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ES 350 Reviews News (Road Tests, Reviews from C&D, R&T, CR, IL, etc.)
Note that it says that the car is smooth riding, when you want to drive that way and it is quick and agile when pushed.
That's not describing a boaty boaty ride.
"The ride characteristics follow this lead. The suspension (MacPherson struts all round with anti-roll bars at both ends) is, on one hand, comfortably compliant, yet it manages to hold its own in a faster corner.
The amount of body roll is well controlled and, when the driver does manage to put a wheel wrong, the traction and vehicle stability control systems are ready to step in to save the day.
More impressive is the manner in which it all comes together. The previous car tended to feel almost -- dare I say -- sloppy when pushed.
The new vehicle is sharper to the feel and much more driver-oriented. Considering its station in life, the ES 350 is a remarkably entertaining piece to drive, be that quickly or not."
"Once a solid but oh so stolid set of wheels, the latest ES breaks the mould by delivering a car that is sassy enough to attract the younger crowd Lexus is seeking without alienating the company's traditional buyers.
What really impresses, however, is just how well everything has been integrated into the finished item -- it is good enough that Lexus lifts the entry-level luxury-car bar by a substantial measure."