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.
The exterior is nice looking but the paint on the ski racks has flaked off .
Paint is still shiny.
Put a radio in the car that works, its not just my
lexus check out sites most have had crappy radio and lexus will do nothing to help.
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!
Reliability! Love that Lexus changes body style so seldom.
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
Overall very compfortable for long drives or short runs. Easy for rear access for dogs and cargo. Handles extremely well in deep snow & inclement weather. A joy to drive.
Better customer follow up. When in for repairs (undriveable at a Toyota dealer) had to wait for 10 days for repair which of course drove up costs for rental and lodging due to wrong parts, or other ordering repair confusion. Not the best recommendation for a vehicle of this class and caliber.
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.
Leather seats, radio, quiet ride, tightness even at 125,000 miles, roominess, acceleration.
Simplify headlight controls, engineer easier access to physically challenged passengers.
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.
Heated seats, interior, color and ride.
My wife would like to be able to see out the back better when backing out of parking space.