2001 Lexus ES 300 Overview

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2001 Lexus ES 300 Overview

This was the last year of the ES's third generation, and 2001 signified the end of an era for the Lexus sedan. ES series had long been labeled the 'entry-level' Lexus, and for over a decade it had been hampered by its striking resemblance to its commonplace counterpart, the Toyota Camry. By now, the ES 300 had seen an abundance of revisions which intended to set it apart from the Toyota sedan. However, the ES series had always been the cheapest Lexus. WIth the arrival of the more affordable IS series in 2001, Lexus took the opportunity to again rebuild the ES into a more luxurious vehicle. This was the final year of the old ES. The ES remained largely unchanged for this final year prior to redesign. The only additions were an illuminated trunk release handle in the cargo compartment and child seat anchors in the back. The same 3.0 liter V-6 power plant returned for 2001, again utilizing Toyota's Variable Valve Timing (with intelligence) technology. The engine made 210 horsepower and 220 pound-feet of torque. The ES motored from 0 to 60 in about eight seconds and through the quarter mile in about 16. The VVT-i had also improved the ES's fuel economy, which was rated at 19/26 mpg. The ES series had long been lauded for its comfort and reliability. It had enough luxury and convenience features to keep most owners satisfied, but even in 2001 many features were still pricey options. Unlike all other Lexus offerings, the ES had no optional navigation system. The ES originally intended as sports sedan, but the car was quickly discovered to be unfit for competition with European rivals. The GS had appeared in the mid-nineties to replace the ES in that niche. However, many owners suggested that most criticism of the ES is mere nitpicking. Always priced on the low end of the scale for mid-size luxury sedans, the ES offered value, comfort, ride quality, and durability.

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Leontyne Buggs
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Check Engine Light Came On While Air Conditioner Was Running

Car cut off check engine light came on in stop and go traffic R (10-15miles an hour on A 100 degree weather day with air conditioner running register at. 78 degree. I cut off the air conditioning ...

7 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)
lmpink
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2001 Es 300 Won't Start Without Jum[

I have a 2000 ES 300 with 62K miles. Fairly new battery and external charger shows full capacity. When I try to start it I get rapid clicking. Starts easily with jump and will continue to start un...

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KKibbee
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How Much To Replace The Headlight Control Switch?

I have recently spent about $900 to get one headlight control switch (or whatever it's called) and I'm told the other headlight control switch is going out which is why the light is flickering. It's ...

14 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)
marcus
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saetern9
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2001 Lexus Es300 When I Start It Like First 30 Drive It Running Good. But A...

2001 Lexus Es300 when I drive for like 30 min. when the car got hot it start shaking like it going to die. The check engine light start flashing for like a minute then it not flashing no more but it...

32 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)