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The used 2001 Lexus ES 300 Sedan is offered in the following styles: 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A). Pre-owned ES 300 Sedan models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 210 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2001 ES 300 Sedan comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic.
What's a good price on a used 2001 Lexus ES 300 Sedan?
Save up to $0 on one of 5 used 2001 Lexus ES 300s for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $4350 as of Jan 23, 2018, based on data from 4 dealers and 1 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 5 to 5 out of 5 stars.
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The used 2001 Lexus ES 300 Base is priced around $5411 with average odometer reading of 112412 miles.
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Vehicle 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Review This car, and brand, has a solid reputation for: comfort, quality, and luxury. I however, never cared for this Lexus nor the ES300 because I just thought it was a hopped up and pretty version of a Toyota Camry. Boy was I ever more wrong. My story with this car started when I had too many problems trying to share a car with my dad because my sister took my 1999 Toyota Camry. I have a busy schedule - multiple jobs and school, so I am rarely home and constantly on the road. Finding a time slot available for me to take the Honda Passport we were sharing, to go out and do my business, was becoming increasingly difficult. Not to mention, my dad had a knack for being late on returning the car. So, I was on Cragislist 24/7 looking for a reliable and smart choice as my first car. I had searched and researched the reviews on all potential candidates (this website is great for reviews by the way). The Lexus ES300 of this generation was my first choice, the problem was finding a good example that was good according to my standards. Roughly 4 months later, I found one that was acceptable. Owners had supposedly maintained the car, its been garaged, and it had lower mileage than the Camry I was about to buy. Long story short, with one text, led to me seeing and handing over $5,000 in cash. So, how is the car? It rides great! I mean, it's supple, it's buttery smooth, and yet, it still corners well. This car surprised me with how fast I can take it around a bend. Oh, and it's quiet too, of course. As a matter of fact, I'd have to say, this is the best riding car in terms of comfort and performance (for what it is) I've ridden in. The acceleration is plenty (has more torque than top speed). The previous owner loved bragging to me how she could take it to 100mph and still have room for more. It's no drag racer, but for daily driving around town, its got enough to dodge traffic with ease. The transmission, is so smooth. Well, I take that back. It was smooth, but after I did a transmission flush, it is butter smooth. Brakes are well, good. Not much I can say since I'm not taking this car to the track to test its limits. Steering is direct, but smooth and light. Not too light though, not like newer Toyota's where it feels like there's no resistance, the ES300 has the perfect feel for daily driving around town (or freeway too) all while giving great feel. Interior wise, for its time, just oozes quality. I mean, the wood trim is beautiful, the controls are solid, and nothing feels cheap. Except for the cup holders. Coming from a previous Toyota Camry of same generation, this is worlds apart in terms of handling and quality. I've spent time in a 2008 BMW 3-Series, and truthfully, my 2001 Lexus ES300 feels higher quality (everything is solid, not loose), looks higher quality (materials), and will last longer. Almost forgot, gas mileage. Now from my calculations, I'm getting a combined figure around 18.5mpg, not exactly great by today's standards. Although, I live in a city where things are closer, so the last time I filled up, was a month ago! Under smooth driving of course. What started off as just a smart choice for a A-to-B car, turned out to be a car I love so much and grew a new found love for Lexus and their engineering excellence. Awesome side note: my first 2 weeks of ownership, I kept getting compliments from friends, family, even strangers on how nice my car is! Just last week of the time of this writing, a person walking downtown told me I had a nice car. Not bad for a Lexus from 2001, huh? 8/31/2016 UPDATE: I've now had some good time with this car under my belt. I've pushed it to its limits now. A few quick points: 1. I've discovered the braking limits of the car (70 to 0 in rush hour). The car brakes well from about 45mph, but at 70, the car struggles to shed off speed for an emergency stop. That's not to say it failed me, as the braking capabilities did stop me from an accident, but it could be better. 2. Fuel economy is still okay at best. With me driving it 5 days a week at 70mph, I fill up every 3 weeks if I don't go out on the weekends. 3. Ride quality has dramatically changed ever since I installed new shocks. It feels like a sports car now, really. It's much stiffer and can handle corners even better! I notice the small bumps and cracks in the road now and steering feel has gotten sharper. 4. Although I can seat people in the back, the car's performance suffers greatly. I can definitely feel the difference with the extra weight. The last time I had 3 people in the rear (plus luggage) and going up my slightly inclined driveway, the rear dragged down enough to scrape the exhaust or something. Ouch. 5. Snow performance is great. I was driving in a snow storm that stopped even trucks and buses, but this little Lexus just kept putting along (with careful driving).
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Available Lexus ES 300 2001 Sedan Trims: Base
Exterior Colors: Millennium Silver Metallic, Crystal White, Blue Onyx Pearl, Cashmere Beige Metallic, Diamond White Pearl Metallic, Millennium Silver, Mystic Gold Metallic, Alabaster Metallic, Antique Sage Pearl Metallic, Black Garnet Pearl, Black Onyx, Copper Brown Mica Pearl Metallic, Dark Green Metallic, Dark Green Pearl Metallic, Diamond White Pearl, Graphite Gray, Mystic Sea Opalescent, White
Interior Colors: Black, Ivory
Popular Features: Alarm, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Sunroof/Moonroof, Trip Computer, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats