Lexus ES Review from Japan

1990 Lexus ES 250 2.5 liter

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.5 liter Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired176000 miles
Most recent distance240980 miles
Previous carMazda Protege


Best bang for the buck with class


I have a power steering hose leaking and is on order.

I repaired a leak at the transmission axel shaft with a new seal 7.59 for seal.

Replaced an ignition coil from a salvage yard for $10.00

Also replaced coil wire for additional $5.00.

I am replacing the front axels and hub bearing in 2 months, Making some noise, but still rides great.

Replace radiator for $96.00.

All other issues are the normal wear and tear such as brakes, hoses, belts and fluids.

General Comments:

My wife loved this car on sight. The trunk space was more than adequate for the two of us and a couple of friends or kids and their baggage. I have owned Caddilacs and toronados, but have never driven a car that had this many miles on it and rode and drove as well as it does. When I get in a car with my wife or my family, I want to be able to feel comfortable about the drive and my prospects of making the trip with no problems. This car with just normal care will deliver many worry free miles of enjoyment and comfort. I love this car and hope to keep it many more miles and years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2007

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review