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2005 Lexus LS 430 Overview
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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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Lexus LS 430 Questions
What Auto Repairs And Services Do You Recommend Be Done By The Dealership V...
I have a 2005 Lexus 430 w/ 149,900 miles. I plan on keeping it as long as I can. I drive about 13,000 miles per year. I have kept up with oil changes, but have not changed any other fluids. Timing Bel...
Timing Belt On A 2005 Lexus Ls 430
wandering if the ls 430 has a belt or chain
Does A 2005 Lexus Ls430 Have Bluetooth?
Radio Stop Working
my radio comes on when i start my car; then i hear a noise in my speakers and it shuts off
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?