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2003 Lexus ES 300 - Consumer Reviews

2003 Lexus ES 300

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115 Total Reviews

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

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By dempsey
on

Vehicle

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


Review

Transmisson shift from reverse to drive
is sluggish.Has slow pickup when
passing.It looks too much like a
camry.


Best Features

It has a quiet ride.


Worst Features

Improve transmission and body style.


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Performance a bit disappointing
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By Andrewky
on

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


Review

This car has the mushiest transmission
shift I have ever experienced. The car
lags annoyingly when attempting to
accelerate for passing at highway
speeds, and never seems to select the
appropriate gear for optimum
performance. The fit, finish and
luxury of the car are beyond reproach.
Unfortunately, driving
pleasure is marred by the transmission
characteristics for which Lexus has no
cure. I've had two Mercedes sedans
recently and the ES300 just doesn't
measure up to the performance
standards set by the Benz's.


Best Features

Heated seats, wood/leather steering wheel, multi-disc in dash CD player, the quiet interior and supportive seats.


Worst Features

Driveability....acceleration and transmission shifting. More highly styled wheels would help the rather bland exterior.


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Love my Lexus
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By Dan Devine
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2003 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I am on my second Lexus and I am very
pleased with the performance,
reliability, style and dealer service.
My best car experience.


Best Features

Great pick up and speed for a 6 cyl.


Worst Features

Rear view side mirrors that automtically adjust downward for backing out of tight spots.


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Great car to own!
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By Birgit
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2003 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I have owned this car for 1 year and 10
months-not one thing has gone wrong
with it. Excellent service at the
dealership! Very comfortable to
drive! Pleasure to own!


Best Features

Sterio system programable garage door opener button


Worst Features

none


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Need to go back to manufactor
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By Dissapointed
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2003 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Problem with transmission program.
Vehicle drive sluggesh from 0 to 20.
Manufacture enhancement made problem
worse. No present fix for now.


Best Features

Nice car overall. Except for defect. Safty issues.


Worst Features

Start over with new program and transmission.


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