Used 2008 Lexus ES 350 Sedan

2008 Lexus ES 350
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2008 Lexus ES 350

Pros

  • Strong yet quiet performance, plenty of available high-end luxury features, very good crash test scores.

Cons

  • Pricey option packages, some rivals offer as much or more power and room for less money.

Used 2008 Lexus ES 350 Sedan for Sale

Lexus ES 350 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
57,668 miles
Used 2008
Lexus ES 350
Base
List$12,500
Est.Loan: $255/mo
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Lexus ES 350 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
128,599 miles
Used 2008
Lexus ES 350
Base
Motor World
26.4 mi away
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Lexus ES 350 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
96,031 miles
Used 2008
Lexus ES 350
Base
(5)
Gorilla Motors
33.1 mi away
List$11,495
Est.Loan: $235/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Lexus ES 350 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
118,085 miles
Used 2008
Lexus ES 350
Base
(1)
Carma Auto
34.9 mi away
List$8,499
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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Lexus ES 350 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
0
Used 2008
Lexus ES 350
Base
(2)
Motor Maxx
38.5 mi away
List$7,597
Est.Loan: $155/mo
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Lexus ES 350 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
93,841 miles
Used 2008
Lexus ES 350
Base
(1)
Star Cars
47.3 mi away
List$9,999
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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$275 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Loaded, Navigation, Backup Camera, Sunroof, Heated & Cooled Seats
Lexus ES 350 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
65,983 miles
Used 2008
Lexus ES 350
Base
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $266/mo
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Lexus ES 350 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
112,363 miles
Used 2008
Lexus ES 350
Base
Bobby Rahal Acura
86.6 mi away
List$9,555
Est.Loan: $195/mo
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Lexus ES 350 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
74,799 miles
Used 2008
Lexus ES 350
Base
CarMax
87.1 mi away
List$13,998
Est.Loan: $286/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Lexus ES 350 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
138,175 miles
Used 2008
Lexus ES 350
Base
List$8,295
Est.Loan: $170/mo
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Lexus ES 350 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
113,456 miles
Used 2008
Lexus ES 350
Base
CarMax
94.5 mi away
List$11,998
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in PA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $118 Document Preparation Charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Lexus ES 350 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
190,037 miles
Used 2008
Lexus ES 350
Base
ListNot Listed
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Lexus ES 350 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
25,743 miles
Used 2008
Lexus ES 350
Base
Porsche Towson
53.4 mi away
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Lexus ES 350 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
95,492 miles
Used 2008
Lexus ES 350
Base
(1)
Hertrich Honda
79.1 mi away
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Lexus ES 350 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
120,407 miles
Used 2008
Lexus ES 350
Base
(1)
Star Cars
47.3 mi away
List$9,999
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Dealer Notes
Premium Package, Navigation, Backup Camera, HeatedCooled Seats

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2008 Lexus ES 350, with its plush ride, strong performance and beautiful interior, is a fine choice for an entry-level luxury sedan.

vehicle overview

In spite of all the ads you see showing premium-badged sedans blazing down a deserted twisty road, not everyone in the upper-income brackets is a race driver wannabe looking to double his heart rate every time he gets behind the wheel. To the contrary, there are plenty of people who prefer something different when they're in the car -- a more soothing experience when dealing with traffic-clogged commutes, nerve-frazzling construction zones and fussy kids on the way to school. For this silent majority, there's the 2008 Lexus ES 350.

Serenity, not scintillation, best describes the car's personality. As Lexus has been doing with its ES series sedan since the early 1990s, the ES 350 provides exactly what most entry-level luxury customers want -- classy styling, superb build quality, plenty of luxury features and a reputation for safety and reliability -- and delivers it all in a refined, attractive package.

Although the ES 350's V6 is certainly strong and the handling precise, the ES 350 is still not well-suited for driving enthusiasts. If you're looking for an involved, not isolated drive, then luxury sport sedans such as Lexus' own IS series or competitors such as the Acura TL and Infiniti G35 would be more to your liking.

There's also the Chrysler 300C, which has more passenger room and the performance of an available 340-horsepower V8, though its drab, overly plastic interior is absolutely shamed by the beautifully finished ES 350's. We'd also suggest looking at the Hyundai Azera, as it offers a similar design to the ES 350's with a less expensive price as a trade-off for reduced prestige and premium-grade materials.

All of these cars are just alternatives, however. Overall, the 2008 Lexus ES 350 stands tall as just about the ideal entry-luxury sedan. If you're seeking a luxury car that gets just about everything right and provides a calm, quiet respite during commutes, errands and road trips, it doesn't get much better than the ES 350.

2008 Lexus ES 350 configurations

The 2008 Lexus ES 350 is an entry-level luxury sedan that comes in a single, well-equipped trim level. Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, 10-way power front seats, real wood accents, keyless entry and starting, a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a trip computer, dual-zone automatic climate control, HomeLink, one-touch up/down windows all around and an eight-speaker audio system with a six-disc, in-dash CD changer and an auxiliary audio jack.

