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200.000 mile club, anyone else there yet?

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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?

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I am almost there, at 197k miles...on my RX400h, just changed timing belt, water pump, and idlers.....

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I recall all too well when we bought our RX400h in April of 2005, all our friends and acquaintances who thought hybrids would never "pay back" their extra cost and that they were so complicated that repairs would send the owners to the poor house.

As a moderator in this forum for many years, I can say without a doubt that Toyota/Lexus hybrids proved the naysayers wrong, over and over again. A hybrid may not be for everyone but for those who live in densely populated areas, hybrids can make perfect sense.  

Congrats, jabowsi for helping to show the world just how dependable these vehicles are.

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Hi, I too am new to the forum, my 05 RX330 has 246K still doesn't use a drop of oil between changes (I am strict on changes, if it's time, IT'S TIME). Just added push button start, with proximity lock & unlock, and remote start. 

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wow that is cool where did you get that

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16 hours ago, 254K330 said:

Hi, I too am new to the forum, my 05 RX330 has 246K still doesn't use a drop of oil between changes (I am strict on changes, if it's time, IT'S TIME). Just added push button start, with proximity lock & unlock, and remote start. 

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Was it a kit or something you put together your self?

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Thanks,

I ordered the alarm from Amazon for about $100.00. I did the install myself, however I do not recommend the novice attempt. It came complete, except for the immobilizer bypass, I did not use an external bypass, but followed included instructions as to how to use chip from key to allow car to start.

 

 

Hi, I too am new to the forum, my 05 RX330 has 246K still doesn't use a drop of oil between changes (I am strict on changes, if it's time, IT'S TIME). Just added push button start, with proximity lock & unlock, and remote start. 

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Well I am at 228k miles on my 2008 RX400h.  I have developed an intermittent vibration which appears to be related to the ice coming on or off....any thoughts.?

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Thanks for this topic, I am at 180,000 miles on my 06 400h, and at a point where I need tires, front brakes, and likely the boot seals replaced on the suspension.  Engine, battery and tranny are strong and I have always serviced it well.  I am wondering if its time to trade it in.  Love the new Lexus interior hate the grill.  Audi Q5 seems perfect except for the frequent problems owners seem to have as posted in their forums.  The Lexus reliability has been great, do I invest a couple thousand in my current car, or go for new, what do you think.   Thank you in advance for any replies.  

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You are correct in that the Audi is not very reliable after its warranty has expired. Do you really want the safety features available in the newer Lexus vehicles? There are quite a few that are very useful - laser cruise, backup proximity sensor warning, and blind spot warning are my favorites.

 If these are not must-haves, you could get quite a few miles out of your current vehicle. A sales guy at our dealership told me he has seen many RX400s with well over 200,000 miles on them. 

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I have a 2000 RX300 with 265,000 miles. Second owner. All repairs, oil changes regularity performed.
I just bought a 2006 RX 400h with 200,000 miles (second owner) so I guess I have entry into the 200,00 mile “club” 2x over! I also have a 2012 RX350 with 137,000 miles that’s just breaking in. I can say, without a doubt, Lexus IS the best car I’ve ever owned. Would not buy any another brand. 

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update, now at 249k miles.  Just changed the rear three spark plugs, yup they were original.  also replaced coil on those cylinders as you have to remove intake manifold to replace the plugs.  two days ago replaced the radiator cooling fans with a TYC fan assembly saving big bucks.  Other than car needing new lower control arms it runs great.

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Your plugs were due to be changed at 120,000 miles!

Ours is almost 15 years old (come April) and there is a slight oil seepage that makes its way to the exhaust manifold (smells a bit after driving for 30 minutes), but these are no visible signs of leakage. The oil level is always good and everything else is working well at 125,000 miles.

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Yes I know, but family, downsizing house, and not looking forward to job interfered till I could get plugs changed.  Runs fantastic now.  Control Arms next, this will be second set. 

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