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WHAT A SUV SHOULD BE
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By juliandryan
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2003 Lexus GX 470 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Researched SUV's for months before deciding to purchase the GX 470. This SUV fills a void in the market for larger SUVs priced below $60K. Outstanding to drive with extremely comfortable ride. Overall, overly pleased with purchase, would highly recommend test driving.


Best Features

Rear door swings open rather than lifting up, heavy vehicle, great to drive,- outstanding vehicle.


Worst Features

Gas mileage


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GX 470: great unless you hold the wheel
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By Lee Seidler
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2003 Lexus GX 470 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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The GX 470 is easily the best driving, best handling SUV we have owned. However, there is a vibration in the steering wheel (even noted in the NY Times of 7/6/03. Also loud wind noise drowns out classical music at 60MPH. Interior is great, GPS finds places you could never drive to yourself.


Best Features

GPS and good ride and handling


Worst Features

Vibration in wheel, wind noise and back door which has fixed window and opens to the right like a car door. Makes it difficult to carry longer items in back.


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Unhappy with first Lexus
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By ChazK
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2003 Lexus GX 470 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Our first Lexus and I'll have to say, I've never been so dissappointed with an automobile. Transmission seems to slip on occassion and it takes bumps a lot harder than I assumed it would. When driving at low speeds up to about 50, it seems to be a little "jerky", for lack of a better term; almost as though it was shifting back and forth between gears. I would difinately test drive one and concentrate on the ride and not get so caught up in the luxurious interior and all of the whistles and bells. The automobile is beautiful inside and out. I just wish the performance matched the beauty. If I were to base Lexus on this GX470; I would never buy another one.


Best Features

Looks, sound system, navigation system (my wife is directionally challenged).


Worst Features

Please fix the transmission slippage and smooth out the ride! That's very dissappointing.


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2003 Lexus GX-470
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Fun To Drive
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By Daver
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Vehicle

2003 Lexus GX 470 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

My new Lexus GX-470 is an amazing automobile to drive and own. It was purchased 1 month ago. I have driven a Lincoln Nav. for the past 4 years as well as a complete test, or comparison of the new Aviator. Although it is not fair to compare the GX-470 to a Nav., I found that in my complete comparison with the Aviator, among other SUV's, driving the Lexus, in all modes, was like riding on air, not to mention the silence inside while in operation. It is extremely difficult to tell if the GX's motor is engaged, as there is no residual noise whatsoever. Although it is an SUV, it rides more like a luxury car. It is an amazing driving experience.


Best Features

Without a doubt, the ride, luxurious features, and cabin silence were my first favorite features and impressions. Just holding the steering wheel and feel of solid build, was enough to become my most impressionable experiences which aided in my decision to purchase it.


Worst Features

I feel that the GX-470 lacks storage areas for the driver and passenger. Too many well designed cup holders took up the space that could have been used for driver storage and accessability. Clearcoat paint finish is lacking as well.


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ALL WEATHER
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By SOBHI
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2003 Lexus GX 470 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

DID HAVE TO DRIVE THE CAR IN A HEAVY RAIN STORM REABILITY SECOND TO NONE EXCELLENT ROAD HANDLING


Best Features

DIFFERENT SUSPENSION DIAL


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