I've had my 2005 ES330 for 2 weeks. I
drive about 60 miles a day, mixed
highway and city. The car is
incredible: smooth as silk, QUIET
cabin, no rattles, quality inside and
out. You can see and feel the
difference between Lexus and other
Japanese brands like Acura and
Infiniti, especially the interior
materials and workmanship. Lexus is
clearly better. Before choosing the
Lexus, however, I was worried about
the transmission "hesitation" problem
mentioned in other forums. I test
drove several 2005 ES330's. None had
the transmission problem, including
the one I ended up buying. My advice:
test drive the car thoroughly and
judge for yourself.
Voice navigation system is awesome.
Rain sensing wipers. Ventilated (and
heated) front seats come in handy in
Houston. Spacious and elegant
Acceleration is good, but could always
be better. What would make this car
perfect? How about a Lexus ES 430? I
guess a V8 in this car would kill
other Lexus vehicle sales.
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