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Lexus ES 350
#1224 of 2769 Lexus Tranny Woes...
May 27, 2006 (3:20 am)
...(I posted this over at the Lexus Transmission Forum but that's pretty dead, so I thought I'd get your opinions over here, too)
I have the 2002 ES 300 and I can't tell you how annoying it is to come to stop signs and feel the awful tranny refuse to down shift as you slow to 1mph. Then on acceleration the damn thing doesn't know what to do. As soon as you put your foot on the accelerator, it hunts frantically for a gear and jerks like a bucking bronco.
Lexus claimed to have a "fix" for this disaster about a year after I bought it. The "reprogramed" the tranny. Or so they said. Didn't do a darn thing though.
I'm picking up my 2007 ES350 in a few days and I'm really hoping that this sorry chapter in Lexus' history is going to be a very bad memory and nothing else.
#1225 of 2769 Re: PM [bobbass]
May 27, 2006 (3:33 am)
Why not post your picture on your CarSpace page for all to enjoy?
#1226 of 2769 Re: Lexus Tranny Woes... [psychdoc]
May 27, 2006 (3:39 am)
That discussion usually wakes up when someone contributes ... let's wait to see if folks can respond to you there before we sidetrack this discussion, okay?
Good luck with your ES 350 - let us know how it goes.
Meanwhile, let's go to psychdoc, "Transmission problems with Lexus ES?" #1207, 27 May 2006 4:17 am to respond to psychdoc about the ES 300 transmission issues.
#1227 of 2769 Re: PM [pat]
May 27, 2006 (5:46 am)
Now, why didn't I think of that?
I just added three ES350 pics taken at my local dealer a few weeks ago.
The first is, I think, the Smoky Granite Mica. I am not persoanlly interested in that color - already have a black '85 Vette that is a handful to take care of - but when I was "Sunday Shopping" and came across this "Sparkling Black" color on the lot, I was absolutely STUNNED and HAD to take a pic.
It was spotless and in the bright sunshine just stopped you dead in your tracks. Now, keeping it that way would be another story.
The other two pics are the Crystal White which has a slight pearlescent effect.
Hopefully, these pics will help anybody who hasn't seen these cars in person, yet.
I think you click on my name and then "Visit Me" to go to CarSpace and view the pics.
#1228 of 2769 You guys got me curious about the colors now....
May 27, 2006 (6:57 am)
....I am going to have to cruise over to the dealership today and check out some colors... and somehow fly under the radar of the salesmen.
Surprised that Moonshell looks like that in the pic. It was one of my first choices in the brochure. (Of course, it was just a little swatch of color and looked good.) That Smoky Granite looks good (if I can promise myself to get it washed on a regular basis). Does anyone like the Blue Onyx? I have to see it in person but that has always been my favorite color. I don't know about having it on a car though.
#1229 of 2769 Re: PM [bobbass]
May 27, 2006 (7:12 am)
Which one are you calling "sparkling black"?
I do think that the first one is the smoky granite mica. I like that color, but I wanted to compare it to the black.
Thanks for posting the pics.
#1230 of 2769 Re: PM [ljk1000]
May 27, 2006 (7:30 am)
The first pic in my album I can only describe as "sparkling black." As I recall, it's not a truly deep black, but about as close as you can get without being called gray. Now, "VERY dark gray"....
What really sets it off are the metallic particles which just grab your attention. They provide the "sparkle" and account for the "mica" in the color name, I guess.
The Lexus black is a deep GLOSS black - almost like patent leather. And, the horizontal surfaces DO reflect up...much like patent leather shoes.
#1231 of 2769 Re: You guys got me curious about the colors now.... [cablondeblue]
May 27, 2006 (7:31 am)
I have seen the blue onyx and it is real nice when, like the black, it is clean. In the sun it sparkles. In the clouds, it almost looks black. It is still too dark for me as far as the upkeep. I have not seen Moonshell in person but sure looks different in some pictures than on that tiny swatch. I too am a realtor and am seriously considering leasing, which I have NEVER done.
I love the Mica color, but I really don't want grey or black inside. I have pretty much decided to go with the White/cashmere UL as I have stated here before. I thinks it just looks crisp, clean and luxurious.
#1232 of 2769 Re: You guys got me curious about the colors now.... [robynl]
May 27, 2006 (8:41 am)
If you're even vaguely considering the moonshell mica, I implore you, see it in person before you buy.
It's really quite hideous. In fact it's whatever comes right after "hideous."
The dark metallic grey (whatever they call it) is very nice indeed. So is the darker brown but I hardly ever hear this mentioned. Odd 'cause it's rich and nice looking. Black you can never go wrong with and the light silver is as close to a universal car "color" as there is. It always looks nice.
The real winner here though I think is the ruby red. It's just the right shade of red. Not too bright but not maroon either. It's simply the runaway "must have" color for this car.
Just my opinion.
#1233 of 2769 Re: You guys got me curious about the colors now.... [psychdoc]
May 27, 2006 (9:06 am)
I know, I know..... I read your "Ugh" about the Moonshell. And I agree after I saw the pic. I was just saying it looked nice on the tiny swatch in the brochure. Believe me, if I don't like something, I won't get it. But once I find something I want, I have to have it. (A little spoiled that way.)
I have a list of colors (7 out of the 10 offered) that I want to go look at. I will let you know what I thought later.