"I have owned my Lexus for 8 years now, it has 178,000 miles on it. I was rear ended 4 years ago, I was at a complete stop and was hit by someone doing 50mph. My car rolled and I survived. I again was hit last week, I was at a stop light and was rear ended by someone driving 40mph. These cars have steel bumpers, the volvo wagon that hit me was totaled, and I just need to replace my bumper. Thank you Lexus!"
"Best car I ever owned!!! You can bet your bottom dollar when I decide to get a new car it will be another lexus. Not for status symbol but overall vaule and realibility and fun. How many other 10 year old cars bring 10, 11 and even 12 thousand on the resale market???"
"Nice complete package! First lexus I've owned and find the reliability and workmanship outstanding. Quietest vehicle I've ever driven. Not the most stylish, but styling is adequate for a sedan. Just wish it was a bit bigger in the back seat."
Pros: "Beautiful looking car, drives like a dream."
Cons: "one cup holder damaged,"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"The interior is cream colored Leather Excellent condition
exterior is Light and dark silver also in excellent condition. This car has just been driven from the East Coast to the West Coast with no problems whoever buys it will get about another 10 yrs of worry free driving."
"The car has lived in very sunny areas - Arizona, Hawaii and now Florida and paint bubbled up enough to require a new paint job and leather on front seats and console is cracked and worn, but other than that the only real deficiency is of a badly designed cup holder. I still love this car and wouldn't consider giving it up. For a car as old as she is, she still gets pretty good mileage. Her turning radius is remarkable and still has plenty of zip on the highway. We having driven together from San Diego to Florida without event when she was a young 14 year old with only 150000 miles on her. She was in 2 car accidents being rear ended where the cars at fault were maximally damaged, and she has little tiny dents in her bumper. I hope I age as well as she is."
"Cup holders aren't too good, need better design. Nowhere to put anything, except floor.
FYI- Anyone with sun roof... there should be drain holes on both sides, they are small but get clogged with leaves etc...
Use very stiff wire to "ream" it out carefully. Mine goes all the way past the top of the doors. When you get it cleaned you will see water"
Cons: "wish they would include GPS on all vehicles but $100 easy add on."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"The car has 180k, I used to communte to work 80 miles per day and never had problem. Change the oil 3k and timing belt, brakes. 1 O2 sensor fail that is all. It drives great still. I purchased it used 40k and could not ever known that the vehicle had any miles. Handles as well as my former corvette and with wonderful ride and quiet that you cannot find in other vehicles. I had a BMW and well it was a baby. This is reliable and comfort. I will purchase another for the wife soon."
"I just replaced the timing belt and water pump, thermostat and spark plugs after 106K to make sure it will last me another 10 years. I bought this 2001 Es 300 in 2006 and will finally pay it off in Oct. 2011. I will keep it for at least 5-7 years and decide if I need a new car. For now, I am enjoying my 11 yr old "brand new" car immensely!!!"
"fantastic car this es 300 .had 2 ls 400.s before this loved em all although the 400s were much nicer the es is more than most other cars. smooth ride and best bells and whistles of most in its class. im hooked and would rather own a used lexus than almost any other new car. have over 100k and still no major problems only an ignition coil ($100) and battery in the 2 years i own it. cant beat that ...try one you will love it"
"I bought my 98 ES300 off of a used car lot 12/06. I was a little sceptical but the test drive I took it out on won me completely over. I got onto the highway and was going 90mph in about 8 seconds! Talk about get up and suprised. Downside, LCD screen payed out a month or so after buying it however the cd changer/radio/cassette still work perfect. Leather on the front driver seat cracked a bit so now I use this leather softening and conditioning gel. Need to replace the sencors(87 bucks a pop and there are 4 I beleive). I bought it at 87,000 miles and I now have 124,000. I drive this car everywhere and feel very confident in it. I also rode passenger on a long trip and was suprised at how confortable the backs seats were. When I do go to buy a new car, I AM getting a Lexus. expensive but very much worth it!!"
"Our 97 Lexus did well for us. We bought it used. However, the electrical system seemed to be unreliable. Sometimes the fan would work for the heater/AC; the window mechanism broke and the CD player/radio needed to be replaced because it was shot. Also, the seat heater on both front seats went out! But other than the electrical, the car was great!. We ended up getting a different CD/radio system. We tore the doors apart and fixed the driver's side outside handle and window mechanism, OURSELVES, instead of paying the dealer $500!"
"I found this car for half of the KBB and my gosh is it worth so much more then what it books for. This car was $35,000 new and it's still to this day worth every penny. Found this beautiful gem for $3900 and it now has 180,000 runs like the day it was made. (Lucas and Seafoam additives help). I will drive it till the wheels fall off! Love it!!"
"My wife and I have had this car for almost 19 months. It is our third Lexus and is proving to be the best of the three. Plenty of power, great styling inside and out, and no problems to speak of. We get compliments all the time. Several people have complained of the gas mileage but I check ours often and my wife gets 22 to 23 in town and we get 33 or better on the hwy. For 270 horspwer you can't get better. Great car all around and won't be our last Lexus."