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Lexus is worth the extra Camry $
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By Jim
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1998 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan


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Everyone appreciates that Lexus is built on the Camry platform. BUT, there's a world of difference in the feeling of luxury, ambiance and drivability. It's the sort of car that buying 'used' or 'certified' makes sens e... you just can't go wrong. The fit and finish, engineering and reliability are truly amazing. Try it ... you'll like it!


Favorite Features

Handling and finish.


Suggested Improvements

More headroom ... I'm 6'3".


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Antoine's Review
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By Antoine
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1998 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan


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My experience with this car has been great. You can't ask for a better entry-level luxury sedan. A wonderful automobile.


Favorite Features

Comfortable Ride


Suggested Improvements

More Engine Horsepower


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the best
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By denger
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1998 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan


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I am 77 years old and this lexus is the best car I ever owned.


Favorite Features

dependability


Suggested Improvements

digital readout of gauges


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Awesome Car
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By msbehavn
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1998 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan


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Very pleased with this car. Bought it with 95k and it's been great the past 5k miles. No problems.


Favorite Features

Ride, engine, styling.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders aren't very sturdy, not too bad though. Slow power windows.


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Very good car, but not perfect!
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By pahd_MN
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1998 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan


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Bought the car new. Overall a good buy. I had to have the brakes overhauled under warranty. I also had to spend money out of warranty to repair noisy tower strut parts on the front end. Maintenance by Lexus while under warranty was wonderful, but after warranty costs are expensive. Still, this has been a very comfortable and reliable car with enduring styling.


Favorite Features

The V-6 engine is silky smooth as is the 4-speed auto transmission, and they both seem bullet proof. Interior is also very quiet. I still love the exterior styling.


Suggested Improvements

Steering is too light and without feel. Brakes are mushy and take a lot of effort.


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MY REVIEW
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By johnb45242
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1998 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan


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VERY SMOOOOTH CAR. SILKY FEEL. QUIET.


Favorite Features

FIT & FINISH


Suggested Improvements

COIN TRAY NEEDS HELP. DRINK HOLDER NOT STURDY ENOUGH.


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Happy ES300 Owner
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By Pabster
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1998 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan


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I purchased this 1998 ES300 as a certified pre-owned vehicle. My style of driving is easy going and the smoother the ride, the better. Aside from that, I want to feel relaxed, at ease, and confident that my car will be very reliable though out the years. Thus, I'm not interested in an "aggressive" car to deal with Greater D.C. Traffic. The acceleration is responsive, the transmission silky smooth, and the road noise minimal. I describe this car to my colleagues as a "Gentlemans" vehicle. If you are an aggressive driver looking for sport, then consider the IS.


Favorite Features

Controls Layout, comfortable seats, and ease of driving.


Suggested Improvements

Make the back seat head space more generous, which they did in the newer ES300. However, the newer 2002+ ES300 loss some of the responsiveness and smoothness of the 1997 - 2001 models.


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Once you own a Lexus you can't go back!
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By Joanie
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1998 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan


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My '98 ES300 was my first Lexus, and the main reason why I bought it was because my salesman (Carl is the best!) sold it to me. None of the other car dealers gave me the time of day. So, I took the plunge and bought my first luxary car. I've now owned my ES300 for over five years, and I've have put over 135,000 miles on it without a single problem! I spent less money on maintaining this car than any car I've ever owned - all I've done is change the oil, one minor tune-up and replace the brakes and tires (and I got 85,000 miles on the tires that came with the car!). I'll never buy anything but a Lexus.


Favorite Features

Quite ride - after 135,000 miles, you still can't hear the engine running and there is barely a rattle to be heard.


Suggested Improvements

Lousy cup holder


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By bluebell
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1998 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan


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I bought the car new 5 1/2 years ago, and have put on 41,000 miles. Absolutley no problems with the engine or any hardware or trim. I have had regular oil changes, and have only had to change the wipers and 4 light bulbs. To this day, after its washed, friends think its new. BG Philadelphia


Favorite Features

Moon roof, handling, sound system.


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Love My Car
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By Love My Car
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1998 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan


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I really just love this car. It is the best thing to drive. Enough power to get up and go also it has a really nice comfort level.


Favorite Features

I love the sun roof, also the premium sound system is great.


Suggested Improvements

None!!!


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