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1997 Lexus GS 300 Sedan

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Lexus GS 300 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Info is not yet available.
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 220 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Lexus GS 300

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Outstanding fit and finish, superb stereo, rich interior materials, good looks

  • Cons

    Price, performance

  • What's New for 1997

    No changes during final year before a redesign.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (7 total reviews)  |  Write a Review

Truth about lexus

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Vehicle: 1996 Lexus GS 300

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

Gs 300 review

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Vehicle: 1996 Lexus GS 300

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

Gs300 grand ride

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Vehicle: 1996 Lexus GS 300

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.

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My first lexus

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Vehicle: 1996 Lexus GS 300

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.

1996 lexus gs300

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Vehicle: 1996 Lexus GS 300

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.

My baby lex

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Vehicle: 1996 Lexus GS 300

This is my first lexus, but definetly not going to be the last. This car has it all: reliability, style, and comfort. I couldn't be happier with any other car.

Full 1997 Lexus GS 300 Review

What's New for 1997

No changes during final year before a redesign.

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Gas Mileage


  • 16
  • cty
  • 22
  • highway
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