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Used 1999 Lexus GS 300 Sedan Consumer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

Most reliable car ever owned

Keith, 12/02/2015
1999 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan
20 of 20 people found this review helpful

Now that my GS300 has reached 240,000 miles I think I have full picture of this car. I bought the car ten years ago from dealer's trade-in lot with 100,000 miles on it. No problem on engine and transmission and haven't had check engine light on. Acceleration is great and thanks to rear wheel drive handling is also great, not as great as BMW but lot better than ES series. Did not have many problems but here are the trouble spots: 1. Had to change starter twice, and it's hard to DIY as it's it a tight spot; 2. Radio LCD went out around 200,000 miles; 3. Engine valve gaskets leaked around 180,000 miles but not a bad DIY; 4. Master gasket (between engine block and transmission) leaking, one bottle of Lucas Stop Leak will work; 5. Exhaust shield start rattling, but not affecting anything. All in all it's a great luxury car with good MPG (23ish).

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5 out of 5 stars

Best car I've ever owned

lukas25, 03/30/2014
updated 03/30/2016
1999 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan
12 of 12 people found this review helpful

Bought this car with 178k, now at 200k and still looks and drives like a new car, people constantly think it's 2006 or so, paint and leather quality has really impressed me, nothing has signs of wear and every little thing works, I've seen people who own these with well over 300k so I am not worried, I am sold on Lexus due to the reliability of this car Update: sold the car with 230k and I never had a single problem with the car, upgraded to a 08 gs460. Loved that car!

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4.88 out of 5 stars

Excellent Used Car

k_cubed, 10/29/2010
1999 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan
10 of 10 people found this review helpful

I bought it at 94,000 in 2009 and I've driven it for a year now for both local driving and couple of road trips. It is an excellent car for all purpose and is incredibly comfortable. Brakes are something to get used to and the gas mileage isn't great. I've taken it to Lexus dealer for maintenance every 5,000 miles (which is quite costly) and I haven't had to do anything else. I'm definitely hooked on Lexus now.

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5 out of 5 stars

AWESOME MACHINE

Keith., 03/15/2016
updated 09/18/2017
1999 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Overpriced because it is still a Toyota but definitely money well spent. I paid $21,000 with 42,000 miles on the odometer in 2003, it now has 0ver 280,000 miles after changing the timing belt every 90,000 miles and still runs like a dream.

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4.88 out of 5 stars

What's Not to Like?

madmax106, 05/02/2003
1999 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan
6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Bought my GS used in 2001 after years of drooling. I still get excited every time I get behind the wheel. The styling is truly timeless; the profile is awesome. Performance-wise it is all the car I need and more. I love to kick it and hear the engine spool. Quiet as a tomb on the highway. Lexus service is unbeatable. Customer for life.

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