2001 Lexus LS 430

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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 70857
Color: WHITE
Body Style: Sedan
Trim Level: 430 RWD
Doors: 4
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel: GAS
Location: Southern Pines, NC

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Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Odometer is 94085 miles below market average! 2001 Lexus LS 430 4.3L V8 SMPI DOHC RWD White 4D Sedan[!@@Additional Info@@!]7 Speakers,AM/FM radio,Cassette,CD player,Radio data system,Air Conditioning,Automatic temperature control,Front dual zone A/C,Rear window defroster,Head restraints memory,Memory seat,Power driver seat,Power steering,Power windows,Remote keyless entry,Seatbelt memory,Steering wheel memory,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Four wheel independent suspension,Speed-sensing steering,Traction control,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS brakes,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Front anti-roll bar,Occupant sensing airbag,Overhead airbag,Power adjustable front head restraints,Rear anti-roll bar,Brake assist,Electronic Stability Control,Delay-off headlights,Front fog lights,Fully automatic headlights,High-Intensity Discharge Headlights,Panic alarm,Security system,Speed control,Auto-dimming door mirrors,Bumpers: body-color,Heated door mirrors,Power door mirrors,Auto tilt-away steering wheel,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,Compass,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Front reading lights,Garage door transmitter: Homelink,Genuine wood console insert,Genuine wood dashboard insert,Genuine wood door panel insert,Illuminated entry,Leather Shift Knob,Leather steering wheel,Outside temperature display,Overhead console,Passenger vanity mirror,Rear reading lights,Rear seat center armrest,Tachometer,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Trip computer,Front Bucket Seats,Leather Seat Trim,Power passenger seat,Front Center Armrest w/Storage,Passenger door bin,Alloy wheels,Rain sensing wipers,Speed-Sensitive Wipers,Variably intermittent wipers


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Repeat Customer

4.8
Kasey on 11/26/2014

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 4.0

Traveling heavy for business I purchase a new car Approx. Every 18 months. My most recent ride has been the 2013 Avalon XLE purchased from Pinehurst Toyota and guided by P.Toyota's outstanding representative Jordan Kelly. The Avalon XLE served me exceptionally well, but after 66k in 16 months it was time to trade. Upon seeking out Jordan again he helped to make what has often been, shall we say, an undesirable & straight up unpleasant experience over the years & He streamlined my new car purchase into an enjoyable, exciting & awesome experience. After Investing a Great deal of time and research myself over the past 30 days I quickly concluded that the Avalon Limited is the car for me. Friday 11/21/14 I purchased the 2014 Limited and so far I couldn't by more satisfied. Thank you to Jordan, Paul, & Orion & P.Toy. team for taking Great care of me again. I will be back when time rolls around to trade.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.9
  Based on 51 reviews

Best car I have ever owned

5
Lindsey B on 08/15/2016

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: 5

The car gets great gas mileage. Looks a little boxy, but the wind tunnel numbers give it away as very aerodynamic. Love the seating the ride, it is flawless. I can go 5 hours without stopping, listening to an audio book, alone. Hardly realize I have done anything because it is so even inside, temperature wise, and so perfectly quiet, that I really am in "car heaven". No one would ever be disappointed in this car who is mature, and loves value and excellent luxury and fine details. I have had some expensive repairs, door locks being about $600 a door, and the carbon canister being $800 (all of these prices include labor). But, overall, the car has very low maintenance costs for 180,000 miles

Aged Lexus LS430

5
Jack Kline on 05/27/2016

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: 4 Value Rating: 5

Best car I have ever owned - 50+ autos over 70 years

The S Class Mercedes could never make

5
Jahswill 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: 5

This is the best car I ever had. Almost 3 years and no repairs at all. Bought with 139k miles, now 155k. Love it. On the highway, it glides like a king in comfort and style. Very reliable.

The best of the best

5
Timothy Auhll on 12/27/2015

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: 5

Your reading this because your interested in a Lexus LS 430. The same thing I did last year when I was thinking about purchasing a used LS 430 with 250,000 miles . At the time I owned a 1997 LS 400 with 260,000 miles and a 1991 LS 400 with almost 340,000 miles on it. And bought my mother in law a 1997 ES 300. I know a little about Lexus automobiles. After driving LS 400's for hundred of thousand's of miles , I was not prepared for how much SMOOTHER and QUIETER the LS 430 has been improved over the LS 400's. I'm writing this review a year and half after buying my black LS 430 because last night I had an hour drive from a friends house and still couldn't believe how nice this car is now with 271,000 miles on it. When I pulled off the highway , I checked the in dash fuel mileage gauge, 30.1 mpg . Earlier in the week I had a 3 hr. highway drive and the gauge showed 28.7 mpg. when I had stopped. Huge trunk compared to my LS 400's. I'm now looking for a LS 430 sport and no I never selling this one.

