by gw9 on Jan 12, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
Having owned Lexus before I knew this would be a very reliable car.
Gas & go.
Maintain per mfg recommendations and it will last forever.
What it is for: In town errands; carrying clean cargo like groceries and such; long road trips; ski trips; car pools.
What it's not for: Work truck; off roading; hauling heavy trailers; hauling construction supplies or plant material.
It's a soccer mom car.
Reliable, elegant, comfy.
Zero excitement but what SUV is?
by Chase on Jul 14, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
My dad and my mom bought this car after my mom had been looking for MONTHS! When i first saw he car i thought it looked decent. We happened to be at an away game for my school, and I could not wait to get to ride home in the car, But then the second i got in the car I was SO disappointed! I could hardly fit in the back seat! There is absolutely no room! also, another problem that we had was the navigation screen. I mean my family was so confused cause, you run the climate from that screen, the radio, the DVD player, and everything else that would have been a lot easier just to make buttons for. My family has not liked this car at all! I mean 16 mpg highway, I mean come on. Just don't get this car!
by Beth on Jun 27, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
I love my new (to me!) Lexus. We traded in a 08 Town & country for a 05 LX470 with twice the miles and were happy about it! This car is wonderful. It is spacious and fun to drive. My only complaint is that the trunk area is small with the third row seat down, I can't even get my stroller in. But, we will make do. It is the best car I have ever had, even better than my husband's 08 BMW!
by SQUEAKY BRAKES on Jul 30, 2009 Vehicle: 2005 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
Bought car brand new. Squeaky brakes when car had 20,000 mi. Initially intermittent, then became consistent. Multiple dealer services not solved. Was told by Service Adivor & Manager common for these cars, in fact was told many new Lexus vehicles squeak and nothing can be done. What a disappointment. We're not talking about Pintos here. No vote of confidence from Lexus trained personnel. Would not recommend Lexus base on above comments from a service manager and adviser. Buyers beware. Can you imagine spending premium dollars and was told they naturally squeak? Car is still new!
by maliksul on Dec 2, 2008 Vehicle: 2005 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
This is my 3rd Lex still own the the 2nd one which is a 2000 RX300, this is one big bad ride the v8 is nice and smooth and has a great growl, the Mark Levinson sound system (14 speakers) is outstanding, great suv overall.
by Mike Park on Apr 22, 2008 Vehicle: 2005 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
My GX 470 has had and continues to have problems with the navigation, radio, rear camera, console. It is currently at the dealer's for the third time - 11 days so far - still they are not able to diagnose and or fix the problem(s).They have replaced the radio head twice without fixing the problem. It is probably time to ask for a new one or have them refund my money.
A Sport model joins the lineup that includes the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, smoked bezel headlamps, foglamp trim, black pearl emblems, a chrome license plate garnish and exhaust tip and alloy wheels with a dark graphite finish. Inside, the Sport features black bird's eye maple wood and graphite metallic trim. Other GX option changes this year include an upgraded navigation system with better graphics and additional functions, Bluetooth compatibility and voice commands for the climate control, audio and navigation systems. All models also receive a more powerful V8 engine good for 270 horsepower (up from 235).