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1999 Lexus ES 300 Overview
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The 1999 Lexus ES 300 received some new engine technology and additional power options like one-touch front windows and moon roof. Vehicle Skid Control was also an option. For some time, Lexus had been on a mission to boost the ES's image, and erase its Camry-based reputation. Despite some thorough restyling in earlier years, some critics still haunted the ES 300 with comparisons. Although many luxury features were still considered to be add-ons, a more refined interior bared little resemblance to any Toyota sedan except the Avalon.
Variable Vavle Timing Technology was the most significant piece of news for 1999. In its abbreviation, VVT-i, the i stood for intelligence. How so? This new system not only boosted horsepower and performance, but it also limited emissions and improved fuel economy. Torque was bumped from 210 to 220 pound-feet, and horsepower rose from 200 to 210. The performance data would show that the new ES was slower (0-60 mph time is up half a second), but that can be attributed to new performance test methods. The front wheel drive, automatic transmission sedan was also good for 19 mpg in city driving and 26 on the highway.
Despite a performance boost, the ES was still marked for its reliability and comfort by owners. Admittedly, the Lexus GS 300 was better suited for those seeking a true sports sedan. The ES was described over and over as a nice "family car." However, the ES 300 offers the "family" much more than other cars that are tagged with such a label. By now, many 1999 ESs have reached 100,000 virtually trouble free miles, and throughout that run owners have enjoyed its style, amenities, and ability. The steering was one area that many drivers wanted to see improved.
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Lexus ES 300 Questions
I Have A 1999 Lexus E300 Check Engine Light Comes On Runs Rough Then Goes O...
The check engine light comes on, the cars runs rough, then the check engine light goes off the car runs fine. Took it to the shop and they changed 1 and 3 coils, worked fine for two months then the s...
My Map Light (dome Light) Will Not Come On When I Open The Door On My 99 Le...
Light does not operate with the doors opening or closing
What Are Symptom For Bad Front Manifold Catalytic Converter
i just had ignition coils replaced. while machanic was trouble shooting motor he said the converter was turning firy red from heat just below oxygen sensor on front manifold
Lesxus Es300 Shaking When I Stop Or Slow Down?
I have a 99 lexus es300 and the mechanic I go to "supposely" replaced the sensors in Nov. 2013. It was ok for a while, but now when I go up to a certain speed or car gets warmed it begans to shake ...
Repaint 1999 Lexus Es 300 Coach
I want to completely repaint the entire car due to severe clear coat pealing and pitting. A Custom complete 3-5 stage Metallic or Pearl 2014 paint color PPG/Sherwin Williams quote is $3500.00 new bu...