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Lexus LX 470, SUV
#789 of 1474 just bought 2000 LX 470
Mar 25, 2003 (11:46 pm)
Time to tap the experts.
Been a Land Cruiser, LX 470, Range Rover fan for many years; finally grabbed this one and glad I made the choice-based solely on reliability/durability/options/off road ability, etc...
What do I need to know about this year and/or vehicle (pitfalls, maintenance, problems, etc...) Any help is greatly appreciated.
59,000 miles now-pondering the $1,600 2yr./100k Lexus Gold warranty. any thoughts or suggestions? Feel free to slap me around a bit as an FNG.
#790 of 1474 Good luck getting a reply, sta2....
Mar 26, 2003 (5:32 pm)
back on March 12 I asked about how do people deal with no rear cargo cover and got exactly ZERO replies.
A dead discussion board here!
#791 of 1474 Rear Cargo Cover
Mar 26, 2003 (5:55 pm)
Toyota/Lexus have a rear cargo cover for the LC/LX. But you'll need to find a good parts person. Because it's available everywhere in the world but the US. They can order it; they just have to know where to find it. (The LC/LX are commonly ordered elsewhere without the rear seats. In those vehicles the cargo cover is available). The price I was quoted for cover and mounting points was around $500.
Mar 26, 2003 (7:01 pm)
I have a late model 2000 with 35k miles on it. There isn't all that much to tell you. Just put in 93 Octane gas and drive - you should get 15-17mpg. I service the truck at 7,500-10,000 mile intervals. The truck is perfect. No problems, no rattles. very quiet, an exceptional smooth and refined ride and quite luxurious
Here's a couple of things though. If you have the rear heat turned on passengers in the second row sometimes may feel too hot. My 4 year old always complains about this if you leave it on to long. If you put a wind deflector at the rear, just above the back door (many landcruisers have them) the rear window stays cleaner in the rain and you don't need to use the wiper back there very often. If you ever hear a loud wind noise in the far back then someone probably left the auxiliary rear a/c on in the high setting. Be careful not to leave the windows partially open where the third row seating is.
The tank for the window cleaning solution is for both the front and rear window so you'll tend to drain it fast after snowstorms. When it is low it shows up on your dash board and may cause you to iniatlly think you need a more important fluid.
The seat heaters automatically shut off after a while and will only work when they detect a body in them in the first place. Finally if you don't ride with the 3rd row seats down then tighten them as much as possible in the fold-up position. They are also very easy to remove entirely - and put back in - if you need storage space in the back.
It's a rugged truck that rides like a luxury sedan. By the way the 2000 has the 6cd in-dash player which is nice. I hope you got the nakamichi strereo. It's a great system though not nearly as good as the mark levinson that is currently available.
Good luck with the truck. You're going to love it.
#793 of 1474 Thanks, njpaguy
Mar 26, 2003 (8:11 pm)
I have a test drive scheduled in 2 days, and the availability of a rear cargo cover is great news!
#794 of 1474 re: rear cargo cover
Mar 26, 2003 (10:06 pm)
I think I have a rear cargo cover in my 2000 Land Cruiser. I haven't tried it because I do use my 3rd row seat. I thought the rear cargo cover is a standard option on the LC & LX470.
I also have a rubber cargo mat that is somewhere in my garage with the rear cargo cover. There is always that possibility the original owner lost the cargo cover.
#795 of 1474 Rear Cargo Cover after 2000
Mar 27, 2003 (2:14 pm)
I think that in 2001 or 2002 LC/LX470 made the 3rd row seat standard (at least in the USA), so that eliminated the availability of a rear cargo cover.
I did find someone with a Land Bruiser who said they just black tinted their rear windows so that no one could look inside.
#796 of 1474 ljflx re:2000 LX 470 comments
Mar 27, 2003 (5:15 pm)
Thanks for the suggestions/info! Yes the Nakamichi is there.
My Wife & I are looking forward to it.
I don't have the towing option; what's involved (and costs) with adding this?
Anyone have suggestions on accessories (Bra, Bug Shield, XPel for the headlights, Husky mats/cargo floor liner, Sunroof Visor, etc.........). Specific URLs would be helpful.
#797 of 1474 No more LX
Mar 27, 2003 (6:04 pm)
I just heard at the dealership (not that those guys really know all that much) that they are expecting not to see the LX470 very much longer. The goal would be to use the RX330 and the GX470 and introduce a new one based on the platform of the GS. This would help it compete better with the new X5 high end. I hope this is not the case, I would just like them to further update the LX and add some HP.
#798 of 1474 lx470/sta2
Mar 27, 2003 (9:00 pm)
The LX470 (likely to become LX500 or something like that) will become a super lux suv based on the Sequoia platform with a 300+hp engine in 2005. That is what my dealer has told me. The GX was slated to replace the current LX all along and the GS based SUV that is coming in 2004 is intended to be Lexus' performance based SUV. As for the current LX/TLC platform - it will be transitioned to a more Hummer like vehicle as the new TLC from what I've been told in 2005. I believe both the new TLC and the new LX are likely to be introduced in 2004 as 2005 models. Let's see.
Sta2 - I don't have a tow hook. What color did you get? I have the cashmere.