"If you are looking for a dependable, reliable, strong, and good all around vehicle. Well I would recomend purchasing this car. As far as crash test, no other car would I recomend. The old school hard unibody construction and a added plus of having rear wheel drive. you can not ask for more. And everyone that you look at will be fully loaded compared to other vehicles in the price range. Buy it you will love it."
"Seems my 2004 Mercedes was in the shop every month, so in 2005 in purchased the ES330. After 38K miles in heavy driving, not a single problem. I traded up to the new ES350 last Dec 06, and after 18K miles, not a single problem. This car is extremely comfortable, stylish with outstanding quality, and best of all I average 26mpg city/hwy. Vented seats are the best for the hot AZ summer. All of this for under 40 grand, this vehicle is a great value!"
"Bought the car with 24K miles and haven't regretted my decision once. It's got 58K now and other than routine maintenance and a heater fan replaced under warranty it's been perfect. It is no sports sedan but awfully nice to get into and drive a long distance in total comfort and quiet!"
"I purchased this vehicle new in February 2004 and now have 51,000 miles on it. I have had many luxury and non-luxury vehicles. I completely love this car! I have never loved a car like this one! With 51,000 miles, I have never had to have any work done to this vehiicle except routine maintenance. This is an exceptional car and definitely worth every single penny!"
"This car has a very strong engine. Good handling, and plenty of trunk space. A couple of things that make this car a "must trade" for me, the interior is not roomy enough for me... I'm 6"tall. Though the leg room is very good, even at my height. Not very much shoulder room. The Other challenge I faced was the glove box. This car has a cd changer, so there is only enough room for a vehicle manual. I will say, my previous vehicle was a Toyota Avalon. Enough said.
I got a really good deal on this car and my wife feel in love with its fun and sporty looks, and how it still manages to stay luxury at the same time with that Lexus name. You won't be disappointed with this vehicle. So long as your average to small person."
Cons: "cupholders are pointless, gas mileage not great"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have owned this car for over a year and it has been a very reliable car with only minor mechanical issues. It is very comfortable to drive I love all of the extra's like the automatic lights the leather, sunroof ect- It's quiet and and sleek and it has a lot of power."
"Reliable, Very confortable, silent, very good driving and vsibility. The leader seats after 12 years still in very good shape. The cup holders do not hold the water botles well. I will buy another Lexus in the future."
"Great dependable car. Keeps going and going and going and going.....Use this car as a commuter vehicle and it is pushing 250,000 miles and it just wont quit!! Love it and we are keeping it but are adding a gx470 to our garage too :)"
"I bought my 97 Lexus ES 300 brand new in August of 1997. As of January, 2011, that wonderful car is still in my driveway -- after having been driven slightly more than 250,000 miles. It is now my 19 year old daughter's car and I am delighted she has such a wonderful, reliable car to rely upon. Yes, I have certainly spent money not only for maintenance but, in a quarter of a million miles, for repair. But the car is an absolute joy. Still rides buttery smooth."
"I bought my ES 300 used and have put over 110,000 miles on it in the last 4 years. I have never been happier with a car's dependability and looks. The V6 engine doesn't have as much power as I would expect it to; and though there's nothing wrong with my current car, over all this Lexus has reaffirmed my decision to purchase another Lexus."
"I've had this car for 3 years now and have 40k miles on it. Flawless, zero problems. It looks great, feels great, is an awesome trip car, is quiet and very comfortable. I get lots of compliments on it. Highly recommend!!"
"i just bought this car about a week ago. I love everything about this car except with gas prices, I wish it would get better mileage since I'm on the highway more than not. The ride is nice, looks great and I will buy another Lexus."
"Go with the ultra package if you buy this car. I have had mine for about 15 months. I waited for 10 weeks for it to arrive. Worth every minute. The technology and entertainment system are second to none. I can't imagine any vehicle in the ES350's price range matching this car when it comes to the combination of features and performance. Two minor things that could be better...not much space for storage or to put the stuff that you need to access. The second is that when you use the power outlet and the audio plug in the center counsole at the same time you get ground noise in the system. All in all...an awesome car. I love mine."
"Bought the ES350 when 1st introduced. Been in the shop once at one year for routine oil change. Incredible quality & value for a newly introduced model. Love the nav system & air cooled & heated seats. Beautifully finished interior. Some surprising road noise from front tires. Not a sports road car like my prior BMW528. But plenty of power for all occasions & good fuel economy. Wish this was available in 4 wheel drive. This model reminds me a lot of my original 1990 LS, which I drove for 150,000 miles without a problem. And the sticker price was the same 17 years later. Amazing car."
"This has been the best car I have ever owned. If there is anything I could change on it would be the cup holders, but I use them so little it's not an issue.
Hands down this is an awsome vehicle. Other than regular maintenance, never have had a problem with anything...and I mean NOTHING!"
"Used to be loyal Mercedes owner. They failed and are waaaayyyy too expensive for the product, and in NO way compare to this car. I LOVE MY ES 330!!! I will never buy anything but a Lexus. It is THE MOST comfortable and pleasurable car I have EVER driven OR owned. The only fault I find...it's too special to look like a Camry! Keep 'em coming Lexus..!"