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2005 Lexus ES

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 27/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.3 Liter Transmission: Automatic, 5-Spd w/Overdrive
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2005 Lexus ES Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.4
Out of 10

Based on 253 Ratings for the 2002 - 2006 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.6/10
  • Reliability
    9.7/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.6/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

Reliable car with a smooth ride

By on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 79,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Ride and reliability"

Cons: "Alloy wheels can dent and/or leak"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"No doubt Toyota/Lexus make very reliable cars. This ES300 model has had nothing but routine maintenance completed. It has been economical to own and a pleasure to drive. It has done performed well in the Northeast in all weather conditions with All Season tires. It rides like you are on a cloud. Gas mileage is reasonable at 20-22mpg in mixed driving on regular fuel. Only shortcomings are perhaps underpowered and the alloy wheels are prone to rim leaks. Otherwise, a superb automobile and a great used car to purchase."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

This IS my best vehicle ever

By on Saturday, November 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great visibility all round, extremely comfortable"

Cons: "Never could get the incar remote buttons working."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I had a 2001 Lexus and loved it, but this one has exceeded my expectations. Other than oil changes, tires, and brakes, the only unusual item was replacing one of the under-panels that I'd damaged. Mileage in the city is 18 mph and 25 on the highway. It has provided a comfortable and worry-free ride for over 5 years and 70,0000 miles. I highly recommend this car."

Love this car. Exceeded my expectations.

By on Monday, November 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 129,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The 2003 Lexus has been reliable, comfortable, easy to drive and offers a smooth ride. I truly hate to part with it but my sales job requires that I get a new car. Otherwise, I would keep this awesome and dependable auto!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Best car I ever owned. Steady on the road.

By on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun features: sun roof, compass, cup holders."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Very comfortable inside. Minimal road noise, quiet engine. Ride is very smooth and comfortable. Heating is very good in cold weather. Air-conditioning works very well in warm weather. The only other cars I have owned that came close to its performance was my Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme and my Volvo. It is reliable in all weather and road conditions. I highly recommend the Lexus ES300 model. This manufacture year, 2002, was an especially good year for this model Lexus."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

An outstanding car!!!

By on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 105,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very reliable, Stylish"

Cons: "Keys are expensive to replace"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My Lexus is 12 years old and is still going strong. Minimal repairs have been needed - basically just upkeep costs. People can't believe that it is 12 years old. I have the "sparkly" white paint which very rarely looks dirty. The interior is beautiful. This car is the best investment I have ever made. You can never go wrong buying a Lexus. A great brand."

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Great car for the money

By on Monday, October 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 86,600

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great quality all around"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car 9 years ago and it is still quiet, dependable and comfortable. My requirements for a car are good handling and turning radius, good acceleration when needed, large trunk, comfortable seats with lumbar support, and good sound system. It has all of these. The only reason I didn't score it 10/10 is gas mileage, but it is an excellent car all around, well built, great on the details"

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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