2003 LEXUS LS 430

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$9,619
$1,572
above average
210,293 Miles
73,156
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 210293
Color: BLACK
Body Style: SEDAN 4D
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 4.3L 8
Drive Train: RWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: SACRAMENTO, CA


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Great Service

5
Ritch Young on 02/16/2017

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

I came for a specific car and I got what I wanted for a good deal. I will definitely recommend this dealership for my friends.

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Overall Rating
4.8
  Based on 109 reviews

BEST car I ever owned as long as regular maintance

5
Bronski Beat on 08/31/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating:

Had many cars over last 30 years. This is by far most comfortable and reliable car. There was only 1 owner, older lady before me and she religiously took the car to Lexus for oil changes, timing belt and other regular maint. scheduled. It drives like on the cloud and it is super quiet on a good road. It flies over the potholes and uneven roads. Over last 2 years the car continues to drive like new, and keep in mind this is 2003 (almost 14 years old) Lots of new cars still don't have half of the technology what this car has. If you buy one make sure you see Carfax, so you know how it was maintained otherwise it might cost you a lot to fix stuff like benz or bmw. I will keep on driving till wheels fell off or this car might just out drive me. The engine in this cat is well know to go up to million miles plus if well taken care of. So the tranny and the rest. Love it. And milage is 18 city and 23 to 25 hwy. For V8 it is amazing!!! 320 torque and around 300 HP 0-60 6.5 sec Get one while you can, coz not many are around in good shape. After all 2001 was the 1st production year.

Better than a Rolls absolutel fantastic car go buy

5
Andrew Hales on 02/04/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 23

Fantastic ride, comfort, and economy are amazing. I love this car!! Now had it six months and love it even more, don't look around just get on of these dream machines​.

no need to buy the warranty

4.8
eazege on 08/17/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My son was born and after much research i bought my wife an 03 LS430 with 90k.Purchased a two year warranty from the dealership which i never used.I have had the car for 3yrs now..not even a mere check engine light.This is the best luxury car for the money period.We love it and compared to benz or a bmw(which i still own )he makes them look like Divas that are all bark no bite.

Never satisfied

4.3
never happy on 06/23/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought well maintained LS430 with 66,000 miles 9/2009. Smooth, powerful responsive engine and transmission with good control via transmission alternative choices. Nice style, good mileage for size and power. Nice suspension, glad I did not choose harder Euro suspension. Steering too light, too much power assist for my taste.Excellent climate control ( no NAV) layout and function. Standard sound OK but nothing great. Seats look nice but lack lateral and thigh support. Passenger seat too short. NO SECONDARY SUN VISOR? Are you kidding Lexus? Gas pedal and brake too far to left, getting foot in middle of brake takes odd motion. Nice car but wish I had looked more at MB and DTS.

Lexus at its best!!

4.8
jakemt on 10/29/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I recently purchased this car used. Out of all the series of the LS, this is probably the best. Also, if buying used, make sure the previous owner(s) maintained it properly as this will have a huge bearing on the current condition of the car. I had a 2000 LS400 that was poorly maintained previously and the transmission started slipping on me. I also test drove a used LS460 but did not feel as comfortable as the 430. It felt too stiff for my taste as I live in pot- holed NYC. Surprisingly, I'm getting almost 20 mpg in city driving. So far, great car!

Certified Pre-Owned Purchase

4.9
Certified Pre-Owned on 01/05/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car was a great for my luxury driving experience. The ride is so smooth as if I was riding on air. The cost for ownership was far better than other luxury cars. The extending warranty work just wonderfully. I love my certified pre-owned Lexus.

