1995 Lexus ES 300 Overview

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1995 Lexus ES 300 Overview

It's hard to describe any Lexus as entry-level, but next to the stately LS 400 and sleek SC coupes, the ES can only be categorized as such. While the ES was priced noticeably higher than its Toyota counterpart, the Camry, it still fell significantly below the European sedans it aimed to compete with. One note for owners and used car shoppers: despite initial sticker price, Lexus does retain a higher resale value than many competitors. In 1995, the ES received some aesthetic enhancements and an in-trunk CD changer was added as an option.
Through the years, Lexus been incrementally adding additional power to the mid-size sports sedan. First, the 2.5 liter V-6 was replaced with a 3.0, and later a new aluminum block added a few more horses. The 1995 ES 300's 3.0 liter V-6 made 188 horsepower and provided 203 pound-feet of torque. The ES now came only with a four-speed automatic transmission, and all were front wheel drive. Despite the steady horsepower increases, the ES's gas mileage had remained at 19/25 mpg.
By 1995, the ES 300 was the best selling Lexus. Although the vehicle was not a genuine high performance sports sedan or a truly dynamic spectacle, it did embody affordable luxury and solid reliability. Lexus started out riding the coat tails of Toyota's reputation for build quality and trouble-free ownership. However, seven years in to their pursuit, the Lexus was now reinforcing that reputation.


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Car Cuts Off When Pushing Gas Petal On A 1995 Lexus Es300

Why my Lexus. Cuts off when pushing gas petal. 1995 Lexus. Es 300

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Shifting Issues

I bought a 95 Lexus ES300 a month ago with shifting issues. Now that I have been driving it more often now and farther distances I have noticed a few things and I am wanting to know what is causing ...

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Abs Brakes Pulsating At Low Speed (almost To A Complete Stop), Especially W...

When I come almost to a complete stop the ABS will start to pulsate mildly. It does it especially when turning, it does not do it all the time when going straight. The ABS light was on for about a mon...

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Abs Light

I replaced the passenger side front axle. The abs light now stays on. All other indicators are ok. Brakes also seem ok and I am driving it. Am I to assume that the problem is the ABS Module? Than...

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