Best Car Ever made

5
Bill on 11/16/2015

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: 4 Value Rating: 3

I bought my 2001 used with 52,000 miles. It drives better and feels better then every car I have ever driven. Even though it is 2001, it is still state of the art. Downside, repairs cost a fortune. new front wind shield, $2500. Door Locks, $1200 each. New Computer $1700

My honey wagon

5
Ole Braaten on 10/17/2015

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: Value Rating: 5

Bought 2008 in Oklahoma with 98K for $19K, and now has 160K. Stored winters in Minnesota to avoid salt exposure. No mechanical problems, just routine meticulous maintenance. Cannot say enough good things about this sedan. Looks new inside and out. Would keep forever, at least until electric cars are comparable.

King of the Road

5
danl55 on 04/04/2015

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 most incredible car I've ever owned and I've owned over 200. For the money a used one is a bargain. Most times you can find one that has been babied and well taken care of. I bought the Ultra package with auto door closers and dynamic cruise. Mileage was up to 28mpg on the highway and around 18-20 in town. Sadly I sold mine, but miss it so much I am currently back in the market to purchase. Great job Lexus!

IM MARRIED TO LEXUS FOREVER!!

4.6
leemz179 on 05/09/2012

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

I bought this car after my 1999 LS got totaled. I also had a 93 LS, 98 GS, and 93 ES before. All great and reliable cars, with the ES being the least reliable if that even makes sense. I was in love with the 99, really loved that car, but after picking this one up in New Jersey at Lawrenceville Lexus, its just all around greatness. Purchased in December at 112k, it is now at 120k. Besides the 120k I just did, all I've changed was the front brakes, rotors. Very comfortable, economical(20-24 MPG HWY/CITY combined), fast when you need it to, and hugs the road pretty well. The only quirk I have is the Mark Levinson speakers. The front speakers have blown, and I replaced sub with Polk Audio

Still Going - Best Car Ever Built

4.8
lexusls430 on 03/31/2012

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

Its 2012 and my 2001 LS430 is still running strong. For all who have the Levinson system, its great until the speaker rattles. Don't buy a new one, you can have it re-coned for $40.00 rather than $400.00 for a new one. I've done that twice and replaced an o2 sensor. Aside from regular maintenance those are the only issues I've ever really had. I have a buddy who racked up 280k on his and still going. I'm now at 160k and have no plans for a new car. Before this, I was a euro lux driver. I'll never go back.

Best there is!

5
01LS430 on 10/21/2010

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

Amazing. Currently have almost 130k on car. Owned for 3 years with no issues whatsoever. Great for trips. Get 25-30mpg on hwy. City is 14-18mpg. Wish I could have splurged for the 05-06 with the newer styling. Would def do it all over again.

Great luxury, Expensive parts!

4.9
Roger on 10/15/2010

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 bought this car used at auction when it had 65K miles. I now have 140K on it and it runs great. It is wonderfully luxurious, has a powerful engine, and very few things go wrong. But when they do, very few if any companies other than Lexus make parts (too few LS430's to make it worthwhile to them), and Lexus takes merciless advantage of their monopoly. Only Lexus sold the two catalytic converters I needed (budget about $1500 installed each), a pipe for the exhaust is $1200 uninstalled (mechanic told me it's $200 for other cars), even an extra key will set you back $200-$300!

Total Comfort

5
Tom on 08/17/2010

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 used with 18,000 miles, now have 77,000. Have replaced brake pads, air mass flow meter (because I broke it cleaning it), trunk struts, battery, tires and have serviced according to the owners manual. No major mechanical problems. Its like driving around in your living room. Silky smooth. No squeaks, rattles or wind noise. This is an extremely well built and designed car.

