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By Big Rod
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2004 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Navigation, and the Mark Levinson stereo is by far the best, Bose comes in second.


Suggested Improvements

The only two things I would suggest: adaptive cruise control, and a rear camera, or backup cam.


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Dream Car
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By wannabgood1
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2004 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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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!


Favorite Features

Performance, comfort, exterior looks, mark lev, controls


Suggested Improvements

more power off the line


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Not worth the money
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By Peter Cusato
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2004 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

NAV is as good as they come, Levinson radio is tops, interior finishes are tops


Suggested Improvements

Go back to the 400 drive train, 430 is a slug. Improve suspension for handling. Add the toys found is less expensive cars


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Fantastic
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By Ahmed Masoud
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2004 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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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!


Favorite Features

Marc Levinson DVD navigation. V8 powerful, smooth, quiet, reliable engine. Handling and driving style. Exterior look. Quality of ride and material inside. Many more, can't name one by one.


Suggested Improvements

I wanna let you know that my GS430 costed me almost US$ 94,000 !!! Yes, shipping and others are included, by the way I got every single option including 19" Titanium/Chrome rims.


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Lexus Quality
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By Otto Schacht
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2004 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


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400 Series better performers
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By vchxxx
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2004 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Nav.


Suggested Improvements

bring back the tiptronic tranny and better gear ratios for better throttle response. This thing is a slug.


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I love it!
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By Rob GS430
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2004 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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I had a GS 300 before this one. I love the size and overall performance. Teh V8 perfects this package and smooths the whole car out.


Favorite Features

Engine, Levinson Stereo


Suggested Improvements

More Power? Turbo Charge?


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Car of the year
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By fixbax
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2004 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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As one who has owned 5 Lexus automobiles, this is definitely the best one. If you are interested in a relatively trouble-free vehicle coupled with good comfort and performance and all of the "bells and whistles", the 2004 LS430 is the car for you.


Favorite Features

the "Smart Key" keyless entry is terrific!


Suggested Improvements

I dislike the controls for the radio on the steering wheel as I frequently inadvertantly change radio stations while turning a corner using one finger. As the radio is within arms reach, this is a superfluous feature


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power ect
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By jarrett
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2004 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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this car is very sporty, but i cant wait till they come out with the 200 awd model this will make it more dependable in the snow.


Favorite Features

power ect. cd player


Suggested Improvements

oto 60 needs tho be faster by 2to3 seconds. awd needs to be offered.


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GS430 Classy and Sporty car
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By jpmventures
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2004 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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I recently bought a GS430 let me tell you i've had nothing but a great experience with the car. The v8 engine is awesome. I chose the GS430 over an M3 Convertible, the M3 lacked many of the luxury features that the GS had. 300HP engine purrs and jumps off the line. Great car everything you would expect from the legendary Lexus name


Favorite Features

300HP Engine Navigation system Fine leather seats


Suggested Improvements

Faster engine! I want to see a Lexus with 400HP to rival some of the mercedes AMG's


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