Let me first say that I am a career GM salesman! I would have never in a million years bought a Lexus, but we traded it in and I bought it. I LOVE the car! The seats and the interior are what sold me on the car. Thank God it was the V8 model... it's powerful, sleek, and butter smooth. The Nav and Mark Levinson audio system make trips a blast. The true test is that I bought mine AFTER someone else put 75,000 miles of business use on the car and it's still tight as a drum and runs like a dream. As I have a habit of running through a vehicle about every 6 to 9 months. This time though, I think I'll keep my Lexus and park way in the back at work!
I've been looking for a lexus for a long time and when i came upon this one I said to myself this is the one for me.The way it looked caught my eyes. and When i took it for a test drive i didn't want to go home without it. I would recommend this car to anyone who wants luxury and performance in one package.
Awesome car to drive and faster than
most sports cars out there. The person,
"Must get another car for winter by
jhave001" who rated this car 1.9 has no
clue what he's talking about. He rates
the performance 1.0 and reliability 1.0.
I don't think this person has ever
drove the GS430 let alone be able to
afford it. He's one of those that
drives the Ford Pinto, adds 22" Rims and
adds a Boeing 747 Spoiler and thinks
it's his Mercedes.
If you are seduced to buy GS430, be
prepared to buy another car for the
winter. This one DOES NOT run even in 2
in of snow. Traction control is
worthless. I have GS 400, Mercedes, BMW
drive up my driveway 6 days after a
snow fall, but my GS 430 got stuck
repeatedly. WORSE dealership experience
in my 25 years of driving. ABSOLUTELY
unwilling to help. Be warned. BE very
I had a 2000 GS300, and was extremely
happy with it except that the whiny V6
left me wanting for more so for my next
car I upgraded to 2003 GS430 with NAV,
17'' Wheels and Mark Levinson.
Performance is unreal, the only cars
that beat me so far are the BMW M3, M5
and the Corvette and with (maybe)
exception of the M5 none of them are
nearly as luxurious as my Lexus. Sound
sysem is off the hook, if you turn it
up a little you can see side mirrors
vibrating a little with the music, and
the NAV is super accurate and a cinch
to use (unlike my dad's on his 745).
If you have $50K+ to spend on a car you
will not find a better combination of
luxury and performance.