In 2004 Lexus decided it was time to get in to the SUV game. They desperately wanted to have a V8 powered vehicle which could compete with the Range Rover and beat them in this part of the luxury SUV market place. By doing this, Lexus now can boast that it is in every part of the luxury vehicle market space. Lexus used cars like the GX 470 can offer both luxury and off-road capabilities making this vehicle very popular with the public.
Lexus GX 470 used cars:
The first engine that the GX 470 had was a 4.7-litre V8, 235 horsepower engine, with 320 pounds, per feet of torque. It only comes with a five-speed automatic transmission. In 2005 they added the Toyotas Variable valve Timing System and this increased the engine to 275 horsepower, with 330 pounds, per feet of torque.
Stats from 2002 to 2006 show that the fuel economy for a Lexus GX 470 is 15/11-litres, per 100 km for city/highway driving. Lexus used cars like the GX 470 are great for long distant trips because of the comfort level that they provide passengers, so dont just look at it as a off-road vehicle. I also tried to find stats from theInsurance Institute for Highway Safety and I could not find any report from them on crash tests done on earlier models from the years 2002 to 2006.
Here are some of the things you need to know before you go out and buy a GX 470.
1-There are issues with cracks in the dashboard. Apparently the interior materials might not be up to quality.
2-There are issues with the audio system having problems.
3-There are problems with the front turn signal burning out.
4-There are noises that come from the drive-train in earlier models. They say the problem is because of lack of lubricant. You can get the driveshaft lubricated again and working, but this is a short term fix. If you hear this sound while test driving the vehicle, realize you will have to replace the driveshaft and rear suspension control arm with parts that are redesigned. So what Im telling you is, dont buy the GX 470 if you hear a clinking sound.
Over all most critics from the automotive industry give the Lexus GX 470 an above used vehicle grade. Lexus builds good quality vehicles and I would recommend buying a GX 470.
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Sean Traynor writes helpful tips on buying different vehicles.