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Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-07-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 108,012
Posted By gappell
This is my second ES with a Mark Levinson sound...

This is my second ES with a Mark Levinson sound system and I have never been impressed. Unfortunately, it comes with the UL model.

It requires a lot of tweaking to get a decent sound. Each...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 08-16-14, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By gappell
One more thing in regards to cabin humidity. It...

One more thing in regards to cabin humidity. It was noted during my drive in recirculate mode that cabin humidity dropped to 23%. That is pretty dry air! ( Outside air temperature in the 90's and...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 08-16-14, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By gappell
Thanks for that link, I found the article...

Thanks for that link, I found the article fascinating and informative. I just returned from a 90 mile trip to Miami and again took the CO2 meter for more testing. As mentioned in the article, a...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 08-11-14, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By gappell
In regards to the musty smell in cabins, this is...

In regards to the musty smell in cabins, this is more likely due to clogged air conditioner drains. The cabin relative humidity with the AC on is about 37%, mold and mildew requires humidities...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 08-10-14, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By gappell
Angry Test of cabin air quality

I have a 2014 Lexus ES350 UL model and have been concerned about the cabin air quality. The air intake control has a recirculate, auto and outside air setting. The micro dust and pollen filter sets...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 07-16-14, 03:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,324
Posted By gappell
I have close to 5000 miles on my 2014 ES350 UL...

I have close to 5000 miles on my 2014 ES350 UL and during several long trips I could get close to 30 mpg. ECO mode does not change anything. I averaged between 75 and 80 and found much better...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 07-15-14, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By gappell
I emailed the Technology Specialist at Lexus of...

I emailed the Technology Specialist at Lexus of the Treasure Coast to get some answers. The first reply, as expected, was that NO outside air entered in the re-circulation mode. When I questioned...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 07-06-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,655
Posted By gappell
I agree with everybody, the ML is a mediocre...

I agree with everybody, the ML is a mediocre system. I had it on my 2007 and it was the same, no improvements over 7 years. It was packaged with my Ultra Luxury model otherwise I would not have...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 07-04-14, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By gappell
Jim, Thanks for that information. I bought my...

Jim,
Thanks for that information. I bought my car at Treasure Coast Lexus but did some dealing with Lexus of Pembroke Pines. It will be interesting to hear what the dealer has to say.
Jerry
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 07-04-14, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By gappell
Interesting but seems a bit complicated, the AC...

Interesting but seems a bit complicated, the AC is not the problem but fresh air ventilation. I would think it would be dangerous to drive in a closed compartment without fresh air for a long...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 07-01-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By gappell
Cool Air Intake Control

The air intake control on the 2014 ES350 is set to stay in the recirculate mode when the outside air is above 75 degrees F and the AC is on. In Florida this amounts to 90% of the driving conditions....
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 05-13-14, 04:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,654
Posted By gappell
Lots of comments on the dealer packages. I gave...

Lots of comments on the dealer packages. I gave in to my wife and the dealer applied "The Protector" today. It took about 6 hours and it was inside and out treatments. The car really looks good! ...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 04-28-14, 05:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,654
Posted By gappell
Yes, I have the car for over a week and have not...

Yes, I have the car for over a week and have not had it applied. We have been out of town and have not been back to the dealer. My problem is convincing my wife that it is a rip-off. Searching the...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 04-28-14, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By gappell
Go to Walmart and by a Fram charcoal filter for...

Go to Walmart and by a Fram charcoal filter for far less m oney.
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 04-22-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,654
Posted By gappell
I am curious about the product mentioned,...

I am curious about the product mentioned, ResitAll, it is different from The Protector. It appears to offer the same type of protection. Sure a lot of junk on the market. I wonder if any of it...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 04-22-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,654
Posted By gappell
I would like to thank everybody for the replies...

I would like to thank everybody for the replies and opinions. I have 30 days to cancel and would like to hear from people who may have bought this in previous years. In the defense of the dealer,...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 04-20-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,504
Posted By gappell
I just picked one up on Saturday, Starfire Pearl...

I just picked one up on Saturday, Starfire Pearl and I agree it is fantastic in white. I had an identical 2007 model that I traded. Up until this month they were not shipping them to Florida. For...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 04-20-14, 06:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,654
Posted By gappell
Dealer option "The Protector"

I just purchased a 2014 ES350UL and the dealer convinced me to buy "The Protector." This is a protective coating that is applied inside and out and is guaranteed protection for 7 years. No need to...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 04-20-14, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By gappell
"The Protector" dealer offer

I just purchased a 2014 ES350 UL and the dealer sold me a protection package called "The Protector." I am having second thoughts on its value as it cost about $1000. It guarantees inside and...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-07-14, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By gappell
Now that is interesting, tried your zip code and...

Now that is interesting, tried your zip code and it does build with the Ultra showing PCS and adaptive cruise control. Lexus decided you guys needed it in California but not in Florida. I did find...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-06-14, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By gappell
Adaptive Cruise Control--- buying problem

I have been looking to replace my 2007 ES350 with a new 2014 ES350. However, the changes after 7 years appear to be minimum if not regressive. No touch navigation screen but a return to joy sticks....
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-03-14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,127
Posted By gappell
8 years later......

I have a 2007 ES350 with the PCS and adaptive cruise control. It was the first Lexus to have the feature and it was standard with the Ultra Luxury package. I am surprised to find people owning...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-26-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,311
Posted By gappell
I also purchased one of the first 2007 ES350's...

I also purchased one of the first 2007 ES350's with every option available. I filed a lemon law complaint after numerous attempts to fix the pre-collision radar cruise control. They did fix it and...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-30-09, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,800
Posted By gappell
Michelin response

I went to the Michelin website and the Primacy tire was not recommended by Michelin for the ES350. I sent them an email and asked why. The following is the response:

"According to your email you...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-28-09, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,800
Posted By gappell
I also thought it was the brakes and warped...

I also thought it was the brakes and warped rotors but the dealer says the brakes are good.
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