Lexus LS430

4.8
Lexus Driver on 08/06/2010

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

Third Lexus, 2nd LS430, LS400 parents still driving. Regretted trading in 1st LS430. Have owned 3 Benz, 2 BMW, 1 BMW M Package, 300ZX, RX-7, Porsche 356C, Triumph etc. Current LS430 Ultra Luxury, Acceleration, handling, Wife likes it!, Unbelievable luxury, cooled seats, rear reclining/vibrator seats, rear cooler, radar dynamic cruise collision detection. Can raise height of car to avoid front bumper scrapes. Rides like silent luxurious limousine, then switch to sport mode adaptive air suspension, power mode and takes off, accelerates and corners like a much smaller sports car, grips better than expected, very difficult to reach limit when dynamic stability control engages. 27 MPG HWY.

Our experience over 7.5 years

5
bob on 03/08/2010

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

We have never had a mechanical problem with this car since the day we purchased it. We did have to replace the stereo amp, but in 7.5 years we felt we couldn't complain. Great car, great dealership.

Love for Life

4.9
Philly LS on 04/21/2009

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

I bought this used LS with Navi with 75,000 miles on it a year ago and now I have put 12,000 miles on it with no problems. The Navigation is very good the turning radius unbelievable. Drove from Phila to Raleigh NC with no problems. I will trade this for a newer model in a few years. I love this car over a 1997 740 I had and a 2000 S500.

Unreal Automobile

5
LS Ultra Lux on 01/27/2008

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

This is by far the most exceptional car on the road. We have The Ultra Lux, blk/blk, with stock chrome 17" wheels and bordeaux wood trim. Every option possible except the phone. Bought the car with 58k miles and now have 78k. Unreal experience. I have never been into cars, but this has changed me for sure. My dad was a Benz guy and I would never buy one after having the total Lexus experience. We have put 20k miles on it and it is solid as rock and the fit and finish is as good as new. My wife drives it and loves her 60 mile daily commute in Atlanta traffic. We get comments/looks all the time. Very sharp car.

WOW, what a machine

5
Wayne on 10/19/2007

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

I have owned this car for seven years and have enjoyed every minute. We have owned some of the finest sedans and this car takes all honors! We just finished a 3000 mile road trip and averaged 24 miles per gallon and of course, had zero trouble. This Ultra cruise control makes long trips very enjoyable, nearly drives itself!

Finest Luxury Car Made

5
Lexus Cruiser on 04/22/2007

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

Have owned my LS 430 for about 6 months. This is the best car in the world. Super comfortable seats front/rear. Superb fit and finish. Quiet as a tomb. Killer Levinson stereo - best I have ever heard. Efficient motor can get almost 30 mpg on long trips. Navigation is easy, can't live without it now. Very quick off the line and can cruise over 100 mph silently. I go for rides just for fun/relaxation. Looks very classy too. Clients love it.

All but the selling

5
kennethmdavies on 04/11/2007

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

No problems, comfortable ride, good power.

Incomparable

4.8
sc on 02/26/2007

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

After having owned BMWs, Mercedes, Infinitis, etc., there is no car that can compare to the comfort and ease of driving this car. I hate driving but I LOVE my Lexus!! The Lexus also has the best navigation system around with its simple, intuitive touch screen system.

Fast Cruiser

5
Cruiser/Los Angeles on 11/07/2006

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

Been searching for months for 01, with Navigation in pearl white/white. Best car I have ever owned. Super smooth, VERY comfortable, very quick/fast. Better than listed mpg, gets 30 mpg freeway. Navigation very easy/useful. M.L stereo is incredible. I go for a drive now to relax ! Headlights are great. Trunk is huge. Wife and kids love it. Its a perfect 10 !

2001 Lexus LS 430

5
Les on 09/18/2006

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

Flawless reliability, after 5 years and 95000 miles not one repair issue. My only visit to the dealer was to have the Nav system re-programmed due to a satellite change (they sent me $50 for my trouble). It is still as solid and tight as the day I bought it, still not a hint of wind noise.

Great car

4.9
M. Plott on 09/08/2006

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

My current Lexus (LS 430) was bought in 2001 on the strength of the performance of my first Lexus (LS 400), which I owned/drove for ten years. I faithfully have "scheduled" maintenance but never had to have either serviced for other work - absolutely problem-free! I love the way it drives, the way it looks and hope my next purchase will be a 2007 Lexus (LS 460) or later. My current one still looks and drives like new after 5 years and only has 30,000 miles on it - it's only the handsome styling of the newest generation that is tempting me!

