2004 Lexus ES 330 Consumer Review: Beware of this car

2004 Lexus ES 330 - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (3.3L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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Beware of this car
By jp_60173 on


2004 Lexus ES 330 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


The ES330 has a plush ride, is very
quiet and has a nice looking interior.
However, the transmission shifts very
roughly. Also, many exhibit
a 'hesitation' that makes the car feel
like an old car with a dirty
carburetor that bogs down when trying
to accelerate. It does not happen to
every car but tends to get worse with
time if your car is one of the unlucky
ones. The service people at two
dealerships admitted to the problem
but said there is no fix and that this
has been a issue since the 2002
models. They believe it may be a
computer software problem. Lexus does
not admit they have a problem and
offer no fix. Ultimately, I got rid of
my ES330 after 4 months. Stay away
from Lexus.

Best Features

Nice interior.

Worst Features

Fix the problem with the drive train that many ES330s have. Admit you have a problem and are working on a repair instead of burying your head in the sand and pretending all is well.
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