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Just Got A 2004 Ls 430


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just got a 2004 LS 430 with 70k miles from a lexus dealership for $22k. added the platinum warranty which will cover me to 100k total vehicle miles. drove the car 350 miles home and got over 29mpg with AC running. unbelievable car- coming from a 1996 with 170k miles (still runs brand new), i'm very impressed with every aspect. i love the cooled seats, rear lighted vanity mirrors, xenon headlights, etc. hope this one serves me as well as the 96 has.

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just got a 2004 LS 430 with 70k miles from a lexus dealership for $22k. added the platinum warranty which will cover me to 100k total vehicle miles. drove the car 350 miles home and got over 29mpg with AC running. unbelievable car- coming from a 1996 with 170k miles (still runs brand new), i'm very impressed with every aspect. i love the cooled seats, rear lighted vanity mirrors, xenon headlights, etc. hope this one serves me as well as the 96 has.

Congrats. I have a 96 which I'll likely be driving for the next few years. It only has about 98K on the clock and I just feel I'd be throwing away money to upgrade it right now, although every 430 I see tempts me, particulary since the prices are within my striking range. The biggest difference between the 430 and the gen 2 LS is all the luxury appointments. From what I can tell, the ride is pretty much the same. BTW, that's excellent fuel mileage...how the Lexus engineers pull this off is absolutely amazing.

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Nice! the 430's are really clean, you planning on any mods? Wheels? Exhaust?

i'm not going to do anything other than upgrade the wheels to the 2004/2005/2006 sport rims (polished aluminum) and slightly tint the windows. i went for the base model (no navigation) but really want to change the wheels- to me, the wheels make the car. thanks for the responses.

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Congrats on getting your 430. :cheers: I've thought of moving up to a 430 myself before too long. Love the idea of cooled/seats seats. Still don't think I'll be giving up the 400. Runs perfect. So smooth that when I have some time I plan to try the "glasses filled with water" trick they used in the ads introducing the series back in '91. If it works I'll post a video of it. I also like the simplicity and lighter weight of the 400 series. Best mileage I've seen is 33 mpg. Must have had a tailwind and been on a slight grade going downhill because I've never reached that number again. I do 28 to 30 regularly and have hit 31 a couple of times since. Wonder if a 400 can be retrofitted with the 430 heated/cooled seats?

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