anyone own a 97-2000 Lexus ES300 or Infiniti I30??
I have a 96 avalon which I LOVE dearly, but is approaching it's demise at 180k miles.
I would buy another in a heartbeat, but dont like the avalon styling starting in 2000. Most of the 98 and 99's I see have 100k miles on them...very few with the 75k or so I'm aiming for
I came across a nice 99 Lexus ES300 and 2000 I30 (similar to a maxima), both in my price range.
I'm curious about your input if you've owned either. I have owned a Maxima, but would say the Avalon BLOWS it out of the water when it comes to road noise, ride comfort, size etc. I test drove the I30 and couldnt quite tell what I though because the owner was with me and wouldnt be quiet enough for me to think straight.
The ES330 seems a bit smaller than my 96 Avalon, and more like a Camry size-wise.
Just looking for input or first-hand comparisons.
I intend to buy with cash and drive it to the same 180k+ mark.....