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2005 Lexus LS 430

Base 4.3L V8 6-speed Automatic - (104 reviews )

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The best at any Price
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By John
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2005 Lexus LS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)


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This amazing automobile is the very finest being produced today hands down and has changed the way all auto companys make there cars. The germans exclude Porsche have much to be concerned about. Reputations fall by the way side, living by there looks and marketing to pull them out of there poor quality will not be enough today. The consumer who can afford a top of the line motor car is rejecting poor build quality for the lexus LS430 the best automobile on the planet as of today there is nothing finer period.


Best Features

Quiet, Smooth, Smooth did I say Smooth, Powerful, great seats and the most user friendly car and on top of that it's really gorgeous inside and out.


Worst Features

None at this time, but they will continue to surprise us all.


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GREAT CAR
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By DEXMON
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2005 Lexus LS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)


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This is the best car I have ever owned. I bought it on 1/31/05 and have already driven more than 25000 miles and have no problems with this car. The ride is so smooth you feel like you are riding in the clouds. I love the navigation controls and the touch screen. I will buy another car except the ls.


Best Features

I love the navigation and the Mark Levinson stereo system. Love being able to move the passenger front seat without having to reach over.


Worst Features

Need to be able to enter a destination on the navigation system while driving. Need some work on the cup holders.


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All But the Transmission
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By FunkyTrans
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2005 Lexus LS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)


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I traded a 2004 ES330 for an 05 LS430 because of the jerky transmission shifting. The LS isn't much better, at a slow roll, shifting is very erratic. Again, the mechanics say it's "normal". For $60K the transmission (or computer that controls it) shouldn't be "confused". Sadly, my $15K Dodge pick-up shifts much better (seamless) for a fourth of the cost. Big disappointment.


Best Features

Navigation system and Mark Levinson stereo are awesome.


Worst Features

Fix the transmission shifting, or get rid of the computer controlled shifting and go back to the 90s, when the cars were smooth!


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good car, design flaws
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By spam
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2005 Lexus LS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)


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This is my 2nd ls430 in a row. There is too much wind noise and the dealership, although accomodating (they even replaced the wind shield) could not find the problem. They took out the occilating front vents (great feature), the message recorder and the emergency sat link. All missed very much. The seats are less comfortable. This is my first "ultra luxury" package, and my last.


Best Features

GPS navigation, rear window shade & radar cruise control.


Worst Features

Get rid of the wind noise and more power.


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PERFECT CAR
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By Bill
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2005 Lexus LS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A)


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This is my absolute favorite automobile. I have owned a Benz S and a BMW 7, and neither compair to the LS 430. The Lexus is hands down the best luxury car on the road. never had any problems, as i did with the BMW and the Benz, and i spent less in the Lexus. the ride is much, much smoother and softer, the engine has more then enough power for any luxury car driver. I will never drive anything other then a LS, Best Car on the road.


Best Features

ABSOLUTLY EVERYTHING, softest leather ive ever felt, most comfortable seats, smoothest ride


Worst Features

only thing that people can knock on a LS is the handling, the body has some sway to it, but nothing the everyday driver will be unsatisfied with


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