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first year bloopers
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By Carlton R
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2004 Lexus GX 470 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I have had alot of technical problems. Also, the first year out, it has mechanical problems (drivetrain).


Favorite Features

It has sufficient power.


Suggested Improvements

Third row seats need more room for passengers.


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


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At 75 miles per hour or less, this vehicle give good mileage for the size and engine. The bulbs under the headlights doesn't last long. I have to replace the bulb every six months. As for the comfort of this vehicle, it is really a dream come true. I recommend this vehicle especially for long distance driving.


Favorite Features

Workmanship of the interior is extraordinary. The seats are plush and the ride is great.


Suggested Improvements

Better gas mileage and revisit replacing too many bulbs


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not too early to judge
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By george GX-470
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2004 Lexus GX 470 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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After looking and eliminating the VW- Touareg and the BMW-X5 found no comparison against the GX-470. Riding, hadling, interior and exterior quality and craftsmanship and value for $$. Probably the best vehicle I've ever owned and not to mention the VIP treatment at the Northside Lexus Houston, Tx. dealership.


Favorite Features

Sedan like interior yet handles like an SUV/LUV and feels solid. Will report again in 6 months.


Suggested Improvements

3rd row seats are wasted $$. Should have an option not to buy it.


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Look for an adventure
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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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Love My GX470!
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By Jerp
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2004 Lexus GX 470 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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The GX 470 is a dream of a car. Solid handling, plush interior, sharp lines and great ride for such a short wheelbase. Very quiet and roomy.


Favorite Features

I love the styling of the GX470. The seating is also very comfortable (front seats only) for this size of an SUV.


Suggested Improvements

1. More leg room for rear passengers. 2. Hide away third row seating. The third row seats fold to the sides, but still don't allow room for golf clubs. 3. Better gas mileage. (19.2 hwy)


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


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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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gx 470
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By N777KG
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2004 Lexus GX 470 SUV 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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feels solid and handles great. this is my 11th. suv as of 1973 and it is the best. I only wish the front passanger seat had better adjustments and also the cup holders were in better locations.


Favorite Features

Feel of the road at highway speed. Also the off road traction and the solid transfer case shift.


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