2002 Lexus GS 430 Consumer Review: Smooth and fast

2002 Lexus GS 430 - Consumer Review

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Smooth and fast
By pavster on


2002 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


This is by far one of the most reliable, well built, and luxurious vehicles on the market. The interior is silent, the engine is outstanding, brakes flawless, and the seats, stereo system, nav controls make for a very serene experience. However, for a sports sedan, it is much too soft, and the steering is much too light. In addition, the car can be harsh and twitchy with the optional 17 inch wheels. Soft springs and low profile tires just don't mix well. Stick with the 16 inch wheels and don't expect too much from the chassis, and you will be very happy. Overall a great car, but not a very emotion-evoking one.

Best Features

Extreme comfort, reliability, ergonomics. Monster power.

Worst Features

Steering is too loose. Suspension too soft. Engine too quiet. Mileage, I guess one can't expect great things from a 300+ hp 4000lbs car. I get an average of 16mpg in mixed city/highway driving. The trunk is a bit small -- would be nice if the back seats folded down.
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