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2003 Lexus Gx-470 - Consumer Reviews

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Base 4.7L V8 4x4 5-speed Automatic - (110 reviews )
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By Zooma
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2003 Lexus GX 470 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Fun and easy to drive.


Favorite Features

Best turning radius ever!


Suggested Improvements

Passenger side seat controls could be better.


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Don't Believe The J.D. Power Report
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By tlwpb
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2003 Lexus GX 470 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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This is the best SUV I had drive, I've test drive the MDX, ML320, FX45, before buying the GX470. This SUV is very smooth, quiet, and powerful, and the quality is the best compare to other SUV's company. Recently, I have checked the J.D. Power wed site about the GX470 rating, and I believe they have made a big mistake in rating this automobile or the people that do the evaulation did do it right! So, don't believe every thing you read or see.


Favorite Features

GPS, MARK STEREO, REAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM, VERY COMFORTABLE RIDE.


Suggested Improvements

REAR SEATS SHOULD FOLD DOWN LIKE THE ODYSSEY VAN, AND REAR DOOR SHOULD OPEN UPWARD LIKE THE RX330 WITH POWER.


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Get Rid of that Barn Door!!!
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By Looking for waves
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2003 Lexus GX 470 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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My wife loves the barn door, its her car, but come on Japan, you didn't research the barn door enough. It is completly unpractical for America/Americans - you should only offer it in other countries. I can give you 20 plus examples why it is a poor design. The salesman said it was for saftey, I just laughed and said it was the biggest line of BS a guy has ever said to my face. If you can get over the BARNDOOR, this car offer sooo much more than all the competitors, the MB looks like a minivan/mailvan, the BMW doesn't even compare (it does in my opinion have the best rear door, Bring back the tailgate!!!!!!!) and the Volvo is an underpowered joke.


Favorite Features

Altimeter - cool touch guys, barimoter - cool too - Love the big sunroof, great ride, love the huge windows!!! The fact that you can change the Suspension is awesome and comes in handy.


Suggested Improvements

GET RID OF THE BARN DOOR!! Offer it as an option, THE IDEAL TAILGATE IS LIKE THE OLD BRONCOS. GLASS RETREATS INTO THE GATE AND THE GATE FOLDS DOWN. THUS YOU CAN HAUL LARGE OBJECTS AND THEN HAVE A TAILGATE PINCNIC IN THE REAR OF THE CAR. Come on, I didn't buy a TAXI.


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Got A Good One
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By scottb
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2003 Lexus GX 470 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Worried about vibration problem, but test drive before taking delivery eliminated as an issue. First time Lexus buyer; currently own 2 BMWs. Almost bought X5, but quality issues steered me away. Glad I chose the GX470 - head and shoulders better than X5.


Favorite Features

Auto-sensing rain wipers; auto-release steering wheel; interior quality and layout; exterior styling; ride quality; navigation system; Mark Levinson stereo


Suggested Improvements

Power rear quarter window open/close, better 3rd row seat design


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Great vehicle, good value.
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By Ist time Lexus Owner
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2003 Lexus GX 470 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Bought the GX after looking at the Cayenne and the BMW. Better deal for the money; quality is better. Ride is stiff over heavy bumps in the rear, but the ride and cabin quiet is typical Lexus excellent quality. Engine is adequate for the vehicle; interior appointments are high quality. The rear door looks goofy and is impractical, particularly when towing our trailer. Stereo is excellent, and the nav system is very well-designed and easy to use. I like the size of the shifter, but there should be more of a gate between D and 4. Overall it's a great vehicle; great size, good power, great quality.


Favorite Features

Nav system, stereo, interior design.


Suggested Improvements

Rear door; shift gate; allow programmability of entry/lock features, running lights, etc. as in the Jeep Ltd.


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