It is still quick, though, and the interior is just a little dated. I do like the manual e-shift buttons on the steering wheel. Don't be afraid of one of these with a lot of miles if its been taken care of, you won't be disappointed. A sensor stops the window or moonroof and warns the driver when anything — such as the head of a child or pet — is blocking its path. Throttle position sensor ,the vvt. All the normal wear and tear, changed oil every 5K miles per owner's manual, dyno or synthetic depends on my budget, lower ball joints and brake pads, tires.
Not that kinda good looking old lexus that just drover by. The car is heavy and the brakes only seem to feel adequate. From a practical standpoint, the trunk lid raises a full 90 degrees and the lift-over height is low for easier loading and unloading. Pulling the shifter toward the left permits manually downshifting and upshifting using the shift lever. There is simply nothing like it on the road today.
The car still used a six cylinder, 225 horsepower agents which propelled it from zero to 60 in the neighborhood of six seconds. Its sleek aerodynamic shape presents a stunning appearance, finished with a rear spoiler and five-spoke aluminum wheels that say it means business. This meant instant torque and a straight six engine that loved to be revved up. When ordering new, ask specifically for the 2003-2005 versions, because Lexus had redesigned the leaky seals for those model years. Engine and transmission issues are practically unheard of. A hydrocarbon air pollution sensor automatically switches to the recirculation mode when contamination is detected.
Turning circle is surprisingly tight for a car this size. Yes Review Date: 28th July, 2006 Faults: Nothing has gone wrong with the car. Turning up the radio or not opening it helps for now. I was told by a mechanic that because of the location of the starter, it's subjected to a lot of heat, which causes it to eventually die. Very good car, love it! When it's cold it's slow to shift, and sometimes can be tripped up when caught between gears at slow traffic speeds.
The car now starts and runs,however i must floor the gas pedal and it doesnt want to move. In that time, the 300 has only grown two inches in width and length. Lexus truly makes a great product!!! Turn on the ignition and a black panel illuminates to reveal gauges with black markings on white faces lighted from the rear. Driving Impressions Lexus redesigned its 4. We bought this car second hand at 66,000 miles. I always get compliments from people when driving it and who ever ride with me always has good things say about the comfort of the seat and ride!! Has great pick up on the highway and gives a very smooth ride. The combination of radar cruise control and a blissful audio experience made commutes something to enjoy rather than loathe.
Handling and ride are also surpassingly similar in the two vehicles. We love fast cars, motorsports, and automotive culture. There is some stuff on the internet on how to bake the lights in an oven to break the seal, take it apart and reseal it. The Lexus Premium Sound System in the 1999 is great, but the new Mark Levinson system is just blissful. Excellent car, fuel mileage is not great, but performs well, comfortable and dependable. It still rides as smooth as it did when I first bought it, and still has the kick that it once had! But it'seems not going to suddenly decide to nuke itself while having some fun. I was worried about trunk space at first, but so far I haven't had a moment in which I couldn't fit something into it within reason.
I just feel I'd like to have a Prius now,as it has better mileage. While not blistering, it is plenty for day-to-day driving. Turn off the traction control which on most new vehicles you can't and this thing turns into a 70's firebird doing big smokey burnouts and doughnuts all over any parking lot you choose. In fact in the Japanese domestic market these things are called Aristo's and came stock with twin turbos. Large multi-lens taillights wrap around to the sides, making a strong design statement from the rear. Changing out your Rubber Pin Boot or Slider Bushing Kit will ensure the guide pins are clean and free from debris for smoother braking.
Only difference is when you drive away and pass that cop he's not going to take a second look at your car he's going to be looking for that civic with the wild body kit or new Mustang with the loud exhaust. A readout at the bottom of the speedometer displays the selected gear. The real payback of the new setup is in fuel economy. And the gas consumption is out of this world, I get 325-350 miles to the tank! This interior manages to feel roomy and cozy at the same time. I would highly recommend this year and make of a Lexus to anyone…. This is a great car, it has 310,000 miles on it so far.
These were made back before everyone sourced thier parts from China and back when Toyota had something to prove with this brand. It is replaced a four cylinder turbo many people are still unsure about. First off I have owned tons of cars. I still maintain that opinion, and now I have 410 000km on the odometer. The Lexus ownership experience is great.
However, I adjusted everything for today's standards. Ever since then, it had zero major mechanical issues. A complete brake job that includes new hardware goes a long way toward preventing comebacks. This is part of the reason for the name change. It also retains the front engine, rear wheel powered drivetrain at a time many companies are running away from it. Little things like door locks, radio display, steering wheel tilt, power window acts up, are aggravating at this point. The tall posterior line and minimal dimension changes lead to a vehicle that has aged quite well no matter the generation.