Based on 271 Ratings for the 1997 - 2001 models.Review this car
By Nasia on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 190,000overall rating 6 of 10rating details
Pros: "Drives well, great price, BUY NOW!"
Cons: "Exhaust problem, overheats, needs work!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"We all know that Lexus create luxury cars, but this one just needs a little work. There has been some exterior damage done to this vehichle in the front and right side. It needs new tires, expection sticker, and new brakes as well. It over heats after a while but with a little fixing it will be GOOD AS NEW! I just purchased a new battery for it last year, and the inside is fairly clean. I brought this car three years ago as my first car, and I am not looking to get a new car. I purchased this car in 2012 for a little over $5,000 but I only want $1000 for it due to the work that needs to be put into it. It gets me back and forth to work and home, but it just honestly needs more work and I cant afford to do that right now."
By Young College Student on Friday, March 28, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 86,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "ride, cabin, reliability, luxury"
Cons: "handling, city mpg, slow"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"This Lexus is highly practical but also rather luxurious. It has a very definitively smooth ride that can be compared to riding on a cloud or even ice skating. The same suspension that makes this car very comfortable also makes it dispirited and at times dull, for a young guy like me anyway. The chassis absorbs even the harshest bumps well and the speed of the vehicle has no reflection on the quietness of the cabin. Know that you will be hard pressed to find a smoother running sedan. The luxurious features of the this car are top of the line (for 2001) heated electric adjustable seats are extremely comfortable. I have owned this car from 60k-80k miles and reliability has been excellent absolutely no mechanical issues whatsoever. The electronic components match the superb quality of the engine and suspension. Everything is extremely well put together resulting in an extremely quiet ride. The only gripes I have with this car is its, engine which while being of an outstanding reliability (the mk2), manages to obtain poor city gas mileage but only demands regular fuel. Sort of a mixed bag really. The more up to date engines of today surpass the mk2 in every category except, again, unparalleled reliability. But the mk2 is not overly slow,being a 3.0 V6. It can give you a rush if you put your foot down, but don't expect to win any drag races. This would be an excellent car for a person who wants an extra smooth ride, reliability, and a luxurious experience at a cheap price.If your are above the age of 25 this car is heaven. But id like to feel the road and get the adrenaline pumping when i drive so this car isn't best suited for someone like me. For young enthusiastic drivers, please look elsewhere. An added bonus is the car is amazing on the snow (as long as you have decent all season tires), due to the design most of the weight falls on the front wheels. I live in Chicago so I know how it handles in bad weather. Other cars I have owned and would recommend: -Lexus LS 430 2001 -Toyota Sienna 1998 -Honda Civic EX 2006 -Acura TL 2004"
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful
By HB on Thursday, March 06, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 207,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Lexus makes fine cars but the '01 ES 300 is a much sportier, better looking car than later models."
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful
By skiman on Wednesday, March 05, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"only issue as we get older not as easy to enter and exit due to low profile.Great car for younger person.Well maintained. No smoker"
1 person out of 2 found this review helpful
By primmer on Sunday, March 02, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 230,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "very luxurious, but cheap!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"except for change the tire and oil, I never repair this car! really great! I love it. I guess I can still drive another 50,000 miles at least."
4 people out of 4 found this review helpful