1998 Lexus ES 300 Overview

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1998 Lexus ES 300 Overview

In 1998 Lexus continued to add safety and comfort features to the new ES sedans. Now in its third generation, the ES 300 was fitted side-impact airbags and reduced force front airbags. An engine immobilizer and new antitheft system were also included, and a premium Nakamichi sound system was optional. The prior year had been a pivotal time for the ES series, as a redesign had successfully dissolved more ties between the Lexus and the Camry. While the ES still utilized the Camry platform, the gap had been widened significantly with respect to appearance. The ES 300 featured a revamped engine which had raised horsepower to 200. The 3.0 liter V-6 would be replaced again in 1999 with additional potency and new technology. For now, the ES sped from 0 to 60 in 8.2 seconds and was described as quite responsive through the higher gears as well. Powerful brakes returned the ES from 60 mph to a stop in 138 feet. The light weight and fairly modest engine contributed to economical fuel consumption, at 19/26 mpg. Over time, the ES 300 had been dubbed the entry-level Lexus as more expensive models like the GS 300 and LX 450 SUV had appeared. However, significant strides had been made to pull the ES closer to the reputation of its Lexus kin. The redesigned exterior gave the ES 300 a sharper and more dynamic look, and interior refinements established more similarities between the ES and the LS. However, drivers still found the list of standard features a little short for a luxury car. In 1998, a CD player was still considered an option.

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    popicaddillack
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    I Have A 98 Es 300 And It Has A Lil Trouble Shifting When I Take Off In Dri...

    and it has a lil trouble shifting when i take off in drive but if i shift from first to second it does fine just revs up high when going to third or fourth

    6 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)
    gbenito
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    Maintenance Records

    Is there a website where you can check all work done on your vehicle by your car's vin numbers, like dealers when they did the repair s and what was exactly done? I want to see if my timing belt w...

    33 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 months ago)
    Clarence Carrio
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    Daughter Spilled A Slushie In Gear Shifter - Now Stickie Anything I Can Do ...

    i cleaned up best i could but the drink (slushie) got down into area can't reach - now gear shifter is rough and feels stickie whenever i change gears. Any suggestions how to help this out ? or fix ...

    21 views with 4 answers (last answer 6 months ago)
    Dannyw42
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    How Do I Reset The Air Bag Light

    The air bag light stays on after i disconnected the yellow wire under glove box to get to the cd charger. After reconnecting it the light came on

    115 views with 3 answers (last answer 8 months ago)
    gbenito
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    1998 Lexus Es300

    Just replace car battery and as soon as I started car very rough idle. And battery light on dash is still on. Drove and missing very bad, no power. Finally drove home on freeway motor felt like it wan...

    85 views with 5 answers (last answer 8 months ago)