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Annual New Car Show in Syracuse

Annual New Car Show in Syracuse

Syracuse Annual new car EXPO 2016

Domestic and foreign automakers will show off their latest models on both floors of the Onondaga County Convention Center and the Onondaga County War Memorial arena.
Syracuse Auto EXPO

(A tunnel connects the two buildings, so visitors can walk from one to the other without braving the elements outside.)
The 108th Annual new car show is sponsored by the Syracuse Automobile Dealers Association.

OnCenter Convention Center & War Memorial Arena – Two buildings, four floors, 135,000 square feet of show space.

1. Chevrolet Corvette
2. BMW i8 plug-in hybrid
3. Porsche Cayman GT4
4. Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker
5. Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
6. Dodge Charger SXT
7. Ford Mustang GT
8. Chevrolet Camaro RS
9. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
10. Cadillac CT6
11. Mazda MX5

The 108th annual car show sponsored by Syracuse Auto Dealers Association starts today and runs through Sunday at the OnCenter Convention Center and the War Memorial Arena at South State and Harrison streets downtown.

Show Hours:
Thursday – Friday 4-9pm,
Saturday 12 Noon-9pm;
Sunday 12 Noon-5pm
Tickets: Adults $9.00; Seniors $7; Children under 12 $3.00 and Children under 5 FREE


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Lexus RX 300 in Syracuse

lexus-rx-300 for sale in syracuse

Lexus RX-300 year: 2002
In Syracuse NY

Drives like a car. That’s why this is Lexus’ best-selling vehicle.
Well-appointed interior, perfect road manners, excellent crash-test results, optional four-wheel drive.

Color: White
VIN#: email for vin number
Transmission: Automatic
Year: 2002
Engine: 3.0L V6
Make: lexus
Drive Train: AWD
Model: RX 300
Mileage: 110000
State: NY
Interior: Leather

Lexus was the first automaker to offer a true car-based luxury SUV, and consumers have rewarded the company by making the RX 300 the best-selling Lexus in the land. Touted upon introduction as a “new breed of SUV,” the RX 300 is supposed to offer the style, versatility and poor-weather traction of a four-wheel-drive sport-ute without negatively affecting ride, fuel economy or ease of entry/exit. We would deem the mission a success.

Rather than employ a conventional body-on-frame design, Lexus built the RX 300 on a unibody platform that shares more than a passing resemblance with the Toyota Camry. With dimensions similar to those of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the RX 300 can be classified a midsize SUV, thanks to a maximum cargo capacity measurement of 75 cubic feet.

2002-lexus-rx-300-4dr-suvPowering the RX 300 is a smooth-revving 3.0-liter V6 producing 220 horsepower and 222 pound-feet of torque. Eighty percent of peak torque is available as low as 1,600 rpm, which translates into spirited acceleration around town. The all-wheel-drive version sprints from rest to 60 mph in 9.1 seconds, which is about average for a midsize SUV.

Equipped with a silky four-speed automatic transmission and riding on a four-wheel independent suspension sprung with MacPherson struts at each corner, the RX 300 drives just like a lighter, marginally more nimble minivan. With a large, rakish windshield and goofy front quarter-windows, the view from the driver seat imparts the same feel as a Toyota Sienna.

lexus rx-300 V6 four Can 24 VVT-i engine

Lexus rx-300 V6 four Can 24 VVT-i engine

Unlike the Sienna, the RX 300 can be had with your choice of front-wheel drive or full-time four-wheel drive. Not only does the front-wheel-drive version perform better and get better fuel economy, but it benefits from standard electronic traction control to improve poor weather performance. Four-wheelers include a viscous center differential that directs torque to the wheels with the most traction whenever slippage occurs.

The RX 300 tackles daily driver tasks quite well. The softly sprung suspension soaks up road irregularities, the steering is light and linear, and the brakes are quite strong.

Lexus RX-30 LCD dashboardHowever, when it comes to serious work, whether on or off the road, the Lexus proves ill-equipped. It lacks a low-range transfer case for anything more than light off-roading, and maximum towing capacity is 3,500 pounds, which is 3,000 pounds less than a 4×4 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8.

