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2005 Lexus ES 330 - Consumer Reviews

2005 Lexus ES 330

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Base 3.3L V6 5-speed Automatic - (156 reviews )

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By Dave Migliori
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Vehicle

2005 Lexus ES 330 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Great Car. Very Quiet. Rich looking interior. More room inside than the BMW 330. With front wheel drive and four snow tires this car performed very well in the snow. Much better value than my BMW 528i.


Best Features

Quiet interior.


Worst Features

Better handling.


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Fun to Drive!
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By Dave
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2005 Lexus ES 330 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This is the most fun to drive of any vehicle I have owned - and I have owned a lot of them at age 71. I find it responsive and a joy. I drive mostly highway miles and really like the gas milage - beats my 2002 Honda Accord by 15%.


Best Features

Comfort and quiet, and build quality.


Worst Features

Transmission improvment, but since most of my driving is highway, not a problem for me.


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Great Car
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By Doris
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Vehicle

2005 Lexus ES 330 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I read all reviews about this car prior to purchasing it. All of them are true. Despite its Camry look, the interior is superior and luxurious. It rides better than BMW 325. Most cars come with package 1 or 2. Go with package 2 (everything but the navigational system).I got mine at slightly below $31K (package 2). It worths every penny.


Best Features

Rearview mirrors automatically tilt downward when I shift the gear to "R", auto-sensing wiper and all interior features.


Worst Features

Needs a slightly bigger engine. You cannot fold back seat (all Lexus' cars).


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A Great Car
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By Brian M
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2005 Lexus ES 330 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Absolutely a pleasure to own and drive. Quiet and comfortable. Smooth ride. More than adequate acceleration and power for Chicago tollway driving. Excellent build quality. Not a single flaw or problem. This car is not a performance "sports" car, but it is exactly what I was looking for: an affordable, great riding, entry luxury car. Fantastic service from dealership.


Best Features

Comfort of the seats. Interior design and feel.


Worst Features

Bluetooth would be nice. But maybe it is available now.


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An ES 330 with lots of problems
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By smirror
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2005 Lexus ES 330 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I bought an Acura TL in 2002 and had a lot of noise problems. So when I needed to buy another car last year, I went for a Lexus brand with great reputation. But I was disappointed completely. The transmission hesitation made the driving so painful, in addition to many noise problems (rattling door, overhead, steering column and front passenger seat). In fact there are widespread complaint about the transmission problem in the Edmunds Forum discussions. My mistake was that I did not read them before buying the car. Still, I am surprised that the reviews here are pretty much all good. Go check out the Forum before you buy the ES. Don't make mistakes like mine.


Best Features

Great interior material. Looks luxurious.


Worst Features

Transmission needs re-design. Better workmanship to reduce rattling.


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