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

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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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Teirra writes:
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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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Landon writes:
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5

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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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everything

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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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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

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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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1996 Lexus ES 300 Reviews

It's Been A Great Car To Own And Drive And Still Has Some More Miles To Offer The Next Owner. By troyslexus

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... Read More

A Fine Ride. By Wolf_359

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... Read More

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