My 2007 ES350 has 93k miles on it. I've had it for 7 1/2 years and I LOVE
it. However, I need something very reliable. I know nothing about car rep
air and there really isn't any place nearby that is equipped to handle a ca
r like this. The dealership is 25 miles away. That's not a problem for sta
ndard maintenance since they have valet service, but for emergencies it is
since valet service is only available when an appointment is made far in ad
If I knew my car would remain trouble free, needing only the stuff you'd ex
pect from a car with this many miles, I'd keep it. I have strictly adhered
to the maintenance schedule suggested in the Owner's Manual and all work h
as been done at the dealership. It has been in one major accident. It was
perfectly repaired by the Lexus Collision Center but it's still on the car
's record. I'm sure this would reduce the trade in value. The body is in
perfect condition but I'm sorry to say that I've been very hard on the whee
ls, which are pretty dinged up.
So, my question is this: How long can I expect this car to "keep on runnin
g" without any major (very expensive) repairs being needed? Of course nobo
dy can tell me for certain, but best guess.
I've driven the newer ES350 and don't like it nearly as much but I love Lex
us service so I'd probably stick with Lexus. I know it will cost me at lea
st $30k with my car if I buy a new one now (with the options I want).
What to do, what to do.............................?