Lexus ES300 — Road Test — Car Reviews — Car and Driver

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Lexus ES300

The art of being

The new Lexus ES300 is totally utterly inoffensive, and completely complexity. This is a good

After all, how many do you own that are painstakingly designed and executed to lower your rate? We’re talking engineering for the sake of tranquillity.

note some of the details Mr. engineers fussed over in the recent redesign.

They the pivot point of the front-seat up, so instead of tilting forward to your cowlick, they now out at the bottom to cradle your for more comfort. They the passenger vanity light the sun visor to the ceiling so the light illuminates your face above instead of blazing into your enlarged They laminated the side with a water repellent so raindrops bead up and zip away. coated the air-conditioning condenser a resin impregnated with an agent so the cabin never like a mushroom cellar. designed the headlight clusters replaceable brackets so minor are easier on

the wallet.

The new ES300’s ad slogan could be The Pacifying Machine.

Of course, the Lexus has always been way, much like its platform partner, the Toyota Both are comfortable, composed, and as reliable as the tides. They are about as riveting to experience.

The ES300 finished third in our roundup of $30-something-thousand sedans and Upward! February 2000), — but also cursed because it generated no sparks which to ignite an argument. Now it has a new vanity light and rain-repelling would the redesigned ES300 a position or two in that same test?


Not likely.

All detail sweating the ES300 still suffers a of combustible material, either of the or positive variety. And in these where driving is a form of an unclaimed $38,665 would likely be exchanged for a well-equipped BMW an Audi A4 3.0 Quattro, or even a IS300 and a year’s worth of Among real speed the ES300 will remain on par Manhattans and Oprah’s Book as just a bit too benign.

Not to say that the new Lexus isn’t a machine for some people. plastic, and wood paneling a tree for the wheel and shift costs $330 extra) inside with scrupulous There are no gaping seams, no mold partlines, nothing isn’t resolutely screwed

The atmosphere is always hushed, as someone important were to speak. If you spend the substantial to get leather seats plus the Levinson audio with CD and voice-activated navigation system, someone could be you. you can spend $3010 for leather and without nav.

It’s a very nice even at half the defense-contractor which doesn’t include the steel-resin sandwich panels in the wall that block so the unit’s crystal beat unimpeded. Also included at no are the extra body gussets in the across the parcel shelf, and on the well that battle With the throttle wide our decibel meter registered 69, the same as in the previous ES300 and most cars post coasting in neutral at 70 mph.

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