2005 Lexus GX 470 User Reviews
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- Phenomenal Ride Quality, Interior Design, Nav/Audio
- Side Opening Rear Door, 2nd Row Seat Comfort
First, we need to remember that this IS a truck based SUV. That being said, it is the best riding SUV I have ever owned and it rides better than any car I have every owned. The ride is a bit "bouncy", but as far as SUV's go, there really isn't any better while keeping the off road ability. The GX470 get's the same gas mileage as my Chrysler Pacifica that I traded it for, avg. is 17.5 city/highway mix. The seats are the most comfortable I have sat in, they actually cradle and support you which is great for long drives. The acceleration is quick, yet the engine noise is barely noticeable. Wind noise is also very low. Overall, this vehicle is worth every penny you spend. If you want the best riding Truck available, the GX470 is the choice. If I had to change a few things, I would make the rear door open overhead and add some cushioning to the rear seats. Other than that, it's nearly perfect. Not to mention, really nice to look at....read morehide
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- Sporty yet classy, gorgeous looking, awesome GPS and Stereo system, very powerful car
- A little bumpy
We bought this car when my daughter was just born and we love the fact that we feel safe driving it. This was my very first SUV and when I test drove other SUVs, I hated the idea of driving a bigger car. They were very uncomfortable and had no handling. When I drove this car, I felt it was perfect and it was the one for me.
The GPS system works very well for us as well as the audio system. The customer service at Lexus is excellent.
I used to own a Mercedes Benzand I had to take the car in for service every month to get it fixed and they were major problems. I've had the Lexus GX 470 for 7 months now and it has not given me one problem yet. I love driving it as it has a sporty feel. It's so classy, I get compliments all the time from people saying how they love my car and how nice it looks. The kids in my oldest daughter's class have commented that their parents have said they want my car.
I only wish that this car was just a little bit softer while driving. I became nautous a couple times while seated in the second row.
Overall, with alll the cons this car is awesome!!!!...read morehide
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- This vehicle surpasses my expectations. Test drove different types of SUV and nothing compares.
- Third row is a little small, but perfect for kids.
Overall, Great SUV! Stylish and sporty, all in one. You have to test drive this SUV before you buy one.
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- None..I don't think there will ever be any.
Our GX has the DVD Navigation with the Mark Levinson Sound System. This is by far the best SUV we've ever driven. Had a Mercedes ML320, a Yukon and a Suburban, and they don't even come close to this Lexus. GPS is right on, and the Mark Levinson Sound System surpasses the Bose systems by a longshot (not that Bose is bad, I have many Bose products..the Levinson is just better). Air ride suspension is fantastic. I can drive this vehicle from my house to Boston and back (over 700 miles round trip) in one day and not be worn out or tired or anything! I've never had a car that is like this one, and I encourage everyone to drive one. Lexus treated us like gold, and took their time to introduce all of the options and working features in our car, and the warranty is unbeatable. Some may say that the rear seats are uncomfortable and are only good for kids, but I say that if you need the rear seats that bad, you shouldn't have bought this vehicle and should have gone with the LX 470, the larger of the three Lexus SUV's. So much more I could say here, but I don't have enough time to say it. DRIVE ONE! You'll buy it!...read morehide
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- Powerful and quite engine, stable on the road
Tried few different non-domestic luxurious SUVs prior buying my Lexus - nothing in comparrison to this one.
Very elegant, sporty and classic- all in one.
You look cool in this car !!!
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- No trim specified for this review
- Lexus people - great experience to deal with.
- Not noticed yet.
A SUV is a SUV. At this price level; they all have its pros and cons-most of the time, one is better than the other depanding what you are looking for.
This SUV rides exceptional quite and smooth.
I just traded my 2 year old MB500ML. I like the performance of my MB 500 engine but it did not ride as smooth as this GX470.
The main reason that I choose this car is due to the facts that I feel Lexus people are quite please to deal with. They want to convert a Euopean car owner to Lexus and THEY DO FOLLOW-UP and treat you like a Customer. I guess for the same price that I paid, I could get a 2006 MB500ML.
MB has gotten away from a culture that has made them successful....read morehide
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- reasonable fuel economy,a lot better than m-320
- small leg room for the third row seat,but works for me.
This is the most comfortable,smoothest suv I have ever driven.I have leased toyota 4 runner,mercedes m320,expedition........You got to drive this vehicle to believe.
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best suv we ever had, my wife and I love this suv.
not too big and not too small.
we traded our lincoln suv because too big for us and too much fuel cost.
We'll buy the same car next time.
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- Substantial, secure, comfortable, quiet, smooth, functional........I LOVE it!
- A little tall, could use more "cubby" type storage.
It feels safe and so substantial. Traded in an MDX, it didn't even come close to the GX 470. I LOVE this vehicle.
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- classy, power-packed, very comfy
- very tight rear seats, ok for small kids
If you want power, safety and lots of fun, your search is over! Great for long trips especially with an installed DVD Player, you'll love the speakers My kids call it the "Dadmobile".
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