and rear, are smooth and have good feel.
While under warranty, the molding on the rear wing window passenger side fell off. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. In other words, just the type of vibe women like. Repair lasted a few months. The interior is so comfortable, with an awesome climate control.
The dealership explained I could have the entire window replaced, which is the only way the dealership fixes the problem and is very costly, or use their contract window replacement company and have the molding glued on - which I did. The roof now trails more graciously toward the beltline. Same engine same trans same everything. Mechanic drained fluid, changed filter, used an additive with new t-fluid that would expand gaskets when hot to prevent leakage. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All in all, super awesome vehicle! In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems.
The new system is lighter and laid out in a straighter line to reduce driveline friction, vibration and noise. After owning the car for over 10 years now, we have come across few minor issues and only one larger malfunction which was fixed. I took it there and they id'd the problem, gave us a loner car to go have lunch and fixed the compressor and had us on our way in about 2 hours. Lexus engineers took the time to aerodynamically shape the roof rack to reduce noise. Model year 2004 Year of manufacture 2004 First year of ownership 2004 Most recent year of ownership 2011 Engine and transmission Automatic Distance when acquired 20 miles Most recent distance 75000 miles Previous car Jaguar Vanden Plas Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. Can they build a muscular crossover without disaffecting core buyers who are swimming in estrogen? The ample door pockets are hinged to make looking inside easier; the center console has pushbuttons for opening and closing, but will stay open for larger objects; the center front cupholders have a woodgrain cover and flip-up rubber stays to accommodate differently sized cups, and another cupholder is integrated in the dashboard; and rear passengers have a fold-down compartment along with their own map pockets which contains a covered center bin as well as their own cupholders. I've driven newer year model ones and ones made in Canada, and can say that the quality has changed since I bought mine.
The back seats are roomy and comfortable. The suspension has been completely re-engineered, from geometry to shock absorbers, and the turning radius has been reduced 1. Lexus dealer can't seem to figure out haw to fix it. Electric window master switch has failed, although it works intermittently. Both come only with 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.
Reading the comments though really make me consider if I'll get another Lexus in a few years. The driver can also select to manually lower the ride height by 15 mm, increasing steering response and cornering ability. This goes along with the mystery of the power locks, which lock when you get into gear, but do not automatically unlock; and to shut them off, you need to visit a Lexus dealer, even though Jeep, General Motors, and others let the driver set locking preferences. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. Suspension, f: independent Suspension, r: independent Ground clearance: 7. I just had a new battery installed.