"Bougt it in nov2000, now it has 75000Mi, only one repair (in warranty-oxyg sensor).
finally got new brakes and tires (tires were good for another 15-20kmi but was told not to drive them more than 9-10 years).ride is fanastic, log trips are pure joy. if you want a dream car and keep it forever, this is it."
"The LX470 has been the most reliable vehicle we've ever owned! Before purchasing the LX470, we owned a BMW 540i and were constantly at the dealership having it serviced for this and that. The only time we have to visit the Lexus dealership is to have a maintenance check or to change the oil!
Still looks like new even 5 years later!
Best deal ever!"
"I wanted the most perfect, safest, mightiest, most comfortable and enviable, long trip vehicle I could get for under $80,000.
this was it.
I intended to keep it for 3-4 years and 60,000 miles, but it has been reliable enough to keep for 8 years and 130,000 miles.
My wife loves it, and doesn't want to give it up.
It is mighty and robust and worth the extra cost of gas. If you add up all the good things, the gas problem is minimized to almost a no problem. This is the most satisfying SUV I have been in, driven and drove in. LOVE IT!"
"Unquestionably, this is the best SUV on the road. I joke that Lexus invested in the drivetrain, suspension and engine rather than in cupholders.
This is our 2nd Lexus SUV / 3rd LandCruiser (one was a Toyota) and we now consider them mandatory for living in the mountains of Colorado. (We also had a Range Rover which was HORRIBLE to maintain - the head finally cracked with only 67K miles! )
The Lexus is quiet, comfortable, safe and confident. If it wasn't for scheduled maintenance, this SUV would have never seen a mechanic. The AWD system is truly a lifesaver. The bigger 4.7 liter engine gets up and over mountain passes easily with a full load. While not as high powered as some US SUV's, I bet this one will be on the road twice as long. It's built better than any auto I have ever owned. No compromises on this one."