Don’t expect to canyon-carve, either, as the suspension lets the body roll excessively when the RX is pushed hard in turns.

Lexus-RX-300 leather insideInside, the RX 300 is spacious and comfortable up front; less so on the low-mounted rear bench. The optional leather package includes cowhide on the seating surfaces and headrests, and the stuff actually feels like leather instead of vinyl. Dashboard materials and instruments feel substantial and are obviously shared with a number of other Toyota products. Safety highlights include standard side airbags and stability control (Toyota’s VSC), and the RX 300 scores highly in federal government crash tests.

Audio and climate control functions partially rely on information displayed.  The knobs and buttons for the stereo and climate control are small.


Tires and Wheels

  • Alloy wheels
  • 16 x 6.5 in. wheels
  • Alloy spare wheel
  • P225/70R S tires
  • All season tires
  • Inside mounted spare tire
  • Fullsize matching spare tire

Roof and Glass

  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • Privacy glass
  • Rear defogger
  • Intermittent rear wiper

Truck Features

  • Painted finish bumpers


  • Rear liftgate door


  • Width: 71.5 in.
  • Height: 65.7 in.
  • Length: 180.3 in.
  • Ground clearance: 7.7 in.
  • Front track: 61.6 in.
  • Rear track: 61 in.
  • Wheel base: 103 in.
  • Cargo capacity, all seats in place: 30.7 cu.ft.
  • Maximum cargo capacity: 75 cu.ft.
  • Maximum towing capacity: 3500 lbs.**
  • Gross weight: 4950 lbs.
  • Drag Coefficient: 0.36 Cd
  • Curb weight: 3715 lbs.
  • Angle of approach: 28 degrees
  • Angle of departure: 23 degrees


Engine & Performance

  • Base engine size: 3.0 L
  • Cam type: Double overhead cam (DOHC)
  • Cylinders: V6
  • Valves: 24
  • Valve timing: Variable
  • Torque: 222 ft-lbs. @ 4400 rpm
  • Horsepower: 220 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Turning circle: 41.3 ft.
  • Base engine type: gas


  • Drive type: front wheel drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic


  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • MacPherson strut rear suspension
  • Four-wheel independent suspension


  • Fuel type: gas
  • Fuel type: regular unleaded
  • Fuel tank capacity: 19.8 gal.
  • Range in miles (cty/hwy): 336.6/415.8 mi.
  • EPA mileage est. (cty/hwy): 17/21 mpg


Safety & Security

  • 4-wheel ABS
  • Dual front side-mounted airbags
  • Child seat anchors
  • Remote anti-theft alarm system
  • Emergency braking assist
  • Ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakes
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Daytime running lights
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Front fog/driving lights
  • Auto delay off headlamps
  • Dusk sensing headlamps
  • 2 front headrests
  • 3 rear headrests
  • Rear center 3-point belt
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners
  • Stability control
  • Traction control
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution
  • Front height adjustable headrests
  • Rear height adjustable headrests



1998 Lexus ES 300 in Syracuse

1998 Lexus ES 300 Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Look at listing here

Email with questions to:
General info about 1998 Lexus ES300:
On video not the car I am selling it is general overview. For real photos of Car that is for sale look and the photo gallery, and call for test drive.

Above full in depth overview tour  of the 1998 Lexus ES300.It take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself.
Video also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration.
A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.

I find this video on YouTube and show as overview of same car as it for sale.
Conditions of the car I am selling is different, so you need to see and test drive it.

Side-impact airbags debut on Lexus’s entry-level car, as does an engine immobilizer anti-theft system and an optional Nakamichi audio system. Reduced force front airbags are also new on all 1998 Lexus models.

