View Thread: Aint she a beaut?


lexus1581
I know you were hoping for a girl but im talking about the Lexus RX330. I didnt like it at first but now i love the looks!Plus this helps:
Vehicle type: front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 5-door wagon
Price as tested: $43,313

ENGINE
Type: V-6, aluminum block and heads
Bore x stroke: 3.62 x 3.27 in, 92.0 x 83.0mm
Displacement: 202 cu in, 3311cc
Compression ratio: 10.8:1
Engine-control system: Toyota with port fuel injection
Emissions controls: 3-way catalytic converter, feedback air-fuel-ratio control
Valve gear: belt- and gear-driven double overhead cams, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Power (SAE net): 230 bhp @ 5600 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 242 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES
Wheelbase: 106.9 in
Track, F/R: 62.0/61.2 in
Length: 186.2 in
Width: 72.6 in
Height: 66.1 in
Frontal area: 28.3 sq ft
Ground clearance: 6.58.3 in
Curb weight: 4249 lb
Weight distribution, F/R: 56.9/43.1%
Fuel capacity: 19.2 gal
Oil capacity: 5.8 qt
Water capacity: 9.7 qt
http://www.caranddriver.com/assets/image/632003153415.jpg
http://www.caranddriver.com/assets/image/632003153639.jpg
http://www.caranddriver.com/assets/image/632003153912.jpg http://www.caranddriver.com/assets/image/63200315402.jpg http://www.caranddriver.com/assets/image/632003154217.jpg

lsr78
I like this better.

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/02_02/02_21/02.jpg

lsr78
http://www.audizine.com/news/articles/geneva02/allroad_quattro42/allroad_quattro42_01.jpg

lsr78
http://media8.motorcities.com/01A9B142061643E.jpeg

lsr78
Price Range: $39,975 - $42,000

Specifications

Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic Transmission
Brakes: Disc front/rear, ABS
Engine: 2.7L 250 hp V-6
Curb Weight: 4167 lbs.
Wheel Base: 108.5 in..
Tires: 225/55R17
Max Towing: 3300 lbs.

lsr78
....and I might add if you spend $600 on a chip, it is more like 300HP.

lexus1581
Um LSR, this was supposed to be about the good looking RX330 not some piece of crap German vehicle. Get that crap out of my thread right now!












Just kidding man. The Audi is very nice as well.

lsr78
They are actually very similar vehicles. RX is just considered and SUV because you have a 'commanding view'.

And a higher COG.

I like the interior of the RX, but think they took a step back with the exterior design. Definately should have lost the clear rear lights.

40k for a dressed up Camry is tough to take for me, as well.

lexus1581
Isnt a dressed up Camry the ES300? They are very similar these 2 vehicles but the allroad is more of a wagon, imo. It is still a great automobile and capable of offroading.

lsr78
RX is based on the same fwd platform as the camry, no? Similar to Altima/Murano.

and if you look at the interior dimensions they are very similar. I am guessing ground clearance would be a draw, as well.

Only difference is that the US Gov lets the Lexus get away with a lower mpg figure.

Of course the Allroad is more of a 'wagon'. It doesn't have the overall height, but is similar in all other proportions. I am just saying that the RX is basically a tall wagon. Much closer to a minivan than an real offroad SUV.

Rotary Boy
ah both those wagons suck when compared to the mighty Nissan Stagea

http://homepage.mac.com/kazuosky/Nissan/2001/stagea_3.jpg

RB25DETT powered wagon

lexus1581
Originally posted by Rotary Boy
ah both those wagons suck when compared to the mighty Nissan Stagea

http://homepage.mac.com/kazuosky/Nissan/2001/stagea_3.jpg

RB25DETT powered wagon

*gasps for air* Wow! Japanese know how to make a real wagon.

SilveradoPilot
Originally posted by Rotary Boy
ah both those wagons suck when compared to the mighty Nissan Stagea

RB25DETT powered wagon


Why can't Nissan design a truck that looks as sharp as that?


Re: the RX 330: Those type of vehicles are starting to look better and better. This one definitely looks sportay. Thumbs up!

Carlos Carrera
and wait for the upcoming V8 4.2 Allroad...

i love the Allroad.

Carlos Carrera
and the Lex isnt bad.. but i dont like the interiors...

mustangdriver
I like the new RX design, it definitely looks impressive in person and I normally always notice them in traffic.

Allroad is nice too. I'd rather have an RS4 though :D

Ford ZX2 1999
Originally posted by lexus1581
I know you were hoping for a girl but im talking about the Lexus RX330. I didnt like it at first but now i love the looks!

Speak for yourself. I was definitely hoping to see some sort of vehicle... ;) :D

I think the RX330 is a beautiful SUV as well. :D

Sia Bani
Originally posted by lsr78
....and I might add if you spend $600 on a chip, it is more like 300HP.

What are you talking about? Your wagon's got 4.2 labeled right in the back! :D

Horus
Those pictures of the allroad up top, are the 4.2L model, in case you hadn't noticed :pd:

eric rxb
Originally posted by preludedriver
I like the new RX design, it definitely looks impressive in person and I normally always notice them in traffic.

Allroad is nice too. I'd rather have an RS4 though :D
Why go for the RS4 when you could go for the RS6?

Sia Bani
Originally posted by Horus
Thos pictures of the allroad up top, are the 4.2L model, in case you hadn't noticed :pd:

Ya, get your act together LSR! :D

Horus
Originally posted by eric rxb
Why go for the RS4 when you could go for the RS6?
Manual, cheaper? :tongue:

mustangdriver
Exactly :pd:

Lighter and more nimble too