by cmorr on Jan 23, 2012 Vehicle: 1999 Lexus LX 470 4dr SUV AWD
Purchased as 2nd owner with 50,000 miles, have
had it since 2003 now has 110,000 miles on it
the moulding on doors was replaced twice because of wind noise still noisy.
Radio bad-cd quite working about 1 year ago went to cassette and now it dosen't work and the antenna failed all with less than 110,000 easy miles on it.
Our upkeep is around 3500 every 9-12 months the leather interior is cracking and is going to cost about 800 to replace.
Worst car (for the money spent) that I have ever had.
We have a 1992 honda accord with 300,000 miles that I drive.
by sara on Oct 17, 2010 Vehicle: 1999 Lexus LX 470 4dr SUV AWD
We bought this car over 11 years ago and it is still our most reliable vehicle. no one can believe it is as old as it is! no rattles-has never broken down! ever! drives like our 2007 Lexus sedan. we will NEVER get rid of this vehicle!
by rahang on Mar 29, 2008 Vehicle: 1999 Lexus LX 470 4dr SUV AWD
Bought this vehicle used from repeat owner of LX 470s who also loves the LX 470. We have driven it in the Rocky Mountains and Northern Michigan in various extreme weather and road conditions and it hardly skipped a heartbeat. Then the problems. Front wheel portion of AWD failed completely without warning and complete and thorough maintenance & records upkeep. No reason, just failed with less than 120K miles on vehicle. Lexus Company left me dry and lacking enthusiasm for its continued reliability stating I should have bought extended warranty. Chagrined that a seemingly top notch vehicle of this caliber has such a major problem with so few miles, but goes to show failure happens
by Steve on Jan 7, 2007 Vehicle: 1999 Lexus LX 470 4dr SUV AWD
We've owned it since new. On long trips, it feels like you're sitting in a comfy chair in your living room. On the negative side, too many unnecessary options for headlights, give us "on" or "off". The height adjustment was also a useless addition, we never used it. Also, the button to engage the 4-wheel drive was placed where it could be inadvertently hit which happened several times for us and caused problems. Would like to see Lexus add some practical options, like an automatic step that would engage and allow older or physically challenged passengers easier access. Overall, though, it's been a delightful vehicle.
by Paul on Dec 9, 2006 Vehicle: 1999 Lexus LX 470 4dr SUV AWD
We love our LX 470, I especially liked the way it did in the mountains. It is easily the smoothest riding vehicle in its class that I have ever driven. People are always asking if it is a new vehicle. I tell them it has high miles and a 1999 and they find it hard to believe.
by ohsupharmd on Dec 3, 2006 Vehicle: 1999 Lexus LX 470 4dr SUV AWD
I love the comfort and realibity of this car. I wanted an SUV with a look, performance, comfort, realibility and I found the LX. I just make sure I change the oil every 3 months, and do the maintenance at recommended mileage. I wish Lexus offered 22 inch rims for the car; it is very hard to find a rim that will fit the car. It has an unusual ball pattern. Great car, what else can anyone ask for?
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