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2000 Lexus Es 300

2000 Lexus ES 300

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4.5
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SAFETY FIRST!

by from Santa Monica on July 30, 2009

I owned a 2000 Lexus for 2 years now. It was the best used car. Ran great, never gave me problems, just recently had a front end T bone collision with an SUV - it saved both my passenger and my life. ...
I owned a 2000 Lexus for 2 years now. It was the best used car. Ran great, never gave me problems, just recently had a front end T bone collision with an SUV - it saved both my passenger and my life. THe front end was totalled but the passenger frame stayed in pretty good place. Had soft tissue injuries and we are alive! Now thats what i call safety! :O)
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Never knew I had it so good....

by from Fairfax, VA on April 13, 2010

...until this evening. I bought my ES used and fell in love w/ it on the test drive. It's now 10 yrs. old and almost 150K mi. on it w/ no issues at all. Tonight my wife and I drove some 2 y/o higher-...
...until this evening. I bought my ES used and fell in love w/ it on the test drive. It's now 10 yrs. old and almost 150K mi. on it w/ no issues at all. Tonight my wife and I drove some 2 y/o higher-end non-Lexus models because she's about ready for a new car. Would you believe that at the end of it all we looked at these cars most people only dream about owning and we both said, "I like our Lex better". I am still in awe. With this little Lex of mine, I can literally turn the steering wheel while driving or at a dead stop w/ one finger against the steering wheel spoke and almost no effort. It's got spunk but doesn't suck gas, and I on occasion have to drive 500+ mi. for meetings, see far away family, etc. and every time I get out of the car I feel fairly good. I'm 6', 200+ lbs. and I fit good and am comfortable in there. I still get compliments on the ol' girl and after a bath and a good toweling she still looks good w/ that shiny black paint and chromed wheels. In one of those high-enders we drove tonight I could feel the road in my hands through the steering wheel and through the floorboards in my feet - just running normally. Not in the ol' Lex. In another one the seats were so rigid I almost slid against the door going around a regular curve. Not in the ol' Lex. There's only three knocks I have against this car even if it is - again - a 10 y/o entry-level Lexus: 1) Road noise. I get what I think is a good amount in the cabin. 2) ALL the windows fog up way too quickly when it's humid outside - hot or cold weather; and, 3) as mentioned before, the cup holders. I just drive w/ my hand on the holder to keep the cup from falling out. Too big and the holder gives what ever it is holding a higher center of gravity to go flying. Other than those three things, I 've never looked back nor regretted buying this car. It will be a sad day when the old girl takes her last ride, but on the up-side, this car is so solid it's very possible my grand babies will drive it some day, and my oldest is only 14.
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GO BUY NOW!

by from Grand Rapids, MI on January 12, 2010

I bought a Lexus a year ago with 130k on it. It now has almost 200k on it and it is still going strong. The comfort in this car is amazing. Gas mileage is good too, although you have to fill it with p...
I bought a Lexus a year ago with 130k on it. It now has almost 200k on it and it is still going strong. The comfort in this car is amazing. Gas mileage is good too, although you have to fill it with premium gas. This can cost about 40 dollars to fill. This car is the best car I have ever owned. This car will go over 300k with no problem. I will be buy a Lexus any day.
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very good car

by from Chicago, IL on January 5, 2010

I purchased an ES 300 about 4 months ago, and it has done very well. The comfort cannot be matched. Even in the cold Chicago winter, the car has thus far started right up no problems (knock on wood of...
I purchased an ES 300 about 4 months ago, and it has done very well. The comfort cannot be matched. Even in the cold Chicago winter, the car has thus far started right up no problems (knock on wood of course). The negatives, while few, are worth noting. The floaty handling gives a responsive driver a lot of questions, and really implores the driver to trust the car, especially in the snow. The snow handling, however, is as good as any other non four wheel drive car. The other negative is the cup holders. They are a joke, and seemed like an afterthought. While of course not even close to the most important thing in a car, they are just a nuisance. I have started using the rear cup holders instead, as they are easily accessible to the driver. They are a pain, but a minor pain compared to the quality of the car. Overall, I would make this purchase again and again. The car has 105000 miles on it, and seems like it could easily go another 100000. The heat is at full blast quickly and the heated seats are cooking in almost no time.
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Dont Think Twice

