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Old 05-29-12, 01:59 PM   #1
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Default Need some info on ride quality and cabin noise between ES and GS

Ive been doin research looking to get rid of this old contour for something a lil nicer

I really dont care about performance. Im all about ride quality and comfort and aesthetics.

The 06 GS is what im looking for aesthetically inside and out in a car. I just read that the ES was designed for ride quality and all the other things I want.

I would just like to know is there really a huge difference between the two or what?
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Old 05-29-12, 04:18 PM   #2
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Ive been doin research looking to get rid of this old contour for something a lil nicer

I really dont care about performance. Im all about ride quality and comfort and aesthetics.

The 06 GS is what im looking for aesthetically inside and out in a car. I just read that the ES was designed for ride quality and all the other things I want.

I would just like to know is there really a huge difference between the two or what?
Yes there is a big difference. I own a 2009 GS350. It is like sitting on a cloud but when you compare it to the ES it is much stiffer (suspension). The ES is truly comfortable and has a very "fluffy" suspension. I think you will be very satisfied with an ES because the GS while it is very comfy and quite in the cabin, it is also quite sporty when you want it to be. The ES seems like a better choice for you even though the GS might look quite better. The ES always stays the same and is much more luxury focused then a GS.
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Yes there is a big difference. I own a 2009 GS350. It is like sitting on a cloud but when you compare it to the ES it is much stiffer (suspension). The ES is truly comfortable and has a very "fluffy" suspension. I think you will be very satisfied with an ES because the GS while it is very comfy and quite in the cabin, it is also quite sporty when you want it to be. The ES seems like a better choice for you even though the GS might look quite better. The ES always stays the same and is much more luxury focused then a GS.
you might want to rewrite this paragraph as its very confusing.
you say the GS is like sitting on a cloud compared to the ES then go on to talk about how much more comfortable the ES is then the GS.

i'm pretty sure you just switched around GS for ES in one of the 2 spots but its hard to tell in which.

cheers.
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The ES has a much softer ride as its built for comfort as the GS is made for a sporty ride. Your best bet though is for you to test drive both of them yourself, as that is something you need to feel for yourself.
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bigblack took the words right outta my mouth, YOU test drive to see what YOU like, it's not up to our opinions what you'll be sitting behind driving for the next few years
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I really dont care about performance. ?
I cant handle that statement. <----Joke...kinda
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Keep in mind the es is frontwheeldrive.
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if u like the look of GS and also look for comfort, go with GS,

if u feel GS is a bit harsh and bumpy, go ES, and cheaper too!

I really didn't like the ES and RX because they bodyroll like crazy
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