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Old 06-26-2003, 01:54 PM
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I was looking at the Lexus ES 300 this morning and was wondering if anyone here has had or have a Lexus.

Any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated!!

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Now that's a great Idea. Now that the economy is crap. Let's all go buy a foreign vehicle.
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Now that's a great Idea. Now that the economy is crap. Let's all go buy a foreign vehicle.
Should he wait until the economy gets better before he buys his Lexus?
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Should he wait until the economy gets better before he buys his Lexus?









Definitely
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What does the economy have to do with him wanting information about a new car? It sounds as if he's asking for real-life experience with the ES-300, not about the economy.

At any rate, I don't have any experience with the Lexus...what other cars in the same price range are you looking at? Nissan and Infiniti both make a great car as well and I would assume each have a model similar in price to the ES 300.

Either way....good luck!
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I woul look at the Acura CL and TL.. the CL can be had w/ a 6 speed manual tranny.
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Hmm lets, at least 65% of all dodge parts are made in Japan (look at the underside of a viper mirror some time) Chevy's are running honda and toyota motors in some their now, 95% of ALL vehicles sold in US are at least assembled in the US. Whats the problem? Don't get me wrong, American cars are great cars and I'm as Patriotic as the next person. I just look at consumer reports and Magazine articles. Form there I decide what I want to test drive, from the test drive I decide what I like best.

I'd go with the Infinity G35 sedan. Great car, better than the ES 300 boat anchor, and looks better too. Rated car of the year in several magazines, beating out BMW, Lexus, Cadilac and Audi. Great car, go test drive one.
 
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Oh BTW I test drove the ES 300 and the IS 300 (?) (the american version of japan's Toyota Altezza) I like the ride, the price, and the apearence of the Inifinty better.
 
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Check out the Infiniti G35. You won't have a problem finding it in the parking lot. That's my next car. Infiniti service is awesome.
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Yes, but when you buy a car from a foreign carmaker doesn't the money ultimately end up in Japan,Germany,Korea,etc?
I really don't believe that 65% of Dodge parts are made in Japan either.
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