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Lexus LS 430, Sedan
#20 of 35 New 2004 Lexus LS 430
Aug 29, 2003 (3:47 am)
I have been searching and searching for accurate info about the 2004. Everywhere is almost void of info including Lexus' own site. BUT, the latest Car & Driver has a two page ad with a beautiful photo. It is amazing how Lexus can keep secrets until they are ready. Most of the forecasts until the last two weeks were well off with predications of a major body change. New model looks nice but most people will not see a difference, Good or bad?
Sep 01, 2003 (12:40 pm)
I also saw the ad in Car and Driver. There was at least one other ad in another automotive magazine that was delivered to homes last week.
Like you I have been waiting to see what the MY04 refreshing looked like. I agree with you that the body changes are not that significant but from what I can tell they are still very welcome changes over the 2001-2003 look. Subdued but still much better in my opinion.
I also like many of the technical upgrades like the 6-speed transmission, satellite radio and others. However, at this point I believe that I am going to ultimately end up waiting for the completely new LS in 2006. I have absolutely no problems with my current LS so I don't have to be in a hurried. But I will certainly take a close look at the MY04 LS when they are at dealers in significant numbers.
#22 of 35 2004 Lexus LS430... not much changes
Sep 01, 2003 (1:09 pm)
I saw the 2004 Lexus LS430 Large Sedan in the October edition of Motor Trend Magazine, and it doesn't look much different than the previous one. I wasn't surprised or anything. Just a few changes, nothing major.
Lexus's website is already displaying it. Head over there.
#23 of 35 Made a mistake.. sorry
Sep 01, 2003 (1:11 pm)
Sorry. If you headed to Lexus's website homepage, i was wrong. Sorry about that.
They were showing the ads so I supposed that they were showing it on the website. Now that you look at it, the 2004 doesn't look so stuck up like the 2003.
Sep 08, 2003 (6:06 pm)
Nice review of the new LS430. Keep in mind there will be naysayers on this board who discount state-of-the-art Nav. systems and other electronic wizardry as unimportant. They turn a blind eye to these and other refinements and prefer to denigrate the Lexus marque using descriptive tones invoking "Buicks" or "refrigerators". I don't bother to argue these points, just agree to disagree with them.
Sep 08, 2003 (7:36 pm)
Good information and great thoughts in these posts. Going to Vegas on the 20th hope to see an 04.I think California my already have some off the boats.
#27 of 35 New LS340 and power controls
Sep 10, 2003 (8:25 pm)
Will the new Lexus finally offer illuminated controls for the power windows, door locks & mirrors, as most other simple Ford & Chrysler cars do?
Can somebody explain me why on the earth shouldn't a company that luxury as Lexus offer illuminated controls?
Sep 12, 2003 (7:55 am)
My 2001 LS430 has illuminated controls for the windows,locks, and mirrors. Even the door handle is illuminated. In my opinion there is no finer car than an LS430. My car will be 3 years old next month and has 38000 miles on it, and has never needed one repair.
#29 of 35 All i have to say is...
Sep 13, 2003 (5:57 am)
All I have to say is LOOKING GOOD LEXUS!