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1996 Lexus GS 300

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Base 3.0L 6-cyl. 5-speed Automatic - (7 reviews )
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TRUTH ABOUT LEXUS
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By MrUnbiased
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Vehicle

1996 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan


Review

Best car i've ever owned and its a '96. I also have a Lincoln mkz 2006 completely loaded and i prefer the Lexus. The interior is extremelely comfortable with 12 way power seats. Its has the legendary 2JGE STRAIGHT 6, NOT V6! So thats a complete heads up on reliabilty. The leather trim holds your body and the quality is there even at 14yrs old. As for performance its probably as fast as a 6 cylinder will go up untill around 2003 and thats without pushing the sport button. Steering the car is the softest ive ever felt but holds corners like a sport coupe with its double wishbone suspension. The car was ahead of its time using many LS components. Built by 90% Robots in Tahara Japan. 9/10


Favorite Features

Automatic telescopic steering column that retracts when you take the key from the egnition. Sound system is excellent with a stock sub and built in tweeters in the door. 12 CD Changer! Never seen that before. Smooth coasting drive with a split personality of sport sedan.


Suggested Improvements

Bigger wheels. Alittle more perfomance as its 0-60 is around 7seconds. Alot slower than the 98-2005 which had the famous V8 GS400 which was rated fastest sedan in the world for 4 years. Do not be afraid to own one of these cars. Mine has 173k and it feels new.


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GS 300 Review
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By GS300
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Vehicle

1996 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan


Review

Great car. Looks and runs fine. Love the interior layout and the smooth lines of the car. The best car I have ever owned.


Favorite Features

Audio system; interior layout


Suggested Improvements

More horsepower


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GS300 Grand Ride
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By Ed
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1996 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan


Review

Love my GS300, handles well, excellent comfort features like power seats, sunroof, all controls well-designed. Driven over 140,000 miles and no significant repairs beyond standard belts/hoses/maintenance.


Favorite Features

Love the overall feel as a driver with very adjustable seat, great controls, responsive steering/handling


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My first Lexus
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By VanErman
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1996 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan


Review

I purchased my 96 GS300 with 100K, after driving an 01 Lincloln LS with only 40K - I wish domestic cars were this nice. The ride is wonderful, smooth power and much less depreciation.


Favorite Features

Power mode for transmission, built in subwoofer, 12 disc changer, smooth quiet ride, quick engine - RELIABILITY.


Suggested Improvements

This car was way ahead of its time for 1996 - no suggested improvements.


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1996 Lexus GS300
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By OnTheAir
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1996 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan


Review

This is a great car. I drive 30,000 per year, and have had zero repairs or issues (except replacing trunk lid lifters) - just normal wear & tear. Sporty performer with good looks, strong acceleration even with 100k+ miles, comfortable ride, beautiful interior, great value. I plan to keep it until close to 200k miles with possible repaint/touchup for minor road & parking lot dings.


Favorite Features

quick acceleration/handling, sunroof, 12 CD changer


Suggested Improvements

a bit more chrome on body to look more splashy - mine is black with very little chrome


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