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2004 Lexus GX 470 SUV

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By looknow12
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2004 Lexus GX 470 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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With this vehicle, you look for places to drive. It's comfortable, smooth, quiet, surefooted and handles better than most cars. Every feature and button is laid out where it should be. Navigation system is by far the best in the industry. Touch screen also carries the radio, climate control & DVD. MB's is frustrating to use. Vehicle is unstoppable. I've had journeys through 40" snow storms with ease and have traversed uphill dirt piles for fun. Of every 4wd vehicle I've had, this is the most capable.


Favorite Features

Rain sensing wipers and navigation system.


Suggested Improvements

Remove rear barn door and add a little more high end punch. Bluetooth, laser guided cruise control would all be nice.


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Over rated SUV
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By limited4runner
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2004 Lexus GX 470 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I was very disappointed in the comfort and noise reduction that Lexus stands for. i took it for a test drive. I driven both a Kenetic and non KDSS vehicle. There were no difference just a $4k price increase. The salesman says only notice if it's on an offroad terrain. Don't get me wrong it's a great vehicle but for the price you are paying you expect a little bit more quality. I own a '97 4x4 limited 4runner (havent had any trouble yet). I hardly know the difference in ride. You can still feel the bumps on the road and hear the wind noise on the windows. I guess Lexus did a great job covering that up with the nav and entertainment system!


Favorite Features

Sleek, sporty look. Nav & rear entertainment system.


Suggested Improvements

Ride comfort and outside noise reduction. 2)Care less about 3row seat (this is a compact suv want more room for a third row get a bigger suv..) ,i'll be throwing those 2 out for the dogs. dont wana pay 4 something i dont use.


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Outstanding Automobile
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By Darin Bell
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2004 Lexus GX 470 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Nothing comes close to the build quality and comfort of the Lexus. It is quiet, comfortable, and just a joy to drive. The Lexus just feels tight. I compared the GX470 to many other luxury SUV's and the Lexus always won out in my mind.


Favorite Features

Navigation and sound system. Leather seats are so comfy.


Suggested Improvements

Rear view out the car is somewhat obstructed.


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Hwy Luxury, Backroad Performance
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By IndyEric
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2004 Lexus GX 470 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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The GX470 is deceptively spacious and capable, yet maintains the quality and luxury that you expect from Lexus. I purchased a 2003 GX470 the first week that they were available in December of 2002. I recently traded that one in for a 2004 model. The ride is wonderful and the Nav/sound/ and entertainment systems make the long family trips easy while the ride is smoother than our Acura TL sedan. The biggest surprise is how much room they have. Where does it come from?


Favorite Features

Navigation System is easy to use and a must for our future vehicles. Sound system is flawless. Rear entertainment with wireless headphones lets everyone do their own thing without being distrcted. Ride is amazing and quiet. It looks small but the room inside is terrific.


Suggested Improvements

When you fold the 2nd row in for additional room, it actually seems to takes up more space. The seats are more comfortable to ride in than other models that fold into the floor but their is a definate tradeoff if you wnt to have an easily accesible cooler during long road trips.


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Great Car
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By meing
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Vehicle

2004 Lexus GX 470 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

First SUV, never going back to cars.


Favorite Features

Easy to use controls. Simple but elegant. Massive Sun Roof. High, commanding driving position. Long list of standard features.


Suggested Improvements

More room in third row seat!! Have third row seat fold into floor. Rear could be a little quieter....still very quiet but not as good as other lexii.


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