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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 261 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

Very reliable and quiet ride

By on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,285

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Smooth quiet ride, reliable, quality leather"

Cons: "Occasional hesitation when accelerating"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I am the 3rd owner of this vehicle. I purchased it with approximately 138,000 miles on it from a traveling salesman. Reading the reviews prior to purchasing gave me confidence that it would be reliable. He had all service performed at a Lexus dealer and I was able to obtain a copy of it. In almost 4 years of ownership, I have put 62k miles on the vehicle without a single repair. (only required maintenance and front brakes) I do sometimes have the slight hesitation issue and hard shift some people complain about. For me it seems to happen sometimes if I accelerate slowly. If I accelerate normal to fast it will not ever hesitate and shift smooth as silk. Since I have all the records I know the transmission has never needed repair. I have read that it may have something to do with the “drive-by-wire” system it uses. Anyway, mine has never put us in a dangerous situation. One of the best things about the vehicle is the very smooth and quiet ride. However, I did notice an increase in tire noise when I went to a less expensive brand of tires. My recommendation is to stay with Michelin for the quietest ride. In my opinion if you can find one that’s been well maintained, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy it. I am hoping to get another 100k and 5 years out of mine."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

original owner...finally bought a new car--low mil

By on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 116,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "color(white)dependable,new tires,brakes,"

Cons: "12 years old"

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

"wonderful vehicle...dependable,new tires and brakes,all servicing done @ Riverside Lexus or Escondido Lexus,tinted windows,white color,beige interior,"

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Very reliable - - top notch

By on Friday, December 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Trouble free, easy to drive, totally reliable"

Cons: "None"

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

"This car has never let me down. The only regret I have is that I purchased a "black" lexus - hard for me to keep it clean - but when it's clean - looks rich. It has never left me stranded."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

MINT CONDITION

By on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,000

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

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

"one owner bought from dealer show room driven by professional women non smoking garaged kept car has been professionally maintained peril white exterior beige interior must see by appointment only"

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

The best car I ever owned

By on Wednesday, December 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 143,000

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
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

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

"All the best qualities an owner would want in a car. I did not have all the extra options that would make the car an even better value."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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."

9 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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