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Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Sedan
#3167 of 5443 60000 mi. Scheduled Maintenance
Sep 16, 2002 (4:02 pm)
I have a 1998 ES 300 with a little more than 61000 miles. I'd like to get my 60000 maintenance at the dealership where I bought the car (and I have a good relationship with them). They want $520 + tax, but a well-respected Toyota dealership wants $410 for the same maintenance for a 1998 Camry. I've gotten all my other maintenance done (other than oil changes) at the dealership. Is it worth paying the extra $100 at the Lexus dealership?
#3168 of 5443 Best price paid?
Sep 16, 2002 (8:51 pm)
I am considering a new ES300. What is the best prices people have gotten when purachasing new. If you purchased the Nav system better yet (thats what I am considering for as a consultant, I travel to many new places in a week), Thanks in Advance!
#3169 of 5443 mevande it all depends on where you
Sep 17, 2002 (3:48 am)
are located. Out west, folks have been getting around invoice, in the north east we are still around the 36k figure (NAV, etc). If you are in the north east I can refer you to get great deal.
#3170 of 5443 "Great" deal on a 2003 ES300?
Sep 17, 2002 (11:11 am)
New to the forum - great info here!
Looking to buy a new 2003 ES300 in the next week or so. Have been shopping around a bit here in the Southern California area. The best deal I've found is:
* Leather Trim Interior
* Lexus Memory System for power driver's seat and outside rearview mirrors
* In-dash 6-disc CD changer
Additional Factory Options:
* High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps
* Wood & Leather Steering Wheel and shift knob
* Cargo Net
* Trunk Mat
* Wheel Locks
for a price of $33160 plus tax and license.
Is this a "great" deal?
Have people gotten better deals and if yes please share!
#3171 of 5443 mevande update
Sep 18, 2002 (5:12 am)
your profile to include your email address, will send you some helpful info
#3172 of 5443 transmission question -again
Sep 18, 2002 (9:06 am)
Why is it taking so long for Lexus to fix the lagging transmission problem? I'd buy an ES if it had a decent transmission.
#3173 of 5443 Toyota vs Lexus Service
Sep 18, 2002 (9:21 am)
My experience is to avoid Lexus dealership for service as much as you can. I had my es300 timing belt changed at Toyota dealership for $230, including parts & labor. Which was the same charge as a camry. At Lexus, it was going to be $550 + parts.
#3174 of 5443 Turn signal problem
Sep 18, 2002 (9:26 am)
I have a 1996 ES300. My passenger side turn signal started to flicker at twice the speed recently. I have replaced the bulbs, but it did not change anything. I have looked for fuses and relays, but can't find anything wrong. Does anyone have any suggestions. thanks.
#3175 of 5443 RE: Trinbago
Sep 18, 2002 (10:06 am)
I would also like to puchase an ES300 soon. would you please email me some info?
#3176 of 5443 Edmunds review
Sep 18, 2002 (10:14 am)
I read Edmund's just-posted review of the ES 300. They seem to really like the car (as long as the buyer is looking for a luxury car and not a four door Corvette).
Although they say the interior is like that of a $70,000 car, they have a few bugaboos. Two of them I disagree with:
1. They do not like the fact the front headrests do not articulate. I thought they do, but from the bottom instead of the top. Edmunds may have made a mistake on this one.
2. They wished the car had an exposed, open storage bin. I'm glad it doesn't! To me, those are so cheap looking.