Brake replacement needed every 40,000

5
lexygirl on 12/19/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely adore the LS 430. I owned an Explorer pre LS and I will never go back. Maintenance on my LS 430 is less than I paid on my Ford! It drives like a dream in town & the hwy. The gas mileage is pretty good for the wt of the vehicle and everyone is always comfortable. I feel very safe and secure & do not worry about being stranded. I put a set of brakes on front and rear at 34,000 and now at 76,500 they are telling me I need front and rear brakes again. Leaves me wondering-shouldn't brakes last longer. I am not a 2 ft driver nor do I slam the brakes at stops.The other issue I have is the trunk will not stay open on its own. Other than these two issues I am SOLD on this brand.

Buy again.. after 200k more mile

4.8
Great car! on 08/26/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The only thing this car needs is 4 wheel drive. Otherwise, this car has everything you could possibly want. This is my second Lexus (LS 400). I bought both used. This one I bought for 22k and 60,000 miles. It will easily last to 200k and only go into shop for routine maintance.

An awesome car

4.9
Second LS on 04/23/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had a 96 LS, 2000 RX, and a 2003 GS. This is by far my favorite Lexus. I am 6'2 and about 300 lbs and this car has an abundant amt of room. Navigation is awesome. My son won't stop playing with it! My only issue is paint chips on the front. This is a great car!

Ultra lex.

5
Ultra Lex. on 01/31/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The look, the feel you get when you drive this car. The ultra luxury Lexus has all the gadgets. Heated/cooled seats front and back, massages, reclining back seats. And don't forget the cooler in the back for your drinks. Wow, this is just the beginning.

Luxury at a reasonable price

4.8
Ed Howard on 11/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the most quiet vehicle I have ever been in. Not good in snow because of the rear wheel drive. Other than snow the handling is excellent. The controls should be simplified. My wife hates the confusion which is OK with me as she prefers to drive the Ford Explorer! I just replaced the brakes, rotors and tires. This is the first money spent in the 2 years I owned the car.

Saved my life

4
Carolyn on 10/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Over all a good vehicle Saved my life Had an accident and all personnel at scene said I should have been dead. I rolled down a 20 foot embankment and took out 25 feet of concrete fence. I broke a finger nail and have bruises and a deep laceration on my right arm. A large animal ran out in front of me at night on a rural road. Instead of hitting it I swerved.

Driving a perfect "10" everyday

5
Champerty on 03/02/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2003 Lexus 430 LS is equipped with the Ultra Luxury package and I bought it new. I cannot imagine a more dependable beautiful lifestyle. Everyday on the road you know that you are always the best ride without pretending. Is there any ride more quiet/ I don't think so. This car is simply the best all around, elegant, classy, smoothest and most reliable vehicle I have ever driven in my life. And that is alot to say since I have owned and /or been the primary driver of over 30 cars purchased without limit. They were all excellent vehicles, but the 03 Lexus 420 LS w/ Ultra Luxury package is like driving in heaven every day.

Nicely done

4.8
TJ on 02/27/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great cruising machine, excellent power, no noise, great seats. It separates you from the road, a plus to some but not all. An overall excellent, reliable piece of work. I would buy another one in a heartbeat.

That's All There Is...No Need For More!

4.9
JPHB on 02/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Every advertised benefit, attribute, and quality indicator was present. The LS 430 lives up to its reputation in every respect.

Lexus 2003

4.9
Bfcranke on 01/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is outstanding; it drives like a dream. I previously owned a 2000 ES 300, it's performance and style were excellent and top notch; but the LS 430 is even more comfortable and luxurious.

Best value for the buck!

5
cr on 11/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The vehicle is a dream to drive. Excellent on road trips. Smooth as silk. The gas consumption was not bad at all, even at higher speeds. Comfortable for all.

What more do you want?

4.9
Lexussailor on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car si the best car that I've ever owned. It has a ride quality equal or better than cars thousands of dollars more expensive. Any trip short or long is a pleasure.

poor build quality

2.9
realist on 02/15/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

the facts are that most people that purchase and drive the ls430 are not as familiar with the workmanship of luxury cars. the ls is a reliable vehicle but the overall workmanship show several areas that corners are cut to save$. the dash in my car was 4 different colors. lexus admitted the problem but did nothing about it. Promised to fix it but never did. the driver door rattled from the beginning, never fixed. hinges and inside of truck were not painted to match car color. the list goes on so take a close look at the car paying particular attention to the exposed screws at the bottom of the door sills.

