2002 Lexus ES 300 3.0 petrol
So comfortable you wouldn't want to get out of it!!
A little heavy on fuel economy.
Warning tail lights stay on.
The most incredibly comfortable car I've ever owned (every seat in the car), and yes better than euro brands.
It copped lots of criticism for being an over priced Camry Azura back in the day (very similar looks and features), but there are differences between the two; the ES300 gets a little more power, extra safety equipment, 1 extra speaker, but no bodykit as the Azura =(
The Lexus is far more comfortable than the Camry, and for that it is well worth paying a little extra for it in the used car market. Before you crack out your cheque book... just note although it is very similar to the Camry, don't expect that it shares every part with the Camry (Australia), because during that era, the Camry in Oz was built in Australia. I had to learn this the hard way when I had to buy front pads for it -- Camry $35, ES300 $90.
Make sure the car had all its scheduled service done (especially the oil changed), because the 1MZ-FE can be very unforgiving when run with dirty oil.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th April, 2015