Dash light for seat heat replaced, and one tail light.
Mostly comfortable and roomy.
Looks great still.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th August, 2013
2003 Lexus ES 300 from North America
The car should be recalled
The engine will surge out into traffic at anytime. When the car is at a complete stop and the gas is applied the car will hesitate for about three seconds then surge out into traffic. NHTSA has investigated five deaths and 30 crashes in 2004. While driving the gas must be applied very slowly or the car will surge at any speed.
The sunroof has creaked since the car was purchased, was told by the dealer that this could not be corrected.
Lexus Corporation has stated that if the car is driven by two different people the transmission will shift on its own due to the memory of the transmission. My car is driven by two different people and shifts on its own at all times. The transmission will stick for about 10 seconds which is very common with my car.
The catalytic converter has been replaced once due to the smell coming out of the vents. The smell still comes out of the vents and it does not matter if the heat is on or not.
The Lexus ES300 is a very unsafe car to drive. NHTSA should look into this matter more closely before more deaths occur due to the surge of the engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th February, 2006
7th Feb 2006, 16:22
Learn how to drive your Lexus, its not a Kia. Get use to the amount of power it has. I have the same problem with mine, but it doesn't bother me, I've gotten use to it. Just don't gun the car getting into traffic on the freeway. Give it gas very slowly.
Tires completely wore out at 14,000 miles and needed replacing.
This car is great for both city and highway driving, with a very smooth ride. Brakes are very responsive and handle well on slick roads.
The seats could be made a little more comfortable, which you especially notice after driving great distances.
Buyers should pay close attention to the tires that come with the new car. The dealers use a tire on the new cars that are very soft, so the car drives very smooth at the beginning. However, the tires start wearing out about 5-10,000 miles and you start to hear loud roaring sounds as you are driving. In my case, the dealer was only willing to pay for two new tires, even though all tires were bad. After having all four tires replaced with top quality tires, I found out from several other Lexus owners that they experienced the same problem.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 29th January, 2005
28th Apr 2005, 06:25
The dealer is not responsible for the tires that are put on any vehicle that come from the factory. The manufacture is.
Did you read the owners manual and have your tires rotated when the manufacture states? Did you make sure the air pressure was kept where it is recommended?
If you follow these recommendations the tires will generally last longer than 14000 miles.