Driving "Heaven"

5
VMacE on 01/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I spend a lot of time on the run and the LS 430 eases the road's wear and tear on my body! This car is like a small piece of "heaven" on the highway.....

Lexus LS430 - The King Kahuna!!!

4.9
John McLean on 11/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The LS430 2001 model is my third LS Class Lexus. These three models (the first two were LS400s) spanned an ownership period of twelve years. I call them "the Lexus years"!!! Rain, hail, sleet, snow or brilliant sunshine, the big Lexus just keeps going no matter what!!! Once in Boston, buried under six feet of snow and left for three weeks, it started first time when dug out of the snow. Oh yes - if you want that most important motoring asset "peace of mind" the GET IT!!!!!!!

A pretty good car.

4
jhodkin on 11/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Rear passenger door glass cracked. replaced under warrantee. The car has had a dead battery two times for unknown reasons. roadside assistance was non-responsive two times when needed. once extremely late, one a no show.

great all around car for your dollars

5
ivan rubin on 11/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

what a bang for your buck great car ive driven the other high end vehichles m/b bmw and the others are all higher priced. this is the car to buy and enjoy.

A FINE AUTOMOBILE

4.9
RFIELDS147 on 11/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

OVERALL, ONE OF THE BEST LUXURY CARS I HAVE EVER OWNED. A QUIET,SMOOTH, COMFORTABLE RIDE.

Owners pride.

4.9
Mike. S on 11/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent auto in all features. Produced with care and user needs in mind. Dealerships are responsive and caring. Have rarely had any visits to the dealer other than for routine service. This automobile would be hard to beat in any price range. Am completely satisfied

BEST CAR EVER

5
DEWEYS on 11/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

GAVE A LS 430 TO MY WIFE AND IT IS THE GREATEST AUTO EVER MADE BY ROBOT'S AND MAN. LET'S FACE IT, THE PEOPLE FROM JAPAN BUILD A BETTER CAR FOR THE DOLLAR THEN WE DO HERE.

GREAT

5
Easyed on 11/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 4th Lexus (400/430) ..these are great cars, very reliable, excellent service, couldn't get any better. The only complaint would be on the on-line service which was sold to me and was misrepresented. I bought it, only to find, first it wasn't installed properly, secondly the price only was for 1 year and had to be renewed each year for a cost. I was never told that when I orginally purchased the service.

great car

5
joanne on 11/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded in my Cadillac. This is the best car ever. comfortable to drive. Much more leg room than previous car.Have taken 2 1800 mile trips. Handled great.

The Checkup

4.9
Jayj on 11/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

It is a great, luxurious ride and a faboulous car to have. It makes a great present too.

Comfort and Response to Driver

4.9
lenengrad on 11/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The vehicle will do exactly as you wish. The 8 cyl power allows you to pull out, pass, or drive on the interstates with full control. The driver has to be carefull of too much speed without realizing it , especially on interstate highways. A real pleasure place with lots of power.

This is an awesome vehicle

4.9
J McKay on 11/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Other than the bland exterior design that one would think should only be driven by a long term member of the AARP this car is as close to driving perfection as is out on the roads at this time. It is a pleasure to drive with performance and reliability in abundance. You have to love it!

Our Third

5
Pat Mooney on 10/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the third Lexus we have purchased and could not be more pleased with the car. IT IS THE BEST YET! When we were looking for a new car back in the 90's I asked the manager of our parking fields, some cars valet parked, what car he would buy after having experience with every car on the market for 40 years he told me LEXUS. We took his advice and have never,never regreted it. Thanks LEXUS

The BEST !

5
Big Stash on 10/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the looks of the new E 500 Mercedes but after test driving both cars buying the LS 430 was a no brainer. It rivals the S430 for about $20,000 less! I believe it is the best luxury car value on the road today.

