2005 Lexus Ls 430
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The best luxury sedan I've ever have.

by from Apple Valley, CA. on July 1, 2017

It has pretty much everyting you need on the road. Keyless entry/go, ventilated seats, navigation system, parking sensors, back up camera, window shutters, trip computer, heated/cooled seats, telescop...
It has pretty much everyting you need on the road. Keyless entry/go, ventilated seats, navigation system, parking sensors, back up camera, window shutters, trip computer, heated/cooled seats, telescoping wheel, rain sensors, huge trunk and a lot more... It's fun, enjoyment and quality of driving all the time. I like to drive to work on it, because of it look and excellence of driving experience. Also with my family on longer trips we fill so comfortable and very important too. It has quality, trust and a lot of power in it. Great luxury sedan of all times!
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BEST AUTOMOBILE I HAVE EVER OWNED

by from ALBANY,N.Y. on June 29, 2017

I HAVE ALWAYS DRIVEN LARGE LUXURY SEDANS.I HAVE HAD MERCEDES,CADILLAC,LINCOLN,AND LEXUS.THIS 2005 LEXUS LS IS BY FAR THE BEST CAR I HAVE EVER DRIVEN AND ITS VALUE IS EXCEPTIONAL.THIS CAR HAS EVERYTHIN...
I HAVE ALWAYS DRIVEN LARGE LUXURY SEDANS.I HAVE HAD MERCEDES,CADILLAC,LINCOLN,AND LEXUS.THIS 2005 LEXUS LS IS BY FAR THE BEST CAR I HAVE EVER DRIVEN AND ITS VALUE IS EXCEPTIONAL.THIS CAR HAS EVERYTHING A PERSON WOULD WANT IN THEIR VEHICLE AND IT REQUIRES NO REPAIRS.JUST PUT IN YOUR FUEL,CHANGE YOUR OIL AND FILTER AND DRIVE IT EVERYDAY.I AM STILL ON SECOND SET OF MICHELIN TIRES AS THEY ARE ROTATED EVERY THREE THOUSAND MILES WITH OIL CHANGE. JUST A GREAT LUXURY SEDAN.LEXUS SHOULD BE PROUD OF THIS CAR.
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MOST RELIABLE AND BEAUTIFUL CAR I'VE OWNED

by from ALBANY,N.Y. on June 22, 2017

SIMPLY BETTER THEN ANY OTHER CAR I HAVE PURCHASED IN MY LIFETIME.NEVER NEEDS SERVICE AND IS AS STYLISH AS IT GETS.I'M CONSTANTLY ASKED IF ITS A NEW LEXUS.ABSOLUTELY THE PURSUIT OF PERFECTION!!
SIMPLY BETTER THEN ANY OTHER CAR I HAVE PURCHASED IN MY LIFETIME.NEVER NEEDS SERVICE AND IS AS STYLISH AS IT GETS.I'M CONSTANTLY ASKED IF ITS A NEW LEXUS.ABSOLUTELY THE PURSUIT OF PERFECTION!!
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Great Car

by from on June 20, 2017

I bought it used and it's kept its value very well. Very quiet and smooth. I love the adaptive cruise control and the self-closing doors.
I bought it used and it's kept its value very well. Very quiet and smooth. I love the adaptive cruise control and the self-closing doors.
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LEXUS:THE PURSUIT OF PERFECTION

by from ALBANY,N.Y. on June 20, 2017

THIS AUTOMOBILE IS THE BEST CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED I BOUGHT MY FIRST CAR IN THE 1970S It has required no special service in twelve years except for a new battery.IT HAS MAINTAINED ITS VALUE BETTER THEN...
THIS AUTOMOBILE IS THE BEST CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED I BOUGHT MY FIRST CAR IN THE 1970S It has required no special service in twelve years except for a new battery.IT HAS MAINTAINED ITS VALUE BETTER THEN MOST CARS ITS AGE FROM EVERY MANUFACTURER.
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Best Big Body Sedan.. even in 2017

by from NY on April 19, 2017

I have owner MANY luxurious big body sedans.. and the Lexus LS430 by far takes the trophy. The review I write simply doesn't do this car justice, go out, find a nice one, and drive it.. you will under...
I have owner MANY luxurious big body sedans.. and the Lexus LS430 by far takes the trophy. The review I write simply doesn't do this car justice, go out, find a nice one, and drive it.. you will understand why words cant do this car justice. My family friend owns one with 395,000 MILES !!! Still runs like new ! Mine is a baby at 100k miles !
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Will keep it as long as possible

