by wannabgood1 on May 18, 2005 Vehicle: 2004 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
Just bought a pre-owned 2004 GS 430, parchment exterior and black interior. What a beauty! This car is fast, classy, has wonderful fit and finish. Interior is a great place to be. Comfortable and controls are logical and fun to play with. The Mark Lev stereo is phenomenal. Best car stereo I have ever heard. Also have a 2001 TL with Bose which is very good, but Mark Lev is noticeably better. This car has it all - performance, reliability, comfort, value (especially if you purchase pre-owned in good condition - 7700 mis certified), looks, and a trusted brand with good service and warranty. I look forward to driving this car whenever I can!
by Peter Cusato on Jan 29, 2005 Vehicle: 2004 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
It's comfortable and reliable but handles like a bus and is marginally responsive. Bridgestone 17" tires are the noisiest I ever heard. Missing a number of features like, rain sensing wipers, a passenger side mirror that drops in reverse and the heated seats have but one level. My wife's 2000 ES has 2 levels. Has perpetual rattles in dash that dealer can't cure and a permanent stain on the rear seat from a tire being placed there, Lexus central was no help with either issue. It gets you back and forth smoothly and reliably, but at $50K plus there should be more from the car and Lexus service. Cars costing 30/40% less are more exciting and just as reliable.
by Ahmed Masoud on Oct 1, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
I had my Benz since I was 16 till my GF
got her GS300. I loved that car, smooth
and quiet, powerful and sporty but lux
as well. So I requested a GS430 and
finally got it after 25 days, my car
was imported from Lexus, Japan
exclusively and now I even don't want
to drive my new 2003 E55 AMG! It's
smooth! It's loving! My mom has a 745ih
and my father has a S67 Lourinser,
believe me they never ride 1/10 of a
Lexus! Of course the S67 is faster!
Even I guess my E55 AMG is faster and
of course M5 is faster, but even a V8
Camaro can't be seen on your miror.
Go for a Lexus, it's almost 2 years
that I'm driving 5 hours a day! I can't
leave the car, nothing has been occured
so far! Go for it! Go!
by vchxxx on Jul 11, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
I moved into a GS430 from a GS400.
Better Nav and sound but no more
tiptronic transmission. I attribute the
diminution in throttle response and tip-
in response to the different tranny and
possibly gear ratios from the 400. I
have to stomp on the go pedal to get it
going. GS400 more responsive and fun to
drive. After the lease is up, I'm
looking at the new Infiniti M45.
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