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2001 Lx470 - What Should I Know Before I Buy ?


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Looking at a 2001 LX470 with 45k miles. Car has been dealer maintained since day one and no major mech. problems that I'm aware of.

What problem areas or concerns should I be aware of at the 45k mark (mechanical, electricial, etc)? With proper care how many miles can I expect from that engine? My wife will drive this thing for the next 5+ years and I'm looking for little or no out of pocket expense..........Am I buying the right car for that?

Thanks in advance.

Kevin

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I just traded my 2001 LX470 in for the 2004 LX470. I drove the 2001 model for 40K miles. In all the time I owned it I have only one problem. There was a growling noise in the steering wheel motor that moved the steering wheel into driving position when I started the vehical. The Lexus people knew about this and did the fix and I never heard it again. Other than that everything worked perfectly on this vehical for my 40K miles. Hope my new one does the same.

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Thanks for the info Greg.

Just curious..........Have any of the major mechanical components changed from '01 to '04 ( i.e. engine, suspension, etc) ?

If there was a "ground breaking" improvement for the '02 model + I want to be aware. We were thinking about leasing a new one and stumbled across a client of mine that might sell/trade his '01 as payment for services he owes my company.

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Thanks for the info Greg.

Just curious..........Have any of the major mechanical components changed from '01 to '04 ( i.e. engine, suspension, etc) ?

If there was a "ground breaking" improvement for the '02 model + I want to be aware. We were thinking about leasing a new one and stumbled across a client of mine that might sell/trade his '01 as payment for services he owes my company.

Not sure when it changed but they changed the front end/steering and added larger wheels and tires. The handling is WAY better than my '01. Some where along the line they went to the 5 speed tranny which I find really nice. It shifs down with only moderate pressure on gas pedal. I also got the night vision, which wa the only option.

I tow a jet ski alot and I do not like how the new hitch works whre is come out of the middel of the bumper rather than under it. Other than that I love the unit.

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