Via a number of available (and usually pricey) packages, Lexus offers most any luxury feature one may desire. Highlights include leather seating, park assist, heated/ventilated front seats, adaptive cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, a front seat memory system, adaptive xenon HID headlights, a navigation system (with voice activation), a premium Mark Levinson surround-sound audio and video system, satellite radio, a power rear sunshade and chrome wheels. Summer tires are available to buyers seeking added dry-weather grip over the standard all-season set.

2008 Highlights

The 2008 Lexus ES 350 sees just a couple of changes, including sleeker but smaller sideview mirrors and upgraded interior lighting.

Performance & mpg

The ES 350 has a 3.5-liter V6 that develops 272 hp and 254 pound-feet of torque. This power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift capability. In testing, we've found that this smooth and silent powertrain whisks the car to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds. EPA fuel economy estimates, at 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway, are above average for a 2008 midsize luxury sedan.

Safety

Antilock disc brakes, stability control and a full array of airbags (including dual front knee, front-seat side and full-length side curtain) are all standard on the 2008 Lexus ES 350. Rear-seat side airbags and a pre-collision system are optional. The latter option comes into play when an impending collision is sensed (via the components used for the optional adaptive cruise control system) and automatically tightens up the seatbelts and applies full power braking when the driver presses the pedal.

In government crash tests, the ES 350 scored five stars (the highest possible) in the frontal-impact category for both driver and passenger. In side-impact tests, the Lexus scored five stars for front-occupant protection and four for the rear. In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests, the ES 350 rated "Good" (the highest possible).

Driving

As expected, the 2008 Lexus ES 350 provides a soft, absorbent ride, yet provides better control than expected. Road, wind and engine noise are well muted -- this Lexus is one of the quietest cars we've ever tested at freeway cruising speeds. When pushed hard in the corners, there is noticeable body roll but the car remains composed. Most owners will probably never even notice that, as the ES 350 is a quiet, low-stress luxury sedan that makes no pretense of possessing sporting intentions. Those seeking back-road thrills should test-drive its more tautly sprung, though less comfortable and less roomy, IS series siblings.

Interior

With meticulous fit and finish and a warm, classy ambience, the cabin of the ES 350 is a strong example of why Lexus is so highly regarded. All the materials, be they plastic, leather, metal or wood, are of the finest quality, while the numerous luxury features are easy to use. The optional ventilated seats are among the best we've experienced, with plenty of cool air circulating throughout. The ES 350 also offers a roomy backseat and a 14.7-cubic-foot trunk with a pass-through.


Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

my lexus saved my life
jfman sr,03/23/2010
This happened to me on Saturday March 20th in Laurel md at approximately 4pm while driving on rte 1 as I entered the intersection of rte 1 and cherry lane a black Ford or Mercury grand marquis or crown vic ran a red light and t-bone my es 350 totally destroying my car. Every air bag on the drivers side deployed thus saving my life the other driver was dui going approx. 70 miles per hr, I don't think that I would have survived had I not been in my Lexus. That car saved my life there's no doubt about it. I called my Lexus dealer today to get me into another es 350 asap. My family and I want to say thank for building such a great car its truly a life saver. Thanks Toyota keep up the great job. Jfman
Delilah D'Lexus that's what I named her!
Teri,01/25/2016
I would recommend this car to anyone especially those who drive a lot and enjoy travelling in comfort. Pros....pretty much everything. Steady. Smooth. Reliable.great looking interior.everything at your fingertips as far as controls go. Cons: sits a little too close to ground therefore it tends to bottom out on steeper inclines/declines. Can be a little hard exiting car at times if your taller than your average. I'm now looking to buy my 3rd Lexus, I'm hooked on and spoiled to a Lexus. I'll miss Delilah D'Lexus but I know her sibling is awaiting for me.
2008 Lexus ES350 engine troubles
JJ,11/10/2010
I bought the car new and have had an engine noise from the beginning that sounds like a valve lifter. Lexus started out claiming no noise, then no abnormal noise, than piston slap and finally less than premium gas in the tank. I have all gas receipts and they're all premium. The NCDS (National Center for Dispute Settlement) funded by Toyota wasn't interested in the evidence disproving the Lexus claim. The noise had gotten worse and Lexus refuses to address the issue. The value of this car will be greatly diminished at trade in time.
Like other first-time Lexus owners, disappointed
swa_tech,11/01/2012
Based on the opinion of a friend, purchased a 2008 ES-350 w/ 56k miles from Lexus dealer. Immediately experienced transmission shift flares, abrupt downshifts. Software update didn't fix it, transmission was replaced. Other issues not yet addressed: soft engine knock (piston slap?), timing chain rattles briefly when engine not started for several days, plenty of interior rattles, and of course paint chipping. While baffled that a car costing over $40k new would exhibit these technical issues at av'g miles, I must say the dealer service (Sewell in Dallas) has been exemplary so far.
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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
272 hp @ 6200 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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The Used 2008 Lexus ES 350 Sedan is offered in the following styles: 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A).

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Should I lease or buy a 2008 Lexus ES 350?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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