Never a problem

5
E.L. Dawkins on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This my fourth Lexus of this series. The first was a 1992 model. I have never had a reason, other than normal maintenance such as oil change, to have any of them put into a repair shop. Lexus continues to make improvements each year. My 2003 is the best yet.

lexus 430

5
wavhgm on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car is excellent..perhaps the best in the world

LS 430

4.9
ig3 on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had top of line lexus since 1990. Can not believe the change, over time, in this model. The 1990 was great, the 1997 better than great, the 2000, better than that one, but the 2003 takes the cake. I wonder how this automobile can get any better.

#1

4.9
johne37179 on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

With Lexus you get more than a car, you get a dealer network that puts all others to shame. You also get a support network and company that is first class. I have owned/leased four Lexus. I have also owned and/or leased Mercedes S class and an Infinity Q45. All of these are fine automobiles, but not in the Lexus class. Lexus has raised the bar in customer service and vehicle quality.

In a Class and World of It's Own

5
doctorwww on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned/leased 16 Lexus vehicles in the past 11 years and I KNOW there is no better make of automobile - anywhere! Get one (any model) and you will NEVER regret it.

Best Car

4.9
T.Brammer on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned a 2000 E450 & 2003 E320. Did not like first, though I would like second. Had lots of mechanical (electrical) problem. Wife has a LS430 and we both loved it. I traded 2003 E320 for another LS 430. Now we both have one and both of us love them. No problems at all. It makes you look for a reason to go somewhere.

LS430

5
Kevin Quadros on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased the LS430 and I love this car so much. I think this is best car in the world and would never trade it for a MB or BMW. It is so quiet you have to look at the RPM gauge to make sure its on. The dash glows with delight. In bright sunlight the dash does not drown out the beautiful LED lights on it. The AC has digital read out wright in middle of the car so you can read it for driver and passanger. You cannot go wrong with the this LS430.

Only the Best

5
Michael Koerner on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Absolutely automotive perfection. Better than I could even dream.

2003 Lexus 430

5
Gene Renzaglia on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car to drive, with both power and comfort. Handles very well in all situations and has the power to move you out when need be. Excellent sound system...upgraded. Quiet ride... Disappointed that the 300 and 430 look alike on the exterior. Would have liked to seen a difference.

New LS 430

5
tiger430 on 09/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded from 2001 GS 430 and this car is the most comfortable and quietest I have ever owned. We have a 2002 MB S500 and there is no comparison especially on a road trip. The S500 is so poor ergonomically and the seats are so uncomfortable that I feel sure we will be rid of it fairly soon. It also spends way too much time in the shop compared to a Lexus. It is a better looking car---but who cares?

Perfection Found

5
Ramster on 09/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

You cannot even DREAM a better car than this. For those who are looking for flashy cars to show their friends that they paid a lot for their car, this is not the car for you.

Cool Car!!!!!!!

4.9
Dixie Dude on 09/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you are truly looking for a vehicle with style and optimized performance look no further!!! This car has everything and more. I had a LS 400 before purchasing this one and thought it coul'd get to much better, man was I wrong. I had this car for a little over a year and still have new car driving fever!!!! Get it and enjoy. I know I have.

My third Lexus Sedan

4.9
Ann Thaxter on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my 2002 Lexus. It is dependable, comfortable and I feel as though I'm completely in control. It drives and turns and corners beautifully.

bang for buck

4.9
tony shaw on 09/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

after owning all types of autos i find the 430 to be the most complete vehicle i have ever driven.

LEXUS MAKES THE BEST CARS

5
LS4 on 09/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

There is nothing better than to own Lexus. The car combines all the best qualities of luxury, performance and reliability.

An excellent car

5
Topcat on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A great deal of thought has gone into the design of this car. From interior design to collapsible side view mirrows, parking assist, comfortable ride, fuel conservation, eye appeal, an engineering marvel, this car is really, really great.