by from on March 31, 2017

I bought this 2005 430 LS car from a dealer in May 2005 brand new, with 18 miles on it. Currently have 88,000 miles on it. Small things, like fading on outside rubber of sun facing window mounts, p...
I bought this 2005 430 LS car from a dealer in May 2005 brand new, with 18 miles on it. Currently have 88,000 miles on it. Small things, like fading on outside rubber of sun facing window mounts, pealing of black trim near door panel. Normal wear & tear - Live at the beach and car was parked outside for several years. Body style changed next year. Love this car and know it has a lot more miles. Still looks stylish with the low profile tires and clean silver look.
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Sell car before changing timing belt

by from Ft Myers, FL on January 5, 2017

I have owned a 3 previous LS400 models before purchasing my 2005LS430 with 76k miles from a Lexus dealer. No question it is a great improvement over the LS400. After I changed timing belt, a needed ne...
I have owned a 3 previous LS400 models before purchasing my 2005LS430 with 76k miles from a Lexus dealer. No question it is a great improvement over the LS400. After I changed timing belt, a needed new tires. Soon there after struts went, then driver door actuator. Now tire rods, control arms and bushings need replacement. Right door actuator just went. Replacement battery died last week. It has 148k now and I AM DONE. Trading it this week. Sell before 125k and don't replace timing belt. You will thank me if you follow this advice!
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My 2005 Lexus LS 430 is eleven yrs old

by from Barnstable, MA on October 17, 2016

Look at my 2005 Lexus LS 430 and then take it for a ride, you won't believe the car is eleven years old. Bought the car used a month ago, exterior and interior give the appearance of a pristine, well ...
Look at my 2005 Lexus LS 430 and then take it for a ride, you won't believe the car is eleven years old. Bought the car used a month ago, exterior and interior give the appearance of a pristine, well maintained 1-2 year old car. Best car I've ever owned, ride is impeccably smooth and quiet, cannot hear the engine at all, car was purchased from the original owner with 98,000 miles. CarFax illustrates how well the car was cared for and maintained inside and out. All the luxury features are amazing. Always wanted a Lexus, now that I have one, every car I own from this point forward will be a Lexus. Best built car on the planet.
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Two years later, still best vehicle EVER owned

by from Seattle, WA on June 30, 2016

I purchased the 2005 Lexus LS430 as used two years ago. Before me, it had just one owner who treated it VERY well not only with maintenance but just overall care of the interior. In the last 24-mont...
I purchased the 2005 Lexus LS430 as used two years ago. Before me, it had just one owner who treated it VERY well not only with maintenance but just overall care of the interior. In the last 24-months, I have put over 40,000 miles with several long road trips. This car, by far, is the best car I have ever owned. Although my last car was also a Lexus (2000 GS-300), it is this one that has me now hooked on the brand. This car is not just beautiful to look at, it is amazingly comfortable to ride in for me and all my passengers. The last road trip had my wife and I driving 1,475 miles non-stop. After nearly 22 hours in the car, there was no aches and pains I am used to with lesser cars. My wife has a 2015 VW Rabbit, and there is absolutely no way we would take that car on a long drive. That car is fun to drive, but no where near as comfortable. The 2005 LS-430 we purchased has nearly all the available options. Only missing one or two (dynamic cruise control not part of package). But, even with missing a few, the luxury of this car cannot be surpassed. The Mark Levison stereo is amazing. Had an Aux cable installed (using the SAT button on radio) to listen to iPod most of the time. The sound coming out of the stereo cannot be topped. My teenage son and I love to crank the heavy metal music (Metallica, Nirvana, etc.) and we turn heads sometimes with how crisp and clear it sounds. After owning it about nine months, I hit a deer on the driver's side front headlight section in Wyoming. It crunched the hood, front grill, and side panel. However, door was able to still open and nothing was rubbing against the tires. We kept driving and I put another 3,500 miles on the car to get home and before it could get repaired. From the inside, you could barely tell it was in an accident. No affect AT ALL on driving and luxury. Other than the accident, the only mechanical work done to date is routine maintenance. Oil changes, tires, brakes, etc. I have an iPhone app that keeps track of my total cost to drive the vehicle, and with fuel, maintenance and deer repair I am averaging only $0.18 per mile. Fuel mileage is quite decent with this V8 rear-wheel drive. In fact it is better than the GS-300 that I had before. Around town I am averaging 20 or so. But once I hit the open road, I am getting up to 27mpg cruising at 75-80 mph. If you can get this car, get it. Simple as that. I see other reviews talking about outdated GPS, I have had no issues where we live. That is about it.....basically the best car I have owned to date and cannot wait to get back into it and take another road trip.
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