Cons: "Alternator should have been higher up above ground"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I bought this car used 11 years ago when is had about 45,000 miles on it. I drove it the last 11 years and pretty much have no major issues. The engine gasket did have leaks, and thus drip into the alternator causing it to went bad every other year. The other issue is the engine light. It went on since 4 years ago, and although after replacing the catalytic converter the issue persist. Overall, very sound and solid car."
"An amazing car. It just keeps ticking like a fine Swiss watch. Just use synthetic Mobile 1. Keep the fluids topped off. I have never changed the timing belt or chain. Heater is now luke warm at idle. I suppose I'll give it a water pump but not necessary. Hood is chipped but still looks great! Interior seat...driver side I had recovered($200)and the heated seats still work....! Just buy one...take care of it and it will take care of you. Period."
Pros: "quick, handles well and great looking body"
Cons: "would like newer steering wheel design"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"2000 GS 300. just bought this wonderful car. super clean 80k miles. this car is what all autos should be..controls where they should be...goes when you step on it ...no annoying ck engine lights like my german car...easy to use & and service...new lexus mats still available also! love the rear wheel drive..put on winter snow tires and with the snow mode and traction control I hook up very well. Nice size car also. I previously had an LS430 but wife wouldn't drive it due to 'old man's car' syndrome with the big steering wheel, big nose. She loves this one. It is very comfortable, reliable and great looking. Good size also at approx 190" long. I bought it after looking at numerous reviews on it on this site. This is a secret winner. IF you can find one in nice shape, BUY IT! it will last for a LONG time. The 300 six cylinder motor is perfect for this chasis."
"I purchased this car as a used vehicle with low mileage 3 years ago. I use it for daily commuting and a few longer trips during the year.The reliability and quality are first rate.The power ,handling, comfort and sound system make it a pleasure to drive. I have driven many cars and trucks/SUVs, this one is the best one for me."
"Excellent handling and acceleration. Not as heavy as an MBZ in the same class and year, but overall quicker and smoother. Cockpit is tight and driver seat should adjust to move a little further back. Still, this car is a pleasure to drive and is not as temperamental as the German equivalents. Actually, Lexus quality may have peaked for this class in the early 2000's. Later models have a tinsely feel."