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Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Sedan
#1380 of 5443 2002 ES 300 Brochure
Sep 15, 2001 (3:57 pm)
I received a small (preview?) ES 300 brochure from Lexus today. For those of you who haven't seen it, here's some information it supplies about the car that you might find useful.
** There are nine available exterior colors: Alabaster, Mystic Gold, Starlight Pearl, Blue Onyx Pearl, Millennium Silver, Black Garnet Pearl, Mystic Sea Opalescent, Crystal White, and Black Onyx.
** Three colors of leather are available: black, gray, and ivory. The gray is not available in fabric, but I believe that this is essentially irrelevant (see below).
** The moonroof is standard; just about everything else you'd expect to be optional (including leather) is optional. However, my *guess* is that the Premium Package (leather, CD changer, and seat/mirror memory), which is required for both nav and mark levinson, will come on every ES 300.
** Other options are: brake-related features (VSC, TRAC, and EBD), AVS suspension, HID lights, rain-sensing wipers, rear sunshade, and heated seats. (I apologize for the acronyms, but my fingers are getting tired.)
The brochure, of course, makes no mention of price, and the pictures and text yield nothing you probably don't already know.
BTW, my closest dealer says that no dealer will show the car before Oct. 1. True or false?
Sep 15, 2001 (4:04 pm)
Thanks to Hurricane Gabrielle, my ac now has a musty odor. I know to spray lysol into the return for the ac, but where specifically is is the return?
Sep 16, 2001 (4:31 pm)
Has anyone seen one of these at their dealers. I know they said October 1 but sometimes they show up earlier. Thanks
#1383 of 5443 new ES300 pricing--any rumors
Sep 20, 2001 (8:37 am)
this chat has gone so quiet--come on folks any rumors about pricing?
Sep 20, 2001 (6:12 pm)
there are pictures and descriptions on the Lexus Canada site - www.lexus.ca
#1385 of 5443 2002 LEXUS ES300 due in Showrooms Mon Sep 24,2001
Sep 22, 2001 (9:32 am)
On the Toyota press release website the announcement was made that the 2002 Lexus ES300 will be in showrooms on Mon Sep 24,2001 with a base price of $31,505.00 the same price as the 2001 ES300. I could not locate any prices on optional equipment.
#1386 of 5443 Slow Lexus drivers
Sep 22, 2001 (3:06 pm)
I have a 1999 ES300 and have been very happy with the car. Before I purchased my car, a friend of mine told me she hated Lexus drivers because they drove so slowly. I did not notice this before I bought my car, but I did notice the slow Lexus drivers soon after.
Why are there so many Lexus drivers that drive so slowly?
I love passing other luxury brand autos to show that not all Lexus drivers drive like they belong in a nursing home.
To all Lexus drivers out there-PLEASE KEEP UP WITH TRAFFIC AND STAY OUT OF THE FAST LANE IF YOU ARE KEEPING WITHIN THE SPEED LIMIT! Thanks.
#1387 of 5443 I Just Saw a New ES....
Sep 22, 2001 (4:54 pm)
Hi, while I don't own an ES (Toyota Avalon), I still have been reading about the new ES on this board, since it might be a likely candidate to replace my Avalon.
Anyway, today on Saturday the 22, a grayish-blue new 2002 ES 300 passed me with the Lexus dealer advertisement plates. Obviously this meant whoever bought the car has not gotten new plates yet. Interesting though that I saw one today when they aren't supposed to even be released until Monday. I thought I'd just pass that along.
Oh, by the way, it looked very sleek and low to the ground. A lot like the new Camry in styling but a little bit more radical. I know that's almost an oxymoron when talking about the ES 300, but compared to the model it replaces, the styling is definitely a big change. I'm still not sure what I think of it. It looked good but the headlights seem to go on forever, since they kind of sweep back on the hood a little too much for my taste. I didn't have much time to examine it, for I was passing the lady driving it at 35 mph, but I saw enough of it to make an opinion on the styling. I'll have to wait until I can really examine one at the dealer.
Sep 24, 2001 (5:38 am)
Whoever you saw driving that new ES must have been someone from the dealer. My understanding is that no car can be sold and delivered prior to October 1, although I could be wrong.
Also, all three dealers in my area say they aren't getting cars until the end of the week. Hopefully they will get them sooner, though.