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Pros: The Navigation and Mark Levison sound system.
Cons: The styling reminds me of the Toyota, although Toyota can't touch it and it will gently remind you, it's not a high performance vehicle.
Advice: It's quite, comfortable, quality, easy to handle, affordable and requires minimal maintenance. The cabin is classy and luxuriousThe engine is so quite you have to get out the car and put your ear to the hood to hear it. It's a very comfortable ride with several sitting options. The sound system is awesome and the navigation system is worth every penny. This is a car you would truly enjoy driving in rush hour traffic.
Pros: The quiet engine and the interior comfort.
Cons: It could use more destinctive body styling ... lines.
Advice: Drive one!The test drive is the clincher. You won't know that the engine is running! The comfort is relaxing. This is THE front wheel drive luxury cat.
Advice: Go for it!High level of luxury at this price point. Not as responsive as comparable BMW or Mercedes, but very relaxing to drive. At this point I want to be isolated from the (not so perfect) road.
Pros: ride and interior comfort
Cons: significant interior noise when operating brake pedal
Advice: After you own one, it's hard to accept a lesser carHandled well; lots of comfort; seemed a little underpowered; absolutely quiet ride; cup holders in front could be improved; cornered nicely; good road handling at high speed; appeared to have a passenger side rear blind spot.
Pros: Navigation system
Cons: smaller back seat than the LS430, but what can ya do?
Advice: Take a top of the line Toyota Camry on a test drive first. Once you do, you'll be able to laugh when people tell you the ES300 is just a nice Camry, when there isr eally no comparison at all.Extremely quiet and smooth running. In fact, it's hard to tell if the engine is on. When the vehicle is brand new it takes off with a little roughness, but that goes away by 1000 miles. The greatest car I have ever owned...
Pros: the cherry wood interior trim
Cons: the standard 16 inch tires
Advice: add the size tires and rims you want before you buy the vehicleThis car really liked me behind the wheele. It was a smoth ride from the moment I sat behind the wheele and an even smoother ride for my passengers. The ride is tight and clean.
Pros: The well-designed
Cons: The acceleration.
Advice: Buy this car with the features you want. Do not purchase options that you do not feel are important.Great ride. Incredibly quiet. Handling is responsive, but acceleration and power should be greater for a car in this class.