15k: Luxury And Style: 2004 Lexus LS430

Owning a Lexus LS430 is like having a reliable, durable and cheap BMW 5-series.  No one will mistake the LS430 for a BMW M5 and the ride will be more on the grandpa side of the handling scale, but it is a surprisingly fast car with an emphasis on passenger comfort.  Find this 2004 Lexus LS430 offered for $12,981 buy-it-now on ebay, located in San Antonio, TX.

The 3rd generation Lexus LS was designed to be masterpiece of Japanese engineering excellence and was sold from 2001-2006, mostly in the North American market.  The inevitable comparison to the BMW 5-series, Audi 6 and Mercedes E-Class were appropriate when new, but now on the used market this thing blows them out of the water in the cost of ownership department due to Toyota’s legendary quest for quality.

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 fat fingered mechanic replace costly parts.

The interior of the LS is another highlight, with seat heaters/coolers and some faux wood trim.  This one has more than 100k miles on the odometer, but it still looks great – another testament to the focus of the dudes who designed this moving sculpture. 

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