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Lexus ES 350
#2098 of 2769 Re: ES 350 Styling [tds1]
Sep 07, 2006 (5:02 pm)
I would have to agree with you on the Mercedes styling, but only on the CLS, it is NICE! But the CLS is a four passenger vehicle, so it is not an option for me and it costs WAY more than my ES. I am not excited by either the Audi or the BMW, just my personal preference. On the other hand, the new ES in my opinion is the nicest looking ES yet, a more aggressive looking tire option is the only exterior change I would make. As far as the interior goes, my 1992 SC 300 uses nicer looking materials, you listening Lexus?
#2099 of 2769 Re: Gas petal hesitation [petl]
Sep 07, 2006 (6:27 pm)
petl -- Very well said! I've had my vehicle for just over a month ...I read about "so called" problems on this forum and wonder what are they talking about. My ES350 was manufactured 06/06 and so far my only complaint is about the audio system which does not sound like premium sound to me (but then again I am comparing it against a fairly expensive home audio system). As far as transmission problems, gas pedal hesitation etc I wonder how many ES350 owners have actually experienced such problems. We should probably take a poll, but then again to get a fair count we'd have to be able to verify that respondents actually own the vehicle.
Sep 08, 2006 (6:29 pm)
I tried to order the Body Side Molding for our car but was told that Crystal White was not one of the ES350 colors. I repeatedly told the parts department person that Crystal White was the color of our car. Later I would find out that mid-year Lexus has now decided to rename Crystal White to STARFIRE PEARL.
No wonder the parts department guy was confused... so was I.
I wonder if Starfire Pearl really is the same color as Crystal White?
#2101 of 2769 Automatic locking question - answer?
Sep 09, 2006 (6:08 am)
My previous ES330 had a feature that automatically locked the doors, after about 30 seconds, if you forgot to lock the doors when you got out of the car. My ES350 does not lock the doors if you exit the vehicle and forget to lock the car manually. However, if you are outside the vehicle and you unlock the vehicle and don't open the doors, it will automatically lock them after a period of time.
I have read the coding options at the rear of the manual and can find nothing about this feature. It does talk about the doors automatically locking if you unlock the car and don't open the doors, as I previously mentioned. Does anyone have knowledge of how this works, before I have to get a service tech/manager to explain why it won't lock automatically?
#2103 of 2769 Some more pics -- Blue Onyx Pearl/ Cashmere
Sep 10, 2006 (6:33 pm)
I had my wheels changed to E17 Sport. These pictures were taken today, sun was not shining so the color looks more like black than blue onyx. Pictures can be found at http://www.carspace.com/ryguy1/?50.59b0277c
#2104 of 2769 Re: ES 350 Transmission Issue [ncdaydreamer]
Sep 10, 2006 (6:48 pm)
I have observed since last 2 days that my "Check VSC" light comes on for couple of seconds when I start the car first time in a day. For any subsequent starts, no such indication. Should I be worried about it?
Since I got the car(31st Aug), I have been seeing that every once in a while, it does not understand which gear to shift into. For e.g. I turned into a parking lot with a down slope and I expect the car would down-shift instead it did an up-shift or missed gears (not really sure but tachometer crossed 3000 RPM without any speed increase). Any advise?