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2003 Lexus GX 470 SUV

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Base 4.7L V8 4x4 5-speed Automatic - (110 reviews )

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WHAT A SUV SHOULD BE
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By juliandryan
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Vehicle

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
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Lee Seidler
on

Vehicle

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


Review

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
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
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By ChazK
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Vehicle

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
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Daver
on

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
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By SOBHI
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Vehicle

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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