Last post on Jan 08, 2012 at 8:21 PM
You are in the Lexus LX 470/GX 470/GX 460 and LX 570
What is this discussion about?
Lexus LX 470, SUV
#1109 of 1474 Re: LX 470 or Range Rover [caltri]
Sep 07, 2004 (5:13 am)
I had a phenomenal experience in the LX and recommend it highly. Lexus is not going to dicontinue it at all. They are going to make it larger and even more luxurious in 2006 or 2007. It is extremely well built and has top shelf reliability. I'm also not so sure the Range Rover has better heritage than the TLC as the latter is a legendary SUV. But the heritage would'nt influence me anyway. I'm more prone to better build quality, reliability and present day dynamics and no one builds them or has better reliability than Lexus these days. The other thing is I always beware a brand (no matter what industry you are discussing) that is undergoing switches in ownership. That scenario always causes instability in management and workers and the latter leads to poor product builds and development. The accountability is just lacking in such a situation and Land Rover always had the reliability issues anyway.
By the way I'm in the GX now because my wife wanted a smaller SUV. The LX size intimidated her otherwise I would have taken another LX no questions asked. We are also heving excellent experience with the GX. Another high quality vehicle but it is in a different class than the Range Rover and LX. Nonetheless it is still a highly luxurious and beautiful riding SUV.
Have you looked at the Tourag at all? It would be on my list to check.
Sep 07, 2004 (4:42 pm)
If you're into quality and reliability, you may want to check the boards on Edmunds about the Touareg before you put it on your list. They make the Range Rover look like a Camry by comparison.
#1111 of 1474 nvbanker
Sep 07, 2004 (5:18 pm)
That bad huh. Such a good looking suv too. By the way my old boss took the cayenne and got it delivered to his home. When it arrived (via trailer) it wouldn't start. After 3 days at the shop the porsche mechanics couldn't get it to work either. They had to ship him another one. He had 6 months of a healthy vehicle and then the problems started mounting again and its been in the shop alot since. He's a type A personality who sent back an E-class because of problem after problem. The one that broke the camels back was when his brakes failed on the Henry Hudson parkway in NYC. He had the car towed to the MB dealer and they took him out of his lease. They do those things for you when they know you have $30-40mln banked. I had dinner with him last week and and told him that's why I always buy Lexus as those things just don't ever happen to you. Then he surprised me and told me he joined the club and bought an LX470 for his summer home on Cape Cod and said he now knew what I meant. He's now working Porsche to get out of the cayenne lease and into a 911 and will bring the Lex down here.
Sep 07, 2004 (10:55 pm)
You know, the Cayenne is a Touareg on steroids (and a supercharger), right? I rest my case.
#1113 of 1474 BEARING BLOWOUT
Oct 05, 2004 (7:30 am)
Has anyone experience this or can offer suggestions? I was going 65 mph on cruise control on my 2001 LX470 when I heared a loud pop and smoke coming from the left front wheel. I had it towed to a Toyota dealership. They said the bearing blew out. The seals blew and now they have to replace the bearing, hub and spindle because the heat damaged all of the above. They never seen anything like this before. Is this a manufacturing defect? Do you think it the manufacturer can do something like reimbursement? The vehicle has 94,000 miles on it and never had a problem, and I always take it in for regular maintenance.
Oct 18, 2004 (9:05 pm)
Anyone have experience with installing a TRD Supercharger on the 4.7L V8 for the LX470? I am considering this add-on for a 2003 and would be interested to hear any feedback on installation and maintenance. I would also be curious to learn if there was any notable increase in engine noise.
#1115 of 1474 Re: TRD Superchargers [riffmeister]
Oct 19, 2004 (3:28 pm)
The TRD supercharger is no longer available for the LX470.
#1116 of 1474 Re: BEARING BLOWOUT [stumped3]
Oct 19, 2004 (4:52 pm)
" Do you think it the manufacturer can do something like reimbursement? The vehicle has 94,000 miles on it and never had a problem,"
Are you serious? How long does a manufacturer have to guarantee a machine against wear and defect? Forever? That's not reasonable. This is highly unusual, to be sure, but it's also hardly something you should expect Toyota to fix free of charge either at 94,000 miles, IMO. It's a machine, and even Toyota machines break once in a while.
#1118 of 1474 Re: BEARING BLOWOUT [stumped3]
Nov 05, 2004 (10:53 am)
My 00' LX 470 with 97000 miles in is a toyota dealorship presently with exactly the same problem! I was driving to work at approx 60mph when I heard the popping sound accompanied with tremendous vibration of the entire vehicle coming from the lt front wheel assembly making the vehicle almost undriveable. The toyota dealership ( rosner motors , va) told me essentially the same thing. That the bearing and hub for the lt front wheel needs to be replaced( almost $1000 for lab/parts). I contacted several lexus dealers and this is by no means part of the regular ' wear and tear' that they see with these vehicles ( especially a vehicle > $60G). I would be curious to know to know if the 2 incidences on this forum are just isolated occurrences.