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2004 Lexus GX 470 Consumer Reviews

5.0
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Most reliable car I've owned

by from on January 28, 2010

This is the best car period. I have 120,000 miles and the only thing I have replaced are the tires and brakes. As a person who usually trades up for a new car every 50,000 to 60,000 miles. I will nev...
This is the best car period. I have 120,000 miles and the only thing I have replaced are the tires and brakes. As a person who usually trades up for a new car every 50,000 to 60,000 miles. I will never sell it. I will keep it for my teenage children.
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Best SUV for the money

by from Pensacola, FL on May 19, 2009

The GX470 is by far the best Luxuary SUV I have ever driven or owned. I have averaged 19 MPG for the past two years and as high as 21.1 with mostly short trips of less than twenty miles, not bad for a...
The GX470 is by far the best Luxuary SUV I have ever driven or owned. I have averaged 19 MPG for the past two years and as high as 21.1 with mostly short trips of less than twenty miles, not bad for a heavy V8 powered SUV. It's confortable on long trips, NAV works great, It has great styling that has stood the test of time as the design has changed very little in six years. I highly recommend this SUV to all.
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Best SUV I Have Every Owned!

by from Maumelle, AR on February 19, 2012

I have been extremely pleased with the Lexus GX 470! I have owned 2 and have never had any problems with either. Both have had over 150k miles on them and been trouble free! The exterior and interior ...
I have been extremely pleased with the Lexus GX 470! I have owned 2 and have never had any problems with either. Both have had over 150k miles on them and been trouble free! The exterior and interior styling are both functional and very appealing! I would recommend the GX 470 to everyone looking for a stylish, luxurious, powerful, and off-road capable SUV!
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Great SUV

by from Virginia on March 31, 2013

I bought my 04 GX used with 84K. It was a one owner truck that was maintained by Lexus. As expected with age and miles I performed a few needed repairs but nothing major. The 90k service for the timin...
I bought my 04 GX used with 84K. It was a one owner truck that was maintained by Lexus. As expected with age and miles I performed a few needed repairs but nothing major. The 90k service for the timing belt cost $900.00 at the local Toyota dealership. This included replacement of the water pump. I would recommend this vehicle and the quality and reliability is excellent.
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One heck of a good car!

by from Chattanooga, TN on February 4, 2016

I bought this 04 in 2013 with 119,000 miles, new tires and a fresh timing belt/water pump. I immediately drove it from Cincinnati to North Dakota and used it as a work truck extensively in the oil fie...
I bought this 04 in 2013 with 119,000 miles, new tires and a fresh timing belt/water pump. I immediately drove it from Cincinnati to North Dakota and used it as a work truck extensively in the oil fields for approximately 2 years. It never gave me a bit of trouble even when the temps dropped to -40. It now has 165,000 on it and I still enjoy driving it every time I get in it. My only complaints are the archaic nav system, lack of bluetooth and the seatbelt that won't fully retract when I get out. I suppose after almost 14 years it might need to be replaced.
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Great Vehicle

by from San Diego CA on May 25, 2015

I doubt you will find a more reliable vehicle on the market. We have been very impressed with ours. Pros: Great ride. Smooth, elegant and classy. 150,000 miles and counting and it still drives like n...
I doubt you will find a more reliable vehicle on the market. We have been very impressed with ours. Pros: Great ride. Smooth, elegant and classy. 150,000 miles and counting and it still drives like new. We have never replaced anything other than normal wear and tear items like tires and brakes. A true mid-size SUV that will carry 5 adults comfortably, plus three more uncomfortably in the removable third row seats. Cons: Cup holders are too shallow (yes I know it's petty but it bothers me). Not available in 2wd. Rear captains chairs not an option.
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2004 Lexus gx 470 M&F auto sales coors

by from Gallup on November 3, 2014

The staff was helpfull in all aspects of our experience today! We are happy with our purchase and will definately refer our friends and family to Lenny Lopez at M&F auto sales on coors.
The staff was helpfull in all aspects of our experience today! We are happy with our purchase and will definately refer our friends and family to Lenny Lopez at M&F auto sales on coors.
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Very impressed!

by from New York, NY on February 22, 2010

Bought a 2004 model at the end of 2007 certified with 40K...now have over 80K and can count on one hand what I had to replace: tires and some bulbs - all of which are normal wear and tear + the drive ...
Bought a 2004 model at the end of 2007 certified with 40K...now have over 80K and can count on one hand what I had to replace: tires and some bulbs - all of which are normal wear and tear + the drive shaft (under warranty). Even today after 80K+ and 6 years it drives better than many new cars - very quiet, can't hear the engine at idle, adjustable suspension works great even on NYC roads, averaging 15-16mpg in the city and 22-23mpg on long highway trips - excellent for a non-hybrid 4.7L V8! In fact my previous SUV Toyota Highlander with 3.3L V6 had exact same mileage! This truck plows through snow like a tank (had to use it during very recent Nor'Easter and saw CRVs and even Grand Cherokees skid and slide and being stuck in snow (we got 17"), while mine just kept going like nothing!) Just the right size and adequate power. My very few wishes: a bit more power, power-folding and auto-dimming exterior mirrors, more power-adjustment for the front passenger seat, flat-folding 3rd seat and more interior storage space - ALL of which has been addressed and corrected in the new 2010 GX460 model! Can't wait to get my hands on it one day, in the meantime, will be trading mine soon for an '06-'07 certified GX470!
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One of the best!

by from Virginia on November 4, 2009

We purchased this suv used in 2005, with about 25,000. At the time, it was still under warranty. The comfort and reliability of the GX is 2nd to none. Interior fit and finish are exceptional, although...
We purchased this suv used in 2005, with about 25,000. At the time, it was still under warranty. The comfort and reliability of the GX is 2nd to none. Interior fit and finish are exceptional, although the hinged 3rd row seats take up space (it would have been nicer to see them fold flush with the floor). We have the optional NAV and rear entertainment system, which I would highly recommend. The ONLY expenses we've incurred with this vehicle (outside of normal maintenance), have been tires & brakes (one set each) and a new navigation disk. Total investment in 4 years, $1,500. As mentioned in other reviews, MPG is truly averaging 19-20, which we consider exceptional for a vehicle this size. And finally, they hold their value well. I'm writing this review as I'm searching for our 2nd GX - enabling me to sell my S600 MB. Buy with confidence. Both members of the household enjoy it.
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So far so good

by from Edmonton,AB. on May 10, 2010

We bought a 2004 GX 470 in California and imported it to Canada. So far it has lived up to our expectations. The fuel consumption is around 19 us mpg mostly highway which is about as expected.
We bought a 2004 GX 470 in California and imported it to Canada. So far it has lived up to our expectations. The fuel consumption is around 19 us mpg mostly highway which is about as expected.
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