2005 Lexus LS 430 Overview

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The Best Car I've Ever Owned. by DocDenver
 — Rides like glass; smooth quiet power; silky transmission; feels very solid and safe, airbags everywhere; quality of materials is awesome, paint is beautiful, HID headlights make the road light up, MPG... Read More
Best Riding Car Ever! by E_Allen
 — This car is perfect for traveling. It has excellent handling and luxurious interior features that make for a comfortable, quiet, and safe experience. The car has intuitive components that spoil the oc... Read More
It Is Very Heavy. It Has V8 Engine And Only Reaches About 90 When You Push It by Allen
 — ultra Luxury package! Yay! That's the top of the line models for Lexus! It costs a lot if you buy it new, but it is very cheap if you buy a certified pre-owned one. The original price was like 80 gran... Read More

2005 Lexus LS 430 Overview

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2005 Lexus LS 430

After several significant updates for the previous model year, the LS 430 was unchanged for 2005.  The only piece of news is the 18-inch alloy wheels, previously included with the Sport Package, were now available as an individual option.  2005 marked the 16th year of production for the Lexus flagship.  The LS, steadily building upon its reputation for ride quality and reliability, had now become a technological marvel as well.
The LS 430 was supplied with 290 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque, courtesy of a highly evolved four-cam 4.3 liter aluminum V-8, and boosted further by Toyota TRD's Variable Valve Timing Technology + intelligence.   VVT+i not only increased horsepower, but it also reduced emissions and improved fuel economy.  The result was a 4000 pound full size sedan that traveled from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds, while consuming fuel at the reasonable rate of 18/25 mpg and earning an ultra-low emissions rating.  The LS retained its RWD drive-type, and a new six-speed automatic transmission had been added in 2004.
Many buyers had shopped around the European luxury market before driving away from the Lexus lot with a new LS.  Along with a lower sticker price than most German and British competitors, the LS also offered a smoother and quieter ride, according to many owners.  Criticism for this flagship is generally hard to come by, but on a very close examination, Lexus was still holding on to an awkward and intrusive cup holder design and the operation of some controls provided a challenge while driving.


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Timing Belt On A 2005 Lexus Ls 430

wandering if the ls 430 has a belt or chain

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Does A 2005 Lexus Ls430 Have Bluetooth?

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Radio Stop Working

my radio comes on when i start my car; then i hear a noise in my speakers and it shuts off

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I Have 2005 Lexus Ls430 Sedan And Want To Upgrade The Nav And Entertainmen...

I want to have all of the goodies that are on the 2013 models but keep this car. It has been a great car-- just needs a little updating! Is this possible & who can do this work?

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Horn Does Not Work

Horn does blow when pressed

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