After 8 Toyotas and virtually NO problems, I thought I would step up to the Luxury version. I found an 09 creampuff at a Florida Lexus Dealer. Only 36+K and a 3 year warranty priced a little under retail . After about 7000 miles, I ma having issues I would never have expected from my Toyotas. Some shifting abnormalities where at about 37MPH, the car will vibrate slightly as it up shifts . Also, some very annoying interior rattles and a subpar Entertainment system ( After owning an Avalon with a JBL system, Lexus's system does not compare). My biggest reason for owning Toyotas was NO PROBLEMS !! I'm hoping these initial problems with this car are isolated instances. One more problem, and I'm selling and looking for a late model Avalon Limited !!
I was fortunate enough to find a 2009 Lexus ES 350 with 35,000 miles on it that was in mint condition.It is silky smooth and whisper quiet.I have no issues with the steering,and it handles
well even around sharp curves.You have the feeling you are controlling a precision instrument.
The biggest surprise is how fast it is.It has awsome passing power,and it is also fast off the line. My only minor critique on the car is that although the front seats are decently comfortable,there is room for improvement in that area.
It is a pleasure to drive,and it looks sharp!
Very smooth engine and transmission.
Make the front seats as comfortable as the seats
in an Acura
This is my second ES. The prior was an ES 330. The car is quiet in terms of road noise. Performance is great unless you are used to driving a high performance BMW. I';s easy to look down and see you are cruising at 80 thinking you are driving at 60. Interior materials are all high quality. I only have 2 complaints. First the sound system is sub-par for this class of vehicle. Second there is as persistant rattle in the sun-roof area that the dealer cannot seem to fix. There are also other bump related rattles that seem to develop during the first 20k miles.
Cooled seats. Nice combination of handling and ride. Great gas mileage. Quality interior materials. Comfortable car to drive.
Bought this car after driving my RX for 10 years, which now my son is driving. Love the features, bluetooth for phone, parking assist, navigation, rear shade, auto wipers, and heated/cooled seats. Black interior can be a challenge to keep looking new but love driving it and the gas mileage is 25+ City and around 30 on highway. Would recommend to anyone. Looking to buy a third Lexus now, which brought me to this page!
Headlights, bluetooth, cooled and heated seats, parking assist.
I purchased my ES 350 a little over a year and a half ago, and to this day have no regrets. We have the fully loaded model in the Matador Red Mica color. The looks, the reliability, and the overall design are superb. This is our second Lexus. We also have a '94 GS 300 which has also been absolutely trouble-free. We'll always be a Lexus family.