"This car is beautiful inside and out. Mine is black on black and it turns heads! I love how smoothly and quietly it drives.
My boyfriend, who's an ex-football player sits comfortably in it even when we have people in the back seat.
The bluetooth technology is great. Especially now that you cannot talk on your cell while driving. This has been a very nice feature to have.
I don't know how I ever got anywhere without the GPS. It works great for the most part. There have been a couple times that we were unable to find our destination.
I feel like this car practically does everything for you, leaving you to just enjoy the drive."
"I turned in my leased GS300 and purchased the ES350 new. I was expecting to miss the exceedingly comfortable GS, but I haven't. I get 25-26 mpg on long trips and it's one of the most comfortable cars I've ever owned. However, I deducted points for comfort simply because of the leg room in the back seat. Plus some of my passengers have had trouble getting in and out of the back seat. It's a lexus, so absolutely no mechanical issues!"
"Extremely comfortable. Everything works. Have not had one issue that needed repair in 2 1/2 years. However, I'm a bit concerned about the transmission holding up. The tires are totally bald at 15,000 miles. Service is more expensive than it should be. And it doesn't drive as well as the BMW 528 I had prior to this. BUT EVERYTHING WORKS!"
"This is a car in its own class. The engine is powerful and transmisson is quick. Ride is smooth and comfortable. Steering is responsive as well as balanced. I have owned BMW and Mercedes Benz and they don't even come close to the value I got on this car. I will be keeping this one until I hand it down to my son. As a matter of fact my wife has one as well which will be handed down to our daughter when the time comes."
"I just purchased my very first Lexus and I decided upon the ES 350. I test drove and looked at EVERY vehicle imaginable and feel I made the best decision with the ES 350. It's quiet, it's reliable (I have a friend who has owned several Lexus' and has had an ES 350 since 2006) and the comfort and quality of the ride is unimaginable for a car categorized as an entry-level luxury car. My Sales Consultant was a wealth of information, not only on the Lexus product, but also on the competition. She treated me with a great deal of respect, something that I have never experieinced while buying a car. The car, my Sales Consultant and the dealership are the best! I would recommend a Lexus to anyone - expecially those who currently drive BMW's and Mercedes."
"Love the car....third Lexus...some things that were not thought of when designing...
Garage door and light buttons hard to identify especially in the dark. Lighting in the back seat is very bad and you cannot turn them on from the back seat. Aux connection in the glove box is terrible to get to....Heated seat controls hard to see especially while driving. Armrest box button in bad place...."
"I've had this car for a year now and have thoroughly enjoyed every day! I previously owned a 300M before this car and wow, what a difference! This car is comfortable, classy and fun to drive. I would highly recommend a Lexus to anyone and will definitely buy a Lexus next time."
"The car is great overall. Lexus missed the mark on a couple of minor items:
1. The location of the MP3 jack (in the center console) is useless. Very hard to get to.
2. Lexus should have added an iPod connection and controls. Everybody has an iPod!!!
3. The interior lights are too dim.
4. No interior light control for back seats.
5. You have to guess when you push the buttons on the upper console."
"This is our 4th lexus. I traded my GS300, the best vehcile i ever had. I quickly realized the next generation GS350 was out of my price range.
A key contributor to the Lexus brand is consistency. Once you are in one, an RX, GS or ES, they treat the driver with the same level of class, comfort and features. So, the ES350 is not as priicy, but once inside, its a Lexus."
"While I do love my ES350 like no other vehicle I have owned. I do have a couple qualms. The seat heating can be confusing as to when its supposed to be on and when its not. The GPS is terrible to configure and setup waypoints. While other GPS use the idea that obvious is best, The lexus GPS either has not added the feature of searching for locations or just never thought people would want to look. Also when trying to find a location such as Main Street for example. it would show 50 or more lines of which it takes a long time to go through. Not a very friendly user interface. Last there seems to be a weird drain issue around the exterior mirrors. After washing a run off appears like a slow leak down the side of the vehicle draining from the mirrors. Its not there right away but you have to wipe it down after 30 minutes or more to keep it clean"
Pros: "Great Price, comfortable, lots of features"
Cons: "None so far"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I just bought our first fully loaded 2008 Lexus ES350. I drove it home from the dealership in middle of a snow storm and the ride was great. So many features and lots of comfort, I felt like I was in a different world while it was snowing. Lexus clearly puts alot attention in the design of these cars and caters to what the driver and their passengers want in a luxury vechile. I definitely recommend this car."
"I purchased the vehicle new for my wife's birthday. The vehicle drives excellent and she loves it. It gets great gas mileage and is well put together. I would not hesitate to buy another Lexus if she wanted one."
Cons: "Whats up with there being a cassette player"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This car is the best I ever owned. It has a very quiet and smooth ride. It has great power and I average 25 MPG. Tis car was built for comfort. the best thing i could say is that I would buy another one"