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2004 Lexus LS 430

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By Jack Jen
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2004 Lexus LS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)


Review

This is our third Lexus. I am
completely satisfied in every feature
of the Lexus LS 430. The styling,
quality of workmanship, detail and
overall performance is unmatched in any
vehicle I have ever driven. The lack of
road noise is another great feature.
The gas mileage, for such a big
vehicle, is outstanding. The great ride
is the finest in the industry. We also
have a SC 430 which we consider the
best in its' class. If, and when, we
sell the SC 430, we intend to purchase
the RX 430 beacuse of our satisfaction
with our other models of Lexus. We
would NEVER change from our Lexus habit.


Best Features

Quality of workmanship and quietness.


Worst Features

A compass located in the rearview mirror even though there is one in our GPS.


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Best Sedan on the Road
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By hockie
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2004 Lexus LS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)


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This is my fourth LS 430 (previously LS
400) I have owned BMW, Mercedes, and
Infiniti and have driven the Jaguar
equivalent sedans and the 430 clearly
overall outperforms and out rides them
all.


Best Features

The quiet smooth Ride, and the interior luxury features


Worst Features

tire life


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LS 430 rave
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By jlonthroad
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2004 Lexus LS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)


Review

superior vehicle in every respect


Best Features

road worthiness, and sound dampening


Worst Features

simplify GPS system (try Honda Accord's)


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LS430 w/Sport Suspension
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By incognito
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2004 Lexus LS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)


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Very few people are aware how well
this sporty model compares to
BMWs & M-Benz. Handling &
roadholding are superb. 18" tires
stay glued to the road, regardless of
undulations & nothing fazes it,
inspiring enormous confidence.
Unlike the std. model's extra-plush
ride, you know exactly what the road
surface is like under you. Feedback
is firm, but not harsh, making the
driving experience very Lexus-like.
However, you must enjoy sporty
handling; if pure luxury is your thing,
you probably shouldn't order this
suspension. But if you want a great
car that is also great fun to drive, this
one is for you. Given 500hp, this
would be the Best of the Best!


Best Features

Unmatched build quality, perfect seats, lovely interior, best factory stereo period, no key req'd (w/Smart Key), sonar parking assist (when in unfamiliar places), rain-sensitive wipers work by themselves! A sense of precision permeates everything; you know this is the best car made!


Worst Features

Cup holders are NOT as good as my '91; roofline is 1"-2" too high. Needs: longer hood, sleeker styling (like the coming Benz CLS), 350 std. horsepower with 500hp performance option. These improvements would make this car a world-beater at a bargain price.


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New Owner
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By Lexus Novice
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2004 Lexus LS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)


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Because of a decline in Mercedes quality I
traded my trouble proned E class for a new
Lexus LS 430. It's a fantastic car! Only car
I've purchased in 35 years that had zero
defects. Two months later , still zero. Love it.


Best Features

Quality, lack of problems.


Worst Features

Styling could be better especially the front.


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