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Impressive Ride & Luxury
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By BKB
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2002 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have been very pleased with the car and the dealership service. I had also bought my wife's RX300 from the same dealership, Sterling McCall in Houston, TX. It have very please and it exudes pure luxury. Also, while it is not sporty like a BMW, etc. it is plenty fun to drive around town. It will make you question the justification for the higher prices of the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class can be so much more expensive. I have not had any of the transmission problems mentioned on the message boards.


Best Features

Beautiful interior, reliability, softly sprung ride, dealership service.


Worst Features

Perhaps more power, since most sedans in its class have between 240-260 hb. However, I don't know if it is necessary just driving in Houston traffic!


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Worthy of the reputation
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By green hornet
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2002 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have owned 10 toyotas from the lowly corolla to the Land cruiser including several camry's and quite pleased with all of them. Well the Lexus es300 takes you to a new level. while the camry's are good the ES is great!. You are in a world all to yourself when you get in the ES. First trip with the car was JaxFl to Tx no problems. Buy one you won't be sorry, no buyers remorse


Best Features

interior best in and out of its class


Worst Features

trunk opening too narrow


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disappointed
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By pricklypear
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2002 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Too many problems for a luxury car: computer failure on braking system, jerky transmission, and inferior tires. Had to replace Toyo tires at 20,000 miles due to very loud road noise. The cost of replacement was partially covered by warranty. Poor radio reception without external antenna. Poor gas mileage for a car with no "Get up & go" performance.


Best Features

Great interior design for comfort. Like convenience of 6-CD Player and the "smart" windshield wipers.


Worst Features

Needs better transmission & more horsepower to improve performance. Tire warranty should cover total cost of replacement when dealer acknowledges that the tires are defective.


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Rear Door Rattles
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By 4ali
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2002 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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This is a powerful vehicle but is not at all quick off the starting line. The adaptive variable suspension works well and responds to the driver's mood. The ride quality is truly "creamy". Braking distances are very competitive. If you can afford the Mark Levinson sound system, you won't regret it.


Best Features

Ability to adjust the character of the vehicle with the adaptive suspension. The "creamy" ride quality.


Worst Features

This car needs steering-wheel mounted audio controls. Annoying, annoying, rear-door rattles in cold weather.


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Noisy start and rattles
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By BIGGUY
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2002 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Not many people can say they ve owned 2 2003 ES300s.. I bought one in Oct/2002 a 2003 model.. Brought it back to the dealer 3 times for an engine noise on starting the car.. They attempted to fix it numerous times and I finally said. I don t want it.. Enough is enough.. Well I traded it in last week for another one with Nav system and ML stereo pkg which I m very happy to have done the second time around.. The car itself is nice to drive, luxurious and quiet well except for a rattle in the front dash or upper window.. Still needs to be determined where.. The Nav system screen is also loose..


Best Features

Leather,Nav,Mark Levinson, seat comfort


Worst Features

RATTLES... RATTLES...RATTLES


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