Lexus ES 300 Model Overview
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Lexus ES 300 Questions
Timing Belt Question
I have been told my timing belt has broken and the entire engine needs to be replaced on my 2002 Lexus ES 300. I can see the belt, the car will start (barely) and then dies. Di I really need a new...
Why Is Abs Brakes Light On?
LIGHT STAYS ON
Will A 1993 Es 300 Be Parts Compatible With A 96 Es 300??
I need body parts for my 96 ES 300 and there is a 93 ES 300 for sale locally.....will it be worth buying for parts??
Why Can't I Unlock My Driver Door From The Inside Or Outside On My 92 Lexus...
I took the door panel off half way to get to it but still don't see how to fix it!!
My Window In My 2000 Lexus Es 300 Got Busted Out. If I Go To A Salvage Yard...
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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.