"The 2004 LS430 is best car I have ever owned. This car is the new Cadillac. The interior is near perfect. The ride is smooth and quiet. The engine and transmission work so well together you can't hear any sounds or feel any shifting. The reliability is outstanding. At almost 100K, there have been no problems, only routine maintenance. I wouldn't hesitate recommending this car to anyone."
"I have the car 5yrs (since new) and it is a pleasure to drive, comfortable and reliable. Paint & interior still like new. 68,000 miles and runs like new. 25-27 mpg on highway, this is a car I will keep for 200,000 miles."
"This is the best car I have ever owned. It rides smoothly, quietly, and effortlessly at any speed. The quality and realibility are outstanding. I use to be a BMW owner. The BMW is superior to the Lexus as far a sporty riding is concerned. But the BMW has been unreliable. However, how often can you drive a car above 80 MPH or whiz around corners at great speed without getting a ticket. I have only had to do regular service on the car. No problems at all. Of course it is $20,000 cheaper than a BMW 7 Series or MB S series. I plan on buying a LS460 when this one needs replacing."
"It's every host's worst nightmare. You fuss and fret to make everything perfect, redecorating inside and out, upgrading to the best, most powerful entertaining systems, and then... nobody comes. You can't blame Lexus for overpreparing. The ruffians that were expected to crash the LS430 party doesn't show up. Now Lexus stands alone at the top of the luxury sedan hill, but is this de-facto king of the hill worthy of his crown? This is one smooth vehicle..."
"This car is a gem! My low mileage (40k) 01 LS430 is everything a car should be...and more! Quiet, luxurious, spacious, powerful. I purchased mine used a year ago and absolutely love it! As much as I would love to have a 3rd gen with the Luxury Package, I am totally content to drive this for the rest of my life! Only requires regular maintenance and you can't beat Lexus dealers for awesome service!"