Awesome, reliable & strong
May 10, 2019
We got this car in 2008 as a trade in for our 1991 Lexus LS400 (I believe it was the 2nd year Lexus came out - yes 17 years old!). Now this 2000 ES300 is 19 years old and is going strong! It beat our top of the line Lexus. It isn't as smooth or quiet as the LS400, but this is a much smaller car. It still rides smooth and I've only had to get new tires 2xs, replace the spark plugs, O2 sensor and alternator. Sounds like a lot, but considering it's almost 20 years old, that's nothing! Every mechanic has told me that this car is built solid and have offered to purchase it because I'm only at 108,000 miles & it can go another 200,000. They also say not all Lexuses are built as good, I guess it's like wine, where they have some good years and some not so good. Another mechanic said the car rides like a "Cadillac" which I found funny. Anyway, great car, great stereo system, cold AC. I'll prob hand it down to my daughter in 4 years & just hope our next Lexus is built just as solid.