So my loaner is a 99 ES 300... am I glad I didn't by this bowl of jello with a V6. I've never driven anything so soft... step of the gas and the ass-end sinks down, touch the break and you nose dive, turn a corner and there goes my coffee cup. The engine is nice and pulls well, but the tranny is very relaxed. I hope I get my car back today... That and the ES's cup holder is worse than the IS, my ass is soaked from it's inability to hold onto my travel mug... at least those dirty seats are clean, to bad they gave me one with an ivory interior!!