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2006 Lexus Gs 430

2006 Lexus GS 430

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4.4
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This car will turn heads

by from Atlanta, Georgia on January 29, 2009

I've owned a 2006 GS 430 for about a year and half now, and I can safely say that it's the nicest car I've ever driven, and that includes Benz, BMW, and Porsche. My car came loaded, with the Pre-Coll...
I've owned a 2006 GS 430 for about a year and half now, and I can safely say that it's the nicest car I've ever driven, and that includes Benz, BMW, and Porsche. My car came loaded, with the Pre-Collision System (PCS), Mark Levinson audio, Navigation, etc. If you've never driven a Lexus with the PCS, you need to. The car automatically adjusts to the speed of the traffic around you, which makes this the easiest car to take on a road trip EVER. The driving experience is smooth and refined, but doesn't lack in excitement when you give the car some gas. The cabin is refined and quiet, and the climate controlled front seats are supportive and give a great ride. The V8 is responsive, but doesn't drain gas too badly. I get about 21 mpg city, 27 highway. Premium fuel is required, which gets pricey sometimes. The exterior isn't an edgy design, but it is very attractive. In red, the car turns heads everywhere I go, and I get far too many looks from pretty women for a guy as ugly as I am. In short, this car is fast, smooth, and refined. I've had a couple issues that were covered under warranty, but I didn't expect to have any on a Lexus. Other than that, and a smallish trunk, this car is, to steal a phrase, the ultimate driving machine.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Perfect Combination

by from Wiscosin on November 4, 2008

I had an Acura RL that was very comfortable and a great value but the GS is a huge step up as the level of quality and refinement is no comparison. The V8 is so sweet, the slight exhaust rumble is jus...
I had an Acura RL that was very comfortable and a great value but the GS is a huge step up as the level of quality and refinement is no comparison. The V8 is so sweet, the slight exhaust rumble is just perfect and the styling turns heads where ever I go. This is the perfect combination of sport and luxury with an unbeleivable level of technology that is seamless to the driver.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Great overall Sedan - Nice balance

by from OC, CA on August 3, 2008

For the price you get a lot with this vehicle. Good performance and features. Great handling, ride and value.
For the price you get a lot with this vehicle. Good performance and features. Great handling, ride and value.
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Amazing vehicle

by from OK on December 20, 2013

Bought a 2006 GS 430 with 97,000 miles on it for under $15,000. This car is amazing! I've owned/own Honda, Nissan and Acura and this car beats them all hands down based on fit/finish, luxury, performa...
Bought a 2006 GS 430 with 97,000 miles on it for under $15,000. This car is amazing! I've owned/own Honda, Nissan and Acura and this car beats them all hands down based on fit/finish, luxury, performance and ride. I cannot believe this car has almost 100,000 miles. It drives as if brand new. The ride is almost silent. The engine is unbelievably powerful and the transmission shifts so smoothly you almost cannot detect it. My stepfather has always been a Toyota fanatic, and now I know why. I'm hooked. I hope to put another 100,000 on this jewel. If you can get a nice used one, go for it. I would never pay $60,000 for a car, but paying less than $15,000 for this one, I got an absolute steal!!!
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Love this car

by from South OC on January 11, 2013

I just bought a 2006 GS 430. This car is awesome. I had a 2003 Infiniti before but this car is so nice inside with all the details, it is amazing. I love the look and feel of the car. Rides very smoot...
I just bought a 2006 GS 430. This car is awesome. I had a 2003 Infiniti before but this car is so nice inside with all the details, it is amazing. I love the look and feel of the car. Rides very smooth and very resposive with the V-8. Only thing I notice negatively, is it does not seem to get the best gas mileage but I would highly recommend the car.
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Uses car for Commuting

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Excellent features

by from Orange County, CA on June 9, 2009

Everything's excellent, except the DVD player do not play MP3s. It is updated on the newer models. Strong V8, no mechanical problem, very reliable power train.. Just takes little too much gas, if you ...
Everything's excellent, except the DVD player do not play MP3s. It is updated on the newer models. Strong V8, no mechanical problem, very reliable power train.. Just takes little too much gas, if you have a heavy foot.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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good car to buy

by from new york,ny on November 15, 2012

i owned a 2006 GS 430 for 4 years never had a major problem, soft and smoth on street, with great features such as Navigation sys, Bluetooth and much more. i recommend this car with the giving informa...
i owned a 2006 GS 430 for 4 years never had a major problem, soft and smoth on street, with great features such as Navigation sys, Bluetooth and much more. i recommend this car with the giving information.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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8 year owner

by from Anderson, SC on August 12, 2015

We bought this car nearly 8 years ago when it was 2 years old and had about 18000 miles and run flat tires. The car now has 36000 miles (yes it's driven by a little old lady) and is on Michelins that ...
We bought this car nearly 8 years ago when it was 2 years old and had about 18000 miles and run flat tires. The car now has 36000 miles (yes it's driven by a little old lady) and is on Michelins that greatly improved its ride and road noise, Low maintenance cost, and still great performance (the little old lady could be the one from Pasadena..."Go Granny, Go") and is still beautiful in its very dark blue original paint which stays showroom new. There are no problems anywhere and the interior is only degraded by the weak LED lighting that Lexus was still developing at the time. It's very quiet and solid and gas mileage is okay considering the acceleration (it will still smoke the pants off the 66 Corvette 327/350 I was privileged to drive in college). Probably one of the best of a great company.
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Perfect Luxury Sport Vehicle

by from Vegas on January 27, 2008

The 2006 Lexus GS430 is the perfect combination of power, refinement, style, and performance in the market today. After driving the BMW 545 I was very impressed with its performance but the car simply...
The 2006 Lexus GS430 is the perfect combination of power, refinement, style, and performance in the market today. After driving the BMW 545 I was very impressed with its performance but the car simply lacked luxury period. The Lexus GS430 performs almost at the the level of the 545 along with superior interior esthetics and comfort.
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Umm not what I expected

by from Atlanta on December 1, 2007

I own this Lexus for one year now and Wasnt what I wanted. the ride is smooth but yet the handling and acceleration isnt there for a V8. It has a numb feeling when you drive it like coming for the den...
I own this Lexus for one year now and Wasnt what I wanted. the ride is smooth but yet the handling and acceleration isnt there for a V8. It has a numb feeling when you drive it like coming for the dentist. I owned a bmw 530i and Lexus is no where near Bmw performance and Handling. I dont feel to safe on it because it feels like the car is in charge rather than the driver. Now I am looking at mercedes E550 and probly give this one to the wife.
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Does not recommend this car

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