  • 3.0L V6 engine
  • Automatic transmission
  • Side/Curtain Airbags
  • Traction Control
lexus ES 300 for sale in Syracuse, New York
Lexus ES 300 for sale in Syracuse, New York

Standard Features

  • Bucket Seats
  • Center Console
  • Fog Lights
  • Power Heated Mirrors
  • Keyless Entry System
  • Lighted Entry System
  • Overhead Console
  • Power Brakes
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Tinted Glass
  • 15 Inch Wheels
  • 3.0L V6 DOHC 24V FI Engine
  • Regular Unleaded Fuel Required
  • 4-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Tachometer
  • Alloy Wheels
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
  • Front Side Airbags
  • Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Cloth Seating
  • Power Driver’s Seat
  • Power Front Passenger Seat
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Steering
  • Remote Trunk Release
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Air Conditioning
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • Power Windows
  • Power Door Locks
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • AM/FM/Cassette Audio System

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Available Optional Features


  • Compact Disc Changer
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Power Driver Seat w/Memory
  • Power Moonroof
  • Chrome Wheels
  • Leather Seating
  • Leather Steering Wheel Trim
  • AM/FM/Cassette/CD Audio System
  • Nakamichi Audio



  • Width: 70.5 in.
  • Height: 54.9 in.
  • Length: 190.2 in.
  • Ground clearance: 5.4 in.
  • Curb weight: 3378 lbs.
  • Wheel base: 105.1 in.


  • Rear hip Room: 53.4 in.
  • Rear head room: 36.2 in.
  • Rear leg room: 34.4 in.
  • Rear shoulder room: 54.1 in.


  • Base engine type: gas
  • Horsepower: 200 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Torque: 214 ft-lbs. @ 4400 rpm
  • Turning circle: 36.7 ft.


  • Fuel type: gas
  • Fuel tank capacity: 18.5 gal. listing here


Lexus makes some of the world’s finest automobiles. The LS400 set the benchmark for luxury-sedan excellence when it was introduced, and the rest of the world is just now catching up. The SC300 and SC400 sport coupes have likewise set the automotive world on its ear by blowing the doors off of traditional luxury sport coupes like the Cadillac Eldorado and Mercury Mark VIII in terms of refinement and elegance. The Lexus ES300, on the other hand, was always considered a weak link in the mighty Lexus chain. Many automotive publications, including this one, have called the ES300 a Lexus for those who can’t afford the GS300, or a very nice Toyota Camry.

All of that changed in 1997 when the Camry and ES300 underwent significant redesigns. Thankfully Toyota decided that the Camry and ES300 should take divergent paths as far as styling and orientation were concerned. The result means that Lexus is finally blessed with an entry-level vehicle that deserves to wear the Lexus badge.

The most prominent feature of the ES300 has to be its aggressive snout, which juts forward with a large lower air dam and prominent fog lamps. The ES300’s deep character lines along the hood and door panels work well, giving this car a distinguished appearance that the former model was lacking.

The interior of the ES300 is a nice place to spend time thanks to a high level of refinement and an abundance of standard equipment. Fine luxury touches such as the optional Nakamichi stereo, fine leather upholstery, attractive walnut interior trim pieces and two-position memory seats will make BMW 3-Series owners wonder why they put up with cheap plastic and a tight fit.

Changes to the 1998 ES300 include the introduction of side-impact airbags and depowered side-impact airbags to the standard equipment roster. The ES300 also gets an engine immobilizer anti-theft system and the newly optional Nakamichi sound system that audiophiles have raved about in the LS400 for so long.

Driving the ES300 is fun because of the car’s ample horsepower and torque. The heavy front weight bias and soft suspension make the ES300 feel unstable while driving aggressively, but in most situations the car does fine.

It’s nice to see the people at Lexus taking their entry-level car seriously. If luxury with a touch of performance are what you are looking for, consider the ES300. It’s a nice car that costs less than much of the competition in the near-luxury market. listing here

Safety Features

Safety & Security

  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
  • Fog Lights
  • Front Side Airbags

Crash Test Results

NHTSA Ratings

  • 4 – starsPassenger
  • 4 – starsDriver
  • 5 – starsSide impact front
  • 4 – starsSide impact rear listing here


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