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2004 Lexus GX 470 - Consumer Reviews

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Base 4.7L V8 4x4 5-speed Automatic - (172 reviews )
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4th Lexus/Toyota Product: It's The Worst
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By cybersofla
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2004 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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SO disappointed in this vehicle. HORRIBLE ride. HATE the tailgate. We call it the "weeble" because it wobbles in turns. CONSISTENT issue with transmission which they are apparently unable to fix, as it comes back again and again. Seriously considering lemon law on this one, as another reviewer I saw here. I have few good things to say about this vehicle.


Best Features

third row seat


Worst Features

new tailgate. improve ride - it's horrible now. controls for stereo, mirrors etc. seems a bit off to me.


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


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I traded in my '04 RX330 for the GX for I needed more capacity and capability. FOR A TRUCK, it handles, drives and rides exceptionally well. The mpg at 18 is expected for this type of vehicle. The quality, like my RX is superb. The nav. system is easy to use, and the backup camera is an absolute must have due to the inherent blind spots. I made sure I got the Michelins, and have had no trouble whatsoever, like I have often read from other owners. Overall, for me, I feel it is the best from the list I chose, incl. the SRX, the horribly unreliable VW T-Reg, the Benz and the fun driving, but impractical and rather unreliable X5. I am so far very pleased with the GX, and would recommend it.


Best Features

Quality and resale value are wonderful. The safety features are outstanding, and for such a capable off-roader, it exudes luxury. The b/u camera, as well as the rear entertainment and Navigation system are great. I would buy another. It does what it is supposed to do very well.


Worst Features

The front seats are NOT comfortable for people six feet and taller. The seats are far too short in the legs. Like the RX, they measure 19 1/2 inches from the lower back toward the knee, and any drives over 2 hours are miserable. The wheels also need to be refreshed-they are a bit boring.


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GX IS NOT smaller version of LX
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By C. Moore
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2004 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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consistent issue with transmission slippage which dealer has been unable to eliminate. dealer refuses to acknowledge issue. tailgate is hideous. ride is like that of a tractor. LOVED my LX. no similar feelings for the GX.


Best Features

third row seat. that's it.


Worst Features

tailgate like LX. improved ride. redesigned dash & side controls. NO JERKING from the transmission slip issue!


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All good but mileage
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By BCOHEN
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2004 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Very comfortable car to drive. Really enjoy sitting up higher than other SUV's. Only complaint is the mileage - 17 on a good tank.


Best Features

Navigation - It is well located and easy and fun to use.


Worst Features

All the time 4 wheel drive is not a necessity for me. The 3rd row seats are ridiculous - took them out once we tried once to use them.


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Very impressive & unique car
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By Liu Henry
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2004 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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The driving experience feels safe when you're turning on a curve. It was very stable and no shake at all.


Best Features

Navigation system


Worst Features

Don't need third row seat


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