by from Fort Lauderdale Fl on January 21, 2010

I am a proud owner of 2 lexus and by far the 2000 es 300 is the best. The most expensive part I had to chage on this car was the breaks at 120.00 I have no issues with this car it currently has 175k m...
I am a proud owner of 2 lexus and by far the 2000 es 300 is the best. The most expensive part I had to chage on this car was the breaks at 120.00 I have no issues with this car it currently has 175k miles and someone offered me 5000.00 for this car. I will never sell this car Merceds,audi,Jaguar and acura can compare to this car.
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Great car

by from on November 18, 2012

Excellent price for a car with such little miles. Have a 2000 ES with 128000 miles and still runs great?
Excellent price for a car with such little miles. Have a 2000 ES with 128000 miles and still runs great?
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Best looking sedan on the road -- still!

by from Columbia, MD on August 11, 2014

From first glance I've always loved the lines of this car; for my taste, its the best looking sedan on the road. A glorified Camry? Perhaps, but for me that's a plus (better looking, more power and lu...
From first glance I've always loved the lines of this car; for my taste, its the best looking sedan on the road. A glorified Camry? Perhaps, but for me that's a plus (better looking, more power and luxury, same incredible longevity). Every new rental car I drive reminds me how much nicer my car is back home. I don't crave power, prefer smoothness, so I'm happy with engine and front wheel drive (better for snow anyway). Purchased used at 112K miles; it now has 235K and I expect will go another 100+ -- besides brakes and 2 caliper replacements, only significant repairs have been a check engine light issue (something was clogged), and some computer issue that mis-shifted the transmission (I was worried about the transmission, but it was fine; several hundred dollars to fix, no problem). Yesterday I drove home from Maine, 401 highway miles, got 29.1 mpg. When this car finally gives up the ghost, probably somewhere over 300K miles, I will go get another circa 2000 ES300 with 150K miles or less (probably <$4K by then), and continue my love affair. (I am amused at the 2-star review calling this a boring car for boring people. Guess I'm happy being boring. Its fitting that my Lexus logos are silver, I think the gold logos are trying too hard anyway.)
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Uses car for Transporting family

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Most reliable ride ever

by from Superior , Wi. on June 18, 2007

I had bought this car with 22K on it five years later I know have 75k on it . The car is one of the nicest cars I have ever owned. It has a smooth quiet ride .You can open and close the windows and su...
I had bought this car with 22K on it five years later I know have 75k on it . The car is one of the nicest cars I have ever owned. It has a smooth quiet ride .You can open and close the windows and sunroof with a turn of the key in the door .Great sounding CD/radio, the HID lights are great on those rainy nights . The climate controls work well along with the heated seats . This is one of the most trouble free cars I have ever owned . So if you are looking for a extremely nice affordable car , Go For It. ( Highly Recommended)
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Worth every payment

by from San Diego, CA on January 20, 2009

This is just a complete value. The ES300 is very comfortable, especially for its size. It feels very elegant and very quiet; I use to forget the engine was on. The engine has plenty of power and runs ...
This is just a complete value. The ES300 is very comfortable, especially for its size. It feels very elegant and very quiet; I use to forget the engine was on. The engine has plenty of power and runs incredibly smoothly. And I got great mileage for a V6 because of its variable valve timing. Have had to repair some wear and tear items but nothing that wasn't expected for an older car. I highly recommend this car for families or for someone looking for an economical daily commuter with perks.
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Most reliable car i have ever owned

by from Plattsmout, Ne on June 27, 2009

If you are looking for a great, comfortable, long lasting car, this one is for you. I have owned many different cars, but i actually didnt drive a car until i drove this one. I love it and it loves me...
If you are looking for a great, comfortable, long lasting car, this one is for you. I have owned many different cars, but i actually didnt drive a car until i drove this one. I love it and it loves me, i have never had any big problems, just the regular wear and tear, oil changes, etc. I highly recommed this car to anyone who is looking for an affordable car.
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