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Lexus ES 350
#2700 of 2769 Re: 2010 Lexus 350 [philly2]
May 13, 2009 (6:08 pm)
I think $500 or $700 over invoice; i forgot? Brought a copy of Edmunds TMV and Kelly Blue Book print out for my trade in (97 ES 300), financed the car at 2.9% - 5 years through Lexus Financial. I wasn't going to play hardball as i wanted a fair price and for the dealer to make a reasonable profit.
The special interest rate may not be available in all areas so check the 'incentives' section in Edmunds and Lexus for your area.
I'm here in Los Angeles.
#2701 of 2769 Re: Lexus ES350 maintenance cost / servicing cost [Mike]
May 26, 2009 (6:33 am)
Might try using a Toyota dealership. Mine charges $30.00 for oil & filter and 4th one is free for a Toyota vehicle.
Thinking of getting a used red 08 ES 350, but appears Lexus has some problems with their cars-noise at idle, paint, transmission, starting, rust(?).
#2702 of 2769 Re: Lexus ES350 maintenance cost / servicing cost [carolinabob]
May 26, 2009 (7:58 pm)
I have an 09 ES350 which i bought new last month. Quite a few 07's and some 08's have transmisison problems; Lexus is aware of the problem and have issued servie bulletins. Might want to buy certified pre-owned for extra protection.
As for others -- noise at idle? None, super quiet. Haven't seen other problems from reading other forums but the paint job is 'soft'. Beware of black as it scratches easily (from experience); but sure looks nice when kept clean and waxed.
#2704 of 2769 Re: Lexus ES350 maintenance cost / servicing cost [tikimaka]
Jun 02, 2009 (10:21 am)
Good for you!
Just remember that servicing these things is costly although they try to make it worth your while by giving you good customer service at the dealership.
Have a great time!
I have a 2008 model but have not noticed the noise at idle problem at all..
#2705 of 2769 No coat hook in 2009 Lexus ES 350
Jun 09, 2009 (1:14 pm)
I bought a brand-new 2009 Lexus ES 350 yesterday and was shocked beyond belief to discover that when I went to hang up my suit jacket in the rear seat area, there was no coat hook. This was subsequently confirmed with my dealership. How is this possible? I stopped at a Toyota dealer on my way into the office and discovered that Camry s have coat hooks as does my 2005 RAV 4. Putting aside for the moment the question of how Lexus could screw this up, my question is whether any owners of Lexus ES 350's can suggest an easy solution.
#2706 of 2769 Leather Key Cover
Jun 13, 2009 (4:14 pm)
I recently bought a two year-old Lexus 350. The leather covers on both keys were well-worn. They don't show up on the accessories portion of the Lexus Web site. I'd like to replace them. Any suggestions about sources?
#2707 of 2769 Re: No coat hook in 2009 Lexus ES 350 [shg818]
Jun 16, 2009 (9:46 am)
I purchased a brand new 2009 Lexus ES 350 on May 22 and I was shocked too to discover that the car does not have any coat hooks in the rear seat area. Why would you want a coat hook in the tunk area???? My 2005 Lexus ES 330 that I traded in had coat hooks in the rear seat area. Lexus really did screw this up - hope they correct in 2010. I would like to know an easy solution too.
#2708 of 2769 2008 also deficient
Jun 16, 2009 (11:21 am)
My 08 is like that, pretty stupid. But, many interior features are pretty stupid on this model. I cite the poor interior lighting, no back seat 12V outlet, not much storage and a passthru instead of a full fold-down rear seat. Was spoiled by my 02 Audi A6, a real well designed luxury car. It also had free service to 50 K miles. Have you had a Lexus Dealer do an oil change yet. Fasten your seat belt when you get the bill. (my last one was 146 bucks) (and I mean last for them!!) But I digress
For travel I use the more expensive hangers that have swivel hooks. These hook over the sissy handle just above the rear door sill. Works pretty well.
Your car does have some great features too. I think mine has great mpg for the fairly powerful engine. Also, a stylish car that is quiet, smooth and very comfortable for long distance cruising. I just can't resist spouting off sometimes. (!!!)
I hope the designers read our rants.
#2709 of 2769 Navigation
Jun 19, 2009 (6:47 pm)
Has anyone purchased the updated navigation DVD for the ES350? I was wondering if not only is it worth the money but is it easier to use than the old version? If you did purchase the new DVD did you get it from the Lexus dealer or some other source?