Ever since I bought my GS I've had nothing but fun. I have 20 inch wheels on it and it's dropped on tanabe spring. I would tell anyone get this car it's worth every penny. On top of everything Lexus service is the best.
I just got a used 2002 Lexus GS300 for a Christmas present (as my first car!). It is really an amazing car. It's 7 or 8 years old with around 96K miles on it, but it still drives like a new car. I'm always getting compliments about it. The standard 6 CD changer is amazing, and the audio has an amazing bass system. The styling is absolutely amazing (but I'm not crazy about the tail lights). This car hasn't broken down in the 7 years it's been on the road. Gas mileage stinks, but it's a big SAFE car (6 airbags). I'd rather have a heavy safe car than a light car with good gas mileage any day. Take the weight and safety.
The L6 engine, the 6CD audio system, the sunroof, the steering wheel paddle shifter, the power tilt wheel, automatic climate control.
Wood trim on the steering wheel and shift knob. Tail lights look too much like a Chevy Impala's. The round lights look great in the front... but not in the back.
I bought my car used this week and it was in excellent condition. Not too many miles for a used car. It is fully loaded, great sound system, wonderful AC, smooth ride, and so far no problems. I also got it at the blue book value (not overpriced).
None that I can find at this time. I am fully aware of "buyer beware", so I am hoping everything is okay.
It takes me 6 months to get bored of a
new car. I have owned my GS (Sports
Design) for over 2 years now and I am
still enjoying it. That should say a
lot about this car. No car is perfect.
GS300 is very slow from 0 to 60 (over 8
seconds)by today's standards. I have
the regular (not Mark Levinson) stereo
which is so so, it has a small trunk
size and the gas mileage is really bad.
On the plus side, it has a very
comfortable plush ride and build
quality is great. Dealership (Stevens
Creek Lexus) and after sales service is
superb. For performance, BMW 530i might
be a better choice. For reliability and
comfort, GS is ahead.
Soft ride, build quality, comfortable
seats. Its a Lexus!
Power! This car needs more power and
better road grip. Improve 0 to 60 time
to under 7 seconds. There are minivans
with faster 0 to 60 time.
My GS has been in the shop 10+ times.
Sounds like a friggin alian spaceship
landing in the FR at 40-55, Lexus
says "it's normal" but they can't
reproduce on another car. Replaced the
rack, tires & other parts with no
results. Slight presure on the brakes
& the noise goes away but they won't
replace the caliper - too logical
maybe? First 8mo they said "absolutly,
there's a problem", now they claim
it's fixed & it's normal noise. Also,
the car wanders horribly on the
highway, that's why they replaced the
rack - no change. They took the front
end out of spec & did help the drift
but it's still miserable. A bit of
wind on the road pushes me around,
Auto recirculating air works well,
pretty good seats, it's quiet, very
*** NOT *** the service at Park Place
Lexus in Plano TX?
1) EXORCISE THE ALIENS.
2) FIX MY STEERING.
All in all - most things are designed
FORSALE - 2002 GS300 with 15k miles -
exciting to drive at high speeds and
comes complete with alian spacecraft