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2003 Lexus ES 300

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Great Car!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
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Reliability
By PJS
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Vehicle

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


Review

This is the best car I ever bought. It
provides a higher level of comfort
than most of its competitors for a
fraction of the price.This an
extremely refined car


Best Features

Everything.


Worst Features

More horsepower. Telescoping steering wheel.


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Best car I've ever owned
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By grisch
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Vehicle

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


Review

You have to understand the Lexus ES300 is
the first non-American car I've ever
purchased, so I may not be the best judge.
Nonetheless, it is clearly the best car I have
ever owned. I traded in a Buick I thought I
loved and have never regretted it. I also test
drove a Mercedes, a BMW, an Acura, a Cadillac
CS and a Lincoln LS. In the end I still bought
the Lexus. The ONLY thing I can say that the
others had over the Lexus is exterior design.
The Mercedes and BMW are "classier' looking
and the Cadillac is just more interesting
looking.


Best Features

Interior design, comfort, highway handling, the sound sytem, the reliability and how my friends react to it. Overall, just the obvious quality.


Worst Features

I think the exterior design could use some work. You instantly recognize a Mercedes or a BMW and they say "class." The Lexus design doesn't look that different from its Toyota cousins


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One great car
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Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
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By corneadoc
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Vehicle

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


Review

Very comfortable car. The Mark Levinson
sound system is incredible. I used to
use Mapquest for trips but now rely on
the Nav system in the car. A little
sluggish to respond, at times. Very
high quality.


Best Features

Power sunshade, heated seats, Nav system, Mark Levinson stereo, hi intensity headlamps, pinch control windows.


Worst Features

Responsiveness to gas pedal. More conveniently located aux. power outlet.


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ES 300 vs. others (Audi, Acura)
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By lucky charm
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Vehicle

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


Review

Wanted luxury with reliability,
roominess and performance for a good
value. After a lot of research,
including reading lots of these notes,
Lexus ES 300 was the winner after test
driving Audi (A6 3.0), Acura, Nissan
Maxima, Linclon LS, and CTS. Would rate
the others in that order. Just feels
good to get into and drive the ES 300.
Drive is solid yet smooth, and we have
the comfort of Lexus reliability. Have
had car for 2 mos, and would't change
my mind. It delevers what we were told
it would. Lexus dealership a pleasure
to do business with.


Best Features

engineering of interior ... feels roomy and looks great. controls are logically placed. performance is just what we expected - this is not meant to be a sports car, it feels and acts like a luxury car.


Worst Features

reading light in back seat and audio buttons on steering wheel


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One Great Car
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Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Gary Janssen
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Vehicle

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


Review

I have only had the ES 300 for a month
but so far I am totally impressed with I
have seen so far. We purchased the
fully loaded version with the Nav and
Mark Levinson stereo system. I find the
ride to be great and use the active
suspension on the way to work driving a
bumpy curved filled road. My parents
have a Delux Seville and said it rides
better than their Caddy. For those who
have said it needs more power I say for
what? To me anyway it has more than
enough power and was impressed with the
pickup. I do however think the
transmission could use a little work as
I have found getting on the gas a low
speeds cause some slightly rough shifting.


Best Features

Nav system and stereo


Worst Features

Audio controls on the steering wheel and and tad more leg room.


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