2002 Lexus LS 430 4.3 V8 gasoline from North America
Nothing, but I’ve only owned it for a month.
I purchased the car from a small used car dealer in the central NJ area for a good price. The vehicle when purchased needed lower control arm bushings and brakes front/rear.
Other than the issues mentioned above, there is nothing and I mean absolutely nothing wrong with this car that is 15 years old and well over 200K miles.
It starts runs shifts and rides better than anything I’ve ever owned, and I’ve owned plenty of cars through out the years.
The smell of the interior is filled with a rich leather/wood combination. Kinda like an older Bentley or Rolls :)
My car is I believe the level below the ultra luxury, so I don’t have park sensors or a rear window shade. It does have the MARK LEVINSON 6 disc stereo navigation (works great), moonroof and chrome 17 inch Lexus wheels, which are absolutely stunning.
The reason I decided to write this review is simply because I’m amazed by how well this car has aged. Nothing from the era can even come close. You couldn’t even own a 2002 S500 or BMW 745 due to how terribly they were built and designed.
If you're in the market for an older luxury vehicle for well under $5000, I highly recommend the 2001-06 LS430. You won’t be disappointed after a test drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th January, 2018
5th Oct 2018, 01:21
OP: just updating the review. It is October 4th of 2019 and the car is now at 234,XXX miles and running better than ever. No issues whatsoever and it’s driven hard daily. I don’t think I’ll ever sell it.
6th Dec 2018, 04:26
Looking at a 2002 here in Vegas with 140k. People around me think I am crazy.