10k: White Knight: 2003 Lexus LS430

Around the time that Daimler merged with Chrysler, and Mercedes-Benz vehicle quality went quietly into the toilet, a Japanese company founded by a little man named Sakichi Toyoda launched the third generation of their flagship Lexus LS sedan.   When it comes to axis powered automobiles the Mercedes may have been the old guard Bismark style executive battleship, but it was positively outclassed in reliability and durability by the Yamato sized LS.  Find this 2003 Lexus LS430 currently bidding for $8,900 with a few hours to go, located in Pompano Beach, FL.

The third generation Lexus LS (XF30) was introduced in 2001 with only a
4.3 liter V8 powering the rear wheels.  The LS430 achieved remarkable
scores in quality/reliability surveys and are known to last for hundreds
of thousands of miles with basic maintenance, very out of the norm when
compared to the 2000 era sedan offerings from BMW, MBZ, and Audi.

The LS is powered by a 4.3 liter V8 that puts out 290 horsepower and 320
ft-lbs of torque, but mostly it does its job quietly and obediently
with minimal need to have some greasy gloved mechanic replace costly
parts at exorbitant costs.  

The interior of the LS is a soothing place to cruise around inside.  This one has more than 100k miles on the
odometer, but it still looks great – another testament to the disciple of
the engineers and quality folks at Toyota’s Lexus division.  

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