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2001 Lexus GS 300

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Base 3.0L 6-cyl. 5-speed Automatic - (27 reviews )

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My GS
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By JimS
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2001 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have been driving my 01 GS for 3 months now. The car drives so well and so comfortable that I have been driving really slow so I can enjoy spending more time driving.


Best Features

The car has great sound insulation; extremely quiet. Great suspension. handles well. 91 Octane suggested by the owner manual but take 87 with no knocking at all.


Worst Features

There should be heater vent at gas paddle level. Intermittent wiper slowest speed does not go slow enough.


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2001 Lexus GS 300
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By 2001 Lexus GS 300
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2001 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Have been driving this car for 4 years and there are no issues whatsoever just regular maint. Very quiet ride inside the car, they used top materials to build it. Very impressed and don't want to sell. Definitely would buy again.


Best Features

Comfort, performance, reliability.


Worst Features

Get snow tires for rear wheel drive in winter.


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Pleasant, reliable ride
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By bflobk
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2001 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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After owning several German cars (Audi, Mercedes, BMW) we purchased a used GS. The styling is very sporty. Powertrain is silky smooth, however the mileage as not that good for the 6 cylinder. Aside from oil changes and brakes, no service problems. That's a relief.


Best Features

Tasteful interior, smooth ride.


Worst Features

Could use steering wheel controls, softer, more durable leather.


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The quality Lexus experience
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By HC Barnes
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2001 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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My second Lexus. I had the first, a 1991 SC 300, for ten years. I bought the GS 300 as a certified used car with one year and 25,000 miles. I now have 124,000 miles on it and it still looks and drives like a brand new car. Service has not been that expensive considering the car and treatment has been perfect. Highway mileage consistently in mid 20s, not bad. I replaced the terrible OEM tires with Yokohama Avids and have been happy with the handling ever since, although the car will never stir the emotions on a visceral level. Bottom line: an ultra- high quality luxury car with competent, but not exciting handling.


Best Features

Vehicle stability control works like magic (on black ice, it saved my life). Fast and accurate DVD navigation system, great stereo.


Worst Features

A bit more power (although it would probably adversely effect gas mileage) and more steering feedback would be nice. Otherwise, a wonderful ownership experience.


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Luxury at a bargain price!
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By DrMFT
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2001 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Just purchased this 2001 GS 300 with 108k miles. Got it for a great price but am settling in for the higher maintenance costs. Just ordered a new key fob to the tune of $290. Ouch! Every 15k mile service is BIG bucks! Other than this, I am blessed to have such a great car!


Best Features

Heated seats, Mark Levinson stereo, luxurious ride and sporty feel.


Worst Features

Perforated leather seats to breathe. Improved gas mileage (2006 model has this improvement). More realistic service costs. It is a Toyota, why does it have to cost $450 every 15k miles??


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