2003 Lexus ES 300 Consumer Review: It was a tough decision...

2003 Lexus ES 300 - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (3.0L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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It was a tough decision...
By BuckeyeChuck on


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


Struggled with our
choices upgrading from Maxima SE.
Owned miriad of sedans (Avalon,
Accord, Camry, Legend) liked move
towards sporty sedans. Wanted to stay
sporty - looked long and hard at the
Infiniti G35; it was sporty and roomy.
Unfortunately, build quality was
not up-to-par and Infiniti does not
have the Lexus reputation (yet). We
decided to put our "driver
enthusiast/performance" mindset on the
shelf for now and go with the
undisputed champion of the near-luxury
class, the ES300. So far, we've not
been disappointed.

Best Features

Build quality inside and out. Smooth, silky ride. Luxurious interior.

Worst Features

More horses under the hood. Realize that the IS300 is the sports sedan, but didn't have to totally skimp on sportiness in the ES300.
Recommend (5) (1)

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