1992 Lexus ES 300 from North America
This car has been a HEADACHE.
The first problem was smoke coming from the engine. I didn't know what it was for about 2 years until I got a smog check and my car spilled motor oil. A simple missing screw on the bottom of the engine was causing the problem.
Then one by one, ALL of the windows stopped working (each for a different reason).
The driver's side door no longer opens from the outside.
Lights on the speedometer turned black. Speedometer works when it wants to.
Transmission has always "lunged" when I put the car in drive, but it hasn't been a problem... so far... and the latest issue is the COOLING SYSTEM. For about 8 months about I've had continuous problems with the car overheating, mechanics couldn't find the problem. It has caused me to replace the radiator twice (once it had a 1-inch hole blown in it), and about 6 months ago the overheating COMPLETELY ruined my engine and I had to get a new one. It is still overheating to this day, with no visible leaks.
Oh, and it's started to get bubbles in the paint. Ahhh, nightmare car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st April, 2009