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2002 Lexus ES 300 - Consumer Reviews

2002 Lexus ES 300

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Base 3.0L V6 5-speed Automatic - (83 reviews )

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I liked my 1998 Lexus better
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By al klemm
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2002 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This is my 2nd ES300. I traded in a
1998 model for this car. Power and gas
milaege are less than last vehicle.
Brakes on car were poor and unsafe.
When dealer serviced car he informed us
there was a defect. Vehicle was not
recalled. Brakes were dangerous,
customers are not notified. You find
out when you complain about the brakes.
I will never buy another Lexus.


Best Features

6 disc in dash CD player, dual climate temperature control


Worst Features

Improve paint quality


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Nice Car, bad paint
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By Gladys Arnold
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2002 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Everything about this car is nice, but
the paint. I've notice several spots
where the paint is chipping. First, I
thought it was caused by treesap, but
the other cars were not affected. I
will discuss this problem with the
dealer.


Best Features

Just enough of everything.


Worst Features

better paint job!


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An attractive car
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By JFMC
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2002 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have tested BMW 325i, Benz 240, and
Audi A4, and x-type before buying this
car. It is a very good value for what I
have paid. It is really a joy to drive.
The dealership is a valued-added
feature.


Best Features

Interior Design


Worst Features

The tail-ligt, that little circular light do not look right.


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rotor problems continue
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By 3.con
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2002 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

ought car from private party with 14K
miles--noted on first long trip that
car shuddered when braking at highway
speed. Took it in--needed new rotors.
I had read that Lexus was having
problems with the brakes, especially
rotors.
Dealership (Concord Lexus) replaced the
brake pads and rotors @ no charge to us.
Shocking note from dealer that rear
tires will need replacing soon--only
14, 300 miles on them and no abuse.
Toyo tires, another warrenty issue, we
hope. Nice car---but the transmission
is not smooth and it hesitates when you
need to move out in a hurry. Not
powerful, good gas mileage, great
interior. No rattles---yet!


Best Features

luxurious interior


Worst Features

smother transmission,smoother ride, reliable brake rotors,better tires.


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Solid Beauty
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By kleesmith
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2002 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I am a residential real estate agent
showing property all the time in the
Atlanta area. I get all kinds of
positive comments from my passengers of
how well this car rides over most all
terrains. After the break-in period I
have noticed the performance and gas
mileage improve. It handles well, but
after my Audi A6, I can tell it is not
a sports car nor a Quattro gripper.
For my business and personal pleasure,
it handles quite supurbly. Quiet,
comfortable, solidly built. There is
ample room for average sized people in
the back seat. The local dealers treat
me like royalty both in sales and
service and that will drive me right
back there for my next one.


Best Features

Comfortable leather seating, auto windows both up and down for all windows, auto locking, auto headlights.


Worst Features

Could use just a bit more torque or horsepower to drive in this fast environment. Would like to easily use regular gas rather than premium for best performance. Also could use more small storage places around the driver to put things like business cards, laundry stubs and the like.


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