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1997 Lexus LX 450 SUV - Consumer Reviews

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Base 4.5L 6-cyl. 4x4 4-speed Automatic - (11 reviews )
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Lexus / Toyota #1
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By goodgrief00
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1997 Lexus LX 450 SUV 4dr SUV 4WD


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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 itís a mountain goat when I go off road.


Best Features

The exterior appearance and the interior comfort.


Worst Features

Nothing, after all, it's an 11 year old vehicle.


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LX Rocks
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By PC
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1997 Lexus LX 450 SUV 4dr SUV 4WD


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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.


Best Features

Leather and wood make for a luxurious feel. Spacious and comfortable seating. Tons of cargo space


Worst Features

More cupholders that are more accessible. More front leg room. Rear AC/Heat controls. Power rear window like Sequoia/4Runner.


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Solid Truck
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By JF
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1997 Lexus LX 450 SUV 4dr SUV 4WD


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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.


Best Features

Styling, ground clearance, durability


Worst Features

I recently drove a 2006 LX470. In my opinion, the styling is extremely dated and the truck is underpowered compared to top-of-the-line competition. In my area, folks are opting to buy the Escalade Platinum Edition or Range Rover. The new LX470 wouldn't stand a chance against these SUV's.


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Highly Capable 4X4
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By Andy Williams
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1997 Lexus LX 450 SUV 4dr SUV 4WD


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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.


Best Features

Sun roof, sound system, leather seats, interior roominess, handling and awesome off road capabilities.


Worst Features

Needs cup holders and has only 1(!) cigarette lighter/power outlet.


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Great SUV! LX 450 perfect for family
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By Chris
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1997 Lexus LX 450 SUV 4dr SUV 4WD


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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!!!


Best Features

look, upgraded materials


Worst Features

brakes


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