1993 Lexus ES 300 Overview

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1993 Lexus ES 300 Overview

The new Lexus ES 300 remained largely unchanged for 1993, except for a fuel cap tether and locking seatbelt retractors. The ES series had recently undergone an engine upgrade, and an ongoing effort was underway to separate it in both looks and performance from the Toyota Camry. At this point, the ES was still in the early stages of that process.
Lexus intended the ES 300 as a sports sedan, and suspension and handling were adjusted accordingly. Unfortunately for some eager drivers, the ES was only available with front-wheel-drive, which was seen as disadvantage verses most European competition. The same engine returned in 1993: an electronically fuel injected 24-valve DOHC V-6. The more powerful 3.0 liter power plant made 185 horsepower, nearly 30 beyond the original ES. Another horsepower boost would follow in 1994. Despite the additional power, the ES's fuel economy remained at 19/25 mpg. The ES was available with either a manual or automatic transmission, but the manual option disappeared after 1993.
Despite being marked by many reviewers as an under-performer for its class, owners repeatedly applied the 'fun-to-drive' label. Amenities inside the car were steadily increasing, and features like a moonroof, heated seats, and a premium sound system were becoming more common. The options list had also grown considerably, and by 1993 the ES driver had access to all the features of European luxury sedan for a notably lower price.

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    Ignition And Steering Wheel Locked

    The ignition will not let me twist the key out of the 'lock' postion to start the car. I've tried depressing the brake peddal while turing the key, and also rocked the steering wheel side to side as ...

    3,360 views with 3 answers (last answer 6 months ago)

    I Have A 1993 Lexus Es300 And My Serpentine Belt Broke. After Replacing It ...

    if the bottom two pulleys aren't spinning by hand what do I do? and if they are not suppose to spin freely why is the belt smoking?

    23 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)

    What Were The Two At Transmissions Offered In1993 For Es300

    9 views with 1 answer (last answer 11 months ago)

    Want Start

    I have 93 lexus es 300 as been skiping and I know I had a misfire on three after I changed the plugs so I got plug wires for it this weekend so I changed them now the car want even start please he...

    11 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 months ago)

    Want Start

    Changed the plug wires on my car now it want start any ideas

    6 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 months ago)