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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 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, Lexus quality and refinement.

  • Cons

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

  • What's New for 2004

    There are no changes for the GS 430 this year.

Full 2004 Lexus GS 430 Review

What's New for 2004

There are no changes for the GS 430 this year.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

Bang for your buck

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Vehicle: 2004 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)

The GS 430 2004 is just an amazing car I don't feel any separation from cars costing thousands more, the ride is exquisite, and the performance puts you in the mix of cars that cost so much more.

Dream car

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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!

Not worth the money

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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.


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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!

Lexus quality

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Vehicle: 2004 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)

This is my second Lexus, bought the LS 400 in 1990, and like the GS 430 the quality and performance is outstanding. Has a Mercedes car before but the Lexus sure them.

400 series better performers

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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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Gas Mileage


  • 16
  • cty
  • 22
  • highway
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