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1993 Lexus ES 300 Coach Edition 3.0 V6 4-cam from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 4-cam Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired137000 miles
Most recent distance143000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

It's the best car in its class that I ever had

Faults:

Shocks are dead

Engine overheated once

Car has been in one accident.

General Comments:

The car is really nice for the strength of the motor and for the durability of the body. The car has been in an accident once (hit from both front ends and survived really minor damages). 0-40 mph is really slow, but 55+mph is really fast. This car has really good brakes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd August, 2005

1993 Lexus ES 300 3.0L DOHC V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0L DOHC V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired165000 miles
Most recent distance183750 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

A smooth slice of heaven

Faults:

When I first purchased the vehicle, I had to put new tires on it (expensive, since this car thrives on Michelin's), as well as new brakes. In terms of mechanical problems, I have had none thus far.

General Comments:

This vehicle was expertly engineered, smooth engine and transmission, and excellent reliability. I was a bit hesitant to purchase a vehicle with so many miles on it, but the car has proved me wrong; it will easily outlast 200,000 on the odometer.

The interior is superb, with many amenities that really prove itself distinct from the poorer cousin, the Camry. Automatic climate control, leather seats, and a sunroof have been my favorite options, a large step up from my previous Corolla. My only two qualms are that the CD changer is mounted in the trunk, and sometimes I cannot find a comfortable setting on the power seats.

Outside, the car looks sleek, with good looking wheels and two tone paint. White is an easier color to keep clean, I have discovered.

The convenient part about owning a Lexus is that Toyota can service it. Lexus models, mechanically speaking, are corporate twins of the Toyota models, so it is not unfamiliar territory for them. Any consumer looking at an older used Lexus should have it checked out by one of their mechanics, but no doubt, it will be a worthwhile purchase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th November, 2002

30th Jul 2006, 13:59

I saw one of these vehicles, and I must say I was very interested in it. What do you think would be a reasonable price on one of these?

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 9 reviews