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I am the original owner of a 1998 Lexus ES 300. It has just turned 81K. Besides the usual maintenance at every 3,750 miles, I have had the following done: New tires at 45K. Replace cabin air filter at 60K ($75). Replace 2 oxygen sensors at 64K ($500). New battery and alternator at 75K (405). The brakes still have 25% left and a Lexus dealer has never seen the car since ... Read More
I bought a used 1998 ES 300 in April 2007 (a 9 year old car) with 120,000 miles on it. I have been driving it for 3 months now and have put 1000+ miles on it. I think it's the smoothest car I have ever driven. It just floats when cruising but gets taut and handles well when accelerating ... atleast this is what I felt. I wanted to get an ... Read More
I'm new here, I'd really appreciate some advice. I posted this question on the engine forum but then realized it's pretty dormant. I am the second owner of a 1998 ES 300 with approximately 86k miles. I purchased the car 12/01 when it was 4 years old and had 35k miles on it so I've had it a little over 5 years. So, the car is 9 years old as of ... Read More
I'm new here, I'd really appreciate some advice. I am the second owner of a 1998 ES 300 with approximately 86k miles. I purchased the car 12/01 when it was 4 years old and had 35k miles on it so I've had it a little over 5 years. So, the car is 9 years old as of last December. I have never taken the car to the dealer for service because ... Read More
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 run on reg or prem. grade gas and what fuel mileage to expect. Ive owned Camry's but i'd like to step up to the Lexus. Thanks for responses
Lexus is a much nicer car, and you will likely get at least 100,000 miles out of the car. The Altima is nice, but nothing compared to the Lexus.
Personally, I would go for the Altima since it has less mileage, but I haven't driven either the ES300 or the Altima, so I can't offer opinions.
45,000 on the nissan and 70,000 on the lexus
What's the mileage on each of them?
Okay I have narrowed my next car down to the 98 Lexus ES/300 or the 2003 Nissan Altima I can have either for about the same price Any opinions? Thanks. James
I have a 1998 ES 300 with a little more than 61000 miles. I'd like to get my 60000 maintenance at the dealership where I bought the car (and I have a good relationship with them). They want $520 + tax, but a well-respected Toyota dealership wants $410 for the same maintenance for a 1998 Camry. I've gotten all my other maintenance done (other than oil changes) at the dealership. Is ... Read More
My 1998 ES 300 warranty will expire this month. I have had no problems through my 32,000 miles but was thinking I should have Lexus see if there is anything that I do not know about. I wouldn't normally maintain my vehicle at Lexus, however I would like to think they could replace under warranty anything I might not know about. Any opinion is appreciated.
Hello to all...I'm new to the forum and have spent hours reading most all the past and archived posts and I've learned a lot about the 1998 ES 300 I've just purchased from a Nissan dealer with 39K on the clock. It was a lease vehicle sold at auction and the 4 year factory warranty was just up at the end of February. It's been serviced regularly at Lexus dealers and ... Read More
I purchased a 1998 ES 300 last week and have the following observations to make : POSITIVE 1. High quality finish, both interior & exterior. My car was sitting next to a brand new 2001 3.2 TL Acura and the superior finish & layout of the ES 300 was obvious to me (though I will say that the 3.2 TL is one of the great values in the market today, especially ... Read More