"I bought this car from with a little over 150,000 miles on it, and I feel in love with it the first time I drove it. Its decent on gas for the size of V6 it has, but its hard not to stomp down due to its responsivness. Its reliablity so far has been unsurpassed, I had a 2005 pontiac grand prix previously, which I had to constantly dump money into. The only time this car was in the shop was for my new tires, and oil changes, (dont have a garage yet) My only complaint is that the hood's paint has started peeling , which makes the car look really bad. I plan on keeping this car till it can no longer drive, I dont care if its old, hard to find its quality today."
Cons: "None really! Perhaps could have a bit softer ride."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have over 122,000 miles on my GS430 and the car drives like new. I have had every major luxury car before and this is the best by far! Car is very fast and gets amazing (26 MPG)gas mileage on the open road. It would be even better if I'd slow down! I maintain this car exceptionally well as my mechanic says this model is far better than the newer one!
Told these can go way over 200K miles. I get offers to sell this car frequently!"
"In early 2011 we bought this car, it had a mere 18608 miles.
It was still in great shape despite not being perfectly cared for.
Previous owner traded it in at 10 years old. So far, only regular maintenance.
We no longer take the car to Lexus for service as they messed up a set of wheels by applying a caustic wheel cleaner.
RWD 4 door sedan, 3700 lbs, 300HP 4.3 liter V8, seamless 5 speed auto trans. Whats NOT to love about it?
This car will outbrake a Corvette from the same year. Needless to say, that comes at a price. The brake rotors are known for warpage early in thier life and this reared its head at about 25K miles. We had the rotors cut and put back on... things were fine for about 10K when it started doing it again.
New rotors and front pads were ordered, and replaced. in the process it was discovered that someone had installed aftermarket pads, and some of the hardware was missing.
All of that now fixed it came far cheaper than taking the car to Lexus, and I know the tech who works on my cars.
Outside of that... this is an excellent driving machine.
I'm a Musclecar fan at heart, but this is more like sport sedan... and I like it!"