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2005 Lexus Es-330 - Consumer Reviews

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Base 3.3L V6 5-speed Automatic - (151 reviews )
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Fantastic Car, Only Minor Quips
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By my03tundra
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2005 Lexus ES 330 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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For many years prior to getting my Lexus, I had been driving trucks and SUVS. I had a 2003 Toyota Tundra, 2007 Honda Ridgeline, 2008 Honda CR-V, and a 2011 Ford F-150. I loved my F-150 and for a pickup it got good mileage. Sadly, I was in an accident in May that totaled my truck, but I wasn't. After that, I was without a vehicle until September when I stumbled upon the car. Literally. I had told a family member "I'm thinking about buying a used luxury car," when she did a Google search and found my car! I love the car. Comfortable, handles confidently, and has everything but USB and Bluetooth connectivity.


Favorite Features

Ride comfort, heated and ventilated seats,


Suggested Improvements

More cupholders, cubbies and storage nooks, smaller rearward blind spots.


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Bought a few days ago 77k miles
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By cswindle
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2005 Lexus ES 330 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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This is my first Lexus and I love everything about it. It rides really well, very comfortable to drive, and is extremely quiet. Acceleration is a tad slow, but overall this is an outstanding vehicle. I will post updates every now and then in the comments section of this review.


Favorite Features

Navigation, Heated/AC seats, Independent suspension


Suggested Improvements

Acceleration, "get up and go" front end is a little bland


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Should have bought one sooner
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By phroadrick
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2005 Lexus ES 330 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought this car for my wife when it was traded in at the dealership where I work (Buick GMC dealer, I don't sell Lexus). Have only owned it for a couple of days but boy am I impressed with this car. Fit and finish is amazing, no squeaks or rattles on a 5 yr old used car. Smooth, quiet, good performance and our 3 yr old says it beautiful. Only downside I see is never getting to drive it!


Favorite Features

Heated/cooled seats, auto windows (up and down for all 4), 1 touch lowering of all windows and the sunroof with the remote.


Suggested Improvements

Telescoping wheel, corrected in later versions


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103,000 Miles and going well.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By TimSmith
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2005 Lexus ES 330 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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I have put a lot of miles on this guy and have yet to do anything but scheduled maintenance. Rides like the day I bought it, gets great mileage, and still is in very good shape.


Favorite Features

Comfort


Suggested Improvements

acceleration is sluggish, sometimes you have to floor it to get it to respond, a real danger sometimes.


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Solid Car
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By M Simon
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2005 Lexus ES 330 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Smooth ride. Excellent highway performance. Good gas mileage. Roomy interior. Nice interior design. Large trunk. Solid vehicle. Reasonable maintenance costs.


Favorite Features

Good audio system. Dash lighting and cluster placement. Steering wheel controls. Vented seats.


Suggested Improvements

Wind noise from moonroof. Seats could be a bit more firm and better lumbar support.


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