Expensive Routine parts.

Asked by Oct 27, 2015 at 04:55 PM about the 1999 Lexus ES 300 Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi, I'm looking into purchasing another car & I have my eyes set on a 99 Lexus ES300 with 130K.  2 owners only & well maintained. I have a truck so I'm looking to get a car, easier on gas but still with a little get up.            What are some of the expensive/costly repairs or parts?   
Did you get the part from a Lexus dealership or did you try a auto place like O'Reilly's?  
I understand routine maintenance like brake, shocks, tires, battery but I'm not trying to shell out $700 just on a part.  IE: front window motors.  
Thanks for any & all info.

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You can get most of the parts you will need from auto parts stores, some items will have to be dealer like heater switches, HVAC control motors,etc. but brakes, hoses, plugs all that is aftermarket now. Remember all a Lexus is just a fancy Toyota.

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When you drive a luxury car you need to anticipate higher costs of repairs and maintenance. Used Lexus will be cheaper to repair than a BMW or Mercedes and will likely be more reliable. As tennisshoes said, many parts are available at the local parts store. Dealer only items will be expensive. 130K well maintained doesn't sound too bad.

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Cool. Thanks for the info Going to get a pre-purchase inspection done on it as well before deciding to purchase.

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