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2002 Lexus LS 430

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A Smooth, Exciting Advanced Automobile
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By By George
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Vehicle

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


Review

After owning two luxury automobiles, a
Mercedes and a Jaguar, it was
difficult for me to believe that I
could ever own anything as
exceptional. However, based on my
research, the reviews and testimony of
friends and collegues; I decided, for
my next purchase, to consider the
Lexus LS 430. This car has exceeded my
expectations in its performance and
handling and smoothness, and the
technology is absolutely amazing. It
is unbelievable and in a class by it
self. If there is anything more
outstanding than the Lexus LS 430, I
would not even want to know because I
am sure I could not afford it.


Best Features

The user friendly technology, especially the navigation system.


Worst Features

The exterior design.


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Never Driven a Better Car!
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By vyoung
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2002 Lexus LS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


Review

At 6'5" and 290lbs., I find it difficult
to find a truly comfortable car. Forget
the exemplery reliability of this
vehicle...the ride is beyond any
possible expectation. More amazing is
the fact that the ride is exactly the
same after 40,000 miles! Responsiveness
and handling are excellent and the
service is unmatched. Cannot imagine
every buying a car elsewhere. I am more
spoiled.


Best Features

Complete adjustability of the cockpit; ridiculus turning radius (wonderful); navigation and Levinson sound system; handling/responsiveness; overall comfort; surprising fuel economy


Worst Features

Nothing


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'02 LS 430 Ultra Lux
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By lex19703225
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2002 Lexus LS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Great car! 800 miles per day is like a
ride to the mall. Comfort from every
angle. The seats, steering colum have
many adjustments that can be easily
changed for different positions for
the long trips, including the climate
controls.Just came back from Orlando
Fla.Averaged about 24 MPG on the
highway and hit speeds well above the
posted speed limit. The Nav system is
a must if you are not good on
directions (like me ).


Best Features

Ride, Interior design, automatic wipers and Navigation system,on and on This is my 3rd LS. That is a very strong statement for the cars.


Worst Features

A little more agressive look on the front and rear end.


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Lexus' Persuit of Perfection.
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By Les Beggs
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2002 Lexus LS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


Review

I've owned this car for 3 years and
have about 54,000 miles on it. One
thing that continues to impress me is
the integrity of this car. It is as
solid and quiet as the day I first got
it. I have not had one service issue
in three years, (Lexus did ask me to
bring it in so they could re-program
the navigation system and upgrade it
to their existing service level, they
gave me a full tank of gas and sent me
a check for $50.00 for my trouble).
The fit & finish are the best I have
ever seen. The ergomomics are
outstanding, every control & feature
make sense and is easy to use. This
might not be a perfect car but it is
the closest thing I have run across.


Best Features

The nav system is the best. In the middle of August when you are in a suit the cooled seats are outstanding. The Laser Cruise is cool, as is the refrigerator between the rear seats. The VSC is right on, especially in the snow. Rear passengers love the reclining & massaging seats.


Worst Features

The fuel economy could be better, I average 21.6 MPG. The heated seats run off of the car's heater system so they take a while to heat up. They should have an electrically heated seat that would warm up faster.


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QUALITY & SMOOTHNESS TO THE 10TH POWER
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By NATHANIEL DAVIS
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Vehicle

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


Review

I've owned my LS430 since April 04 and
during this time I've continually
thanked myself for selecting this
particular vehicle. It's clear to me
that the Lexus (Toyota) manufactures
spent a great deal of time focusing on
quality in this model. I must applaud
their attempt. The have DONE IT!!!


Best Features

The feel of the leather seats, controls at your finger tips and most importantly, the smoothness of the ride. There have been times that I've been at a stop light or sign and forgot that the car was on and attempted to restart it.


Worst Features

You tell me, because I could not find any.


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