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Lexus GX 470, SUV
#63 of 153 2004 GX470 9200B
Nov 09, 2003 (5:41 am)
I picked up a Blizzard White GX last week. Wow, what a truck. I am amazed how solid and quiet this truck rides. I have a 2003 Benz E320 and the GX (in terms of ride quality and sound isolation) will give my E320 a run for the money any day of the week.
I ordered the GX with the 3rd Row Seat/AC, Wind Deflector, Cargo Mat, Wheel Locks package. I paid $46k even plus they game me a great trade on my 2000 Trooper Limited. (Lawrenceville Lexus, Lawrenceville, NJ) I sort of wish I would of ordered with the Nav system as well. I was under the impression that the GX came with the LCD screen regardless of whether or not you ordered the Nav system. (ie Acura MDX) I was mistaken. The GX interion looks much better with the LCD Screen. Although, it was hard to justify the price of the Nav/Levison System. I planned on buying the Garmin Voice Activated GPS for $999 so I am able to move it to any of my 3 vehicles. Like I said, I though it came with the LCD screen regardless. I might have changed my mind if I knew it didn't.
On occasion, not regularly, I have noticed a very slight vibration in the wheel at 1800-2000 rpm. I have also occasionally noticed that "bang" in the breaks / trans while coming to or at a stop. It hasn't gotten to point of bothering me just yet. I have 1300 miles on the truck as of today.
No problems to report just as yet. Some things I think Lexus can do to even better the GX 470 (or give you what I would expect in a $50k truck) would be:
The rear AC system should heat as well as cool and there should be a way to control both from the front console.
The rear cargo windows should be power open and close. They are basically useless in a manual format in which they currently come.
The rear door window should open for quick loading and unloading.
The control rods on the steering column for Lights, Wipers & Cruise etc, should illuminate at night.
They should eliminate the cheap plastic in the rear cargo area. Especially those cheap plastic lids that cover the 3rd row seat brackets. Man they are cheap..!
Come on Lexus, this is a $50k truck. I expect more. My sister's $20k Ford Minivan came with power rear cargo windows and front adjustable rear climate control for God's sake..!
#64 of 153 owner's manual
Nov 21, 2003 (6:21 pm)
to wag100: as i was checking for lexus accessories in e-bay. i ran across some listings on owner's manuals and cd's for about $5.00 on the gx470. check it out!
#65 of 153 2004 gx470
Nov 21, 2003 (6:32 pm)
just picked up my gx470 a couple of weeks ago and i must say that it's a great drive. i know a lot of people really don't like the back swinging door but it works well for me and the kids when they load up their backpacks to and from school - they don't have to reach too high like they have to on my land cruiser. i have approx 1,000 miles on it now. i have noticed a few things on the driving that i have not noticed on the other suv's i've driven: when i go down hill without my foot pressing on the accelerator, the engine downshifts on its own which i guess is good; and if i come to a rolling stop and then accelerate all of a sudden, the car rev's up a lot like i'm in neutral. anyone have the same experience? other than this, i have not heard any thumping sounds at all. the mark levinson entertainment system when a dvd is playing sounds tremendous! the kids love it.
#66 of 153 wag100 price on loaded gx470
Nov 21, 2003 (8:03 pm)
I also received a 50k price on the same exact 53,243 MSRP for a loaded GX. Where did you get yours from ?
Problem is I can seem to come up with the exact MSRP from any online source. can you ? Maybe this really does include the rear camera and new NAV.
I was told that the GX with rear view camera were on the ground. I will verify this tomorrow.
#67 of 153 wag100 price on loaded gx470
Nov 22, 2003 (11:10 pm)
dsurowiec-Just looked at your message and I am able to calculate your MSRP of 53,243 exactly. Your price DOES NOT include the the rear camera and nav. Hope the following helps...
Cargo Mat 92
Cargo Net 59
Ent. System 1,560
Hitch Rec'ver 50
Hitch Ball 420
3rd Row 2,030
Wheel Lock 81
TOTAL MSRP 53,243
#68 of 153 Updated prices
Nov 22, 2003 (11:21 pm)
I am told by my dealer that the new KDSS and Navigation w/ the back up camera is due to arrive in December. I have gotten MSRP prices on these new features, but wondering if anyone can provide Invoice prices. I have not been able to locate any online sources w/ this info. Edmunds lists "n/a" for KDSS.
Here are the updated prices on new features:
Navigation/Audio package inclusive of backup camera....MSRP $3050
(FYI... I was also told that w/ the KDSS option, you will not be able to include the tow package at this time)
Wondering if anyone has received any price quotes inclusive of the new features. Thanks!
#69 of 153 No Tow Package w/KDSS?
Nov 23, 2003 (7:02 pm)
Jesst, did your source say why getting the KDSS excludes the tow package? Is there some mechanical interference with the two (hard to believe)?
As for your quote on the hitch ball above, is it really $420 while the hitch receiver is only $50? This does not look right.
#70 of 153 No Tow Package w/KDSS?
Nov 24, 2003 (1:01 am)
tony50,the dealer mentioned something about not being able to add the tow option w/ the KDSS but do not recall the specifics since this was not something that I was interested in anyways. Sorry.
Regarding the MSRP on the tow package, the $50.00 option is for the hitch bracket which "includes the wiring harness, converter, sub-bracket and rear bumper hitch cover with cut-out".
The $420.00 is the ball mount.
As stated, I am not interested in the tow option, so I apologize if any of my tow package info is unclear. The MSRP figures that were quoted is from on-line sources which provide this info.
Maybe someone else may have some input on why no tow package is available w/ KDSS option.
#71 of 153 My Review
Nov 24, 2003 (7:49 am)
Just got my new '04 GX with ML audio/Nav on Friday, and I thought I'd post my comments. I am very impressed. I haven't really found anything not to like. Ride is exceptional, build quality seems excellent, lots of nice touches like the lighted running boards, auto windshield washers, cargo electrical outlet, etc...
The Mark Levinson audio is AWESOME, by far the best factory system I've ever heard. As the review in Audio Revolution stated, bass is very tight and full. The navigation system is easy to use (especially with the voice commands) and very accurate. With the NAV and ML pkg. costing $2700, it's a steal. BMW makes them separate pkgs. of $2000 and $1200, and they're not nearly as good. And on the Toyota website, the NAV is a $3350 option on the Land Cruiser!
This is purely subjective, but I love the size of the GX, it fits squarely in the midsize range. It has more room than our BMW X5, especially cargo room, yet it's not as big as the LX size SUVs. I think it handles well for that reason. Nothing hangs curves like the X5, but I don't feel like I'm driving a yacht like the Land Cruiser either. I know, some people really like 'em big, just not me.
Minor quibbles: I wish the rear quarter windows and rear cargo window went down, I'd like to replace the big ol' Hi/Lo transfer shifter was just a button (it looks a little goofy and takes up lots of real estate), 3rd row heat as well as A/C would be a nice touch, definitely time for all the car makers to offer satellite radio connections. All very forgivable.
Nov 24, 2003 (12:06 pm)
I noticed a few comments about headlights. I did see a GX 470 listed on that lexusus site the other week that had Xenon lights. It is no longer listed but they have an LX470 with xenon lights listed. Enclosed is the page...just go to vapor blue LX 470. Are these aftermarket, dealer installed or what. Can anyone explain the differences.....Lexus refers to their lights as projection.
Sorry the link doesn't bring you directly to the page I wanted. Just enter LX470