'Best Buy' of Luxury Vehicles

4.9
M. Scott on 08/11/2006

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

When you really get down to it, there are a few other vehicles that you can buy that will have the same level of comfort, but how often will they be in for repairs? The LS has a great balance of power, comfort, class and reliability.

What a great car

4.8
chbeyer on 04/16/2006

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

I finally upgraded my 95 LS 400 after 180K trouble free miles and bought a used LS 430 that looks new. What a car. The engine has tremendous power for a luxury car. The interior is stunning and the luxury accoutrements are wonderful. Lexus makes the best cars in the world. What a pleasure to drive. With Sinatra's hits playing on the premium sound system whats not to like!

I guess I got a lemon.

4
Jack Fitzgerald on 04/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This is my third new Lexus. I still drive my first, a 1993 SC300. 177,000 miles and other than routing maintenance, no problems. My 2001 is a good car in a lot of ways but I have had many problems with this vehicle. The steering column need 3 parts to make it right, Both side view mirrors needed to be replaced, both trunk struts needed to be replaced, One of the factory wheels developed a crack around the lug nut hole and needed to be replaced. The driver's seat needed to be repaired. All of the above was done under warranty but as I only have 60,000 miles on my car now, I can only expect more and very expensive repair work that won't be covered. I think I'll look for another make vehicle.

the "ONLY" issue

5
Bill in Katy, TX on 03/21/2006

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

First set of tires were shot in 18,000 miles. Steering settings were set to Lexus specifications. Found good front end man who played with the settings and now up to 65,000 miles on the car with the second set still looking great. Best car I have ever driven-- have new LS 460 on order. Hope it is just as good

Best Car I've ever owned

4.8
Great Car on 01/29/2006

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

I love driving this car, the only thing that improved the car was putting Michelin tires on it. In the 4 years I've had it, not once has it been in the shop. It is a bit hard on tires, but for the ride and preformance, it's worth it. Probably the worse thing about the car, is it's looks, but the inside is perfect, great ride, lots of power.

Best car

5
Henry Walsh on 11/05/2005

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 LS was simply amazing and the best car I have ever owned in my life. It gave me 0 problems over 4 years.

Lexus LS430 2001

4.9
MStan on 08/03/2005

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 one of the best cars ever made. The fit is perfect, reliability is 100%, and for a big car, is fun to drive. You would do fine to buy this car, new or used.

As Perfect As It Gets.

4.9
Leawoodesq on 05/21/2005

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

Bought an LS 430 after seven years of Mercedes-Benz. Knew to expect silent operation, but was still surprised by the power and quiet. It's like being pushed by a huge electric motor. No vibration, very little sound from the engine, and tons of torque. The LS 430 is also surprisingly agile and, like other great luxury sedans, it seems to get smaller and lighter as the speed increases. I took an interstate cloverleaf at 60 mph with no tire squeal and complete control. Everything about this car is supremely well-engineered and manufactured. One nice feature is the auto-level on the xenon headlights so that they never blind oncoming drivers. Very thoughtful. Really love this car.

LS430

4.3
DoubleT on 05/27/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The LS430 has the best electronic wonder I have ever had. The voice activated, touch screen GPS is wonderful and the Mark Levinson stereo amazing. The car, however, is truely boring to drive and cannot corner worth a darn.

My Best Car Ever

5
Benjamin Aban on 01/29/2004

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 find this car very quiet and powerful when needed. Cruising one time at 120 mph, although illegal here in the USA made me believe that this car is like a car without any wings.

In my opinion

4.4
wyatt on 01/13/2004

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

Great auto, but without sport mode, rolles on mt. roads. Throttle response not quick enough.

Simply the Best

5
Lexusman on 06/01/2003

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

I have upgraded to the LS430 from a GS300 and wow it was worth it! I feel like I'm somebody now :-) Lexus has truly built a quality luxury sedan that is a great value. 10+

Powerfull quality and comfort

4.9
steve199 on 04/09/2003

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

Wonderful ride and power when needed. Total comfort front and back. All the quality with excellant value. Would never consider anything else. This is the third Lexus and all have been totally free of defaults. This Lexus is by fall the most enjoyable of the three I have owned. Total pleasure

best car I have owned

4.9
jp1 on 04/08/2003

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 3 lexus vehicles and the LS 430 is one I cannot find any faults with. There are more features on the car than I can list here, and the reliability, as with all Lexus vehicles, is excellent. The car is fun to drive, reliable and very, very luxurious.

