2003 Lexus ES 300 Overview

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4.25 stars

Based on 10 reviews

Best Reliable Car....... by Ammar1985
 — Best sedan, Smooth, Comfortable, Leg Room Very Reliable,Stylish, Really well built. Quiet. Sound system is amazing. Smooth/classy ride. Very happy with this car. It has 160K Miles on it but still run... Read More
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2003 Lexus ES 300 Overview

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Based on 10 reviews

2003 Lexus ES 300

The 2003 Lexus ES 300 was unchanged, after undergoing a complete redesign for the previous model year.  In 2004 it would receive a new engine.  For now, the ES had gained a new status within the Lexus lineup, finally relieved of its entry-level classification.
The new ES 300 featured more room and amenities than its predecessors, and the exceptional ride quality was of course unaltered.  Sticker price reflected the revisions, as Lexus attempted to establish the ES as more of a peer of the LS 430.
For the last time, the ES 300 housed a 3.0 liter V-6.  This engine made 210 horsepower and 220 pound-feet of torque.  The 0-60 mph mark remained at about eight and a half seconds.  The engine utilized Toyota's Variable Valve Timing technology, which improved power, fuel efficiency, and emissions.  Fuel economy was observed at 21/29  mpg.  This third generation of ES also saw a transmission grade, from a four to a five-speed automatic.  
While the ES image had been revised, one problem remained in the eyes of many drivers: power.  The ES series power plants had evolved from a very modest 156 horsepower engine, but performance data had not seen dramatic change.  Owners felt that a car priced comparably to European performers should be more capable.  Granted, the "it's a Camry" comments had largely dissolved from the user reviews, but the underpowered ES still needed to validate its sticker price on the road.  Once again, a new ES was a year away.

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I Had A New Battery Installed And The Car (2003 Es300) Will Start, But Won'...

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My Car Cuts Off Immediately After It Starts. What Is This?

Recently got a new air flow sensor installed. I noticed there was a tiny hose disconnected from it. The next morning the cranking issues started. I noticed the hose had slipped back off and it wa...

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Glove Box Removal

Replaced cabin air filter. The damper was not connected to frame and fell into side wall cavity. Can I remove inside trim to retrieve part?

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Lexus Es300 Changed The Battery And Will Not Start

Battery was getting week, so I changed the battery. Now the car will not turn over and will not start. Is there a reset or security systems reset that is preventing the car from starting? Brand new b...

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Whats The Average Life Of A Timing Belt Lexus 2003

what is the average milage or life span?

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