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Preview: 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
« on: April 25, 2018, 04:53:35 pm »
ES brings the luxury. F Sport brings the noise.
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Re: Preview: 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 11:26:28 pm »
[crickets chirping]  ;D
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Re: Preview: 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 12:42:36 am »
I like it..looks like an LS...which I like.
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Re: Preview: 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 08:17:23 am »
I like it..looks like an LS...which I like.

And more interior room apparently. I think they di a nice job with this. And at least the F Sport won't be a total cream puff.

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Re: Preview: 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2018, 12:52:27 pm »
Ooooo that's one hot looking ES.

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Re: Preview: 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2018, 12:53:59 pm »
Who would have thought that between the Lexus and the Avalon, the Lexus would have the smaller grille?  :rofl2:

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Re: Preview: 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2018, 01:32:47 pm »
I don't like the grille of the non-F-Sport version.  Those vertical lines don't work well in my eyes.
I kinda like the rest of the car, though.  Why are interior photos so dark? The exterior shots were clearly taken during the day -- didn't they let you take the interior shots until it got dark?

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Re: Preview: 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2018, 01:51:59 pm »
That blue paint is fantastic - anyone who buys one in a different colour has missed an opportunity and should rethink their life.

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Re: Preview: 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2018, 08:08:27 pm »
I don't like the grille of the non-F-Sport version.  Those vertical lines don't work well in my eyes.
I kinda like the rest of the car, though.  Why are interior photos so dark? The exterior shots were clearly taken during the day -- didn't they let you take the interior shots until it got dark?

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Re: Preview: 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2018, 08:14:56 pm »
Toyota has some of the most awesome blues that are sprayed on car bodies.  Seeing them in person I'm just blown away.

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Re: Preview: 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2018, 08:40:23 pm »
That blue paint is fantastic - anyone who buys one in a different colour has missed an opportunity and should rethink their life.

I remember one Lada in this colour  :D  I think it had a 1.2L carburated engine and and option for a manual start through a hole in the front bumper ;D

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Re: Preview: 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2018, 09:05:58 pm »
That blue paint is fantastic - anyone who buys one in a different colour has missed an opportunity and should rethink their life.

I generally don't groove on BRIGHT colours on BIG cars but this is an exception.

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Re: Preview: 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2018, 09:12:50 pm »
Toyota has some of the most awesome blues that are sprayed on car bodies.  Seeing them in person I'm just blown away.
Did you see the documentary on how they make their blues?

Mind blown!

https://youtu.be/nYu1ruSakRg
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Re: Preview: 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2018, 12:52:54 pm »
That is epic, but I'm not sure that's what we're seeing on the ES...is it?  If so, I agree that nobody should buy this car in any colour other than that one - even at a $3,000 option :P

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Re: Preview: 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2018, 12:59:06 pm »
That is epic, but I'm not sure that's what we're seeing on the ES...is it?  If so, I agree that nobody should buy this car in any colour other than that one - even at a $3,000 option [emoji14]
It originally came on the new LC...so it's likely going on other cars too..but I can't say for sure.

Would be an awful big development expense to have it on a single car.

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Re: Preview: 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2018, 01:04:29 pm »
Thats the first ES that actually looks like a luxury car worthy of a Lexus badge, nice work Lexus.
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Re: Preview: 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2018, 01:34:06 pm »
That is epic, but I'm not sure that's what we're seeing on the ES...is it?  If so, I agree that nobody should buy this car in any colour other than that one - even at a $3,000 option [emoji14]
It originally came on the new LC...so it's likely going on other cars too..but I can't say for sure.

Would be an awful big development expense to have it on a single car.
The documentary I watched suggested it was an incredibly expensive process likely only to be destined for the flagship and not to trickle down.

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Re: Preview: 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2018, 03:57:08 pm »
That is epic, but I'm not sure that's what we're seeing on the ES...is it?  If so, I agree that nobody should buy this car in any colour other than that one - even at a $3,000 option [emoji14]
It originally came on the new LC...so it's likely going on other cars too..but I can't say for sure.

Would be an awful big development expense to have it on a single car.

At an LC price point yes.  At an ES price point?  I'm guessing no.

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Re: Preview: 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2018, 04:45:34 pm »
That blue paint is fantastic - anyone who buys one in a different colour has missed an opportunity and should rethink their life.

I generally don't groove on BRIGHT colours on BIG cars but this is an exception.

My thoughts exactly.  Gorgeous colour!   :drool:

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Re: Preview: 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2018, 04:45:49 pm »
That is epic, but I'm not sure that's what we're seeing on the ES...is it?  If so, I agree that nobody should buy this car in any colour other than that one - even at a $3,000 option [emoji14]
It originally came on the new LC...so it's likely going on other cars too..but I can't say for sure.

Would be an awful big development expense to have it on a single car.

At an LC price point yes.  At an ES price point?  I'm guessing no.
Yep...spread it around.