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Lexus GS 430 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.3 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 300 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2002 Lexus GS 430

  • A sedan to consider if you can't decide which you like more, luxury or sport.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful engine, plenty of safety technology on-board, available Mark Levinson audio system, blend of both luxury and sport.

  • Cons

    Navigation system bundled with controls that work better with knobs and buttons; doesn't communicate with the driver enough, given the sporting mission of the car.

  • What's New for 2002

    After a number of upgrades last year, the GS 430 enters 2002 unchanged.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (22 total reviews)


Best new car i have

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Vehicle: 2002 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)

112,000 miles and only 1 repair (at 108,000 miles hood release cable broke). Wish Lexus would use Bose radio (Levinson sounds great but radio reception is only average).



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Best car i've ever owned!!!!

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Vehicle: 2002 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)

This car brings a perpetual smile to my face every time I drive it. Took me several months to find a late-model GS 430 that was well-maintained - can't afford a new one. I'd much rather buy a 4-year-old Lexus than a new car any day. Used to have an LS 400, and while it was a great car too, it was almost too refined to be fun to drive. The GS 430 is all about driving excitement if you ask me. The GS 430 has a great balance between sportiness and comfort. It filters out harsh road noise and vibration, while letting you know that it has 300+HP under the hood. Works well for my family with two carseats in the back. The Z-rated tires are pricey and wear out quickly so budget for tires!




Love my lexus

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Vehicle: 2002 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)

Car is quiet and a pleasure to drive. I've had other Lexus in the past and they have always been great cars. The car is so easy to drive it feels like it is doing all of the work for me. I have recently had other cars and they become boring and aren't fun to drive. Thanks Lexus for making this car so amazing.




What an awesome car!!!!!!

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Vehicle: 2002 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)

Just love it, what a perfect vehicle. The best I have driven. Way better than the Benz or Bmer for thousand dollars less.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Smooth and fast

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Vehicle: 2002 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)

This is by far one of the most reliable, well built, and luxurious vehicles on the market. The interior is silent, the engine is outstanding, brakes flawless, and the seats, stereo system, nav controls make for a very serene experience. However, for a sports sedan, it is much too soft, and the steering is much too light. In addition, the car can be harsh and twitchy with the optional 17 inch wheels. Soft springs and low profile tires just don't mix well. Stick with the 16 inch wheels and don't expect too much from the chassis, and you will be very happy. Overall a great car, but not a very emotion-evoking one.




Great car

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Vehicle: 2002 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)

I rely on these ratings fairly heavily so when i bought this car back in June I thought I should write to anyone considering buying one. This is by far the best car I've ever owned. It has 63,000 miles on it and it drives like it is brand new. It is so solid, so smooth, and has a ton of power. I would recommend it to anyone considering buying one, you won't be disappointed.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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Full 2002 Lexus GS 430 Review

What's New for 2002

After a number of upgrades last year, the GS 430 enters 2002 unchanged.

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