The Perfect Car

5
forrestoil on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is great. I've had no problems with it and I love it. Its 30000 dollars cheaper than the BMW 7 series and 40000 less than the Mercedes S class plus might I add its much more reliable and has no i-drive.

LexusLS430

4.8
Paris on 09/03/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is a great value. Overall very happy with vehicle and service support of Lexus dealerships. I cant wait for the 2006 new Lexus model.

BEST CAR EVER DROVE

5
DIANE CHRISTIAN on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

COMPLIMENTS GALORE ON APPEARENCE AND RIDE

Love My Lexus

5
Ryan's Mimi on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 5th Lexus and they just keep getting better and better. Every time I buy a new one I think this is the best, and the next one goes up a notch.

Wow, what a car!!!

4.9
blair on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have a LS400, and thought that was great, but nothing compares to the LS430, its the best car we've ever had. Not only does it ride well, but it has everything you'd ever want in a luxury car.

smooth

5
Ted Tierney on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Quietiest, smoothest vehicle I have ever driven.

Outstanding

4.9
gpob on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Outstanding experience. Went back to a Lexus after driving a BMW for last 5 years. Just as much fun driving the Lexus without the headaches of numerous trips to the service department to fix all the little things that break on BMWs.

Outstanding Car

4.8
Roy8908 on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car. Excellent performance. Outstanding quality. Silent ride. With a little forethought (see suggestions below) they could have taken this car to a much higher level.

Teds Review

4.9
T.R.J. on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Absolutely the best auto I've ever owned. Suprisingly good gas mileage. Will replace with same or equivlant model but with sport suspension and navigation system.

Great Car!

4.8
bradmiral on 08/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Over one year and we can't find a single problem with the car. Change oil and rotate tires and that's all. A 600 mile day trip and we are not even tired. Great ride.

And it's still a '96 S-Class

2.9
CarLover_1 on 08/25/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

You would except to buy a unique and original vehicle when you aiming to spend $60K. However, with Lexus LS you always get an exact copy of 6-8 year- old Mercedes for the price of the current model. In my opinion, it’s just pathetic that the “luxury” automaker copies old competitors styles. Essentially, Toyota is meant to be cheap but reliable car and this is what Lexus is. I might have leather seats and decent audio system, but it’s still a Toyota, not a Mercedes or Jag in any way. Personally, for $60K I better get the original, that the 2-generations- behind replica.

Poor brake design

4.5
Bud Hudson on 08/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The only complaint abaout this car is the very poor brake design of the front brakes. The pads needed to be replaced and the disc turned, the dealer informed me that this will need to be done again after each 20K. TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE FOR THIS CAR.

Th Best Car I've Ever Purchased!

5
Robert J. Landi on 08/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the Lexus LS 400 in 1991 and it lasted over 180,000 miles with no major, or minor problems. I purchased the LS 430 when it came out and it is better than the LS 400. The ride is worth every penny and I know this car will go 250,000 miles easiely if I don't "tire" of the design. For my money, I won't buy any other car but Lexus!

HIM

4.9
herb MEYERS on 08/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

better than my mercedes

The Best

5
JaRuG on 08/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car I have ever owned and the first foriegn built. I've had no mechanical or service issues of any kind. Inexpensive service for a luxury vehicle.

lexus

4.9
sherri on 08/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Lexus provides the best SERVICE.

lexus is the best

4.9
marquezshaka on 08/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

once you've driven a lexus, you'll never want a different car again and you'l always compare the others to your wonderful lexus!

Best Car I Ever owned,

5
Big-O on 08/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Car, extremly reliable,Have owned other but......surprised when I got 28mpg on highway & get 21-23 in city. Super soft & quiet ride. Can't say enough good things about it. "It's just a Car" ...But what a car. More Power than my old Muscle cars of the 70's. I've "drug" a couple of 5.0 mustangs to name a few...hee hee.

