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Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) Today, 07:08 AM
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Posted By lesz
Yep, I don't think you are going to do much...

Yep, I don't think you are going to do much better than that anywhere in the Midwest or the Great Plains states. I'm in the northwest corner of Illinois, and the closest Lexus dealers are either in...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) Today, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 550
Posted By lesz
If you are especially concerned about how your...

If you are especially concerned about how your car looks, how clean it is, the quality of the finish, etc., the problem is that the colors that show dirt the least and that show minor surface...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-26-15, 05:07 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 150,092
Posted By lesz
What makes the numbers that people post little...

What makes the numbers that people post little more than meaningless is that a dealer can give a customer a supposedly great price on purchase of the vehicle, but there are so many other ways that...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-26-15, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By lesz
in the past 25 years, I've had 7 Toyota or Lexus...

in the past 25 years, I've had 7 Toyota or Lexus vehicles, and 5 were built in Japan, while 2 were built in the US. During that same time period, I've 7 Nissan or Infiniti vehicles. Four of those...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-26-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 744
Posted By lesz
Yes, it is true that a large percentage of people...

Yes, it is true that a large percentage of people who post on internet forums are people who want to complain or rant, but, on most of the forums that I visit, the complainers and ranters are...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-26-15, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 744
Posted By lesz
And it has pretty much been that way for years...

And it has pretty much been that way for years with Toyota and Lexus at or near the top of the list.

For about the last 15 years or so, all of the vehicles that I've bought have either been...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-25-15, 03:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 744
Posted By lesz
As several others have said, it is difficult for...

As several others have said, it is difficult for me to attribute much credibility in an assessment done by people who don't even seem to be aware of the fact that the fact that the Camry and the ES...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-23-15, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By lesz
No, the semi-aniline leather only comes as a part...

No, the semi-aniline leather only comes as a part of the ultra luxury package.
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-23-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By lesz
The guys who do repairs on vehicle interior...

The guys who do repairs on vehicle interior surfaces can do wonders with many types of materials. Unfortunately, removing or disguising scratches on the piano black console is something that they...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-22-15, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By lesz
My ES is the Nebula Gray Pearl. My previous ES...

My ES is the Nebula Gray Pearl. My previous ES was the Obsidian and my current GX is also Obsidian.

From my point of view, each of those two colors has its advantages, and each has its...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-22-15, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By lesz
The piano black on the console has been the same...

The piano black on the console has been the same in the 2013, 2014, and 2015 ES, and, yes, it can easily be scratched.

Actually, I don't think that the issue is how easily the piano black...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-22-15, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By lesz
That will vary depending on two factors. ...

That will vary depending on two factors.

First, whether dealers are likely to have large numbers of UL vehicles on their lots is going to vary depending on region. In some areas where the UL...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-21-15, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By lesz
That is what I thought, too, but I figured that I...

That is what I thought, too, but I figured that I must be missing something because, on most of the Lexus model boards here, there are new threads with people bemoaning the fact that they won't be...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-17-15, 08:20 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 150,092
Posted By lesz
Even without unpublished incentives, it should be...

Even without unpublished incentives, it should be possible to get a significantly bigger discount from MSRP on a Camry (or an Avalon) because the difference between MSRP and invoice is significantly...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-17-15, 05:50 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 150,092
Posted By lesz
The destination fee is the same regardless of...

The destination fee is the same regardless of location in the continental US.




If you look through all of this thread, you will find that, consistently, the people in Southern California...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-16-15, 03:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,245
Posted By lesz
I just looked on the Lexus website, and what can...

I just looked on the Lexus website, and what can be confusing is that, from time-to-time, what combinations of options and packages are available will vary depending on what combinations their...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-16-15, 12:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,245
Posted By lesz
They are separate options.

They are separate options.
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-16-15, 09:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,393
Posted By lesz
+1 I believe that the instructions that come...

+1
I believe that the instructions that come with the Battery Tender do advise you to periodically check to make sure that the battery is not getting hot, but I've never seen the battery getting...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-15-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 150,092
Posted By lesz
I believe that the use of the bamboo trim on the...

I believe that the use of the bamboo trim on the ES300h is intended to be making some sort of "eco statement" consistent with having the hybrid engine.

With regard to gas mileage, I've had my...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-15-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 150,092
Posted By lesz
The (standard) sunroof is not listed as a part of...

The (standard) sunroof is not listed as a part of any package because it comes standard on all ES vehicles. All ES350 vehicles with the Ultra Luxury package have the panoramic sunroof, but the...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-15-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,245
Posted By lesz
A good part of the reason for that is what I...

A good part of the reason for that is what I explained earlier in this thread. Used vehicles, especially Lexus vehicles and vehicles from other similarly-classed manufacturers, with navigation...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-15-15, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By lesz
Haven't the method of delivering traffic...

Haven't the method of delivering traffic information and the source of that traffic information changed with the re-design of the navigation system for 2015 ES vehicles, compared to what was used for...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-14-15, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By lesz
Adding to what I said above, if you do decide to...

Adding to what I said above, if you do decide to replace the timing belt, I would suggest having it done at a Toyota dealer, where the cost is likely to be about half what it would be at a Lexus...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-13-15, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By lesz
I agree that you are more likely to get helpful...

I agree that you are more likely to get helpful responses in the ES Generation 4 forum, but, as a former owner of a 2006 ES, I can give a little information.

My recollection is that the...
Forum: GX - First Generation 02-13-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By lesz
With my GX, changing the suspension settings...

With my GX, changing the suspension settings results in a clearly noticeable change in ride quality. While I might describe the difference between two adjacent settings as being fairly subtle, it is...
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