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2005 Lexus ES 330 Sedan

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Base 3.3L V6 5-speed Automatic - (158 reviews )

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1st time Lexus Owner
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By NJ Owner
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2005 Lexus ES 330 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Overall, a very nice car. Cost of operation is very good. Oil change charge is the same as a regular Toyota. Not like Mercedes or BMW where it's $30 for the filter alone. MPG is 26. Good highway performance. More of a cushion ride, not a tight ride like BMW or Mercedes. Purchased pre-owned with 20K miles for $19K, with 6 months of original warranty. My only dislike is wind noise coming from moonroof. Great value!


Best Features

Interior design is very comfortable and well designed. Good sound system. Cruise control well placed. Leather seats comfortable.


Worst Features

Moon roof wind noise when closed.


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A beautiful machine!
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By Alex
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2005 Lexus ES 330 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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We bought this car used in March of 2008 (Certified though), and we have had absolutely no mechanical problems with it (minus one tire that had an improper seal, easily fixed)! One of the best cars we've owned! We used to be a Honda/Volvo family, but my husband acquired my stepmother's 2002 RX300 in 2005, and since then, we have fallen in love with the brand. A reliable, QUIET car! Only improvement would be better mileage around town, we're getting about 17.5, which is still good for a V6! Kudos, Lexus!


Best Features

Navigation, Steering Wheel Functions, Rear-Window Shade


Worst Features

Better City Fuel Economy Rating!


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Best FWD used car value for under $20K
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By nixima
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2005 Lexus ES 330 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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I test drove the Passat, A4, TL, and G35. They are all nice cars but the ES330 drives more smoothly, is more luxurious, does not require premium unleaded, and is more roomy inside. The transmission isn't as bad as some of the other reviewers have stated. Once in awhile it will have problems finding the right gear but 99% of the time it's fine. Other problem areas are the steering knuckle joint makes noise during the winter (there is a TSB for this). The headlights were aimed way too low but are easily adjusted with a screwdriver. The stock Michelin tires are not very good in the snow. Overall the goods outweigh the bads for the ES330.


Best Features

heated/cooled seats, regular unleaded gas, rain sensing wipers, stereo, paint and wheels, big sunroof, rear window shade, headlights (once you aim them up a bunch), cabin quietness, ice cold AC, same engine as the Sienna (same oil filter), large trunk, back seat room


Worst Features

cup holders, handling, traction in snow, transmission, steering knuckle noise


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Love it!
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By Kathy
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2005 Lexus ES 330 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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I love this car! Bought this car last summer after driving an Acura TL. I have always loved the classy look of a Lexus car...I get compliments all the time on my car (it's white). Drive is quiet & feels great, have had no mechanical issues at all. The cup holder is my only complaint--it's not deep enough and you have to hold on to the cup so it doesn't tip over. Otherwise, LOVE IT!


Best Features

Love the "auto" windshield wipers. Having heated & cooled seats is pretty cool.


Worst Features

Improved cup holder for sure!


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Great car
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By JJG
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2005 Lexus ES 330 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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This is a great car in the snow. I went from all wheel drive to this and do not regret it. The stability control works great. It is a very quiet car low road noise.


Best Features

The navigation system works great. It has a roomy trunk.


Worst Features

They should have the memory set to the key. My last car even brought the sound system back to where I had it when I opened the door.


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