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2003 Lexus ES 300 - Consumer Reviews

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Base 3.0L V6 5-speed Automatic - (115 reviews )

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Wonderful vehicle
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By J Bates
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2003 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I traded a 2002 Camry for this and
can't go on enough about this car. I
was sold on Lexus after buying an RX
300 for my wife a year ago and
couldn't wait to get my own. I have
enjoyed the vehicle very much for the
week and half I have now had it.
Extremely quiet, rich in luxury
amenitites and a pure joy to drive


Best Features

Audio Sound Leveling


Worst Features

None at this time


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The Legend
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By Bhavin B. Mehta
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2003 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I looked at Mercedez, Audi, Acura and a
whole bunch of other cars. I decided to
settle for a Lexus ES300 because all
the features that I was getting as an
option in some of the other vehicles
were all standard in the ES300. It is a
great drive. I already put in 1400
miles in the first 3 weeks. The dealer
was great and definately deserves
commendation.


Best Features

The windows open at a touch of the bottom. That is good add on in the summer. The sound is awsome. Heated seats would definately help in the winter. The cruise control switch could use some improvement.


Worst Features

Lexus should have a design that makes it stand out and not look like a Camry. The standard seating is cloth but difficult to find cloth. Why not make leather a standard. Would love to have the stereo controls on the steering wheel.


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My test of the Lexus ES300
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By amf1932
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2003 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Basically I'm very pleased with this
car. The only thing that bother me is
the new 5 speed transmission. Here's a
brief example of what I mean: If I
drive about 35mph and then slow down to
about 5mph and than try to accelerate
there is a hesitation. It's as if the
transmission can not decide on what
gear to go into. When it finally does
there's a slight lurch forward.
One other thing is a rattle that
happened in the right rear. The dealer
had to remove the rear door panels and
do something to the insulation to
correct it. There was a service
bulletin about this problem. I didn't
expect that on a brand new Lexus!


Best Features

The GPS Navigation system is great.


Worst Features

Fix this glich in the transmission. My '94 Lexus transmission was much better than this '03.


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ES 300 (learn to love slowly)
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By ccaveboy
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2003 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

When I bought this car, I wanted a
solid car that would last and age well,
ride nicely and get decent mileage. I
did not want an accord or camry either.
I reviewed at least a dozen cars and
the ES 300 was always at the top of
each category. After purchasing the
car I have slowly learned it's little
nuances and feel. I have grown to
really appreciate just how solid a
vehicle it is.


Best Features

ride. noise level smooth feel steering comfort visibility


Worst Features

could use a little more power.....but I'm always wanting a little more speed


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Ideal for wife
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By pocketsoft
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2003 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The car is very comfortable, and has
complete set of luxury features. Small
truning radius makes it easy to park.
5 speed transmission is very smooth
and responsive. Gadgets are well
defined and easy to read. Low cabine
noise and soft suspenssion make ride
very pleasant.


Best Features

One touch all window/sunroof open/close (and from remote), navigation, breakes, automatic wipers, wood/leather steering wheel.


Worst Features

Global closing from remote, steering wheels controls, free nav DVD upgrade, voice activated features as Accord has.


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