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Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By lesz
There have been a couple of other threads here...

There have been a couple of other threads here from people who have had windshields replaced by Safelite on their Lexus vehicles and who have not been happy. They have claimed that the glass is...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-26-15, 05:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By lesz
It is interesting how, once we have had a feature...

It is interesting how, once we have had a feature on a vehicle, we don't want to be without it.

I can remember the 1968 Camaro that I owned. At that time, a well-equipped car had an AM radio...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-25-15, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By lesz
Historically, Lexus and Toyota have actually been...

Historically, Lexus and Toyota have actually been quite a bit behind some of the other manufacturers with regard to including newer technology in their vehicles. For example, while Lexus has the...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-24-15, 06:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,523
Posted By lesz
I know that there are a good number of people who...

I know that there are a good number of people who post on this board who are old enough to remember back to 30 years ago, but there are some who aren't, and some historical perspective might be...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-23-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By lesz
Actually, it is showroom lights that will make...

Actually, it is showroom lights that will make polishing swirls more apparent than light from any natural source. If you put a black vehicle that does not have polishing swirls in the showroom, it...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-23-15, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 636
Posted By lesz
If you look at the glass edge and if you have...

If you look at the glass edge and if you have double-paned glass, you can see 3 layers. Two of them are the two panes of glass, and the third is an air spacer between them.

Not only does it...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-23-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,016
Posted By lesz
I just checked the Enform page on the Lexus site ...

I just checked the Enform page on the Lexus site The annual subscription for only Safety Connect is $139.95. The annual subscription for Safety Connect and Enform Remote is $219.95. The annual...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-23-15, 06:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,016
Posted By lesz
Yes, it would have the SOS (Lexus Connect)...

Yes, it would have the SOS (Lexus Connect) button. However, after the one year free trial, you need to purchase an annual subscription from Lexus to be able to use it.

With regard to the remote...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-22-15, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 494
Posted By lesz
Even if the profit was minimal, the dealer was...

Even if the profit was minimal, the dealer was getting an easy sale and the small additional profit that it otherwise would not have gotten. And each additional vehicle sold puts the dealership...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-22-15, 06:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,016
Posted By lesz
That is because, as I said earlier in the thread,...

That is because, as I said earlier in the thread, the Lexus website is not an indication of what configurations are possible. It is only an indication of what configurations are currently being...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-21-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,016
Posted By lesz
I find it amazing that Lujack's could have that...

I find it amazing that Lujack's could have that few ES vehicles in their inventory. The Madison dealer usually has 25-35 at any given time, and the last time I was in Davenport a couple of years...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-21-15, 10:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,016
Posted By lesz
I think that demand (and supply) for a particular...

I think that demand (and supply) for a particular package can vary widely from one region to the next. I can't speak for the greater Chicago area because it has been years since I lived there, and...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-21-15, 06:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,016
Posted By lesz
But what is relevant to my point is not how long...

But what is relevant to my point is not how long it took to sell the vehicles. Instead, it is whether the fully loaded vehicles, when they did sell, sold for a higher percentage, lower percentage,...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-21-15, 05:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,016
Posted By lesz
Actually, that is not true. A used vehicle that...

Actually, that is not true. A used vehicle that is very nicely equipped will, in general, return a much higher percentage of its initial cost at re-sale or trade-in time than a fully loaded vehicle....
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-20-15, 03:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,016
Posted By lesz
At various times during the year, Lexus sets up...

At various times during the year, Lexus sets up its production lines to build vehicles with different combinations of packages and optional equipment. Those package and equipment combinations change...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-20-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By lesz
There is no question that the obsidian (and other...

There is no question that the obsidian (and other blacks) will show polishing swirls and fine scratches more than other colors, but those fine scratches do polish out fairly easily. On the positive...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-20-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By lesz
In a similar manner, the survey results related...

In a similar manner, the survey results related to service department experiences have a financial impact on the dealership and the service manager. While I normally use Toyota dealers for service...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-20-15, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 494
Posted By lesz
When I was doing it, it was before the age of the...

When I was doing it, it was before the age of the internet. With all of the information available to car buyers today via the internet, I can't imagine that anyone would even try to do what I was...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-20-15, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 494
Posted By lesz
I had a working agreement with the sales managers...

I had a working agreement with the sales managers of local dealers who sold virtually any make of vehicle. They agreed to sell my customers vehicles for $100 over their true cost (not invoice). I...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-19-15, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By lesz
If you are in a state that requires a front...

If you are in a state that requires a front license plate, the dealer would typically have already installed a front license plate bracket, and you would just screw the plate into the holes that are...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-19-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 494
Posted By lesz
I know that there are many people who say that...

I know that there are many people who say that buying these add-on plans gives them "peace of mind". And having piece of mind is certainly fine, but it should be understood that getting peace of...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-16-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 913
Posted By lesz
Since the generation 6 ES has been out for about...

Since the generation 6 ES has been out for about 2 1/2 years now, there should be some of them showing up in salvage yards. You might be able to pick up a seat from a salvage vehicle for a...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-16-15, 05:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,315
Posted By lesz
When considering whether the 2014 or the 2015 is...

When considering whether the 2014 or the 2015 is a "better buy", one factor to take into consideration is how long you are likely to keep the vehicle.

If, for example, you are likely to keep the...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-15-15, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By lesz
I don't think that is quite correct. My ES has...

I don't think that is quite correct. My ES has the navigation system, but I have the premium audio system and not the Mark Levinson system, and my screen is an 8" screen.
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-14-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By lesz
There have been a couple of (long) threads about...

There have been a couple of (long) threads about this issue on this board.

Some think that there is an issue, and others don't. In any case, if there is an issue, it likely results from the...
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