Well it has a nice ride & is quiet.
Nice features. It is a little under
powered, but I expected that. Many have
complained about instability of the
transmission - but it is my
understanding that the ES300 has fly-by-
wire control, & have
experienced "shuttering" to different
degrees - from the feeling that your on
a bumpy road, to a low frequeny shutter
after coming down a hill & getting
ready to go up another. This is a
classic unstable servo system -
something that the engineers should
have solved long ago. BTW, the
transmission isn't all that great
either. Should be a lot better for a
35k car made by Toyota.
Nice ride, quiet, nice interior.
Solve the engine servo control problem
& get a better transmission
Wow! Just traded my 2001 ES300 for the
2002. Night and day difference! This is
car #40 for me and I've done them all,
from Studebaker to Mercedes. This is
the finest car I've ever been in. Style
is awesome, interior a knockout, quiet,
smooth and responsive. Tranny is a big
improvement over last year, as is
tranny, more interior room, style and
overall quality. Automatic wipers!
I gues a few more hp would be nice, but
I really don't miss them.
I've had my ES300 for about 2 months
now. I love it except for the fact
that I had to take it back 6 time to
get rid of a rattle comming from the
passenger door. (After sending out a
factory engineer, it was determined
that the car needed re-welding.)While
they were at it, Lexus also got rid of
a couple other rattles. Rattles
notwithstanding, however, this is
truly a wonderful car to drive.
Hurry up and re-program the
transmission for smoother shifting and
hopefully a little more responsiveness
from the engine. (The factory is
supposedly working on this.)Focus on
getting rid of rattles before they
reach the customer.
I love everything except the slow-
respond, not-smooth transmission. This
is not what I expect from a Lexus.
Sometimes it's getting so annoying that
I hate my car. Other than that,
everything else is soooooooo nice.
Nav, sound system (gotta get Mark L),
leather (still smell so good after
almost a year).
I bought my ES300 against my wife's
objection. We have always been Benz
fan and my last car was S320. Let me
tell you my friends, this car actually
runs smoother and quieter that my last
benz. Fits and finishes are first
class and Valencia Lexus service is
better than any dealership I've ever
been. To be honest, I am disappointed
with the declining quality and service
of Mercedes benz. even my wife is
thinking of getting RX330 when it comes
out next year.