I’ve been a Lexus owner for the past 15 years. I currently own a 20012 RX350, a 2000 RX300 and just purchased a 2006 RX400h for my college age daughter to drive. She’s been driving the 2000 RX300 that I’ve owned since 2005. The 2000 has 265,000 miles on it. It’s in the shop for a ignition coil right now, but after I get it back, I’ll be selling it. The engine is great and I’ve done all repairs and oil changes.
We have not owned a hybrid before but it appears to be quite an amazing vehicle. The 2006 RX400h was a one owner car and I’ve been able to get the Lexus service records. It appears that it’s been well-maintained. My only concern with the 2006 is the 200k miles. Knowing what I know about Lexus, I took a chance with the RX 400h.
Any thoughts or feedback that could be provided about the 400h with 200k miles would be appreciated.
By Steve Teske
I have a long commute and some leg issues that require a fairly upright seating position. I think the RX400h will work great for me because it’s super comfortable and decent on gas. Oh, and I’m on a tight budget.
i’m trying to buy a used RX400h. I’d like to get a 2007, 2008 or 2009 model with a clean history and 100k-150k miles.
I could buy from dealerships, but I’d rather make a win-win deal with an owner.
For example if a person where to take their RX400h to CARMAX or a dealership they might get $2k-5k. I’d be willing to pay a lot more for the same vehicle.
If anyone has a vehicle or knows any forums where I could find sellers I would greatly appreciate it.
I live in the Washington DC area.
Hello! My name is Jake and I have an 04 RX330 with 230,000 miles on it. Not certain on the history of it but I have gotten it with no heat and an overheating problem(EDIT: previous owners said it has overheated on them). I immediately knocked out the easy stuff, checked coolant levels, verified fans were working. So I end up doing serious work that it needed: waterpump, timing belt, power steering pump, upper/lower intake gaskets, thermostat(THM 117-$11.32 at napa), valve cover gaskets, spark plugs. I end up finding smoke swirling out of a crack in the radiator while the car was idling for an hour during a fuel injector decarbonizing process. I end up replacing the radiator as well as the fan motors with the relay because the fans wouldn't turn on. I ended up using a power probe straight to the old fan motors and only fan #2 worked. I end up putting it all together-bled all of the air out of the cooling system with an airlift evacuation tool-and this thing is still overheating! Today I pulled it in and put the scantool on it-temp reads 244 degrees, so it's up there. I take a laser thermometer gun and the passenger-side (or upper hose) of the radiator read 183 degrees give or take and the part of the intake that the sensor screws into was around the same. So I thought it's only a $20 sensor, and replaced it-also considering it had a previous P0117 code(engine coolant temperature circuit low input). I know when the DTC is aiming at the input part of a circuit, it's talking about something with the sensor. I thought this would do it, BUT the car still overheats via gauge. Good news was I had heat, so I'd blast it when it starts climbing up and it'd slowly go down. I'm really stumped now, because I know the heater core acts as a mini radiator, but it doesn't make sense that the heatercore cools the engine down but not the fans and radiator being fully functional. The upper heater hose is piping hot with pressure but the lower hose is room temperature with pressure, I verified by squeezing the hoses. Is the thermostat defective? I installed it with the wobbler pin positioned at the top via installation instructions. I feel like I might run a compression test tomorrow to check the head gaskets, but I feel like I'm missing another sensor or something-I'm a freshman in college so anyone with experience I'd greatly appreciate it!
By Jim in MN
Hi: New to the forum and hoping to buy an RX400h. To be honest, I wasn't even considering a Lexus because I figured it was beyond our budget and didn't get the mpg that we need. But then I came across some things the other night and was quite surprised by what I found.
The units that I've looked at are in the 2006-2008 range and normally at 100k. From what I've been able to read here, it seems that the battery system is probably of greatest concern. Is there a way to test the battery before purchasing -- or is this a crapshoot? Also, what other things would be important to look at?
Per our needs: I live in a small rural community. Much of my driving includes trips of 20 miles or less one way, though there are plenty of long rides, as well.. I drive about 35k/year. I need to get at least 25 mpg on hwy. Am I wrong to think that the RX400h would be a good fit?
Hi All, Tought I would show the reliability of these great cars.
My RX400h SE-L is still in great shape and still on the same Hybrid battery from new!
It's been serviced by Lexus Dealer twice a year for it's entire life so far.
Current mileage just about to go up to 250.000
Can any one else add to the list of 200.000 mile RX models?