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2004 Lexus GX 470

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Base 4.7L V8 4x4 5-speed Automatic - (174 reviews )

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By gelkin
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2004 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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If you want a luxury SUV that is great to look at, solid as anything available, and 100% reliable then buy this Lexus. I have 13,000 miles on it and it has been trouble free and a pleasure to own. Full time 4wd eats up some gas but the truck is great in some many other areas that you really can't complain.


Best Features

Reliabilty, NAV, back-up camera


Worst Features

Allow the rear window to roll down. Improve fuel economy


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By John Gatturna
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2004 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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The car is an attempt to align the practical & fun nature of an off road with a luxury vehicle. The 2 don't mix well. Pleasant exterior lines. Engaging the 4 wheel drive is awkward and inefficient; only added cost to an already over priced product.


Best Features

Exterior lines.


Worst Features

Get rid of 4 wheel drive gear box and transmission.


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Rock Solid
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By mariucch
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2004 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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About 7500 miles on it and not a glitch to report. The V8 does very well in this truck and the Nav is a must have. Very comfortable and completely 100% reliable.


Best Features

Reliability, Good Looks, NAV


Worst Features

Tailgate window should open. Gas mileage has been about 17 mpg


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Expensive, but great value
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By et415
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2004 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I was going to buy a V8 Toyota 4Runner, thinking it was a better value than the GX, with the same engine and build quality. Then I priced a 4Runner with the options that I wanted, then I realized the price difference between the 4Runner and better equipped GX (even in base form--no options) was very small (granted, I got my GX at the end of model year). Plus the GX has great resale value, so I thought I would make up the difference at resale. After I bought the GX, I was in heaven! It is so quiet, smooth, and refined in a high seating position that I feel like I'm flying through the sky in a silent glider (though I usually have the in-dash 6-CD player cranked up--the base system is great!).


Best Features

Great stereo w/6 CD in-dash player; cassette slot great for plugging MP3 player. 2-prong electric plug. 5 suspension settings. Windows open/close remotely. Rain-sensing wipers. Steeringwheel moves out of way when in park. Dual temp controls. Mirrors turn down when in reverse. One-twist auto-start.


Worst Features

Needs 2nd row seats that fold into floor or move back/forth; service interval indicator; coin holder; trip computer that shows more than 1 thing at once (eg, MPG AND range); front seat should go further back; rear window should open (so I can stick things out); front pass. seat should tilt forward.


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Not bad for 52K
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By Julius
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2004 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

I had my GX for almost 2 years. If you are looking for the car with excellent reliability, this is the one. Also the fit and finish inside is great. The only problem I'm still having is a sun roof, that makes a rattling sound when passing an uneven pavement. It's not a horrible noise but you would expect not to have anything like that for this sticker price. They were not able to fix it so far. In general, this is a good headache free SUV. Go LEXUS.


Best Features

NAV System, sound system, interior and exterior finish.


Worst Features

Better suspension, different tailgate.


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