2006 Lexus ES 330 Consumer Review: Disappointed

2006 Lexus ES 330 - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (3.3L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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2006 Lexus ES 330 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


Steering is too sensitive, although it turns extremely well. Does not handle well in high wind. After owning the Chrysler 300C, the Lexus ES330 was a disappointment. Gets pretty good gas mileage, but you have to use premium fuel (Edmunds reports regular fuel -- not true, and the dealer didn't tell us about the fuel until we were ready to leave with the car! (Lesson learned: Buyer Beware!) Navigation system is too complicated and inaccurate, which doesn't help when you're in the middle of heavy, high-speed traffic and need it the most! Sound system could be improved with better quality speakers or more of them.

Best Features

Open all windows & sunroof with touch of key before opening the car doors (great in Southwest summers). Good visibility, no blindspots. Adjustable pedals. Love the hands-free command feature.

Worst Features

Telescopic steering wheel; seat that moves back when key turns off; button instead of skinny knob for seat heat/cool; place to put your cell phone! Rear warning signal in reverse; Sound system is weak for size of interior. Needs lighting for rear passengers. Seats could be a little more plush.
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