by rickybig on Apr 11, 2013 Vehicle: 1995 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan
Hello everyone i bought my car in october 31st 1995 i drove off lot with 136 miles on my car today at time of this writing i have 287,000 on this car 04-11-2013 ,This car has been awesome it still looks great all the nobs still on the car the engine is very quite and the car is still nice and solid. i am proud of my car i have taken care of it and it has taken care of me .When i go to resturants i let valets park it with the super new cars yeah baby it still commans that kind of respect from me and others who may park my car.i am 64 years young so i have in my life bought other american cars ,brf
they have all broke down before there time . This car still has original every thing 1995 lexus
by Diane on Sep 1, 2009 Vehicle: 1995 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan
Bought car in 1998 with 40k miles. Still run great at 193,300 mi. No leaks or rattle w/ sunroof. Paint still shiny from many drive thru car washes. 1/3 of the front engine replaced due to my accident, but runs without problems. Get the recommended tires to run smooth. The antenna mast just replaced, too. The odometer, oil needles are flickering out, was previously replaced at 99k mi with warranty, the 2nd time its happening at 193K mi no warranty left not sure if I want to spend $1000+. There are no oil leaks, still use Toyota for major repairs and Sears for oil changes. Noisy air leaks near lower corner of driver window & mirror, but still a good car with the many miles. No bad blind spot.
by Don on Jan 22, 2009 Vehicle: 1995 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan
I bought this car with 90,000 miles in 2008. Previously it had the entire exhaust replaced and the transmission replaced. I need to get the struts and strut mounts replaced. Very expensive job. It bangs when going over the smallest bumps. I owned a 91 Camry with 140k miles and never had suspension issues. Also had to replace the main power window switch assy. These seem to break easily. The antenna motor doesn't work anymore. I just unplugged it so it stays up. The heated seats don't seem to perform so well anymore. But the car runs and goes great and was a great buy. It has better sound proofing than the Camry. I'd rather spend the same amount of money on an older Lexus than a newer Camry.
by Eddie C. on Nov 13, 2008 Vehicle: 1995 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan
I've been wanting a Lexus ES 300 for a while and finally got one. These cars are great and drive like an absolute dream! Extremely quiet, too. They are based on the Toyota Camry and share engines & some parts. My ES 300 had 130k when I bought it and has been kept up pretty well. Typical mechanical issues with it have been a slow leak in the A/C, and I think a minor oil leak. Also the power antenna motor needed replacement. Cosmetically these ES 300s are notorious for having the lights in the instrument cluster burn out, making it hard (and impossible at night) to see certain gauges. Also the air vents are easily breakable, so be gentle when adjusting them. Still, a wonderful car!
by M.G. on Mar 5, 2008 Vehicle: 1995 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan
This car is an absolute beauty. It was my mom's car, then she bought a newer one, but I don't think that it can even compare. This car is great, it can pretty much beat anyone with its pep and great handling. It responds great. With 180,000 miles, repairs are imminent, but if lexus parts are too expensive, go with toyota, they have the same parts at half the price. I really don't think that I could get a better car than this one, if you are looking at one, I suggest you do more than look!
by Ari A on Jan 2, 2008 Vehicle: 1995 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan
I bought this car with 111k miles taking a big chance since I have had bad luck with American cars after 100k. Im very glad to have taken a chance. After my tuneup I get 20 mpg in city and 27-28mpg in hwy. Good ride, comfortable, quiet, rattle free,very shiny paint (and I live in the winter salted Illinois). The repairs can be pricey and I wonder if Toyota would service. The car has been great however and it runs so well and handles long trips well and comfortably. I love this car and cannot find a good reason to ever sell it. Now it has almost 138k miles and it continues to perform very well. I recommend this car to anyone who wants reliable luxury for cheap used.
I bought my 1995 ES 300 (also 4th year of a 5-year cycle) for $31,000 and it stickered for $35,800. My 2002 ES 300, on the other hand, was purchased closer to sticker because it was a brand-new model....
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