1997 Lexus ES 300 3.0 from North America
Best used car you can buy
Struts and rotors at 121K.
Known Lexus problem of the LCD on the radio going out. Bought the car with this already and I'm not sure when it went out.
One of the smoothest engines and transmissions out there for a used car. The gears shift seamlessly. This is a 13 year old car running like new. One of the best used car deals out there. Highly recommended!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st May, 2010
21st May 2010, 20:45
Classy looking motor. Still look good today.
10th Feb 2014, 18:41
I have a 1997 ES 300 with 156,000 miles, and yes, it is the smoothest transmission for a car of this age... fast approaching 17 years!! Will not buy anything but Lexus from now on.
19th Sep 2014, 09:42
Fading LCD is a very common problem and an easy fix that you can do on your own. Search on how to replace the radio LCD for this model and you will find the full details easily. I was able to buy the part and replace it on my own without any issue (though I am not a very technical guy), and it was an easy fix for me.
Mine is 97 Lexus ES300 with 330K (KM) on it, still running smooth without any issues on all original parts except for basic maintenance.