1-10 of 20 reviews

A very respectable combination

by from Newfoundland, Canada on July 12, 2010

My wife and I bought our 2006 ES 330 Luxury, with the Sport and Navigation packages March 2009. It was a lease return and fresh out of the Lexus maintenance program. At our first glance, the ES appear...
My wife and I bought our 2006 ES 330 Luxury, with the Sport and Navigation packages March 2009. It was a lease return and fresh out of the Lexus maintenance program. At our first glance, the ES appeared "different", especially in the front. We were'nt sure if we liked the long stretched headlights and "roundish" front profile. It has now grown on us and we now like the "different" look. Very sleek. It has the HID self levelling headlights which are bright and have an excellent beam spread and reach making night driving on dark highways comfortable and confident. It has the optional Adaptive Variable Suspension which gives you 4 settings to choose, Limo soft, Normal, performance and Sport. Each setting has four computer controlled variants that constantly monitors the road surface and driver inputs through the steering, accelerator and brakes. It can adjust the ride control to each individual wheel within .0010 of a second. The engine has ample power for highway on-ramps and highway passing. It is smooth, quiet and very well refined. The transmission shifts silky smooth. The interior is very luxurious and is of top quality and superb comfort. The voice Navigation system is easy to use and works flawlessly. The navigation system also gives you the Mark Levinson stereo. It is the best factory installed sound system available. The sound is of recording studio quality, and is truly amazing to say the least. We were very impressed with its handling in winter. With four winter tires installed and the Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control active, it performed beyond our expectations in foul driving conditions, ice and deep snow. This is also aided by the front wheel drive configuration. It has 8 air bags and is among the highest safety ratings for frontal, rear end crash, side impact and roll-over ratings. The reliability has been top notch, as we expected. It had 70,000 kilometers (43,750 miles) when we bought it. It now has 130,000 kilometers (81,250 miles) on the odometer and we have had NO issues whatsoever. This vehicle has been a joy so far with no regrets. I recommend that you take close consideration to the 2004-2006 ES 330 model.
Comfort
Performance
Handling
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Features
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

15 out of 15 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Smooth reliability

by from Irvine, CA on February 27, 2009

I bought my 06 es330 used and am amazed at how smooth yet powerful, and how amazingly quiet it drives. Its relaxing even in bumper to bumper traffic after a hard days work. With all the slow traffic, ...
I bought my 06 es330 used and am amazed at how smooth yet powerful, and how amazingly quiet it drives. Its relaxing even in bumper to bumper traffic after a hard days work. With all the slow traffic, I now wonder why Ive always bought sports cars when I never get to use the performance that I paid for. With all the older ES's I see in amazing condition, I get a strong feeling it'll be reliable for a long time to come. Highly recommended.
Comfort
Performance
Handling
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Features
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

11 out of 11 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Great Car

by from Glen Cove, Long Island, N.Y. on August 28, 2008

We bought a 2006 Lexus ES330 for my wife to drive. She couldn't be happier and I have to admit it is a fine car. Everything from the dealer to the salesman to the car itself is first rate.
We bought a 2006 Lexus ES330 for my wife to drive. She couldn't be happier and I have to admit it is a fine car. Everything from the dealer to the salesman to the car itself is first rate.
Comfort
Performance
Handling
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Features
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Best Car out there

by from Tennessee on June 21, 2010

This car is a superb vehicle and I would highly recomend to all looking for a good luxury car at a affordable cost.
This car is a superb vehicle and I would highly recomend to all looking for a good luxury car at a affordable cost.
Comfort
Performance
Handling
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Features
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Best and the most reliable car I've owned

by from San Jose, CA on February 2, 2009

I purchased this car in Dec. 07 as a used car. It was pure joy to drive something so comfortable. I never owned any Lexus before. For some reasons I always drove German cars. But from now on I will st...
I purchased this car in Dec. 07 as a used car. It was pure joy to drive something so comfortable. I never owned any Lexus before. For some reasons I always drove German cars. But from now on I will stay with Lexus. Simply I love it.
Comfort
Performance
Handling
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Features
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful. Did you?

The smoothest ride I have had in a long time

by from Arlington, TX on August 23, 2006

Wonderful riding vehicle, and nice looking on the streets. The only negative I found was that there is not a lot of storage available inside the car (other than the trunk). The console has a single ...
Wonderful riding vehicle, and nice looking on the streets. The only negative I found was that there is not a lot of storage available inside the car (other than the trunk). The console has a single cd player and a charger for a phone.
Comfort
Performance
Handling
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Features
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Great Car

by from central PA on March 25, 2010

Only thing I question is whether it was worth the extra money over the top of the line Toyota. they have the same sheet metal.
Only thing I question is whether it was worth the extra money over the top of the line Toyota. they have the same sheet metal.
Comfort
Performance
Handling
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Features
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?

2005 Lexus ES330

by from Central Illinois on June 1, 2006

A quiet ride but not as smooth as a longer wheel base luxury car. The styling is bland inside and out except for touches of polished wood. The lack of any flat spaces to put something on without reach...
A quiet ride but not as smooth as a longer wheel base luxury car. The styling is bland inside and out except for touches of polished wood. The lack of any flat spaces to put something on without reaching to the floor is inconvenient and the controls to the gps map are a mystery and nuisance in my view. The car tends to lurch when gliding to a slow stop followed by any reacceleration (like when a light changes or a yield sign allows you to speed up to merge into traffic) with no solution to eliminate it at the dealer. The GPS map is not up to date either and in two years hasn't had an upgrade available--even at the reportedly high price the dealer is expected to charge for the new DVD? Somewhat low and tight to get into this car is nevertheless a solid car for the not too high price for a near luxury vehicle.
Comfort
Performance
Handling
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Features
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?

I'm In Love!

by from Stockton, CA on January 2, 2012

Bought it a couple of months ago, preowned but in immaculate condition with 74,000K on it. Drives and handles like a dream. Just wish it got 35MPG! Didn't notice it recommends using only Supreme Unlea...
Bought it a couple of months ago, preowned but in immaculate condition with 74,000K on it. Drives and handles like a dream. Just wish it got 35MPG! Didn't notice it recommends using only Supreme Unleaded, but tried a middle grade (I'm cheap) the other day and it seems to run just fine.
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Great Car

by from Durham on January 18, 2013

I've never been so happy in my life! I live this car I feel so comfortable! This car is very reliable, drives great, and beautiful.
I've never been so happy in my life! I live this car I feel so comfortable! This car is very reliable, drives great, and beautiful.
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
See Model Details

Similar Models

Select up to three models to compare with the 2006 lexus es_330