I think the front end makes up for the plain jane rear. Looks like Lexus (Toyota) is moving in a very sleek streamlined look. I would've thought the ES being a luxury family sedan might be a little bit more conservative, I guess that might explain why the did not change anything with the engine. Maybe the '03 will have more HP, this ES is 66 pounds heavier, weird, not the normal overhaul for a model.
I really want to see the next GS, that will be the most incredible thing out there. I hope.
I like the way the NEW ES looks. It reminds me of a baby LS 430. I think Lexus is imitating what Mercedes did. Notice the similarities in the C-class and S-Class? hehe..But it's all good. The new ES looks sharp in my opinion.
My take on it is....The front....A LS 430 front look that resembles the LS and a Futuristic S class mixed together.....and the Rear...O MY GOD !!! How do you guys not see the E320/E430 Benz in that rear...It's almost a direct copy as far as the taillights go....Anyway I think it's a real positive change, I like it....Dan
Yep, similar. I do not recall ever seeing this Altis before, geez maybe if they sold that here people would not think about the Corolla the same way. I think the Altis looks like a nice car, Toyota needs to sell that here too. I hope I become a millionaire one day, I'm going to be the only guy in town driving really cool cars no one has ever seen before. .30 co drag efficient, that sound pretty close to our numbers. I wonder if the drag on the new ES is better from the previous model, I would have to say so just look at it aerodynamicaly it seems sleeker in design, what your guess?