Lexus ES Review from United Arab Emirates

1999 Lexus ES 300 3.0

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance246000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Malibu

Summary:

Exellent value for money

Faults:

The A/C compressor stuck at 210000 Kilometers (2008). I can't expect that a compressor should work more than 4 or 5 years. I replaced the A/C compressor and filter and belt.

Shock absorbers are bit weak, giving some noise when passing bumps. Need to replace. The rest are all working fine and quiet.

Honestly I have no other complaints

General Comments:

I really happy with this car. There were some good reasons to purchase this car.

1) The car is very quiet for driving: I was very much impressed on the first drive. Acceleration is quick and smooth, braking is very effortless and superb. The transmission is smooth.

2) A/C: I am in UAE where summer is very hot! More than 50 degrees centigrade much of time, best A/C I found is Lexus A/C quick cooling reliable. No one can argue with it.

3) Maintenance: spare parts are very affordable compared to other luxury brands.

4) Superb material quality: no cracks or rubber melting have I found anywhere in the car. Many of Mercedes cars I found here have dash board material cracked, side mirror folding rubber, wind shield rubber is degraded and interior some plastics start to degrade (sorry to Mercedes owners).

5) Safety: 6airbags, ABS, traction control and other safety measures.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd June, 2009

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review