by dwmiller25 on Dec 7, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Lexus LS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)
Purchased this vehicle a month ago with 53k miles and after 3k miles and a month of driving I can say that this car is absolutely amazing. Just completed a road trip to Atlanta and averaged 27.3mpg!! Not bad for a 4,000 pound car.
The fit and finish in this car is truly outstanding with no rattles or blemishes of any kind. The Mark Levinson stereo is one of the best I have heard. Althoug this car is a heavy vehicle it still has plenty of power when needed and handles very well on the road. The car has the feel of a well built automobile. This car reminds me of a better version of a 93 Mercedes 300E I owned. (The new benz's don't hold a candle to either of these cars in terms of quality.)
by tj49er on Jun 29, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Lexus LS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)
I have owned this car brand new for almost 7 years.
In the beginning I was flabbergasted at the wonderful level of support and service.
I trusted the reviews of reliability and long lasting promises of this car, as it was our retirement car and more money than we have EVER spent for a vehicle.
We have done every service recommended and not let anyone but the dealer touch the car.
It was treated impeccably.
It would take several pages to tell you what has gone wrong with this car!
Things like shocks/struts leaking, AC compressor, seat belts, battery, interior malfunctions, trunk button/shock lifts, brakes, tire indicators malfunction, auto door closer, ETC!
Lexus says, too bad, no warr