#3277 of 5443 Lexus ES 300 1997 CD Changer
Oct 22, 2002 (11:43 am)
Hi, I am wondering if anyone knows how I can add a changer unit in my 1997 Lexus ES300. The dealer wants about $2000 for it. I checked Crutchfield and on the net to see if they have a adapter interface for the 97 lexus, unfortunately, they don't. I really don't want to put a FM modulated changer in the car because the quality is still FM. If anyone knows the brand, model number, and/or part number please let me know. This way I can widen my search on the web.
#3278 of 5443 Remote starter for 1997 Lexus ES300
Oct 22, 2002 (11:47 am)
Hello, I was planning to install a remote starter and alarm for a Lexus ES300 1997, then I heard that the remote starter causes problem on the engine. Is this always the case or should I not worry about this and just install the starter. Also, which brand starter/alarm is the best?
On the Automotive News website (autonews.com) there was a letter to the editor recently published regarding Lexus' wood-leather steering wheels. It is titled:
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lexus owner slams wood-leather wheel
Published 10/14/2002 in Automotive News
In order to view the letter, one must subscribe to Automotive News magazine. Does anyone here have access to the subscriber section of the website? I am interested in knowing what issues the author had with his steering wheel.
Other than the upgraded interior on the Camry, I mean ES 300, are there major differences between the two cars? They are both well built and reliable (although bland.) Trying to justify the extra coin for the ES. Loaner car is not a selling point for me.
if participating in the class action suit is the only way Lexus is going to act on this, then I will participate. However, I am willing to wait until the end of the year to see if something will be done about it.
I drove my friend's 02 Camry and comparing the interior quality, the Lexus wins hands down. But if I had to do my purchase over, I'd probably take the Camry over the ES. It's not worth thousands more just for a nicer interior. If it performed better than the Camry then I'd recommend it. To me, it just doesn't make sense to pay considerably more for a similar car that performs considerably less. Cabin noise is not that far off either. There's less noise in ES but you probably won't notice unless you actually look for it.
My 02 ES300 may very well be a lemon (and maybe the 03 has improved) so test drive it yourself and see if you can justify plunking down more moola for the es.
I joined this message board after I bought my 92 ES300 about 2 weeks ago. I've read about so many transmission problems but I bought my car with 303,000 miles on it. Yes, thats 303,000 with original engine and original Auto Transmission. I've put another 1000 miles on since I bought it and The transmission does shift hard from 1st to 2nd but other than that then I love the car and I don't know how it's been able to go so many miles but hopefully it will keep going forever, like I've always expected a Toyota to do.
We have a 1998 ES300 and really enjoy the car. The 3rd brake light bulb has burned out. The one in the rear window. I hate to take it in to the dealer for something so simple. Except I can't figure out how to get to it. (insert chuckle here)