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2002 Lexus Es-300 - Consumer Reviews

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Dependable, High Quality Sleeper
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By lexusboy9
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2002 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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So I purchased my ES300 about too years ago with 109K already on the clock. She was mint condition and had one owner..She was flawless even with the mileage and years on her. I purchased her and never looked back! To date she has ran flawlessly, always their when I need her. I had one time where she did not start and it was because of a bad battery, slapped a new one in and she fired right up! Lexus really built this car for the long haul, Sheila (My ES300) currently has 129K on her and each mile has been timeless on her. She continues to get better with time. I plan on driving her until she tells me, I can't go any further! LONG LIVE THE ES300 I love her!!!


Favorite Features

Moonroof, HID AUTO leveling headlights, high quality leather and heated seats, all auto up and down windows, Sound system is to die for out beats my friends 2014 Nissan Altima's Sound, Quiet engine you can barely hear her running, Auto rainsensing windshield wipers, Rides like she is hoovering above the ground on all types of roadway, The dashboard is gorgeous with woodgrain, coeworkers always compliment me on the interior. If you keep premium gas like it calls for in it she barely uses gas


Suggested Improvements

The only gripe that I have with Shiela is her 6 cd-changer stereo, it gets kinda finicky every now and again. Other than that no complaints EVERYTHING works and looks as if it was new


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2002 Lexus ES300
5 of 18 people found this review helpful
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By justreviewer
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2002 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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It is a comfortable car to drive. Smooth and quiet. No seat warmers. I don't know if that was even offered as an option at the time. It would be better if its performance was as good as its luxury.


Favorite Features

key/remote in one piece. Seat memory. HID lights, and CVT transmission.


Suggested Improvements

should get a bit more power and better handling. and seat warmers.


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Never was a Lexus fan but
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Chris
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2002 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have always steered clear of Lexus thinking it was more hype then anything. But I bought a 2002 ES 300 with 90k on it. In 6 months I have already taken it over 100k with trips to Dallas from Houston and also Houston to Chicago. It has performed really good. I have a couple issues the cup holders broke, the interior trunk/gas release doesn't work and the cd player jams occasionally but considering the car is 8 years old and has over 100k miles I can't really complain. It's quiet. Rides smooth and has averaged 23 mpg pretty much since I got it. Avg almost 30 mpg on the road. All in all a very nice vehicle that seems like it last quite a while. My previous ride was an 07 m35.


Favorite Features

heated seats, cassette player (to use cassette adapter), quietness, gas mileage


Suggested Improvements

better cup holders. Higher quality leather


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Worst car ever
1 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By kelli
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2002 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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My third Lexus. First two 96 and 98 ES300s were great. This car has been cheapened up. Most repairs ever. The wheels bend. The aluminum is too soft. It has no power and the tranny shifts when you would think it wouldn't. Sway bar links, struts, wheel bearings, lights, wheels, all replaced. Check engine light comes on and off. It was a older one owner vehicle and it has been the worst vehicle I have ever owned. Avoid this model. Gonna take my losses and try the ES350.


Favorite Features

Interior. CD/STEREO.


Suggested Improvements

Worst tranny ever. No power. Wheels bend. Piece of Junk.


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Liked it so much...
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By MichaelCMTX
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2002 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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My wife's choice. Definitely not the place to look for sportiness, but for a relaxed, comfortable ride that's roomy and reliable - very tough to beat. Fuel economy pretty doggone decent for a car of its size. The price of getting it CPO was right up with a new Camry, but we made the right choice. Traded it in today for a CPO 2006 ES330. Sad to see it go, but not so sad we didn't get basically the same car in a different color (albeit with heated/cooled seats!!). Figured if I was going to drop $1000 for a timing belt, why not just upgrade? Some tires ride nice but wear fast, so be careful.


Favorite Features

Quiet. Smooth ride. Good fuel mileage for the size and class of vehicle.


Suggested Improvements

I just traded in for a 2006 ES330. I liked it good enough to get basically another one from the same dealer! No major complaints. Maybe the oil filter is a tough reach.


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