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2003 Lexus ES 300 Sedan

 
 

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Lexus ES 300 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2003 Lexus ES 300

  • Packed with features and safety equipment, the ES 300 sets the standard for entry-level luxury sedans -- as long as "luxury" is the most important part of this segment for you.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Comprehensive array of luxury and convenience features, superb ride quality, smooth and silent V6, advanced safety technology, excellent reputation for reliability.

  • Cons

    Bland driving characteristics, less powerful than most competitors, many of the desired features and options are expensive, no split-folding rear seat.

  • What's New for 2003

    Completely redesigned last year, the 2003 ES 300's only change is the addition of power-adjustable pedals.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (113 total reviews)

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

A top quality car

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Vehicle: 2003 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

Bought the car new in 2003. Got a very good deal. Have put 150K miles on it. The last trip averaged 27-30 mpg. No major problems. The trans does still act funny every once in a while like most ES-300's. I noticed a lot of people had problems with the rear door window. I've replaced the switch twice. It still rides like new and looks it. The value is around $10K. I wouldn't sell it for $15K



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Great car

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Vehicle: 2003 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

Bought this car for my wife. She loves it. Really well built. Quiet. Sound system is amazing. Smooth/classy. Very happy with this car



5 of 8 people found this review helpful

Best car experience. vanilla ice

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Vehicle: 2003 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

Bought the ES300 with 6 years and 36,000 miles on it. It was essentially as good as new, as it had been maintained by a Lexus dealership and driven less than 6,000 miles a year. I've driven it 12,000 miles in the first year and it has been just like the first year of a new car. No troubles at all. Flawless. A superbly built and engineered car, it does everything well and smoothly. I have noticed slight "hiccups" in the transmission but is hard to tell the conditions that create it. It happens about every 100 miles or so. Power is more than adequate but it's not a muscle car by any stretch. The local Lexus dealer service dept. advised me I will need to replace the engine mounts at 60,000K.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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Full 2003 Lexus ES 300 Review

What's New for 2003

Completely redesigned last year, the 2003 ES 300's only change is the addition of power-adjustable pedals.

Talk About The 2003 ES 300

2003 Lexus ES 300 Discussions See all Started By

pate
pate
07-10-2006
My ES 300 a 2003 model is almost pin drop in its silence. I often stand by it and just marvel and whne driving I am in awe. It is not the high end Lexus so it still has a way to go and cannot reach th...


tedescm1
tedescm1
03-11-2003
There has been some discussion regarding transmission problems (hesitation) with the 2002 ES 300. Does this problem also exist in the 2003 ES 300? What is Lexus doing about it?...


riez
riez
10-22-2003
Lexus ES 300 5,128 4,983 47,453 54,149...