Last post on Aug 14, 2010 at 8:21 AM
You are in the Lexus ES
What is this discussion about?
Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Sedan
Jan 28, 2002 (6:41 am)
The 2002 ES 300 does have the cruise control controls on the steering wheel.
And you think most new cars have lights that go out after a certain period of time? Please say which cars, because I don't know of any.
Also, how can you say any Lexus is way overpriced? Check most any Lexus vs. the competition (mostly Mercedes and BMW) and Lexus is usually much cheaper. Consider some examples:
LS 430 vs. S430 or 745i
GS 430 vs. E430 or 540i
GS 300 vs. E320 or 530i
ES 300 vs. C320
IS 300 vs. 330i
Further, no car is going to have every feature everybody wants. But it could be much worse. Wasn't it the all-new Mercedes C-Class that did not even have a CD changer as an option, let alone standard?
I hope this response did not come across the wrong way. Be happy with your purchase and enjoy a well-built, value-packed car.
Jan 28, 2002 (7:40 am)
"And you think most new cars have lights that go out after a certain period of time? Please say which cars, because I don't know of any"
My 96 Chrysler minivan. Didn't shut doors tight? Forgot to shut off headlights? left your interior lights on? No problem. After 15 minutes they all will be off.
#2083 of 5443 question trip computer
Jan 28, 2002 (1:20 pm)
so whichmethod is accurate--I typically reset my trip computer each time I refuel-this time I did not and my mileage is better--which is the right way
do you reset every time or do you let it average out three-four times
Jan 28, 2002 (2:49 pm)
gambhir - Either way is correct...it's up to you. If you're trying to determine if one brand of gas (or a particular gas station) gives you better MPG than another station, then it's best to let it average out through 3-4 fillups before you switch to the next station and reset the trip computer.
lenscap - How about arranging to purchase a car w/AVS in southern California, taking a short vacation there, and either drive the car back or arrange to have a shipping company flatbed your car back to Chicago. With the difference in pricing between southern California and Chicago, you won't be losing out on much. And you'd have the car much faster. Plus, if you enjoy golf or any other outdoor sport, a trip to SoCal wouldn't be bad.
Audio steering wheel controls and interior light time-out: two useful features that I wouldn't mind having in my '02 ES.
No need to get too defensive about what our cars don't have.
#2085 of 5443 DID ANY OF YOU LEASE THE ES300
Jan 29, 2002 (10:19 am)
DID ANY OF YOU LEASE THE ES300
If so please post the lease price you got.
I have a GS300 on lease that will be coming do in the next year. I was looking at the ES300, I35, JAG x-type
I was told yesterday when I brought my GS in for a oil change that the ES 300 came down in price on a lease. From $530 a month ago to $480 for 39 months 12k miles.
The I35 is a nice car I was offered a price of $408 before haggle.
The JAG X-type is $350 with free service
NOW all these cars are around $33,000. I assume that the price difference is because the ES300 is new and Lexus has SNOB appeal.
As I told my dealer if the ES300 price comes down to normal range to $420's then I would concider it. I dont want to leave LEXUS since I love there service, but I will not pay $60-100 more a month.
Jan 29, 2002 (4:07 pm)
joker, in Atlanta area they were advertising leases of new ES300 for 399/mo with 10% down paymnet and 499/mo with some other down payment. Dont really know about leases but I am pretty sure this is what was in the paper a week ago.
#2087 of 5443 To: gdb55 re: Starlight Pearl Color 2002 ES
Jan 29, 2002 (6:08 pm)
I have the car in this color and the best way to describe it is that in the sunlight, the color appears to be light blue and without sunlight, the color appears silver. I am quite happy with it and many people have commented to me that they like the color. As I said earlier, I dont have a digital camera but will try to scan some regular pictures for you to see.
#2088 of 5443 Starlight Pearl
Jan 29, 2002 (6:22 pm)
Rebelsk: I'd appreciate anything you can send. I hate to order a color I've never seen.
My email is: gdbaisproaxis.com
#2089 of 5443 2002 ES300 pricing in Chicago area
Jan 29, 2002 (8:18 pm)
Is $35K for ES300 in Chicago area the best I can expect in this market? I am looking at premium package and no NAV and the color is alabaster metallic which seems to be the most sought after color around here and will require one to order.
Jan 29, 2002 (8:23 pm)
clarkram thank you . the price i got was $480 with about $2600 down for tax and lience