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Lexus ES 300 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Lexus ES 300

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Attractive, roomy and powerful sedan is a bargain compared to comparable BMW and Mercedes-Benz models.

  • Cons

    The model we tested had some build quality problems.

  • What's New for 1998

    Side-impact airbags debut on Lexus's entry-level car, as does an engine immobilizer anti-theft system and an optional Nakamichi audio system. Reduced force front airbags are also new on all 1998 Lexus models.

Full 1998 Lexus ES 300 Review

What's New for 1998

Side-impact airbags debut on Lexus's entry-level car, as does an engine immobilizer anti-theft system and an optional Nakamichi audio system. Reduced force front airbags are also new on all 1998 Lexus models.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



I am a believer! loving

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Vehicle: 1998 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan

My v6 Honda Accord Coupe got totaled and I worshipped at Honda's feet until I met my Lexus ES 300. After only a few days I see why people invest in the Lexus Brand. It is smooth as silk and I hate to even stop and get out of it because it is so much fun to drive. I love its responsiveness which I need getting in and out of city traffic. We are going to have a great time together.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Takes a licking and keeps

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Vehicle: 1998 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan

Very are money nice and reliable car other the oil changes, replace brake calipers at 180K. Hit two deer in six months rebuilt just like new, mine has every option available, and everything works just fine, will drive it till the wheels fall off, i figure about 500k miles or more, Mercedes E class move over there's a new kid in town.




Omg

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Vehicle: 1998 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan

I have 143,000 miles on this car, keep all maintenance appointments, and treat myself to deluxe detailing at the same time. I will keep this car for many years. I still can't come up with a good reason to buy a new one. I still get compliments because people think it's a newer model. Comfort and reliability. I'd only improve upon the cup holders as a previous reviewer stated. I am a very content 1998 Lexus owner.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great car for old people

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Vehicle: 1998 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan

Great reliable car, decent fuel economy, very comfortable but not too fast. Overall if you need a car for everyday that you know would not let you down you should buy it.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Probably the most reliable ever

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Vehicle: 1998 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan

Drove confidently from NV to IL with just under 199K purring like a kitten (and still purrs). Had to replace front struts and control arms, that's about it. Went through over 3 dozen new and used cars (BMW, Acura, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, GM, Dodge, Mazda, VW, Saab), but none, NONE like the ES300. This is car is ultra reliable and it can probably go for another 100K. This is really why many are loyal to the Toyota/Lexus brand. It's hard to beat it's quality and reliability combination. The engine will most often outlast the body and suspension. If there is a need for used car, this is the best one to get.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Black on black beauty!

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Vehicle: 1998 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan

Great car. It runs very smooth and has useful features like traction control, heated seats and memory seats. I also like the adjustable suspension. In sport mode it can almost hang with a beemer.



Talk About The 1998 ES 300

1998 Lexus ES 300 Discussions See all Started By

pudycatz
pudycatz
06-05-2006
Im thinking about buying a used 1998 ES300. Just want to know is there any special routine maint. that has to be done by a dealer or can you get an oil chg at local Jiffy Lube. Also does the ES 300 ru...


steverisity
steverisity
02-21-2001
Some people have expressed disapointment with the next ES300 revision not getting a new engine. Not to worry; it's pretty standard that when a redesign comes around as the last revised ES 300 in 1998...


e8lg
e8lg
01-09-2013
The preliminary agreement focuses on two engines; a four-cylinder model called the 5S-FE and a six-cylinder known as 1MZ-FE. The engines were used in Toyota Camry models from 1997 to 2002, Solara mode...



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