Strengths: Styling, build, quality, all weather / road capability, excellent sound system, decent gas mielage for a an 8 cylinder SUV with full time 4WD
Summary: I have owened the Lexus GX460 for 7 months now and I'm thrilled with it. It is a solid truck that offers excellent utility, toughness, off road ability and luxury. It really does do it all and gets reasonable gas mileage despite it's big V8 and full time 4WD system. As a long time Toyota loyalist, the bar has been set high fo this vehicle and it hasn't disappointed.
Similar Products Used: MB GL and ML models
Rating Reviewed by: ROBIN BIDEAU(Unregistered User)
Review Date July 26, 2010
Overall Rating 2 of 5
Value Rating 2 of 5
Used product for 1 to 3 months
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from LEXUS OF LOUISVILLE
Year / Model Reviewed: 2010 GX460
Strengths: STYLING, INTERIOR ROOM
Weaknesses: RIDES ROUGH. PALES IN COMPARISON TO MY 2004 GX470. THIS CAR SHAKES AND ISN'T EVEN SMOOTH ON STRAIGHT AND LEVEL HIGHWAYS.
Summary: LOVE THE LOOK AND STYLING. BUT I WILL SELL THIS GX460. LEXUS SAYS THAT THIS IS THE WAY THE CAR RIDES AND THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH IT. I WOULD BELIEVE IT IF I DID NOT HAVE THE 2004 GX FOR COMPARISON. TO ME THIS IS NOT AN IMPROVEMENT. SO IF YOU ARE GOING TO PURCHASE A GX 460 MAKE SURE YOU TAKE IT ON A LONG AND DIVERSE TEST DRIVE.
Strengths: DVD, Beautiful interior, Smooth ride, Great in the snow, All around excellent vehicle
Weaknesses: Gas mileage 17-19 it's about par for SUV's now a days but with the V8 and a lead foot your trips become more frequent
Summary: Oh I am so HAPPY, my wife and I have been long time NON-American car buyers and this one takes the cake. We went from a 4-Runner to this and even though we had ties to the 4-Runner we absolutely love this truck. I call it a truck since she got the BMW X3 which is a sporty station wagon in my eyes. This GX goes anywhere I want to go, & with the DVD sound system you don't need a home theater in your house just add exhaust vents in your garage or open the doors and watch a movie on the touch screen in the front cabin and have your friends sit in the back, when its over input the address to another movie store, follow the easy to use NAV system return home then repeat. It's that simple!!!
Similar Products Used: Toyota 4-Runner, Lexus RX330, Volvo XC90, SAAB 9-7x... I listed them in order of my choices had we not gone with the GX
Strengths: air ride adjustable suspension, 20 mpg at 70mph, silky powerfull drivetrain, low maintenance, low depreciation, awd
Weaknesses: back door swings sideways and window doesnt open, 08 is much better than 04 in side wind, can come with horrible bridgestones instead of terrific michelins, has a bit of wind noise on windshield, you can helicopter your brains out if you open the right rear window at speed.
Summary: Should be on michelins! There is nothing out there that can compare to the soft floating ride. From the accelerator to the way it shifts it becomes a perfect extention of the human body.
Similar Products Used: Had an '04 new...my '08 is certified. A great way to get a $52k auto....next maybe an LS460.
Strengths: Engine, torque, comfort, fit and finish, transmission shifts
Weaknesses: 3rd row seats do not fold flat into the floor, cupholders in the front do not really hold anything, outside mirrors are not auto-dimming and not power-folding.
Summary: Bought it used (2004 model) with 45000 miles on it and it drives better than many new cars/SUVs...this SUV oozes quality and well-built craftsmanship. Originally we were going for the RX, but decided to upgrade our buy after a test-drive and some internet investigation. Good room inside, comfortable for 5, no problem for 7 if the last 2 are kids. Hopefully this vehicle is trouble-free in the long term, but it came with Lexus Certification and 3-yr 100,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and roadside assistance. Great dealer experience; we have owned quite a few cars, many bought new and this is by far the best experience I've had with dealerships.