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2006 Lexus GS 430 Sedan

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2nd Time GS430 Owner
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By 2nd time GS430 owner
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2006 Lexus GS 430 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)


Review

DRIVING AND HANDLING: The acceleration, handling and smooth shifting are very helpful for stable control over winding roads and in fast traffic. I drove over the Santa Cruz mountains yesterday and had a blast. The handling was superb and the car was able to accelerate effortlessly passing traffic. The brakes are a bit "grabby" and the accelerator is a bit stiff. Maybe they soften with use. The stiffer suspension button is also useful. INTERIOR: Road noise is low and comfortable. The steering wheel rim diameter has been increased for a sportier feel. The cool air seat pump, bluetooth and keyless entry are nice additions. GPS is a must for big cities. Triptronic shifting is fun.


Best Features

Better handling and acceleration compared to previous GS430. Many slick electronic features: auto trunk close, keyless entry, bluetooth, extra suspension stiffness, and many more. And the center console is well designed for practical use..


Worst Features

I have XM satellite in an Escalade and the reception is much better than the Serius in the GS430, especially in wooded areas. I believe it's the antenna. The LCD graphics-interface for displaying artist-song info. needs at least 10 more digits. The interior lighting is too dark.


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Make no mistake...
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By debbieandjon
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2006 Lexus GS 430 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)


Review

This has to be the best sport sedan with a real rear seat.


Best Features

The sound system, navigation and powertrain are first class.


Worst Features

The Sirius satellite text screen doesn't display a long song or artist title.


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My first Lexus
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By AJP
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2006 Lexus GS 430 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)


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This vehicle is above all the rest, it has computeristic effect on you. It quite, slick, and has an incredible sound system. Its reliability and safety rating are above the Mercedes, before I ventured into the Lexus dealership my eyes were on a SL 450 mercedes. However, no longer, I'm sold.


Best Features

The elegance it projects, the electronic technology, interior design, and most of all the comfort.


Worst Features

The brake are over reacts, could be much smoother during a complete stop. Just a small adjustment to the computer code is needed make this happen.


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Great car!!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By tom
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2006 Lexus GS 430 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)


Review

Traded in a lackluster Mercedes E320 for this GS430 and couldn't be happier. This car is extremely fun to drive and it has all the luxuries you could ever need. Seats that cool and heat, navigation, incredible Mark Levinson stereo, bluetooth, rear backup camera, park assist, keyless entry and start (the key never has to leave my briefcase)!!! At first I thought the styling was too subtle but each day I like the looks more and more. I would definitely recommend this as a luxury sedan for the middle age crowd that enjoys driving.


Best Features

Silky smooth ride, good passing acceleration (I've looked down and noticed I was going 100 but never knew because of the quiet, smooth ride. Could be trouble!! Love the backup camera and park assist and stereo is very nice. Keyless entry, bluetooth and love the A/C in the seats!!!


Worst Features

Can be a little hard to see out of, for parking, rear pillars, etc. Camera and Park assist helps. Glove box design wouldn't hold my new car booklet and folio(bad design). Limited trunk space.If you are older or need more space get the LS 430. If you want a fun- to-drive luxury sedan get the GS 430.


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Lexus GS 430 - Best in Class
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By John McLean
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2006 Lexus GS 430 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)


Review

The Lexus GS 430 is not a driver's car, though you can chuck it around at speed. VDIM prevents you acting like a lunatic!!! Rather it is more a gentleman's car, with all you will ever want from a quality automobile. It has speed, reliability and quality with superb finish. This car can be called the "computer car" as it has more computers onboard than some countries!!!! Take my word for it and give it a trial run - you will be very surprised.


Best Features

Acceleration, road huggging, appearance. brakes, reliability.


Worst Features

Bump horse power up to 400, and torque to 430 ft lbs.


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