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2003 Lexus GX 470

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Nothing compares in this class
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By Moi
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2003 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Comparing the MDX, ML500, BMW, the
GX470 is without a doubt the most
luxurious of the SUVs. An outstanding
value considering what you get. Lexus
packages limited options because it
already has most options you would
expect. Although the ML500 has better
acceleration, the reliability is
questionable. The Lexus quality is
what won me over.


Best Features

Interior, GPS, Ride


Worst Features

The strong torque gives it decent aceleration, but would like to see a bigger engine.


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Change of Heart
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By ckersh
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2003 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Well, I wrote a review of my GX470
after only a couple of weeks and I was
not very kind in my remarks. We have
since driven the car on a couple of
long trips as well as city stop and go
traffic and I must admit, the car has
proven me wrong! I love this vehicle
and my wife does even more so. I took
it in for routine maintenance and they
gave me an RX300 as a loaner. I was so
surprised at the difference. It made me
even happier that we had chosen the
GX470. It wasn't even a close contest.
If you buy the GX, drive it a while
before passing judgement. The pluses
far outweigh the minuses! We're hooked!


Best Features

The ride, interior comfort, exterior looks including the Lexus after market wheels with Black L center. Sound system is the best! Navigation system is a must.


Worst Features

Needs a better fold down system for the 3rd row seating. Could use a back up (backing up) alarm system.


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WHAT A SUV SHOULD BE
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By juliandryan
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2003 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Researched SUV's for months before
deciding to purchase the GX 470. This
SUV fills a void in the market for
larger SUVs priced below $60K.
Outstanding to drive with extremely
comfortable ride. Overall, overly
pleased with purchase, would highly
recommend test driving.


Best Features

Rear door swings open rather than lifting up, heavy vehicle, great to drive,- outstanding vehicle.


Worst Features

Gas mileage


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GX 470: great unless you hold the wheel
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By Lee Seidler
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2003 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

The GX 470 is easily the best driving,
best handling SUV we have owned.
However, there is a vibration in the
steering wheel (even noted in the NY
Times of 7/6/03. Also loud wind noise
drowns out classical music at 60MPH.
Interior is great, GPS finds places you
could never drive to yourself.


Best Features

GPS and good ride and handling


Worst Features

Vibration in wheel, wind noise and back door which has fixed window and opens to the right like a car door. Makes it difficult to carry longer items in back.


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Unhappy with first Lexus
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By ChazK
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2003 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Our first Lexus and I'll have to say,
I've never been so dissappointed with
an automobile. Transmission seems to
slip on occassion and it takes bumps a
lot harder than I assumed it would.
When driving at low speeds up to about
50, it seems to be a little "jerky",
for lack of a better term; almost as
though it was shifting back and forth
between gears. I would difinately test
drive one and concentrate on the ride
and not get so caught up in the
luxurious interior and all of the
whistles and bells. The automobile is
beautiful inside and out. I just wish
the performance matched the beauty. If
I were to base Lexus on this GX470; I
would never buy another one.


Best Features

Looks, sound system, navigation system (my wife is directionally challenged).


Worst Features

Please fix the transmission slippage and smooth out the ride! That's very dissappointing.


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