"I have previously owned GS300's. On my last purchase I decided to swith to the ES350 because it looked like it has more leg room in the back. Well I have been dissapointed with this vehicle ever since I purchased it new in 2007. It squeaks, rattles and lots of road noise. The engine idles noisy and it just doesn't feel like a luxary vehicle. I think the Camry and Avalon are built better and I will probably look at these closer when I am ready to trade. I have even considered the LS model that Lexus has but with the big console in the front you feel like your're trapped in your seat."
"I have had this car for 9 years and love it. It is very high quality, is incredibly reliable, and I love the way it handles. I really can't say anything negative about this car, it's just been phenomenal. I've thought about getting a new car since this is a bit old and has high mileage and has been loved so much that its interior is starting to show some wear, but I'm afraid I won't get another car as good as this one is."
"It's a Camry with the extra trim to call it Lexus. The Avalon has more room and luxury feel to it. The car is runs good and relaible. Road noise and outside noise gets louder as the car gets broken in, and the drive isn't that smooth and quiet as other models. My wife bought one just to have a Lexus that we could afford. But doesn't feel like it after a while of driving it."
Pros: "Truly a great investment, Quality everywhere"
Cons: "No cons. I get great gas mileage."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I love my car. This was my first car purchased all alone. I bought mine used, with 54k. Now I have 97k and still going strong. I traded in a Camry for this car, I have the 2008 model year. The braking in rain or snow has always been amazing, and literally never slid or skipped a beat. I can't tell you how safe I feel. Having multiple side airbags front and back, even head side airbags AND body side airbags for both back seats.. (and front seats) is amazing. I just love this car.
I was hit from the back by a Honda CRV and pushed into the car in front of me. I cracked their bumper in half (in front of me) but literally no damage to my front bumper at all.. it was amazing.
My back bumper was also totally fine, just had the imprints from the license plate behind me.
Best car ever.. Also this model has a timing chain and NOT a timing belt... which means less maint cost to change
The only thing you have to do is oil, tires, spark plugs and a water pump if you need one
Mine has 97k and so far, my water pump is great
Love this car and engine always strong and clean.. beautiful wood interior, and you sit so low you feel so safe
Best car ever
Hope to make it to 200k
ALSO, this is a V6 engine with 4 valves per cylinder which is a lot, 270 HP - and although it's rated 19 in the city and 31 on the highway, I've easily averaged 27 and 34 on the highway.. no problem
If you look at my "average tank mpg" it says 29 right now :)
also love the "miles until empty" feature.. and it also alerts you if your moonroof is open when you leave the car ;)"