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2001 Lexus Es 300

2001 Lexus ES 300

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2001 Lexus ES300

by from Phoenix on February 10, 2012

Bought a 2001 Lexus ES300,with only 30M miles its almost brand new. I use to drive an Audi A4, and this is a totally different car. It is comfy and roomy and floats down the road. I love it, however t...
Bought a 2001 Lexus ES300,with only 30M miles its almost brand new. I use to drive an Audi A4, and this is a totally different car. It is comfy and roomy and floats down the road. I love it, however the performance isnt there, brakes are sluggish and the cup holder is not adequate, the seats dont fold down in the back. I sacrificed performance and speed for comfort and lower maintenance, I can live with that.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Very very smooth, easy to drive car.

by from lockport, NY on November 3, 2016

Compared to other cars for comparable prices, cavilers, malibus, and other older mid sized cars, this is a very fast, efficient, reliable, and fun car to drive. The lexus i own now is at 130k and i lo...
Compared to other cars for comparable prices, cavilers, malibus, and other older mid sized cars, this is a very fast, efficient, reliable, and fun car to drive. The lexus i own now is at 130k and i love it. All the work i have done to it is struts, wheel bearing, and timing. at around 120k-140k the transmission is due to fail because of the fact that the engine makes more torque then the transmission can handle so that was replaced too. For more information of the failure, the shift solenoid for third gear and the reverse drum are expected to blow, which exactly happened in my car. fixing that should not cost very much, but if you drive it out and wait until your transmission is about to fail a total overhaul is 4k, just the solenoid and reverse drum is 500 in parts and 600 in labor about, so much cheaper.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Best Car to own

by from Rosedale, NY on July 22, 2009

I have owned many cars in the past and when i bought my ES 300 i didn't know any thing about Lexus. 5 yrs later I must say that this is my best car ever. the only thing I have changed on this car is t...
I have owned many cars in the past and when i bought my ES 300 i didn't know any thing about Lexus. 5 yrs later I must say that this is my best car ever. the only thing I have changed on this car is the alternator and the Rev control. Change the oil ever 3000 miles and this car will never fail you. It isn't the fastest car in the world but if you need some power hit the overdrive and you will be flying. When I do buy the GS I will keep my 2001 ES 300. I can't see me giving up my baby. I bought it with 49,000 miles and it currently has 161,000 miles. It rides the same way from day one. It is worth every penny.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Equisite Engineering and Manufacturing

by from Iowa on November 7, 2009

U can read other well documented attributes. My most unique observation involves being rear-ended by a late model SUV. The accident completely disabled the SUV and left the Lexus with a 'crunch rear e...
U can read other well documented attributes. My most unique observation involves being rear-ended by a late model SUV. The accident completely disabled the SUV and left the Lexus with a 'crunch rear end', but driveable. As the only passenger in the ES300, I sustained a slight injury to my left forehead (completely recoverable). My first experience with an ES300 engine was in a 1992 Toyota Camry Stationwagon - standard with the production model. I ran 250k miles and the engine/drivetrain ran flawlessly and was going strong. The interior was starting to show it's age: faded seats mostly. I replaced one part, I think it was the alternator. Excellent car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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The ES 300

by from Savanna,Ga on February 21, 2009

This is the very best car I had ever enioyed having. I love it so much. Were get a new Lexus LS600H L in a few weeks, but we are not getting rid of our ES300. It rides like a dream. Great gas millage....
This is the very best car I had ever enioyed having. I love it so much. Were get a new Lexus LS600H L in a few weeks, but we are not getting rid of our ES300. It rides like a dream. Great gas millage. It is not the fastest car in the world but it gets up and goes!:)WHen it is time to get rid of it I will be very sad. But is a time off. I did my friend about this car and he got one too. This is a great car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Best Car I've Owned

by from on July 15, 2011

I bought my ES300 used from a BMW dealer and was very happy I did.I do a lot of highway driving and found this car to be the best car there is.I have had several cars but none can compare to the Lexus...
I bought my ES300 used from a BMW dealer and was very happy I did.I do a lot of highway driving and found this car to be the best car there is.I have had several cars but none can compare to the Lexus never any major problems just regular maintanance done to it oil change ,brakes etc. After 5 yrs I up graded to a ES350 I Love the Lexus and will continue to drive one and now my daughter drives this model ES300 and I feel comfortable knowing she is in a safe car
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Awesome Car

by from Murrieta, CA on May 17, 2011

Got this car, used, from a Honda Dealership, as the first car for our 16 yr. old granddaughter. Perfect car for her! Well built and safe...not like some of the other "little" cars out there. Drove lik...
Got this car, used, from a Honda Dealership, as the first car for our 16 yr. old granddaughter. Perfect car for her! Well built and safe...not like some of the other "little" cars out there. Drove like a dream. Unfortunately, she had an accident with it (maybe brake failure) and it was deemed totaled. We've since bought her ANOTHER Lexus, a 2000 RX350 crossover. I drive a 2005 Lexus LS 430. Once you drive a Lexus, you will always want a Lexus!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Easy and pleasant

by from on February 12, 2017

The car that never dies. Reliable beyond all expectations. Great comfort and ergonomics. Easy to and relaxing to drive, great visibility, responds well, fast enough, predictable handling. Great in the...
The car that never dies. Reliable beyond all expectations. Great comfort and ergonomics. Easy to and relaxing to drive, great visibility, responds well, fast enough, predictable handling. Great in the snow.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

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