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Love My Lexus! by Angie- Middle Tennessee on 05/31/2008. Trim: 2002 Lexus ES 300 Sedan, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: This is the first luxury vehicle I have ever owned: I have always had an SUV, but with the cost of fuel skyrocketing, I made the change. Great handling, quick and smooth accelleration still with good fuel consumption (24-28mpg), rides like a dream, and plenty of room. Mine is 6 years old, but it still turns heads on the street. I don't know if I would go back to an SUV now, unless it were a Lexus RX series.
Cons: I have had some difficulty getting used to some of the "blind spots", but I believe that's mainly attributed to the fact that I am used to sitting up higher.
Overall review: Best automotive purchase I have ever made.
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BEST CAR ON EARTH by KriGgITty on 06/24/2013. Trim: 2002 Lexus ES 300 Sedan, Owned 1 year.
Pros: I love this car, best car ive owned so far, had an older es300 that ran forever so i'm forever loyal to Lexus. You pay for service but the quality is unmatched, they do great work, theyre honest, and they give you a free (new) loaner while doing services. The car was maintained very well before I owned it so it runs perfectly not a single problem. Cant hear it running and it rides smooth like a cloud.
Cons: No power, the engine is weak, so don't expect to go anywhere fast. Its a cruiser for sure but no sports car. Great on the hwy rides amazingly and mpg is super good.
Overall review: Love it, would recommend to anyone looking for a car in that price range
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Beautiful, but can be annoying! by Carly from Washington on 08/17/2012. Owned 3 years.
Pros: Nice looking ride! This vehicle is beautiful, you will get lots of compliments. Great on the highway and for long trips. Heated seats and you can adjust the temp(heat or AC) in your car for your passenger. Comfortable seating.
Cons: The around town drive performance. I notice that that transmission sometimes gets confused. Its like the computer to the car is all confused. Sometimes there is tugging.
Overall review: I have owned my car for 4 years and have been pretty happy. No major issues besides being a little to alot annoyed by the in town driving performance such as the "tugging" or the computer confusing my car.
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Very Reliable by Lori - Colgate on 05/05/2012. Trim: 2002 Lexus ES 300 Sedan, Owned 10 years.
Pros: Comfortable front seats and nice interior. Bought new in 2002 and have had very few problems. This is the first time we have kept a car for so long. It has 114,000 miles and still rides quiet.
Cons: The back seat is hard for some older people to get in and out. Does not have a lot of leg room in the back.
Overall review: The most reliable car we've owned. Nice looking. Does have latch for children's car seats. Comfortable car to travel in as long as you do not have to sit in back seat for extended time.
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Nice car, but VERY POOR DRIVETRAIN by Jake on 05/22/2011. Trim: 2002 Lexus ES 300 Sedan, Owned 4 years.
Pros: The vehicle has a rich feel to it without a rich price.
Cons: DRIVETRAIN. The engine has very little power unless it is completely floored. The transmission in these cars behaves the worst of any car I've owned; they only operate smoothly under certain driving conditions. It is as if the computer tries too hard to predict what the driver is wanting to do. Being in stop-and-go traffic can be a real pain with surging of the engine when you want to brake. All these problems are a result of the vehicle being an ULEV(ultra low emissions vehicle) where the computer tries to micromanage the way the car drives. One would think that this would improve fuel economy but that is still unimpressive at about 20mpg mixed driving on a very weak engine.
Overall review: If you still have a pulse, do NOT buy this vehicle for a daily driver, you will be disappointed. This vehicle is only good for long highway trips where its driveability issues are not so noticeable.
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