Lexus could really do better but didn't
By ChuckHall on
2008 Lexus ES 350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
If you love the feel of the road then you will love this series of Lexus because due to the stiff suspension you will feel every bump in the road. If you are broad in the beam get a different car. When I drove the car I had to shift my position numerous times to feel comfortable - the seat is not wide enough for a larger than average person. There is a wind noise on both sides of the windshield that should never be heard from a car in this price range - and owners of the same style Camry have reported the same noise as well but Toyota/Lexus report that this is normal. If you are long waisted (short legged) get a different car - it is impossible to adjust the height for comfort.
The car goes like a bat out of hell and will stop on a dime. Great air conditioning but the heater had a hard time maintaining the proper temperature. The tilt and telescoping steering wheel on entry is a nice touch. The tilt down side mirrors in reverse are fun - for awhile - then distracting.
The car needs softer padding in the seat or Lexus needs to offer cloth seats. If you love the exterior look of the car buy a Camry and save yourself some money because they are almost identical. It also needs a softer suspension if you are going to do much driving on LA freeways. A disappointment.