2008 Lexus GX 470 User Reviews
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- Stlysih, GPS system, great features
- Gas mileage
I purchased the GX 470 as my first vehicle. Although in its luxury state, the vehicle could have been made more effecient. I receive all of required maintence, on time - which are in itself expensive. I had to call out the service department on my last two visits. All of the services they claim were done, actually weren't. Be prepared to spend at least $200 for minimal service fees. The third row seat is a joke - no one can sit back there! It also takes away your trunk space if used. Not to mention, there is a seperate system for the back that delivers cool air only - no heat! This I found out when taking my nephew out for his birthday in the winter. This vehicle is nice for traveling when you have a max. of 3 people with little luggage which is why I decided to purchase a 08 camry for my everyday travel - it also saves on the gas!...read morehide
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- Riding Comfort, NAV is a plus, Visibility is very good
- Small 3rd row seats, storage is minimal, lacking luxurious appointments
I've had my GX 470 for over a year. Although the truck is nice in man ways, I feel it's lacking in a few areas.
Although it has a Lexus badge, it's a toyota 4-Runner.
Creature confort is lacking.. ie, no heated steering wheel, no power tailgate, no headlight washers, no rear passenger side shades... (All of which are standard on a VW Touareg V8.. which is what I replaced.)
The instrumentation is lacking to that of the european design, fit and finish are fine, but yet reserved, however, flooring the pedal will generate quite a nasty noise from the engne compartment.
The 3rd row seat is good for my 2 little ones, 2 and 6, but I can't see them being comfortable once they turn 8. The leg room is a joke, you can't even fit a stuffed grocery bag between the second and the third row seats.
As another owner reported, the storage is minimal.
We recently drove from NY to Virginia on vacation, there were 3 adults and 3 children. Packing next to nothing, we found ourselves with luggage and bags under our feet on the way back.
We had luggage between the kids in the 3rd row and my wife had my sports jacket under her feet. (You get the point...)
For the money, its a good deal, but don't buy it because it's an SUV, My A4 Cabriolet has more storage room than this.
Don't kid yourself about this being a Lexus... it's an over-rated toyota....read morehide
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- very comfortable and luxary SUV.
- Not for those who are looking for a spacy car.
The 3-rd row seat isn't optional ant takes a lot of space from the trunk and leaves the SUV with almost the same amount of space as small SUVs have. The 5-th door doesn't open upwards like other cars which is uncomfortable when you are loading stuff.
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- Riding comfort, surprisingly good fuel economy, great equipments (audio, nav etc)
- The third row seats are not very inviting
My level of satisfaction with GX 470 has reached a point where I no longer think of my next car, I just think of my next GX 470 with different trims, other options etc. In all of my working life I was accustomed to small commutes, but in last year and a half that got changed to more than 25,000 miles a year. Without my GX, which still shows and drives like a new car, I wouldn't have been able to cope with that ordeal. And my small family with wife and 2 kids, after several road trips, absolutely love this car also. In summary, I am sure there are better cars, but it is hard for me to envision. Also, my GX 470 obsession is probably partly due to my dismal experience with another imported mid-size SUV, same price range as GX 470, that I had to get rid of after 2 years, losing $23,000 in the process....read morehide
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- All the creature comforts and glamorous appeal
- driver side windows buttons hard to reach
Love the car and all that it is. Fuel economy is 18 MPG for me which is mostly highway. I expected worse for V8 4.7L engine so I am happy to see that. Got 2008 in Nov of 2007 - afraid Lexus will change GX soon and I will not like it.
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- No trim specified for this review
- nav system, stereo, sexy look & plushness
- awing tailgate, 3rd row seats are not removable
you will enjoy the ride and the creature comforts. nav system is fun and helpful; especially the back up camera. the vehicle looks great. some complain about mpg, but you know what you are getting when you buy it. we looked at all seven seat selections amoungst the competition and found that this meet our needs the best - also consider the high resale value. mercedes offers a few models that are a good challenge to the 470, but the price of the option packages borders being ridiculous....read morehide
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- Super ride, outstanding sound system, navagation system best i have seen.
- Styling somewhat dated and of course fuel economy frightful!!
Traded up from a Toyota 4runner and a world of difference. 3rd row seat is tight and only good for small kids. Love the rear camera with tilt down side mirrors when in reverse. Dealer even has valet service for scheduled maintenance. I live 35 minutes from the dealer.
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- No trim specified for this review
I just received the 2008 GX 470 last week for Christmas and I love it !! It has all the whistles and bows. It actually had a bow on the top just like the commercial ... I've been driving SUV's for many years.... I thought about a sedan style lexus like my husband's new Lexus 350 (he used to have the Lexus 430 model) ... However, I still need the extra seating. The GX 470 is an amazing SUV !! It's quiet, the ride is smooth...The GPS is awesome !! The Bluetooth is awesome !! It has a camera in the back to guide me while I am in reverse... I have 5 kids and two dogs so this feature is awesome !! I'm still learning about all the features that this car has to offer.... It's an amazing car.... Now I need some new clothes to match my new car !!...read morehide
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- fuel economy is not great. 3rd row seating is not great, but I love this car!
- fuel economy sucks!
i have driven a mini-van and and a Toyota SUV and this is my fanvoite SUV! I drive a Merdedes rag-top in the summer, but frankly this is my favorite car!
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- Power, reliability, Mark Levinson Sound System, comfort, Quality, and Value
- Fuel economy could be better
I have had my GX470 for a week and it is an awesome SUV. The quality is incredible, the power is there when i need it and the Leather is so comfortable. The Mark Levinson audio system is Superb, and the navigation system is crystal clear and easy to use. My brother-in-Law traded in his 04 GX470 with 50,000 miles in for an 07 GX470 and still received $35,000 for it and he only paid $47,000, means he only lost $12,000 in 3 years and 50,000 miles....read morehide
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