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Lexus ES 330, Sedan
Aug 31, 2004 (10:02 am)
Typically a larger wheel (up to a point) will look better than a smaller one. Obviously people have differing opinions, but this is generally the case. Also, a larger wheel with a lower profile tire will provide better handling. This is because there is less tire (which moves and flexes in turns) and more wheel (which does not bend).
#53 of 71 Re: Dealer Pricing [jazzjit]
Aug 31, 2004 (10:37 am)
I'm pretty sure you can get a ES330 for a big discount. You might not be able to get it for 90% of MSRP like some people are getting on '04s. But you should get a decent discount.
#54 of 71 Pondering whether or not to buy the new 2005 ES 330
Aug 31, 2004 (8:39 pm)
Hey whats going on everyone. My sister who just turned 26 is in the market for buying a new car. To tell you the truth, she is willing to spend up to 50 grand on a brand new car but I feel it is such a waste of money. She feels that she needs to spend this much to get a great car that has all the amenities and luxury and also the type of appeal that make people say wow. Now I have always been a fan of Lexus and think their cars are one of the best as far as luxury and technology. Now since she is a girl, I dont think any other car except for the new ES would fit her well. The GS is gonna be redesigned, the LS is too big, and she does not like SUVs or the IS. Plus, the ES offers all the luxury and technology for under 40 Grand. I guess my question is, do you guys think this is a wise choice and please do not be bias towards the ES since we are in the ES forum. My only concern is the ES does not have that type of wow appeal my sis is looking for. Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Sep 01, 2004 (5:40 am)
Perhaps wait for the GS to come out? I think it looks more "wow" than the ES. It's not too big, not to small, should have the performance, and is modern and contemporary.
#56 of 71 Re: Pondering whether or not to buy the new 2005 ES 330 [jazzjit]
Sep 01, 2004 (7:56 am)
For under $50K and in sedan form, not much has "wow" factor. Usually young women like BMW's 3-series. You might want to try that before it get's banglized for the '06 model year.
If she really wants "wow", maybe she should think Porsche Boxster, Chevy Corvette C6. Or could try a Chrysler 300C(a little bit of "wow" for the time being).
#57 of 71 Re: Pondering whether or not to buy the new 2005 ES 330 [maxhonda99]
Sep 01, 2004 (8:24 am)
See the thing is, she does not need a performance car such as the Boxster or Corvette. Her main concern is luxury both inside and out with also safety. I mean performance has to be there but that is not really her concern. The 3-Series does sound like a good alternative and will definately check that out. For some reason I do not like how the new GS is going to look and she needs to buy the car soon. I was actually thinking the ES for her because it is extremely luxurious especially for the price but the only drawback is that it does not draw that much attention. Maybe this is a good thing, so who knows. If I tell her to possibly look at and buy the ES would this be a bad thing?
#58 of 71 Re: Pondering whether or not to buy the new 2005 ES 330 [jazzjit]
Sep 01, 2004 (10:01 am)
26 yeal old for a $50K car and brother choosing it for her? How nice. Don't tell my sis such thing is real.
Com'on if wow is such a big deal, you got to let her make the call. Bring her to the showroom with a wow meter. After all, wow is a very personal thing.
Sep 02, 2004 (1:43 am)
I suggest a Saab 93 or even a 95, they are both extremely safe and can have high performance if you want.