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Pros: DVD Navigation
Advice: Get the DVD NavI love this car! The front seats are comfortable but no auto manufacture compares to the ergonomic seats found in the higher priced Volvo models. Get the navigation... once you have it you cannot go back. I have received more complements and head turns on the color of mine more than anything else - Black Garnet Pearl with black leather interior... HOT!
Pros: Quiet ride, Navigation and sound system
Advice: Test drive it and your hookedVery comfortable quiet ride. Interior is luxurious. Navigation System works great. Mark Levinson sound systems belts out the sounds. Trunk and trunk opening could be bigger, hard to squeeze large items into the trunk because of the opening and the Navigation box located in the trunk. Otherwise its a great automobile.
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.