Pros: "Smooth ride, quite and all the quality of a newer"
Cons: "Low cup holders and cd player is in the glove box."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought this car used about 2 1/2 yrs ago with 210,000 miles on it. I was not deterred with the mileage at that point, because I knew it would last about 3 yrs and I was completely fine with that and the price point at $1500 asking $2,300 (but it needed a few minor repairs, so price was lowered).
I've been driving this car about 20k miles a year and I have had no problems with the car itself. It has been the best car I've ever owned and with significantly less miles. The car is so quite and runs like a champ. I could drive it another 2 yrs. at least before setting aside for a newer car and I will still keep it as a back-up car, it's too good of a car to sell.
If people are having mechanical issues with the car, it's probably a lack of maintenance on the car. I was guilty of that on my old car (Altima).
I replace the oil every 3000k miles, burns zero oil and if the oil was low it was 1/4 of a quart low, but I found that to be the quality of oil not the car. I used to use Valvoline oil but recently started going the Toyota dealership and using Mobil 1 5000 (5000 mileage) and I had clean oil and it was full.
I would highly recommend this car to anyone looking for a $2000 car and even it you put $500 in the car for minor repairs it will pay for itself over and over.
My repair shop said they would buy the car if I did not want it when I had it inspected to purchase :)"
"Purchased from original owner. All paperwork from day 1 was kept. All work when needed (brakes-tires-oil-serpentine belt-radiator flush-air filter-lightbulb replaced in fog light-transmission flush -spark plugs etc.)Cloth seats with no sunroof ! rare but love it because the cloth "hugs" you as oppsed to leather. Silent engine and super quiet when driving. Quick reponse on acceleration and smooth braking. Transmission shifts with no noted jerking movements- Cold A/C."
Cons: "Burns Oil, Expensive Suspension, and Bad Handling"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I bought this car used with 106k miles on it. Soon after buying it, I could tell that something was wrong with the suspension. In short, I had to replace all four struts because one was broken and it would've been extremely expensive to replace Lexus's adjustable air ride suspension.
Additionally, the car burns oil profusely and handles like the large sedan marketed at older buyers that it is. However, with its faults addressed, it is an extremely reliable car and gets surprisingly good gas mileage (between 25 and 30 mpg). Also, I love the interior and features."
"I had my eyes on this model for a few years now, drove a 98 Accord before. Sold that one as it didn't run that nicely, and got a 2000 Lexus Es300, boy was the difference night and day. The Es had more miles on it than my Accord and it ran much smoother, and quieter. Getting up to freeway speeds was no issue and the heated seats were absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, a deer ran into it and it has been totaled. However, I love this car so much that with the money my insurance gives me I'm going to turn right back around and buy the same model Lexus. These cars are bulletproof, you don't find quality like this in newer cars."
"We have owned this car since 2001 when it had 65000 miles on it. It was our number one car until 2007. Because of the reliability and comfort of this car, we purchased a 2007 Lexus ES350. Our 1999 Lexus has been an excellent number two car,and is still running like new."
Pros: "Fun to drive, comfortable, stylish, fast, lexus"
Cons: "Cup holders are horrible, stock cd player lights"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"First off I want to say I just purchased mine used with 113,500 miles. I got it from a family friend whos Grandma bought new, then sold to her daughter, then it was in my friends garage. therefore it was in perfect condition, everything works great, interior is still good, exterior only one small issue. Its comfortable, AC is nice and cold, stock system sounds great, purs doesn't roar. They say 0-60 in 7 seconds, sounds about right. I'm 6'5 and I have enough space. Can fit a small family, probably no more then 4 if there is a baby. REVIEW BEWARE: I have owned this car less then two weeks I will change if any issues that are detrimental to review score. Trunk is large enough, built in security system.One problem that has happened to me and I've heard others say is the lights in the stock CD player go out. Minor issue for the price these days and how long/great they run. One thing i'm a little worried about so far is engine gets hot fast, or so it seems. Gauge doesn't go up high and doesn't effect car. If you can get one of these at a decent price go for it. All the reviews say these cars last for ever."