My four Lexus...I'm a believer!

4.9
Craig Clough on 08/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have three Lexus...I did have four. They are exceptional cars. You can't go wrong with a Lexus!

A Great Driver

4.9
H. Neiderhoffer on 08/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 3rd LS Lexus...and the best. It is a great road car, quiet with excellent comfort, quick, with a great GPS that is user friendly...our other car is a MB CLK430 Cabrio that has had continuous mostly minor problems..but lacks the build quality of the Lexus.

Honey Bunches of GOod Car

4.9
Snoopo on 08/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just Buy IT!! This is the best car that Ive ever owned. It is much more reliable than a BMw or a Mercedes, and its cheaper too!. I also own a 1991 LS400, and it still runs like new. This is a definite buy for people looking for a higher- end car thats big, comfy, and purely awesome!

The Best Car Period

5
wamjqh on 08/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best car I've ever owned. The 2003 Lexus LS 430 Ultra Luxury edition is well worth the price. Great value.

directinal light problem

4.6
j j walsh on 07/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The negative action described below would seriously question if I would buy another Lexus 430 again.It is extremely frustrating to find you have driven 5 miles down the road with your directional lights indicating a turn when you have no intention of doing so. In addition to it being so quiet the steering wheel hides it from your vision. It is atwo time problem that Lexus refuses to admit or correct.

GREAT GREAT CAR

5
BILL SCHACHTER on 07/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

WHAT A RIDE ESPECIALLY WITH NAVAGATION SYSTEM AND MARK LEVINSON RADIO,A DREAM TO OWN.MADE CROSS COUNTRY TRIP,FELT LIKE U ARE RIDING ON AIR,SOUND PROOF. HANDLES LIKEA BABY TOY

short and simple

5
crsballer007 on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Lexus LS430 is a great sedan and i feel that it doesn't get enough credit with other luxury sedans. The LS is very reliable and comfortable on long trips.

Lexus - a dependable automobile

4.5
gaz on 07/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Lexus LS430 is a very dependable and economical vehicle to operate. Although not as eye pleasing as my former Lexus LS 400, the ride is much more exciting and more similar to the Mercedes. I have owned and operated this vehicle approximately 1.5 years without any problems. My only complaint is the LS400 doesn't look that different from the Toyota Avalon which is less than half the price.

If a dream, I don't want to wake up!

4.9
RedHead on 07/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second LS sedan, having leased one in 1999. After checking the market closely, the LS430 is tops in most all areas. MB's new E500 is close second, but for open interstate roads and in town routine driving, this is really a dream.

Rush Hour? Who cares!

4.9
KingKelly on 06/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm sitting in rush hour traffic, but I'm enveloped in quiet luxury and beautiful sound supplied by a Mark Levinson sound system. Heated AND cooled seats provide comfort in any weather. Couldn't be happier!

Great

5
Kingsly on 06/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is da bomb. It drives and handles like an F1 and could still hold luxury. AMAZING

Leuxs kills the S class !

5
Ramachandran Ramnath on 06/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this after my 2000 S 500 was totalle din a freak flood from heavy rains. Felt stupid within a week that I plunked 20k more for a less competent S 500. Double the fun, One third the price. Better everything than the Benz. Ok the Benz has 1 inch of extra leg room. I am any day willing to sacrifice 1 inch and putting 25000 in the bank and having a better riding, quieter and flawless car than showing th 3 pointed star and coughing up 25k more. rattle( yes the benz rattles far more than the LS 430) Lexus, u finally nailed Benz in their own game.

One Great Lexus LS430

4.9
Dr. Mark on 06/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

From the very first test drive, I could not believe the high level of comfort, ease, and overall smoothness involved. What a comfortable traveling vehicle, and yet agile and nimble enough for emergencies. Great looking, especially the utterly tasteful interior.

