If you are seduced to buy GS430, be
prepared to buy another car for the
winter. This one DOES NOT run even in 2
in of snow. Traction control is
worthless. I have GS 400, Mercedes, BMW
drive up my driveway 6 days after a
snow fall, but my GS 430 got stuck
repeatedly. WORSE dealership experience
in my 25 years of driving. ABSOLUTELY
unwilling to help. Be warned. BE very
I thnik they somehow need to understand
that people buy cars to go from point A
to point B - not to admire it in the
Let me first say that I am a career GM salesman! I would have never in a million years bought a Lexus, but we traded it in and I bought it. I LOVE the car! The seats and the interior are what sold me on the car. Thank God it was the V8 model... it's powerful, sleek, and butter smooth. The Nav and Mark Levinson audio system make trips a blast. The true test is that I bought mine AFTER someone else put 75,000 miles of business use on the car and it's still tight as a drum and runs like a dream. As I have a habit of running through a vehicle about every 6 to 9 months. This time though, I think I'll keep my Lexus and park way in the back at work!
Interior. Not usually a fan of wood in a car, but it's beautiful! Love the stereo w/ nav and the 6 disc, but hands down, it was the slick V8 and the interior that sold me on the whole car!
My BIGGEST complaint is that the HVAC controls must be accessed through the NAV. a real inconvenience while driving. Would rather have hard keys for that operation. Also wish the power tilt/telescoping wheel would come down further. That's it!
This is my 2nd GS.I first bought a 1999 GS 400. I was going to buy a 2002 Accord. Long story short the Lexus blew the Honda away. I loved the car so much I got a GS 430. The 2003 is a lot smoother than the 99. I have always been a fan of Lexus's, and their reliability has always been outstanding. This is a fast and fun car. I put Michelin pilot sport tires on and the car has excellent handling. I strongly recommend this car. I put 60K miles in less than a year and I drive hard. I have had no issues. Just change the oil and fluids.
The smooth feel. Easy controls very user friendly. Great A/C (I'm in south TX) - a must here.
Awesome car to drive and faster than
most sports cars out there. The person,
"Must get another car for winter by
jhave001" who rated this car 1.9 has no
clue what he's talking about. He rates
the performance 1.0 and reliability 1.0.
I don't think this person has ever
drove the GS430 let alone be able to
afford it. He's one of those that
drives the Ford Pinto, adds 22" Rims and
adds a Boeing 747 Spoiler and thinks
it's his Mercedes.
Stunning exterior. More reliable than
my neighbor's Mercedes, and BMW. Ooh,
did I mention Lexus is #1 in JD Power
Radio controls on the steering wheel.
Maybe offer a manual transmission.
Love this car in the dry warm weather.
Awesome performance, reliabilty, nav,
sound system. Just don't get caught in
the snow with it. Car came with Z
Rated 17" Tires that are pretty much
useless in the snow. Also, tires are
pretty loud on the dry pavement.
Performance, Reliabilty, NAV, Sound
All Season Tires, Bigger Gas Tank, How
about All Wheel Drive?
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