2003 Lexus ES 300 Consumer Review: Performance a bit disappointin

2003 Lexus ES 300 Sedan - Consumer Review

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Performance a bit disappointing
By Andrewky on


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


This car has the mushiest transmission
shift I have ever experienced. The car
lags annoyingly when attempting to
accelerate for passing at highway
speeds, and never seems to select the
appropriate gear for optimum
performance. The fit, finish and
luxury of the car are beyond reproach.
Unfortunately, driving
pleasure is marred by the transmission
characteristics for which Lexus has no
cure. I've had two Mercedes sedans
recently and the ES300 just doesn't
measure up to the performance
standards set by the Benz's.

Best Features

Heated seats, wood/leather steering wheel, multi-disc in dash CD player, the quiet interior and supportive seats.

Worst Features

Driveability....acceleration and transmission shifting. More highly styled wheels would help the rather bland exterior.
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