Should be better

2.5
Nathan Tharrington on 06/06/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I purchased my 2nd Lexus with high expectations, but Lexus is headed in the wrong direction. My LS430 has been in the shop for a variety of reasons (power windows, door locks, engine problems). The ride has been softened to the point that it is virtually Buick- like ... wallowing over bumps. Fuel economy of 16 mpg is absurd. Minor details of poor build quality abound. The engine should propel this vehicle with alacrity, but does not. I fear for my wife and I at times on busy highways. For an expediture of this magnitude, one should receive the highest reliability, and a sublime driving experience. We shall be looking for a replacement.

LEXUS

5
VICTOR on 05/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I LOVE THE AUTO

Move over MB 500S

5
dr. ted on 05/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded in a 2000 M/B 500S. This car is far superior in construction, engineering, performance and is also "fun to drive." I can't imagine that I did not make the switch before! Finally, every trip to the dealership is met with courtesy and a caring that was never there with the Mercedes dealers. Lexus is happy that you came in; Mercedes always had the attitude that "you should be glad we are here to help you!"

No longer a German Afficianado

5
Kenlc48 on 05/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After many years of stating I would NEVER own a Japanese luxury car, I was compelled to eat my own words. I have had numerous German vehicles and thought that handling, fit, finish, performance and attention to detail was soley the realm of the German manufacturer. After being shoddily handled by a MB dealer when attempting to trade in a SC500, I drove to the Lexus dealer and found to my great surprise that I had missed the finest luxury vehicle available in the United States in the under $75k range.

Lexus LS430

4.8
Nocek on 04/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best car I have owned.

WOW!

4.8
Peters902 on 03/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having owned 6 Q-45s since 1992, I thought I had the best styled and riding car sold. I was wrong, as my 2003 LS 430, with Euro-tuned suspension, blows it away. This car is simply more luxurous, larger, and. . .WOW! What a car.

Excellent Car-All Mistakes Are Minor

4.9
The Yo on 03/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car! It is a must-buy! There are a few minor details (mistakes) though. Its ability to turn isn't as good as the other Lexus models and they kind of screwed up the exterior design. Luckily, the controls aren't nearly as confusing as the Mercedes-Benz controls. Also, I have to say that this car is the most addictive car ever created. Once you get in, you won't want to get out. It is a very silent car with a great engine and a really good fuel economy. Look for exterior and engine improvements in the 2004 model.

Gotta Love It!

5
CDSouthard on 03/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is an automobile that is without flaw.

The perfect Car

5
Vladi on 02/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everything was well thought out when the Lexus Enginers thought about redisigning the old LS400. Everything from the huge gas tank, to the huge trunk, cabin. Great gas milliage and accelration that still is on par with the Infiniti's 340hp. So i always think my car has 340hp and not 290 because I get the same acceleration as it does, even better i think, also the fuel millage is great. The interior is awesome. A pure lux sedan, and nothing better on the market.

03 LS 430 ULTRA LUX

5
RON36330 on 02/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

DEALER EXPERIENCE WAS EXCEPTIONAL. GREAT PEOPLE. CAR RECEIVED WITH NO FLAWS OR DEFECTS. NO ADJUSTMENTS REQUIRED. EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE WITH ALL AMENITIES ONE COULD ASK FOR. RIDE IS EXCEPTIONAL, SMOOTH AND QUIET.

Need more luxury for the price

4.3
mrs luxury on 02/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have driven several American made cars and have owned 2 Volvos. However I found my Lexus LS430 to be smooth, roomy and very pricey. It's seems all the great gadgets are optional. Body styling looks too much like the Avalon which is 25-30% cheaper. There should be a video tape in programming the GPS system.

Great Car

5
Joe3 on 02/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car ever. I love the navigation system. This tortally beats my preivous infinite q45. This is very reliable and luxurious. If you are looking you a really nice luxury car get the ls430.

Best

5
Percy on 02/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A pleasure -- and a remarkable improvement over its predecessor, already a superb car. Amazingly quick in the ECT mode. How can this big a car move that fast? Responsive steering that let's you know about the raod surface. Wonderful suspension with the eurotuned version. Grand sound system (the Levinson).