Unmatched Quality

5
Michael JC on 02/15/2003

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

I've tried the Beemers and the MB's and there is no luxury sedan built better or more luxuriously for the money than the LS430. Maintenance is virtually nil, unlike the German "uber autos." The MB has a ride nowhere near the comfort of the Lexus. This is my first LS 430 after owning two LS400's. I doubt I'll ever buy anything other than the big LS. It's the best car I've ever owned and I've owned 41 cars to date.

Annoying but feels good...

4.4
scott 40 on 01/04/2003

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

Guess what? I'm 40, eschewed the Beamer and Q and went for the safe bet..the LS 430. I love the car, but has been beset with annoying problems...orange peel paint on roof (fiexed by dealer), shuddering steering wheel retraction mechanism (replaced by dealer), annoying tick tick sound in the dash and door are (allegedly fixed, but I can still hear it; the car is soo damn quiet) and I too have noticed the frigging tires are almost worn at 17K miles! I have obviously been disappointed in Lexus "quality" and chose not to buy my wife the new GX470. Sorry guys, Acura MDX wins the SUV race. I do however love the way the car drives and accelerates.

great car, needs a facelift

4.8
bbenner on 12/10/2002

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

I love the car, but it's not as good looking as i would like. Better ride that the S-Class.

High Point of My Day

5
Attorney on 10/29/2002

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

This is the best car I have ever driven. The car handles extremely well in city or high speed driving. The only problem that I have experienced is premature tire wear. The tires are bald at 15,000 miles.

A regal ride

4.9
Pat Davis on 10/24/2002

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

Quality, quiet and comfort ooze from every pore of the LS 430. Lots of room, easy to maneuver, plenty of power in a luxury setting. My "best ever" vehicle.

Lexus LS 430

4.8
Jarrard on 10/21/2002

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

Excellent road car. Handles exceptional for it's size. Great acceleration. I'm not happy with the braking, however, this may be a problem with my particular car. 27 MPG on the highway is great.

Lexus LS430 - Good Car-Bad Tires

4.8
CBP on 09/04/2002

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 am leasing this car for my wife who loves it. The car is very luxurious and drives better than a full sized Mercedes. The only problem with the car is the tires. They are completely worn out at 16,000 miles of city driving. We had another Lexus car which had the same problem - premature tire wear.

It's perfect, what did you think.....

5
MikeC on 08/19/2002

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

I've had it 18 months & I feel like I still have a new car that i just love.. Only car I have ever had I felt that way about after that length of time... Expensive but worth EVERY penny... I always said when Lexus made a car this big I would give it a try. Can not even imagine driving anything else.....

2001 LS430 I love it.

4.8
Tony vastola on 07/31/2002

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

I got the car with the sports package so the car is just about perfect with it's overall handling to ride. I love the car, but it seems I'm the only one driving this car who is under 60.

Best car in the world

4.8
Savio on 07/23/2002

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

Drives like a dream. Silky smooth engine. Ultra quite cabin and better ride quality than anything I've ever Driven! Way to go Lexus, Worth every dollar spent!

Absolutely superlative

5
PeteL on 07/18/2002

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

The LS430 Ultra proves that it's possible to conceive, design, and manufacture an automobile of such profound excellence and deep quality that it changes how you look at the concept of the car. It makes all the other cars seem irredeemably crude and tacky. It's so good in every respect that it simply cannot be appreciated without living with it and touring in it. How Lexus endowed a single automobile with all of everything is beyond me. This car is simply the highest quality manufactured artifact I have ever examined.

Owner

4.9
greg farrow on 05/17/2002

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

Excellent car. I have had Lincolns, Cadilacs, Jags & their is no comparison. All Lexus dealerships I have dealt with for service have been more than excellent.

Love My Lexus

5
mollie on 03/21/2002

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 my third Lexus vehicle. The LS430 is so elegant, reliable, comfortable, quiet, and smooth riding. I really love my car.

Fast,Comfy,Subdued appearance

5
Laurence on 03/02/2002

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

I have had 2 Mercedes(excellent autos) and this is my 2nd Lexus. I like it very much. It is incredibly quick. Excellent in rain, snow and Ice. handling is precise.


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