Lexus used cars like the LS 430 was the automotive company’s first entry into the full size luxury market place. Actually the LS 430 was born from the LS 400 which was the Japanese automakers initial vehicle that competed against the likes of the Mercedes S-Class and the BMW 7-Series, just to name a few. The LS 400 came onto the production line in 1990 and helped Lexus gain a strong hold in this very competitive segment of the auto industry. Will take a look at the LS 430 and see if it’s as good as its competitors.
Lexus LS 430 used cars are some of the finest full size luxury vehicles you could have bought in 2001. Lexus spared no expense on all the toys that came with this model. Even to this day, most cars that are new don’t have the options this vehicle has. The interior of the LS 430 is brilliant; it has wood trim on the side panels, steering wheel, dash board and center console. The cherry wood trim looks great with any type of interior colour you decide to have and looks great with the leather seats. This model has all the whistles and bells; it includes rain sensors for the window wipers, a cruise control system that is helped by a laser sensor and the first vehicle ever to have a computer module that helps park the car.
I could only find one fuel statistic for the LS 430; it has a fuel rating of, 13-liter, per 100km, for city driving and 8.7-litre, per 100km, for highway driving. The engine size for one of these beautiful vehicles is a V8, 4.3-litre, 290 horsepower engine and it comes in a five speed automatic transmission. For a big car the fuel stats are pretty good.
Let’s look at the pros and cons of buying a LS 430 as a used vehicle.
1- It was given a good rating for reliability as a used car by a leading online consumer website.
2- When visiting different forums on the Lexus LS 430, I read nothing of any complaints or problems with the vehicle.
3- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety organization gave it a good rating for a crash test done to it.
This vehicle is probably one of the first cars I have research and could not find any problems with. It’s almost like Lexus built the ultimate in longevity and that’s why I recommend it as a used car to buy.