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2006 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

2006 Lexus ES Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.4
Out of 10

Based on 265 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

Best & cheapest to operate vehicle I have ever had

By on Monday, May 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

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: "On trips still gets ~ 30 mpg, In town ~ 21 mpg."

Cons: "No cons!"

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

"This car has needed no repairs in the 11 years I have owned it. It has had regular maintenance. It has 2 interior floor lights burned out and the left rear window won't go up or down. Those were the only problems it has ever had."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Stone Cold Reliable but Novacaine numb

By on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Ride, Quiet, Solid, Trunk Size, Reliable"

Cons: "Dull driver, Front seats not great, numb steering"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"Have owned the car 3 trouble free years, apart from A/C compressor service. It is a powder puff that serenely glides over bumps and road imperfections. It is quiet inside and the hardware, switchgear and interior materials are top quality. Back seat is roomy and very comfortable. Trunk is large. The Silver paint finish and clearcoat are extremely durable, still shining after 13 years (9 years in a garage and 4 years outdoors). Now the downsides; it's unexciting to drive, the power steering is numb and handling is a bit ponderous. It is a dull driver on the highway, perhaps dangerously so (Zzzz). The front seats are soft and lower back support is surprisingly lacking. The back hurts after a few hours. The steering wheel tilts, but doesn't telescope so it's a little hard to get comfortable in relation to the wheel and pedals. Overall, it's bullet proof reliable but dull."

BEST CAR I EVER OWNED!

By on Saturday, February 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

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

Pros: "Smooth, comfy, safe, reliable"

Cons: "A little under powered"

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

"These engineers thought of everything. Didn't miss a trick. Rides like a dream. Great sound system. Super comfortable. Good GPS. Reliable. What's not to like? Oh, one minor thing... it's a bit underpowered. But then it's a luxury car and 0-60 is irrelevant. Oh and the local Lexus dealer is a bit of a rip off when it comes to service."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

total value and reliability

By on Friday, January 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 112,000

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: "comfort and reliability"

Cons: "trunk space and the back seat does not fold down"

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

"Very reliable, comfortable and economical. Own the car for the past 6 years no problems what so ever. Just regular maintenance, breaks and belts.it wears the front tires much faster than the back due to the front drive and the weight of the engine. very smooth ride and comfortable on long trips. I would recommend this car as a best value for the price overall."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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."

8 people out of 9 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."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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