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GREAT GREAT CAR
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By BILL SCHACHTER
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2003 Lexus LS 430 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


Review

WHAT A RIDE ESPECIALLY WITH NAVAGATION SYSTEM AND MARK LEVINSON RADIO,A DREAM TO OWN.MADE CROSS COUNTRY TRIP,FELT LIKE U ARE RIDING ON AIR,SOUND PROOF. HANDLES LIKEA BABY TOY


Favorite Features

NAVAGATION SYSTEM,MARK LEVINSON AUDIO SYSTEM,AIR CONDITION SEATS.LEXUS LINK GREAT SERVICE.


Suggested Improvements

KEEP BUILDING THEM THE WAY U ARE.


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short and simple
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By crsballer007
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2003 Lexus LS 430 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


Review

The Lexus LS430 is a great sedan and i feel that it doesn't get enough credit with other luxury sedans. The LS is very reliable and comfortable on long trips.


Favorite Features

My favorite features are all of the automated features like the lights, the climate control, mirrors, the windshield wipers, and many more.


Suggested Improvements

The only improvement i think the LS needs is a 5.0 to 5.5 liter engine to compete the big performance sedans like the Mercedes S500 and BMW 750Li.


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Lexus - a dependable automobile
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By gaz
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2003 Lexus LS 430 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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The Lexus LS430 is a very dependable and economical vehicle to operate. Although not as eye pleasing as my former Lexus LS 400, the ride is much more exciting and more similar to the Mercedes. I have owned and operated this vehicle approximately 1.5 years without any problems. My only complaint is the LS400 doesn't look that different from the Toyota Avalon which is less than half the price.


Favorite Features

My favorite features of the Lexus 430 is all the gadgets that comes on it. The large trunk space is also a plus.


Suggested Improvements

Body styling for the LS430 could certain be improved. The LS430 body is style is rather plain for a luxury car.


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If a dream, I don't want to wake up!
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By RedHead
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2003 Lexus LS 430 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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This is my second LS sedan, having leased one in 1999. After checking the market closely, the LS430 is tops in most all areas. MB's new E500 is close second, but for open interstate roads and in town routine driving, this is really a dream.


Favorite Features

Comfort seats in hot weather, beautiful ride.


Suggested Improvements

Added options very expensive.


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Rush Hour? Who cares!
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By KingKelly
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2003 Lexus LS 430 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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I'm sitting in rush hour traffic, but I'm enveloped in quiet luxury and beautiful sound supplied by a Mark Levinson sound system. Heated AND cooled seats provide comfort in any weather. Couldn't be happier!


Favorite Features

The fact that any door (and trunk) you don't close completely automatically does this for you! The windows all open when you keep the unlock button on the remote pressed (fantastic for hot days), and the parking assist feature - very helpful for the garage and shopping mall parking lots! :)


Suggested Improvements

Better gas mileage - maybe a hybrid version?


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Great
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By Kingsly
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2003 Lexus LS 430 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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This car is da bomb. It drives and handles like an F1 and could still hold luxury. AMAZING


Favorite Features

GREAT


Suggested Improvements

GREAT


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Leuxs kills the S class !
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By Ramachandran Ramnath
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2003 Lexus LS 430 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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Bought this after my 2000 S 500 was totalle din a freak flood from heavy rains. Felt stupid within a week that I plunked 20k more for a less competent S 500. Double the fun, One third the price. Better everything than the Benz. Ok the Benz has 1 inch of extra leg room. I am any day willing to sacrifice 1 inch and putting 25000 in the bank and having a better riding, quieter and flawless car than showing th 3 pointed star and coughing up 25k more. rattle( yes the benz rattles far more than the LS 430) Lexus, u finally nailed Benz in their own game.


Favorite Features

navigation, touch screen, sound system( Mark Levinson) voice commands.....etc..... voice recorder.


Suggested Improvements

larger tires. More powerful engines.


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One Great Lexus LS430
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By Dr. Mark
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2003 Lexus LS 430 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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From the very first test drive, I could not believe the high level of comfort, ease, and overall smoothness involved. What a comfortable traveling vehicle, and yet agile and nimble enough for emergencies. Great looking, especially the utterly tasteful interior.


Favorite Features

All the room for a tall driver, for all five passangers, for whatever needs to go in the trunk.


Suggested Improvements

Exterior styling could be sleeker, although it has an amazing drag ratio.


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Should be better
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By Nathan Tharrington
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2003 Lexus LS 430 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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I purchased my 2nd Lexus with high expectations, but Lexus is headed in the wrong direction. My LS430 has been in the shop for a variety of reasons (power windows, door locks, engine problems). The ride has been softened to the point that it is virtually Buick- like ... wallowing over bumps. Fuel economy of 16 mpg is absurd. Minor details of poor build quality abound. The engine should propel this vehicle with alacrity, but does not. I fear for my wife and I at times on busy highways. For an expediture of this magnitude, one should receive the highest reliability, and a sublime driving experience. We shall be looking for a replacement.


Favorite Features

Quiet,exclusivity,dealer


Suggested Improvements

build quality, engine, & re-engineer the ride quality


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LEXUS
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By VICTOR
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2003 Lexus LS 430 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


Review

I LOVE THE AUTO


Favorite Features

I LIKE IT ALL


Suggested Improvements

LOWER THE PRICE


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