Definition of Luxury Sedan

4.6
brtmd on 02/05/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Was looking for a luxury vehicle for family of 4 and did not want another SUV. Shopped vs. S-class and 7 series. It's all about priorities and the LS430 met mine best: Quality/Reliability, Luxury, Performance, Styling--in that order. The fact that it was $15k to $20k less than the others was an added bonus. I look forward to driving it every day.

Outstanding car!

5
annu621 on 01/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What's to say? Outstanding ride, performance, build quality, stereo system is amazing, Nav is useful, pindrop silent even when flying down the freeway at 100mph, the list goes on and on and on...

ALL THE LUXURY ONE COULD DESIRE

4.9
ALLSAND on 01/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A beautifully engineered and designed vehicle. Incredibly quiet.The laser cruise control makes Interstate driving a pleasure. Cornering lights, when the turn signals are used would be a helpful option, My only real criticism is that the Navigation system CD is more than a year out of date on the exit numbers for our Interstate (I75)

Silky

5
loved on 01/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is amazing since the first time i sat in the driver seat i have been in love wit hit. Driving is so nice but the rear seat luxury group is tempting me to sit in the rear more than i already do.

AS GOOD AS IT GETS

5
d.river on 12/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Previously owned both MB E and S class. Lexus is a "no-brainer" choice for equivalent style, safety and performance to the S class with a five digit price advantage. Unequivocally recommend this vehicle

An automobile worth considering

5
CA-Allen on 12/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After owning a few of its European competitors, switching to the LS430 is the best choice yet I have made. Excellent reliability, extrememly quiet motor and surpringly good overall fuel economy even with a V8 engine (average 23 mpg). A trouble-free car makes the overall ownership a breeze. Its luxury supportive seating makes everyday long commute rather comfortable.

Why buy any other car?

5
Hat Trick on 12/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our second LS, and is more powerful, quiet, thrifty, and nimble than the 1995 model.

Love My LS430

5
JDR122 on 11/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a treat to drive - Supremely comfortable, absolutely smooth ride, listening to CDs even if I don't particularly want to because of the amazing sound quality. Ended up with the ultra-lux package, and my kids tell everyone at school about all of the cool rear seat features.

Dream Car

5
hjnicholas on 11/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is unbelievable. The ride and luxury is better than BMW and Mercedes. Lexus has only been around since 1989 but has won more awards than it's German competition and now I understand why.

LS 430

5
jayjman on 11/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

excellent car. beautiful.sleek. stylish but too expensive. should be cheaper. at least for $35000

my lexus

4.9
Michelle Marie Sims on 10/30/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It was fun driving in the rain on a nice night out on the town.

Incredible car

4.9
NightRider on 10/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is definately my favorite of all of the cars I have driven. It is loaded with too many features to list, has a very powerful engine, exceptional handling, and is very roomy. Notable gadgets include auto-latching trunk lid, gps navigation, Mark Levinson audio system (VERY nice), 6 disc indash CD changer, adjustable seatwarmers, pretty much powered everything, dark spots at night inside the car are lit up a little, and a myriad of other goodies to discover when you go to testdrive it. Very quiet, VERY smooth, sharp interior. Excellent automobile.

great car!

5
pleased on 10/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

just bought the car 2 hours ago, and boy to do I love ultra-luxury package! great value. had considered 745i/Li and S500; LS430 is the best car in the world!

Delighted Customer

5
Mary Spendy on 10/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Incredibly quiet with excellent performance. Reliability beyond expectations. Customer service has no equal. Fuel economy is great considering the performance. 20+ MPG including city driving.

It's the Best

4.8
Leon Jay on 10/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The quietest running car I have ever driven. It may be the best car I have ever owned.

Super

5
danpetrescu on 09/29/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent drive. Very quiet, powerful, luxurious. Ultra luxury packge is great.


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