By William Galarneault on
2005 Lexus ES 330 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
Not as good as previous Lexus autos I have owned. One major problem causes me to never recommend this car. The transmission. It jerks, slows down differently when one lets up on the accelerator. Even acts like you are braking when you are not doing so. In itself, this could be adapted to by a driver, but it is not consistent. Sometimes it does these things, other times it acts like a normal car. Friends have assigned the knickname "Lurch" to this car.
Easy to answer. It is the quiet ride with little wind noise and motor noise.
Go back to the old transmission that shifts smoothly and can be relied upon to act the same every time without hesitations.