1996 Lexus ES 300 User Reviews

1996 Lexus ES 300 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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"ride" 5 reviews
"beautiful car" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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troyslexus writes:
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4

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Smooth ride, lots of power to pass. Very safe. Comfortable, comes with sun roof and power everything, low cost.

Cons

Lots of freeway miles, leaks sometimes, easy to fix

troyslexus
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It's Been A Great Car To Own And Drive And Still Has Some More Miles To Offer The Next Owner. — This car is dependable and easy to drive. Very relaxing and smooth - the V6 engine is nice to have. It has a few dents and dings and the interior is a little rough. All in all, why would one pay $1950 for an old Nissan or Honda when they can ride in style with this 96 Lexus ES 300 - With all the bells and whistles?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Broc writes:
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Super fun, super reliable.

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Not recommended for tall people.

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1996 Lexus Es 300 4 Dr Std Sedan — This car drives like a bat out of hell! But its looks are deceiving... The car looks good, but it has one major flaw... The cup holder and the cigarette lighter cant be used at the same time... very ridiculous. The car has good milage if you drive it calmly, but its hard not to with its v6. This car is very fun and very reliable. I have only had a few problems since I got it.

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Yolo writes:
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good engine and general quality

Cons

suspension/body roll

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Lexus Es300 1996 170k Miles — springs r way too soft. crazy ass body roll. acceleration is great but is very lacking on hills. braking is good but there is enormous amounts of body roll. still handles alright though. My car specifically does not handle bumps AT ALL. need to go less than 5mph for ANY bumps. hopefully this is just my car and not the whole lineup. Seems to be of great build quality as the chassis has gone through 170k miles and is still doing great. Few squeaks but i think its more from the suspension than nything. Interior is very good, I have full leather with premium sound system stock. Exterior is fine... not much to say. The car takes any grade of gas because the ecu learns to adjust for it. however, you get better performance and reaction time from the car with premium gas. You may also get better mileage with premium gas. Maintenance-wise, its normal wear and tear from more than 10 years of use with 170k miles. there are things that need repairs. The car is fun to drive to some extent.... definitely not a sports car. However, recommend it very much as lexus puts many features in the car.

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Wolf_359 writes:
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4

Pros

A good-looking car design.
It's a Lexus.

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Maintenance costs can be expensive, and other than oil changes, there's not much more I can do myself.
I leave all the rest to my trusted mechanic.
Takes premium gas.

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A Fine Ride. — I've had this car for six years and have put 62,000 miles on it since I bought it with 104,000. In that time, the major expenses have been timing belts, a new starter, suspension, brakes, and one fuel injector. Recently replaced the alternator and belt, but did it myself. For a Lexus, it was actually an easy job. Good gas mileage; upper teens for city, and around thirty on the highway. This car has performed flawlessly on three cross country trips.

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chitwooddouglas writes:
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looks are bu teeee full!

Cons

I dont own another one.

chitwooddouglas
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Buy One. — cup holders and cig-ligther, needs upgrade, cant charge nav sistem when both full of drink on long trips. other than that im not setting in the back because its too fun to drive. This car is better than my 2001 cadi DTS. I'm a Lexus owner fof life now.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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markswim writes:
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Looks much newer than it is.

Cons

Antennae breaks easily

markswim
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Awesome, My Friend Liked It So Much He Bought One Of His Own — Great car in terms of luxury, build, and reliability. It is right at home on the highway and cruises at 80+ with the air on with absolute ease. If shopping for a car of this age I would only buy this car or another Lexus.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Justin writes:
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Lexus makes the best cars lol

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the windows are weird lmao

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Great Car — Acceleration is great along with the handling, appearance i wouldnt say is great but deff not horrible. driving a lexus is like driving on a cloud. if i had to get another car i deff would only want to get a lexus. no matter how old, as long as it has low miles

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joel writes:
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sleek

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nothing

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Car — comfortable, re li able , dec ent power, leather interior, cd, casette, I put a bunch of miles on it and the car just kept running all the way to the dealership when I got my new car, new one soon

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jonathan writes:
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Car For The More Mature Crowd, Reflected In Its Handling, Safe And Unexciting. — 1996 Lexus ES 300, was a beautiful car, drove well and was nicely appointed, just a bit too floaty, comfortable though.

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1992 Lexus ES 300 Reviews

Quality Entry Level Luxury Sedan By tommcmanis

At a glance it's a ordinary four door sedan,the two tone paint should be the first clue that this is not just a four door, open the door all leather seating appointments hand stitched steering wheel& ... Read More

Great Cars By cubanafromhavana

Great gas mileage..Fun to drive Stylish... and has a timeless look..! Great performance and have never had any problems with this vehicle..Nevr needed repairs.. Great condition.. it's truly onne o... Read More

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1993 Lexus ES 300 Reviews

Awesome By Ntsuj

fast, save gas. it's really need some fixing. it have some good acceleration and handing. Cost me 40 buck for full tank of gas. it fun too drive, and and smooth. Really sporty and family car. i hope y... Read More

Lexus By Juliano

gret\at perfomance with 185 hp the most reliable vehicle ever aggresive stance takes alot of gas for a v6 very fun to own for my first car i had lots of fun this car is primaruly for th older crowd Read More

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1994 Lexus ES 300 Reviews

94 Lexus By Blaze

Great car stock engine and im at 299,923 miles. no repairs so far. fun to drive. fast and very durable car. great look, big trunk, really good heated seats. good performance,braking,handling and ver... Read More

Awsome By Veronica

it doesnt have a cd player. But its great on gas. a v6 and very little mileage. nice cold air conditioning which is important specially in miami. lol anyways its a pretty good car might not look li... Read More

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1995 Lexus ES 300 Reviews

Stylish Tank By Eric

I put 239k miles on mine until I got in a car accident totaling it in November 2014. The other guy's insurance paid me $3400 for the car and I was surprised that it had still held some value. If a par... Read More

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

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1997 Lexus ES 300 Reviews

Luxury Car By Landon

Awesome ride quality! Like ur driving with pillows all around u! Performance-wise, I it's pretty good; the acceleration and torque are good. Cost of ownership, I think, is about $90 a month for insu... Read More

A Decent Affordable Used Luxury Car. By Peter

Great on Gas. Runs strong. Very comfortable. Amazing Highway car. Terrible cup holders. and as everyone knows..... worn struts and ticking V-6. A entry level affordable quality car for everyday use. W... Read More

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