Technically, it is replacing the 2001 Lexus ES300 that was a daily/beater hand-me-down family car. It was totaled by a drunk elderly neighbor of my mom's who also wiped out 5 other vehicles. The Lexus has some cosmetic body damage but still runs well. I still have my 2006 Acura TSX. It is still an excellent car and runs so smoothly but the city driving was brutal on fuel efficiency.