2000 Lexus ES 300 3.0 from Australia and New Zealand
Very good car overall
Found that the driver's seat is sunken.
Power steering was tighter.
I love cars, and I love to feel how different cars feel to drive. With my car history, one can easily conclude that.
I bought a Lexus ES300 for the second time.
I bought my first Lexus ES300 98 with 200,000 miles in hurry and I really liked it. Then I switched to BMW, which is not my type of car (tight steering!)
Well some time ago I wanted to buy a car that I wanted to keep for longer, and I was waiting for a Lexus or Honda Legend. I like comfortable cars rather than sports ones!
Then I found a Lexus ES300 2000 with only 110,000 km, single owner, no accidents, with log books, and I bought it.
I really love it.
I noticed a few bad things in this car and I took care of them.
PCV valve - I got a PCV valve from Amazon.
Sunken driver's seat - I replaced the driver's seat foam with a passenger seat foam (I got the passenger seat from one owner who was dismantling his damaged car).
Tight steering - I flushed the PS fluid may be 5-6 times, then I added Lubeguard (from Amazon) to the PS fluid and it has improved.
I tried different fuels. With 98 RON fuel the car runs smooth, but doesn't increase the Km much.
E10 makes the car sluggish, so I am filling it with 91 WITHOUT Ethanol.
I get around 400kms to tank with the A/C on.
So far I am enjoying this car.
Will add some more soon!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th March, 2014