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Cons: Opening of the 5th door. Opens into the street, Made for England or JapanIn six years and almost 100 000 miles of toatal problem free driving.
Pros: Gas mileage off roading
Cons: None that I found
Advice: If you get this you will have the best car you ever hadThe all new Lexus GX 470 is the top of the line car that is well low the price that it's actually worth. While going off roading this Lexus was able to go throw about 30 -40' of water with no problem. The gas mileage was great while driving through colorado. The aveage was 21.1mpg with 17.8 city and 25.5 on the high way. The comfort of this vehicle is great and thrid row seats are a must have and not all to cramped as reported and can fit an adult.In all cars i tested against Porshce, Audi even Mercedes and LIncoln bothing came close to considering then Lexus.
Pros: navigation system
Cons: quality issue with the vibration, Pursuit of perfection does not come close.
Advice: Test drive on highway at 60to 65 mph and hold for a while, will notice vibrationOverall the car is great, but have been experiencing steering wheel vibrations at around 60 to 65 mph. Took in for balancing and service , dealer cannot find solution , and poor service from dealer experience. Dealer has agreed to give me a new car as the problem is consistent. Test drove 4 new vehicles of same model and all four have the same exact vibration at 60 to 65 mph. This is a natural defect in this car n Lexus of North America is not responding to back up their quality. Would not recommend this vehicle to anyone.
Pros: navigation-tire pressure sensors and back up camera
Cons: outside design-gas mileage-high operating cost-(maint-insurance-gas)gas alone could cost 3500-4000 per year
Advice: deals are out there---don't let the dealers tell you they can not deal--check out fleet--Nice drive..a little concern about gas mileage.they post 15mpg but likely to get 12 or 13 mpg. the first prints of the 2004 do not have the tire pressure sensors and back up camera. I was told the december production models will have those options. so I'm waiting for them to arrive. One big wish from lexus..I wish you would re-design the outside--make it more sporty-You guys did a nice job on the rx330.
Pros: Adjustable Suspension
Cons: Rear end styling
Advice: Look at this and the LX 470The vehicle has an amzingly smooth ride. It is also so quiet to the point that you cannot hear the engine. Leather covers everything and is so soft and of high quality. The handling is very good for a vehicle of this size. Should have gotten the Mark Levinson/Navigation package. Look hard to find on the dealer lot, let alone at list price. Base models are going for 48k.
Pros: Easy navigation system and the Mark Levinson sound system is excellent.
Cons: Cargo door should open upward. Vehicle does not have a hook to hang your drycleaning (small complaint - but for $50,000??). Passenger seat is power but limited number of adjustments. No Xenon lights.
Advice: Wait for the 2004's to come out - I heard there will be the rear view back-up camera like the RX330.The LX470 is the best handling vehicle I have ever owned. I traded in my Hummer H2 and have not regretted it for a minute! Smooth ride on the highway and great handling around town. I have been averaging over 19mpg on the highway which is better than the window sticker.
Cons: No Xenon lights
Advice: shop aroundFantastic!