2003 Lexus ES 300 Consumer Review: I rattle and hesitate; I am yo

2003 Lexus ES 300 - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (3.0L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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I rattle and hesitate; I am your car !
By Bruce Litzkow on


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


The problems Lexus will not address:
(1) Audible rattling sound outside the
vehicle during low speed acceleration
(2) Transmission hesitation below 40
and revs past red line when floored at
40 (3) Bridgestone factory tires
dangerous loss of control on wet
pavement at 50+

Best Features

Ability to lower all windows and open sunroof with remote. With all windows and sunroof closed, very quiet and smooth ride.

Worst Features

Fix exterior rattling sound, fix transmission hesitation and engine racing, replace factory tires with tires that have better traction in wet weather, add backlighting to headliner mounted map light on/off buttons and the programmable Homelink wireless remote buttons.
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