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!
Performance, comfort, exterior looks, mark lev, controls
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 $50K plus there should be more from the car and Lexus service. Cars costing 30/40% less are more exciting and just as reliable.
NAV is as good as they come, Levinson radio is tops, interior finishes are tops
Go back to the 400 drive train, 430 is a slug. Improve suspension for handling. Add the toys found is less expensive cars
I had my Benz since I was 16 till my GF
got her GS300. I loved that car, smooth
and quiet, powerful and sporty but lux
as well. So I requested a GS430 and
finally got it after 25 days, my car
was imported from Lexus, Japan
exclusively and now I even don't want
to drive my new 2003 E55 AMG! It's
smooth! It's loving! My mom has a 745ih
and my father has a S67 Lourinser,
believe me they never ride 1/10 of a
Lexus! Of course the S67 is faster!
Even I guess my E55 AMG is faster and
of course M5 is faster, but even a V8
Camaro can't be seen on your miror.
Go for a Lexus, it's almost 2 years
that I'm driving 5 hours a day! I can't
leave the car, nothing has been occured
so far! Go for it! Go!
Marc Levinson DVD navigation.
V8 powerful, smooth, quiet, reliable
Handling and driving style.
Quality of ride and material inside.
Many more, can't name one by one.
I wanna let you know that my GS430
costed me almost US$ 94,000 !!! Yes,
shipping and others are included, by
the way I got every single option
including 19" Titanium/Chrome rims.