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2003 Lexus LS 430 - Consumer Reviews

2003 Lexus LS 430

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108 Total Reviews

Base 4.3L V8 5-speed Automatic - (108 reviews )

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Better than a Rolls
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By Andrew Hales
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2003 Lexus LS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Fantastic ride, comfort and economy is amazing. I lovethis car!!


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no need to buy the warranty
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By eazege
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2003 Lexus LS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


Review

My son was born and after much research i bought my wife an 03 LS430 with 90k.Purchased
a two year warranty from the dealership which i never used.I have had the car for 3yrs now..not even a mere check engine light.This is the best luxury car for the money period.We love it and compared to benz or a bmw(which i still own )he makes them look like Divas that are all bark no bite.


Best Features

reliable,gives you a feeling of confidence on the street or on the freeway.


Worst Features

brakes pads seem to go out rather quickly.


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Never satisfied
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By never happy
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2003 Lexus LS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Bought well maintained LS430 with 66,000 miles 9/2009. Smooth, powerful responsive engine and transmission with good control via transmission alternative choices. Nice style, good mileage for size and power. Nice suspension, glad I did not choose harder Euro suspension. Steering too light, too much power assist for my taste.Excellent climate control ( no NAV) layout and function. Standard sound OK but nothing great. Seats look nice but lack lateral and thigh support. Passenger seat too short. NO SECONDARY SUN VISOR? Are you kidding Lexus? Gas pedal and brake too far to left, getting foot in middle of brake takes odd motion. Nice car but wish I had looked more at MB and DTS.


Best Features

Engine, transmission, climate controls and function, seat controls (not seats), body fit and finish, nice suspension but a lot of road noise with Nokian tires now on car, soon to be replaced. I never will get another wood steering wheel if I can avoid it; cold, hard, slippery.


Worst Features

Move gas pedal at least one inch to right and brake two inches. Better, more supportive seats, less like LaZBoy. Make remote lock honk horn instead of beep that old folks like me can't hear ( yes, it's turned up all the way) Can't believe Lexus made with no secondary backup sun visor.


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Lexus at its best!!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By jakemt
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2003 Lexus LS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


Review

I recently purchased this car used. Out of all the series of the LS, this is probably the best. Also, if buying used, make sure the previous owner(s) maintained it properly as this will have a huge bearing on the current condition of the car. I had a 2000 LS400 that was poorly maintained previously and the transmission started slipping on me. I also test drove a used LS460 but did not feel as comfortable as the 430. It felt too stiff for my taste as I live in pot- holed NYC. Surprisingly, I'm getting almost 20 mpg in city driving. So far, great car!


Best Features

Mark Levinson Audio, Comfort, Quiet


Worst Features

Exterior looks do not match interior & general quality & status of the car.


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Certified Pre-Owned Purchase
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Certified Pre-Owned
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2003 Lexus LS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


Review

This car was a great for my luxury driving experience. The ride is so smooth as if I was riding on air. The cost for ownership was far better than other luxury cars. The extending warranty work just wonderfully. I love my certified pre-owned Lexus.


Best Features

power trunk opener,


Worst Features

radiator coolant bottle


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