2007 Lexus ES Review

2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5L from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.5L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance30000 miles
Previous carAcura TSX

Summary:

Couch on wheels, questionable quality

Faults:

Rattles that are unacceptable for a luxury car in this segment. A small area already starting to show rust.

General Comments:

The car really is a couch on wheels. Very comfortable. The quietest car I've driven with smooth engine and transmission with more than enough power.

The drawback is that the car is so quiet that rattles and squeaks seem so prominent. What I don't quite understand is some of these rattles and squeaks come and go depending on the temperature (from the Lexus Forum). At one point there was a squeak that was so constant and annoying I made the appointment immediately to have it checked out, only to find that it has completely resolved the following day.

A small area already showing rust (covered by warranty). Makes me question the quality of the brand.

I wish I had gotten the Mark Levinson sound system. Stock radio sucks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th March, 2010

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review