by goodgrief00 on Jan 22, 2008 Vehicle: 1997 Lexus LX 450 4dr SUV 4WD
Purchased a 5 year old LX 450 in January of 2002 with 65k. Now have 124k on the SUV with absolutely zero problems. The SUV is in great shape and people mistake it for a 1 to 2 year old vehicle vs the 10+ years. Have the local Toyota specialists perform the regular maintenance and the vehicle functions like a fine Swiss watch. I love it! Runs like a champ on the highway and its a mountain goat when I go off road.
by PC on Aug 22, 2005 Vehicle: 1997 Lexus LX 450 4dr SUV 4WD
This is and OUTSTANDING vehicle. 118k miles and I still haven't spent a dime on a repair - only scheduled maintenance. Further proof that Lexus/Toyota make the best vehicles on the road. Stable ride and more than capable to perform any task you ask of it.
by JF on Jul 6, 2005 Vehicle: 1997 Lexus LX 450 4dr SUV 4WD
This is a solid truck that is as dependable as it gets. However, if you are 6' or taller it isn't comfortable to drive since your knees will press against the lower dash. I continue to have a concern about excessive rocking when driving on the freeway on uneven surfaces. The dealership even replaced the tires and shocks free because of this safety issue. Overall, this has been one of the best trucks I have ever owned.
by Andy Williams on Apr 7, 2005 Vehicle: 1997 Lexus LX 450 4dr SUV 4WD
This is a distinctive vehicle with exceptional capabilities. It's built very solidly - it doesn't squeak or rattle, and the engine, while not as powerful as more recently built SUVs is smooth and provides plenty of power. I previously owned a Montero, and decided that the only upgrade available (in terms of functionality and off road prowess) was the Land Cruiser or LX 450. I have not been disappointed. It's quiet on the highway, roomy and comfortable, has great clearance, plush interior, and will go anywhere with ease. I wasn't prepared to give up the 3rd row seat, and the LX 450 offers more room than the Mitsu.
by Chris on Dec 29, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Lexus LX 450 4dr SUV 4WD
We bought this car about a year used. It has been very reliable and a great car for our family. While it may look similar to the Landcruiser, because it is a Lexus everything is upgraded and well worth it. More important than anything else, however, has been the Lexus service... Outstanding! We also own a BMW 750IL and wouldn't buy another BMW just because of their service at the dealerships. We will always stick with Lexus because of this. GREAT TRUCK!!!
by Lovemylexus on Jul 12, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Lexus LX 450 4dr SUV 4WD
This has been an outstanding vehicle
to drive and own. Excellent
reliability and durability and
performance. It has gotten us through
some of the most difficult terrain in
the US and has been the most
dependable AWD vehicle in the deep
snows of the Colorado Rockies. My
LX450 was even a life saver for a
neighbor who got stuck in her Jeep
Cherokee (it's a jeep thing remember?)
The high ground clearance and large
tire size has been the perfect
automobile for living in the
Mountains. It also has the towing
capacity to pull heavy loads of
firewood, or boat or building
materials. The Lexus LX450 has done
it all. Thanks Lexus for building a
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