Sign in to follow this  
Sammich

Curious As To Any Known Issues With The 03 Gs300

Recommended Posts

If there is a thread about 'i'm new and i have a question regarding a GS300 i'm purchasing' thread, i'm sorry, as i didnt use the search function. I just scrolled through 3 pages of the GS sub-forum to really only see 'what's a good upgrade for OEM tune-up' a bash thread about putting 22s on a GS and electrical problems.

I just wanted to know if there are any known issues with these as I am looking at two 03 GS300s to trade in my 00 Maxima for. I thought these would have coilpacks, but in that one thread found out they have wires. I know i need to make sure that the timing belt has been done, and if it isnt, i know i have to get it done/bypass the car. Both of them have right around 100k miles on them. anything i should be on the look out for thats common about these particular cars?

I'm not new to the Toyota family as i use to own a 88 toyota pickup with 280k miles on it before selling, and i know that Toyota has a good reputation for lasting a long time with very few minor issues. I just know that this car is a little more advance than my old truck especially electrically, and could possibly have a high possibility of issues going wrong with THAT aspect, but engine wise, i'm sure it should be a sound platform as its the dumbed down supra engine.

BTW, if curious as to plans i only plan to do coilovers and wheels and maybe upgrade the sound down the road with a nice set of components.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You need a reply? I'll give you one. This is a respectful community on this board, and sarcasm isn't going to get you anyplace.

That said you will find :

A - That these cars are VERY reliable

B - The GS has no inherent or common faults

C - Your rambling first post doesn't make clear just what you are asking about

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

98-05 gs300 "problems/features"

Ball joints snap easy if lowered or with huge !Removed! tires

wheel bearings in the front

thats about it for em. lower joints are like 35 a pop. the upper ball joint and control arm costs an arm and a leg. :cheers:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this