This SUV should be put into its own
class. By far the most
reliable,solid,and safe SUV out there.
Plenty of power to trailer a 20 foot
boat,go anywhere off-road,carry seven
people(5 adults,2 kids). Repairs are
virtually non existant. Build quality
is far superior than all others. Other
manufacturers should use the LX450 as a
benchmark. Stereo is amazing for a '96.
Paint looks like brand new after 6 yrs.
Love the split rear tail gate.,great
for family outings,Home Depot runs.
Love the New England winters with this
Full-time 4WD, great
leather,stereo,smooth in-line six,3rd
row seating, rear heat for the
kids,visability in traffic,vault-like
feel while diving the truck, huge
moonroof.., feels like a convertible
Better cupholder, more front
legroom.,fine if your 6 feet or less.
More 12 volt outlets. Heated seat &
mirrors should be available on this
SUV. Brakes need replacing often but
are cheap if your willing to do the
work. Other than the above complaints
this SUV could not be improved.
My LX 450 has been going strong for
112,000 miles. Comfortable. Great in
the snow. Well worth the rather
significant sticker price. Gas mileage
is fair. Have replaced brakes twice due
to normal wear...no other repairs.
I love this vehicle and I think you
will too. Someday we will all look
back and agree that this model
epitomized the luxury SUV concept
(before it went overboard). My only
complaint is that a few features are
missing in a vehicle of this price
range. Heated seats and mirrors, simple
navigation computer with: outside
temp., "distance till empty", etc.
The off-road capabilities are just
awesome!I love taking it out to the
trail and watching peoples' jaws
drop :). The stereo is really great.
In it's black exterior it looks like
this car is wearing a tuxedo.
Again, some creature comforts are just
a bit lacking: Winter package, on-board
information console, more and larger
cup holders, better floor mats and a
way to easily remove the rear (third
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