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Great SUV; soccer mom car
By gw9 on
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?
Most comfortable ride I have ever experienced in a 4x4 SUV.
Big 4.7 liter V8 has plenty of power.
Although its very tame looking the Lexus badge still makes it something of a head turner.
Great technology. Controls & dash are intuitive, no gimmicks, easy to use.
No mechanical problems with my 6 year old car w/ 62K miles.
Removable 3rd seat makes for good cargo room.
Midsize makes it easy to park in the city.
Light color interior is a galactically dumb idea in an SUV.
GPS is accurate about 75% of the time, I spend a fortune on upgrading the DVD but that didn't help.
I use my iPhone as a map instead.
Blue tooth phone is horrible, people on the other end of the call say they get echoes & distorted sound.
Easier to use my iPhone earbuds w/ mic.
3rd seat is about big enough for 2 full grown cats.
The only way to enlarge the 3rd seat area is to enlarge the whole car, which would put you in the LX 570.
That's a $90K vehicle which not everyone will want to buy.