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Hey Scotty? I'm looking at buying a used 2007 Lexus ES 350 With about 150,000 miles. 

I have not went to look at the car yet. But I'm curious to know if this is a good deal. It's four sale sell for about $5000. He says it was always kept in a garage and the maintenance was Always done. Do you think this will be a great car for me? I'm 20 years old, And I don't want to spend thousands of dollars in repairs. Also wondering, do you have to use premium gas in lexus. I'll be using the car to drive back and forth from Tennessee to Illinois. I'm just wondering if this is a good deal and if I should consider it. I'm also buying it from a private party not dealer.

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You're already asking if you have to use Premium gas.


Get a Camry or Accord and save the money. The first repair that Lexus needs you'll be walking. Repairs are far cheaper on a Camry, and they take regular fuel.

i just didn’t know if it took premium gas or not.. i used to have a 2006 bmw 330i and put over 100,000 miles on it. i was just wondering if they are cheaper to own. i love Luxury cars.. and i figured sense Lexus is a Toyota then maybe it would be a good deal

I can appreciate that, but just be aware the Lexus repair costs are substantially greater than Toyota. So if you have a tight budget it may not be the right choice for you. They are good cars, no argument there. I guess my main point is just remember to take EVERYTHING into consideration before you make the leap. It sucks to be "car poor", I've been there.


It says on multiple websites that this is the worst year for the es350. But, I think it sounds like a fair deal as long as it is in good condition. The 2007 es350 had an excellent v6 engine (lexus makes fantastic 6 cylinders) and venerable(meaning great) toyota 6 speed automatic transmission. It probably won't cost you thousands of dollars in repairs, but will require some money in Maintnence. It uses 91 medium grade gas because it is a luxury car, so you will be paying up for gas. I personlly never owned an es350, so take a look at what other sources and what other people will say, as I am not competely informed on this exact model of lexus. 

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