Lexus presses luxury buttons with LS430 — Chicago Tribune

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Lexus presses luxury with LS430

So this is how the half. er. the other quarter. er. the tenth.

So this is how professional live.

Considering the $55,125 price and $70,580 with all you’d expect lots of amenities and get them.

Power and rear seats, heated and front and rear seats, (manual) and rear (power) sunshades, front and rear-seat air individual controls.

Push and the headlamps wash and wipe rear-seat headrests raise or and suspension adjusts for lap-of-luxury or surefooted racetrack firmness.

Or, sit and don’t push anything raindrops striking the windshield the wipers. A special coating on the side-door glass repels so as not to interfere with your of the common folk on either of the car.

The full-size LS430 sedan is a vehicle for those used to their coffee handed to when they arrive at

However, not even bosses are from occasional pangs of and the LS430 arrived for testing about the time the local BP scrapped the 1s in favor of 2s on the pricing Felt more than a bit tooling around in it when were robbing piggy to pay for a week’s worth of gas.

But with its 4.3-liter, 32-valve V-8 develops 290 horsepower and produces 320 of torque for guaranteed boosts of the LS430 comes with an mileage rating gauge to the minds of those who might guilty about consuming left of $2-a-gallon fuel.

The gauge is informative and entertaining. Tap the and grimace at the 12 m.p.g. reading, but the pedal and smile at the increase to 35 the pedal to speed up the incline and at the 15 m.p.g. reading, but release the and coast down the hilland the digital numbers climb to 55 65 m.p.g. and finally 99 m.p.g.

Of at the bottom of the hill, touch the again and the 99 m.p.g. reading but for a moment you’ve helped the nation’s energy problem. So the button to wash the headlamps, the button for the soft, cushioned push the button to cool the seat back and bottom and home.

The LS430 has undergone a freshening for ’04, though it take an LS aficionado to pinpoint the changes front and rear, as LED brake lights and exposed tailpipes.


But obviously aficionados have attention because while in the ’03 calendar year off 9 percent to 23,895 units as awaited the design upgrade, in the first three months of rose 73 percent to more 7,877 units now that been done. But it’s not as the outside as it is all the inside features have helped spur of a $70,000 sedan.

The LS430 added the ultraluxury package at roughly the price of an economy car all the buttons and digital mileage

The luxury package includes a Levinson audio system and a system, an adjustable air suspension, the and cooled front and rear as well as the power rear and the headlamp washer.

It also SmartAccess, which means key fob transmits a radio signal to antennas. As long as the fob is in your you can simply touch the door and the car will unlock. Turn the switch without the key even in it and the car start. Saves fumbling for when your hands are as you approach the car.

And the ultraluxury features a camera mounted in that works with the system. Whenever you engage gear, the navi screen showing a red arrow traveling Interstate Highway 94 and brings a panoramic picture of everything you.

You see your driveway, mailbox, dog and anything approaching right or behind you as you leave for work. And the is clear, though it helps to rub a tissue over the lens the trunk lid.

Makes it a lot to spot objects, people or vehicles whenever backing up. But it take some getting to and requires quick mental of what’s left and what’s when backing up and approaching the with cars passing.

If you more performance than push the button to put the suspension in the firmer sport mode and experience plenty of road One of the criticisms of the LS430 has been it tends to bore the driving Not in the sport mode. For the first for ’04 you can upgrade to 18-inch, radial tires designed for performance handling.


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