Thanks for those compliments. Question - how long these vehicles will last?. This car is my daily driver to work (80 miles). What could go wrong first - engine or transmission?.
Any automatic transmission is always likely to go first.
My uncle has a 99' RX300 AWD he's well past 400k miles on his original engine and transmission. It has the exact same drivetrain as this ES300, but is heavier and AWD. So I'd expect the ES to at least mirror those results, given it's maintained and not abused.
I moved to NJ 3 years back, till then I was in TX. Car is always garage kept and I regularly wash and wax. Even though I had been using Zaino since 1999, since moving to NJ I couldn't get that shipped - have to drive to 'dealer/agent' to pick them. So started exploring other options. Latest is 'Liquid Glass'. Easy to apply and gives mirror / wet look better than Zaino. Only time will tell me how long it would last. However, I couldn't find 'replacement' for Zaino's leather cleaner. It gives such a nice new car like smell.
This car does come with sun/moon roof. The third picture shows half of sun/moon roof and other half of top hood. Luckily just before this harsh winter started, I applied 3M undercoat (
Something I followed and believe in them ; always uses Toyota parts / fluids, always uses Toyota/Lexus or Goodyears auto stores for any work. I buy parts at Sewell or Amazon and take with me. Frequently uses Seaform / Techron as fuel additive. Also a firm believer is top tier gas ( link ), worked in oil/gas industry and know what goes in with those mom and pop gas stations.
MrBooby, I sent you a PM, I am in Somerset county and work in Bergen. Lets plan on a meeting if your time permits.