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2004 Lexus LS 430 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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Jack C Richmond's Love of his Lexus's
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By Jack C. Richmond
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2004 Lexus LS 430 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)


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This is my 6th LS400 series Lexus. They all perform, ride perfectly.The best cars I have ever owned. How the Company manages to keep improving each years model is amazing. Each auto I have had has been improved with each new model, and when I have been driving them, I can't see how they can make the car any better, but they do!!


Best Features

Ride, Quietness, handling,and freedom from service problems!The beautiful interior, and quality of the leather and beautiful wood trim. Plus all the automatic features to adjust so,you get the most comfort possible!


Worst Features

I can't suggest any improvements, by but feel the design of the body could be brought up to date! It still is beautiful, but all other manufactures have copied it so much that now has a more common exterior as to appearance.


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LS430 w/Sport Suspension
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By incognito
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2004 Lexus LS 430 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)


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Very few people are aware how well this sporty model compares to BMWs & M-Benz. Handling & roadholding are superb. 18" tires stay glued to the road, regardless of undulations & nothing fazes it, inspiring enormous confidence. Unlike the std. model's extra-plush ride, you know exactly what the road surface is like under you. Feedback is firm, but not harsh, making the driving experience very Lexus-like. However, you must enjoy sporty handling; if pure luxury is your thing, you probably shouldn't order this suspension. But if you want a great car that is also great fun to drive, this one is for you. Given 500hp, this would be the Best of the Best!


Best Features

Unmatched build quality, perfect seats, lovely interior, best factory stereo period, no key req'd (w/Smart Key), sonar parking assist (when in unfamiliar places), rain-sensitive wipers work by themselves! A sense of precision permeates everything; you know this is the best car made!


Worst Features

Cup holders are NOT as good as my '91; roofline is 1"-2" too high. Needs: longer hood, sleeker styling (like the coming Benz CLS), 350 std. horsepower with 500hp performance option. These improvements would make this car a world-beater at a bargain price.


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New Owner
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By Lexus Novice
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2004 Lexus LS 430 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)


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Because of a decline in Mercedes quality I traded my trouble proned E class for a new Lexus LS 430. It's a fantastic car! Only car I've purchased in 35 years that had zero defects. Two months later , still zero. Love it.


Best Features

Quality, lack of problems.


Worst Features

Styling could be better especially the front.


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430 near perfection!~!!!
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By PVCDDS
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2004 Lexus LS 430 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)


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This auto is one of the best!! Lexus has done a fantastic job in conyinuing their pursuit of perfection! Having owned and driven this car for 9 months I have a keen idea of just how good this car is. Don't do the BMW or Benz until you have driven this car or you will be sorry


Best Features

The Nav system is a must and the SMART KEY is way too cool


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Lexus consistency
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By gotopless
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2004 Lexus LS 430 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)


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3rd Lexus purchase. The are the most reliable cars I have ever owned! (40 and counting)Service is OUTSTANDING, although it hasn't been back since the 1,000 checkup! The ultra has more for the passenger than the person that pays for it, is the only complaint. ( My kids LOVE IT!)


Best Features

NOT HAVING ANY PROBLEMS


Worst Features

Larger wheel package for the ultra for better handling


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