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Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Sedan
#4663 of 5443 jump starting es 300
Dec 02, 2004 (4:04 pm)
i just became the proud owner of a 2000 lexus 300es. (also, i'm many thousands poorer.)
in talking to my mechanic, (have already had to replace oxygen sensor) i was advised to never, never jump start my car. nor should i hook up any lexus to jump start another car. he said that it will do damage to the alternator.
anyone know about this? if such is true, does this mean that if my battery dies before i replace it that i must call the tow truck? or what?
also, soon it will be tire time. is it true that i can move to H rated. V is terribly expensive with terrible warranty. the falken is looking pretty good to me, per reviews on tirerack.
thanks for any help.
#4664 of 5443 Re: jump starting es 300 [willizannah]
Dec 04, 2004 (9:52 pm)
I have 2001 ES 300. I used it to jump start my pickup truck a couple of times. The car seems to have no ill effect so far.
Regarding the V-rated tire, my car originally came with Bridgestone RE092 V-rated 16" tires. After they wore out at 25K, I changed them to Yokohama Avid H4 which are H-rated. They have much better wet traction compared to RE092, and also last longer and cheaper compared to old RE092. I think tire rack now shows tires from Bridgestone called Potenza G009 at about the same price as Yoko, and the reviews seem to be quite positive. You might want to try them.
#4666 of 5443 Farav2, can't help you with price, but the
Dec 05, 2004 (3:59 pm)
differences in the Coach Edition or Platinium Edition are cosmetic...different leather, floor mats, wheels, side badging, smoke black emblems, and color options. I wasn't aware they had the Coach in 2000 for the ES, believe it was the Platinium, which is what I have. Coach Editions included a piece of Coach luggage.
#4667 of 5443 Re: 2000 ES300 - 88.5K - $12,900 +T,T,PF- Good Deal? Mint Condition Interior [faraz2]
Dec 05, 2004 (5:13 pm)
You can figure out yourself whether or not the car has HID headlights and VSC.
TO figure out the VSC, check out the button under the driver side of the dashboard, under the key hole. If you follow it down some going towards the gas pedal you will see a black button. On it should say either "TRAC" or "VSC".
To figure out HIDs, simply turn on the headlights. You can tell from the color of the light being emitted. If it's bluish in the beginning and then turns whiter after a few seconds, it's got HIDs. Also, when you first turn on the lights, if it's got HIDs, they usually swivel up and down slightly to adjust. You can easily see this if the car is parked up against a wall or something.
Dec 07, 2004 (8:25 pm)
16" tires provide a better and quieter ride. 17" tires improve handling slightly. It all depends on what you value more.
#4669 of 5443 Lexus Sale
Dec 07, 2004 (9:47 pm)
Exactly what is the Lexus "December Sale"?
Dec 15, 2004 (9:47 am)
Would like to hear what kind of mileage people are getting with the 2005 es330. Looking to buy one. Will I get a better price after dec. 25th?
Was told by dealer problem with later is inventory gets low.
#4672 of 5443 Re: Mileage [charlie8]
Dec 15, 2004 (2:16 pm)
I bought a 2005 ES330 last Saturday and have 350 miles on the car so far. Averaging 21.8 mpg (combination of city and highway miles). To see the specifics of my purchase see the price paid board (I don't want to get into trouble for posting on the wrong thread).
Good luck to you and happy holidays.