1990 Lexus ES Reviews - Page 2 of 4

1990 Lexus ES 250 2.5 liter from Japan

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

Summary:

Best bang for the buck with class

Faults:

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

1990 Lexus ES 250 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 miles
Most recent distance176000 miles
Previous carSubaru Loyale

Summary:

One of the very best, ever

Faults:

Except for wear and tear that I have to take care of since I owned the car, there was nothing wrong with it. It is a beautiful car that never disappointed, not even for once.

General Comments:

It is the best car I ever owned. I paid so little for it and it has lasted me this long. I still drive it till now. I just need a newer car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th May, 2006

15th May 2006, 18:28

These cars are the most unreliable of any Lexus. Bought one for my daughter for her first car and the car lasted 6 weeks and the motor went. Car had 94,000miles. I decided id just buy her a newer IS300. I've driven Lexus since 1998 when I moved up from Toyota. All other Lexus are amazing.

6th Jun 2006, 13:34

I own a ES250 in Holland (Europe).

It's one of the most rare Lexus over there (from a former US Ambassador) and I've got attention by every dealer (Toyota ore Lexus) witch even didn't knew there were such models.

I've bought the car with 150.000 Miles on it and it's running like it shout be, just great.

Performence aren't great for such a car, my 30 yo. Mark II will run almost as fast to the 60 Mph.

But I really love the looks, it's just an old-school luxury saloon with it's own face.

If you can buy one, do it, parts are still available and it's the first Lexus (besides the LS400) ever made!!

15th Apr 2011, 02:02

Try an old LS400 next. You will never want to drive the 250 again... or anything else either... ask me how I know. Very low cost to own if you know how to do a few repairs yourself... even with well over 200k miles. And it still likes to cruise at 110mph or more all day long... I'm not kidding, and I've has 2. Neither cost me over 2500 dollars.

1990 Lexus ES 250 2.5 V6 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carford thunderbird

Summary:

Awesome car only wish it was mine, and not my dads

Faults:

The leather driver side seat is ripping out on the side by the door, but is overlooked quickly by all the cool stuff it has in it. the valve cover gaskets had to be replaced and a high pressure power steering hose. and a 7.5 fuse which was the hole problem that the person we bought it from sold it for $500 (lol). the truck hinges has some problems too. it still buzzes wile accelerating, but I read up on it and think it is a power steering Reservoir, rather that the pump. because there was a recall I have herd, about that. OH, and the damn keys got lost so I am forced to use the valet key witch makes the security system go off for no reason.

General Comments:

Well we just got it and I already love it. its got so many luxury systems in it. and it rides better that anything I've been in. the ECT I don't use much, but it gives extra power were you need it. the moon roof is nice and smoothly opens and closes without help, every time. the sound is better than my after market Panasonic system I have in my T-bird, and the factory CD player works like a dream.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th October, 2005

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 11 reviews