Lexus ES 300 Model Overview
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Lexus ES 300 Questions
How Long After 200000 Miles Can I Expect This Car To Run If Maintenanced Re...
Is 200000 miles a lot for this car and if kept up right, how much longer can I expect it to run?
If This Car Is Kept Up Properly How Long Can It Be Expected To Last In Mile...
Vsc Traction Control Light Doesn't Turn On With All The Other Lights On The...
i have a 1999 lexus es 300 i needed to get it smoged and the guy opened the key and all the little lights on the dash board showed up except the vsc light for the traction and the traction control d...
Why Gearshift Will Not Get Out Of Park
When Car is started, I can not get the gear shift out of park. I have to turn ignition off and use safety switch (to right of gear) to get out of gear. What causes this and why.
Dome Light For 1999 Lexus E300
I need to know how to get the dome light to come on when I open the door on my 99 Lexus E300. The door lights come on but the light by the rearview mirror does not come on.
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About the Lexus ES 300
The ES 300 falls into the second, third, and forth generations of the ES series. In 1992, Lexus replaced the 2.5 liter V-6 with a more potent 3.0 liter version, hence the badge change. With the arrival of the SC series sports coupes in 1992, the ES became known as the entry-level Lexus. The new 300 was fitted with a larger and sleeker exterior, and the features and options lists were gradually increased overs its run. The popular five-speed manual transmission was discontinued after 1993.
The new V-6 supplied nearly 30 additional horsepower, bringing the count up to 185. Changes to performance specs were marginal: the ES traveled 0 to 60 in 8.6 seconds and through the quarter mile in 16.6. The new ES had bulked up by about 200 pounds, but fuel economy remained in the same range, at 19/25 mpg (manual) and 19/24 (automatic). Sluggish performance was a frequent target of criticism. It was during this second generation of ES that Lexus introduced GS 300, to fill the sports sedan void left by the ES series.
While the ES 300 was unable to compete with the German offerings for performance, its quality, reliability, and comfort were unquestioned. During this generation, the ES 300 became the top selling Lexus.