2008 Lexus ES 350 Consumer Review: Think about it before you buy
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2008 Lexus ES 350 - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (3.5L V6 6-speed Automatic)

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Think about it before you buy this car
By mike on

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2008 Lexus ES 350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

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If you are a driver, this is not your car. Transmission control is poorly designed, hurts economy and has safety issues as it coasts. Too quick to downshift on slight inclines. Driver has no control! Handling feel is not too bad. Pushed hard, exhibits roll. Front drive in any car has handling problems. This car is powerful and has torque steer that can take the car in dangerous directions if pushed hard from a dead stop. Be prepared if hard acceleration is planned or required. Inside lighting is extremely poor. Design goof again. Paint may be thin and prone to scratches. Do not have the dealer service. Charges are 4x what you can by at a service shop.

Best Features

Nice comfort features. Sound system is excellent. Car is a silent cruiser, nice for traveling. Headlights, fog, and driving lights may be configured for automatic on/off, daylight on. Push to start keyfob very convenient. The car is very pleasing to the eye. Despite tranny, still has good economy.

Worst Features

Interior lighting. Redesign the transmission for driver control if desired. This tranny is an abomination! Needs an Audi cargo net, much smarter. Work on torque steer.
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