I absolutely adore the LS 430. I owned an Explorer pre LS and I will never go back. Maintenance on my LS 430 is less than I paid on my Ford! It drives like a dream in town & the hwy. The gas mileage is pretty good for the wt of the vehicle and everyone is always comfortable. I feel very safe and secure & do not worry about being stranded. I put a set of brakes on front and rear at 34,000 and now at 76,500 they are telling me I need front and rear brakes again. Leaves me wondering-shouldn't brakes last longer. I am not a 2 ft driver nor do I slam the brakes at stops.The other issue I have is the trunk will not stay open on its own. Other than these two issues I am SOLD on this brand.
Handling, heated seats, controls on steering wheel
Brakes are hard to tell how long they lasts. It is how you drive that determine when you need new brakes. I have two vehicles one a 2007 Toyota Highlander V-6 that requires front and rear brakes every 30,000 miles. My other vehicles is a 2001 Lexus RX 300 that requires new brakes (front and rear) every 69,000 miles. I guess You are using
original equipment brakes pads