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Old 06-29-15, 01:43 PM   #1
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Default Upgraded from 1998 ES300 to 2007 ES350...WOW

Sold my 1998 because I couldn't keep with the leaks. I skipped the ES330 generation because I didn't want to deal with the transmission issues that are well known. Bought a 2007 ES350 w/premium Plus package for $13K. Did I do good? LOL.

As far as I am corned I don't need anything newer. This car gives me everything I wanted. Now if I can just figure out how to enable voice commands with the NAV. Very please.
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Old 06-29-15, 04:05 PM   #2
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Voice commands are an exercise in futility.
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Old 06-29-15, 05:20 PM   #3
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I can't disagree with that, they are terrible. That being said there are times when you have no better option for input (such as when the car is in motion) and for those times it is worthwhile to learn the basic commands such as for address input. As far as climate control, aside from wondering who would rather attempt that than just pushing the button there is also the issue of some 2007 ES350s not responding to climate commands if they have not been initialized each time the car is turned on.
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I bought a 2007 ES350 and agree the voice recognition was terrible. I then bought a refreshed 2010 with the new HD nav system and supposedly improved VR. No dice. Still not very good. I'm assuming/hoping the new gen is really improved.
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I went from a 00 ES to an 07 (now I'm in an 09) and it blew my mind too. Took me several months to figure out what felt like a Knight Rider setup lol. The ride wasn't quite as soft, the stereo wasn't quite as good, but overall it was a big jump. Due to accidents I'm now on my 3rd ES 350. Love it.

Also the power balanced with fuel economy still impresses me to this day.
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Sold my 1998 because I couldn't keep with the leaks. I skipped the ES330 generation because I didn't want to deal with the transmission issues that are well known. Bought a 2007 ES350 w/premium Plus package for $13K. Did I do good? LOL.

As far as I am corned I don't need anything newer. This car gives me everything I wanted. Now if I can just figure out how to enable voice commands with the NAV. Very please.
How many miles did it have that you bought it for 13? I have a 97 es300 and close to 200k in miles and knock on wood its been great to me but little things are starting to break down and don't think its worth fixing...I've maintained it well but looking to get into a 2008 es350 but prefer a 2010 or else I might keep my 2010 tsx...still trying to decide...only plus so far that the Acura has is the rest seats fold and it has xm radio...
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Default late 2007 model

I bot a late 2007 model.. it was put in service 2007 oct.. bot it in 2010 jan... so 22 months old. at that time..g
33K.. now 60K...
I TELL YA... its DRIVES like the day i bot it...
oil change..
tire changed
battery..
THATS it...
maybe a cabin and fuel air filter...

I want to upgrade. but each day i drive.. I have ZERO complain..
its pickup..is just amazing..

I will upgrade probably is 3-4 years. ha ha... so in 2019 maybe buy a 2016 model.. but dont think I will miss much....
WHEN is the next GEN ES LEXUS coming out ..
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We went from as ES330 to the 350 . . . never had an ounce of problems with either and the 07 should serve you well.
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Old 08-08-15, 12:24 PM   #9
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How many miles did it have that you bought it for 13? I have a 97 es300 and close to 200k in miles and knock on wood its been great to me but little things are starting to break down and don't think its worth fixing...I've maintained it well but looking to get into a 2008 es350 but prefer a 2010 or else I might keep my 2010 tsx...still trying to decide...only plus so far that the Acura has is the rest seats fold and it has xm radio...
It had about 188,000 miles. Every time I replaced a leaking gasket another component would start leaking. Just bit the bullet and took out a loan for a 2007 model. I bought it from some Middle Eastern guy who apparently didn't do much to it. He was lazy and didn't even keep any maintenance receipts which was surprising. I just checked the the navigation map DVD and it was still on teh original one. I was at the dealer anyways and just bought the 13.1 version for a discounted $75. As long as the maps are not older than 2-3 years thats good enough.
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...Due to accidents I'm now on my 3rd ES 350. Love it.
Remind me NOT to ride with you...EVER.
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