2003 Lexus LS 430 Overview

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2003 Lexus LS 430 Overview

The LS 430 was offered with only minimal changes in 2003. The flagship sedan received 17-inch wheels, growing an inch larger than before. Also, options like climate control front seats and park-assist were pulled out of expensive luxury option packages and made available as individual add-ons. More significant updates would follow in 2004. The LS 430 was equipped with the same 4.3 liter aluminum block V-8, which generated 290 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. The LS made 0-60 in about 6 seconds and turned the quarter mile in just under 15. Despite being very fast off the line and also through the higher gears, the LS 430 did not offer the nimble and agile feel of some European competitors. The LS was designed to be a smooth and stable highway cruiser, and that it was. The ride was further enhanced by a smooth shifting five-speed electronically controlled transmission, and a variable air suspension system. By now the LS series had an impeccable reputation for quality, craftsmanship, and reliability. New drivers were not disappointed, and many claimed that the LS was the quietest car they had ever driven. Features like adaptive cruise control, power door closers, the Mark Levinson system, and GPS also received much acclaim. Aside from less than thrilling road manners, the LS was criticized for a lack of driver assurance on slick roads due to RWD, and complex controls that were difficult to manage while driving.

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    setona
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    81000 M On My Lexus Ls430

    Do I need to replace thing belt and water pump if the car has been running great....garage kept and seldom used? Before I sell it?

    4 views with no answers yet
    rokitop
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    Engine Control Module

    Does a replacement ecm require programming before installation?

    25 views with 5 answers (last answer 4 months ago)
    DORIANNE0531
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    Radio Not Working After Back Window Replacement

    MY BACK WINDOW WAS REPLACED AND THEY DID NOT PUT THE RECEPTORS BACK ON SO THE RADIO DID NOT WORK. THEY ORDERED A NEW WINDOW RIGHT FROM LEXUS AND STILL NO RADIO. IS THERE SOMETHING I NEED TO RESET? ...

    78 views with 1 answer (last answer 11 months ago)
    mtkeller
    20

    2003 Lexus 430sl Locking Itself?

    I have a 2003 430SL Lexus which three times it has locked itself and shut down the ability to even start the car. The windows go down, sun roof opens and each were unable to be rolled shut. I can't ...

    95 views with 2 answers (last answer 11 months ago)
    Rayrie
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    Rattling Noise

    I have a 2003 LS with 246,000 miles. for the past 50,000 miles or so I have an intermittent rattle. Sound like a tail pipe rattle. Never happens when I take it into the dealer. Sounds as though it...

    89 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)