2000 Lexus ES 300 Overview

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2000 Lexus ES 300 Overview

The 2000 Lexus ES 300 was fitted with several new features, with convenience and safety considerations leading the way. Standard upgrades included electro-chromatic side and rearview mirrors and mirror settings added to the list of memory functions. The interior was available in three new colors, which some additional wood trim, and child seat bracket was installed in the back. New options included high-intensity discharge headlights, an interior air filter, and a Brake Assist feature for the Vehicle Skid Control system. Minor details like tail light coloring were also changed.
Over the years, the ES had been incrementally gaining power. After first appearing with a modest 156 horses, the ES 300 had reached 210 by 2000. The latest bump was due to Variable Valve Timing technology. VVT-i was the second generation of the VVT technology pioneered by Toyota in 1991. Thanks to VVT-i, the 3.0 liter V-6 also improved fuel economy and lowered emissions. The ES traveled from o to 60 in eight seconds, and its fuel economy was rated at 19/26 mpg.
While the ES had received a reputation as being a redecorated Toyota Camry, many drivers insisted that it was no longer the case. Lexus had made a considerable effort to differentiate the two cars, and by 2000 many reviewers suggested that the mission was accomplished. Those who test drove both commented that the Lexus featured finer tuned suspension, a quieter ride, and a greater abundance of luxury features. While the platform and parent company were the same, little resemblance remained.


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    Trac Off & Check Engine Both Lights On And Why? On A 2000 Lexus Es300 Plat...

    The check engine light and trac off light both come on after I remove the code by disconnecting the battery for like 5 hours. Took the car for a drive with no light on the dash all looking good. The...

    14,571 views with 11 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Body Work 2000 Lexus Es300

    My ES300 got smacked in the front, but still runs and drives. Trying to repair it. Will fenders, bumper, & hood from a 97, 98, & 99 fit a 2000 model?

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    Car Starts To Drop Speed Once I Hit 60 Slows To 50 Then Picks Up

    When on highway going 60 my car feels like I'm braking and drops to 50 then snaps out of it could it be a sensor

    1 view with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)

    From Which Other Toyota Can I Put Its Transmission To Swap Into My 2000 Es3...

    I have a 2000 es 300 platinum edition the trans has no reverse and no 1 st gear want to swap the transmission but need to know what I can swap it with ?? can a Toyota Avalon or Toyota camry be the sam...

    8 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)

    Car Issues

    Got an oil change 12days ago,immediately low oil light came on,checked oil and it was fine,today light stayed on,went to Auto Zone car has no oil on dipstick, took car back to Pep Boys,they checke...

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