1995 Lexus ES 300 Overview

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Great Car For Beginners And Very Reliable Since Its A Toyota/lexus by Coty
 — Bought this car due to restoring an 83 camaro. it was pretty cheap for its mileage. being a 95 thats not that much. Performance: i give it a 4 because of the sluggish start from 1k to 4k rpm. there c... Read More
Was 20 Years Old Driving A Lexus When They Were Strongly Desired By Young People by William
 — I was 20 years old when I had this, it was only 3 or so years old. Yeah I thought I was the hottest thing on the road lol. It was really hot at the time though I will still say. Lexus quality, smoo... Read More
Best Damn Car I Have Ever Owned! by mcurb
 — bought it used in 2003 with 46,000 miles. It ran like a champ from day one and always had good power. In 2006, my son started driving it and beat it to hell. I took it back from him in late 09 and pu... Read More

1995 Lexus ES 300 Overview

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1995 Lexus ES 300

It's hard to describe any Lexus as entry-level, but next to the stately LS 400 and sleek SC coupes, the ES can only be categorized as such.  While the ES was priced noticeably higher than its Toyota counterpart, the Camry, it still fell significantly below the European sedans it aimed to compete with.  One note for owners and used car shoppers: despite initial sticker price, Lexus does retain a higher resale value than many competitors.  In 1995, the ES received some aesthetic enhancements and an in-trunk CD changer was added as an option.
Through the years, Lexus been incrementally adding additional power to the mid-size sports sedan.  First, the 2.5 liter V-6 was replaced with a 3.0, and later a new aluminum block added a few more horses.  The 1995 ES 300's 3.0 liter V-6 made 188 horsepower and provided 203 pound-feet of torque.  The ES now came only with a four-speed automatic transmission, and all were front wheel drive.  Despite the steady horsepower increases, the ES's gas mileage had remained at 19/25 mpg.
By 1995, the ES 300 was the best selling Lexus.  Although the vehicle was not a genuine high performance sports sedan or a truly dynamic spectacle, it did embody affordable luxury and solid reliability.  Lexus started out riding the coat tails of Toyota's reputation for build quality and trouble-free ownership.  However, seven years in to their pursuit, the Lexus was now reinforcing that reputation.


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Lexus ES 300 Questions

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My 1995 Lexus Will Take 5 Minutes To Take Off When In Drive?

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Shifting Issues

I bought a 95 Lexus ES300 a month ago with shifting issues. Now that I have been driving it more often now and farther distances I have noticed a few things and I am wanting to know what is causing ...

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Karma Calhoun

Is It Normal For A 1995 Lexus To Have Toyata Stickers Inside The Door And T...

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Where Is The Cd Changer

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Where Can I Buy 3rd Brake Light Assembly For 1995 Es300?

3rd brake light was broken. I need a new one to replace.

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