1997 Lexus ES 300 User Reviews

1997 Lexus ES 300 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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"speed" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"door" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"fast handling" 2 reviews
"quality" 2 reviews

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Apollo_26 writes:
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5

Pros

awesome handling, and the V-6 has V-8 power.

Cons

none so far

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Luxury, Sporty, And Power All In One. A Good Status Symbol ;-) — I have only one complaint about owning a Lexus... They are not known for sturdy cup holders... They break really easily, so you have to be gentle with them (hard when you have kids in the back seat who like to get into everything within reach and LOVE to kick their feet...) This is a common complaint I've heard with any Lexus, but other than that... the best luxury car you can buy! BMW's are nice but they tend to be in the shop too much. The parts are just as expensive as a Lexus part, but you end up spending twice as much for a BMW because they are in the shop twice as much as a Lexus. Hence why I chose a Lexus over a BMW.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Landon writes:
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Awesome ride quality! Like ur driving with pillows all around u!

Cons

Creaks when I try to park.

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Luxury Car — 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 insurance. Rather fun car to drive, like driving in a cloud.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Peter writes:
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4

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A good everyday driver.

Cons

Cup holders and Valvetrain design

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A Decent Affordable Used Luxury Car. — 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. Wish it had a manual gearbox for sure.

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Bryan writes:
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5

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Reliability, Comfort, Speed

Cons

IDK why one would

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Great Car — The car is of amazing quality. While driving down the busy loud streets of boston, I just roll my windows up. and it's quiet. I don't even hear the engine on idle or light acceleration. It has a suspension unmatched to any other car I drove. But on acceleration, it quick to respond with sport-like handling and the engine sounds great under heavy acceleration. My ES 300 also gets great mileage, and is very reliable (169377 miles and counting) and that, to me, is what counts the most with my Lexus.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Aaron writes:
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4

Pros

Timless look and with a few bolt-ons it turns into a beast.

Cons

I wish the stock 200 hp was higher but 1997 luxery cant expect much more.

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If You Want To Keep It Stock It Is The Perfect 4 Door Sedan That Looks Amazing. — It is a great car. It isn't the fastest or the best preforming in the world but as a overall car it is amazing. 4-door 5 seats so very versatile. With what I have done it makes the car AMAZING.

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John writes:
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5

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everything

Cons

nothing

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Everything A Gear Head Wants In A Car — The car is very fast and handles like a dream teh sound system rocks so does the Climate control features. an all around avesome car.

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Justin writes:
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5

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fun to drive, fast, luxurious, roomy, reliable.

Cons

non really.

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My Dad's Old Car 1999-2005 — This was my father's old car. It was great. I learned to drive on this car and it was a blast to drive. It had an impressive V-6 that really moved when you needed it to, it was incredibly reliable, it was comfortable, roomy, and had plenty of amenities for it's day. This car had a premium sound system in it and could really kick. Overall, I'd say this is my favorite car that my family has owned thus far.

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Teirra writes:
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3

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Power Windows/Door locks.Smooth ride. Beautiful inside and out. Power seats make it great;toyota parts

Cons

Head space for taller people, low to the ground, adjustment to the enviroment; the leather seats are hard

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Excellent For Luxury Fans — Not a good car for a teenager because it does cost a lot in gas. It has a 18.5 gallon tank and it is a v6. YOu can imagine it does great on gas. Overall a smooth drive if the car is maintained properly. It is a beautiful car and everything is electric. THe more you hate the car you love it because you dont want to give up a gem like this one.

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Reviews From Other Years

2003 Lexus ES 300 Reviews

Love This Car By mun777

i love the fuel economy and reliability of this car bought it when it had 173000 miles on it 5 months ago and now it has 187000 on it and still purrs like a great car. good for 4 people 5 is pushing i... Read More

All Around Solid Car. By greekinese

The Lexus ES300 is a very reliable and safe car. It also has a sleek look to it. Lots of room on the inside for a midsize sedan for stretching out on long trips. Speaking of long trips, the ride is... Read More

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2002 Lexus ES 300 Reviews

Totally Worth It By Brook

I love it! Had it since 2006, totally reliable, GREAT LOOKING and smooth riding. Downsides are that it needs premium fuel and the pick up is not the greatest. If you are looking for a used luxury car,... Read More

Nice Daily Driver/family Car By Terrance

This isn't your everyday powerful sports car, but it does make a nice commuter car. The interior is nice and there is a lot of leg room for the driver and all of its passengers. The trunk is pretty bi... Read More

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2001 Lexus ES 300 Reviews

Excellent Car! By MTurner

Typical Toyota/Lexus: well engineered, ergonomically sound, well built, great value. It doesn't handle or accelerate like a sports car, but then I didn't think it would. It is very, very comfortable... Read More

Dream Engine By Mohammed

nice engine.reliable. smooth ride. no hassles. similar to a camry but refined. a recommended buy fr all toyota enthusiats. dnt drive v4...it uses more gas than a v6. v6 has a greater performance tha... Read More

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2000 Lexus ES 300 Reviews

Good Buy By OKqPwixvGDuXgylmrIJ

These would make great cars for anyone, with low mileage. I like the not overly-complicated dash and radio controls. The sound system is fantastic, loud and accurately recreated. The six disc change... Read More

Lemon By tillie_b

The car looked great, but it almost immediately developed issues. Yes, I bought it used and should have known that it had an engine recall in its past. What a mistake. They called me 'smoky' at wor... Read More

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1999 Lexus ES 300 Reviews

Solid, Comfortable By rhubbard

This is my mom's car I haven't driven it much but when I did I was impressed with it's acceleration and handling. I prefer My BMW but for this style of car it is impressive. I was also surprised by ... Read More

Fun, Safe & Fast. By Taylor

This is an amazing car. 11 years later is still looks beautiful, drives beautifully & still fast. Only repairs have been the transmission, which is my fault because I romp the hell out of this car. It... Read More

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