2000 Lexus ES 300 User Reviews

2000 Lexus ES 300 Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 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: 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

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"reliable car" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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tillie_b writes:
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Looked good, comfortable seats, nice amenites, good handling

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The 2000 had an engine recall, which I didn't know about when I bought the car.  After just a few short months, it belched oil smoke like it was on fire, blew all three of its catalytic converters and stopped getting any sort of acceptable gas mileage.

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Lemon — 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 work because the car put out so much oil smoke. If I took a short trip, the next time I started the car, it would be slight. If I drove even 20 miles, the next time the car was started, people stopped and stared because the oil cloud was so large. When the three catalytic converters blew at the same time, it was just icing on the cake. Even using non-Lexus parts, they were expensive. I will never buy a Lexus again.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Robert writes:
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Great, smooth ride.  Toyota reliability

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Requires Premium Fuel

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Wonderful Family Car — This is a great car if you want a performace family sedan. Stands out in a crowd even though it's over 10 years old. The leather seats are comfortable and the car handles great. I traded this car with around 100k miles on it without ever having to make a major repair. Everything you would expect driving a Lexus.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Cory writes:
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Reliability and pretty decent performace

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It looks like it belongs to an elderly person. However, tint them windows throw some nice little chromes on it BAM!

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Very Nice, How Much?!? — Performance - Amazing handling and acceleration, brakes is dependent on what you buy. Build Quality - replaced only one thing in 130,000 VVT-I Sensor. Appearance - Stylish both in and outside, leather usually heated like mine, outside very sleek nice lines. Cost of Ownership - 28-30 MPG, and just basic maintenance Fun Factor - Absolutely you can take alot of cars off the line with this thing. Handles well in the corners, go get one and put it through the paces that's one strong 3.0

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Idris writes:
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Lovely Car.

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2000 Lexus Es 300 — I bought the car in April, 2008. I bought with the hair over 120,890 miles on clock.It was and still nice looking car in good condition Lexus for that matter, drives great and smooth. The windows are tinted and the 20" Rims is still on his way. The car will be hot! after I finish with it. Watch out fellows!

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Comfortable. Smooth.

Cons

A bit floaty. Low 20s MPG. (My previous Prius 50 mpg spoiled me)

OKqPwixvGDuXgylmrIJ
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Good Buy — 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 changer is a bit old, though. I will upgrade to better tires, from the Tire Rack when these are worn; if I don't get another car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

2003 Lexus ES 300 Reviews

Great Car By makrouhi

Even the older Lexus models, mine is a 2003, which is now 12 years old, stands the test of time. A reliable, attractive car. Never use alcohol based wipes on the wood steering wheel like my son did b... Read More

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

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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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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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1998 Lexus ES 300 Reviews

Reliablity By Rondee

This car when properly maintained is great on gas and reliable and great in the snow. The maintenance and repairs are affordable. The cabin ride is quiet, has easy handling and quick acceleration for... Read More

Great By nibiruan2300

I love all the imports but my Lexus share Camery parts but have a luxury feel. It's good on gas and maintainence is fair for a luxury import. Very reliable and made for family trip as I have drove in ... Read More

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