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.
Rear door swings open rather than
lifting up, heavy vehicle, great to
drive,- outstanding vehicle.
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.
GPS and good ride and handling
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
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.
Looks, sound system, navigation system
(my wife is directionally challenged).
Please fix the transmission slippage
and smooth out the ride! That's very
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.
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
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.
Major problem for me with the GVWR
recall which cost me big bucks. I
wouldn’t put much stock in Lexus
claims of customer satisfaction or
service if the problem is
substantial. Even a small item took a
trip to the dealership to resolve.
Voice recognition is poor. Basic air
and sound controls is cumbersome.
Navigation system is easy to use, with
very intuitive programming. The
premium sound system if excellent.
Limited storage for small items.
Dealer service failed to reset the
service notice button. During a trip
an emergency notice come on saying we
needed repair service, and should
contact the dealer immediately. That
was a bit troubling, until