02 GTi 1.8T haldex'd w/35r-SOLD [email protected] 27psi on 93 octane--04 A4 1.8T converted to AWD also- SOLD--'11 JSW Tdi 6speed Manual- Gone--
13' BMW 335i M-sport EBII
also, KDSS failures are very rare, and the airbag issues seem to be more a 470 than 460 issue, but not sure if that's age or a better design that makes a difference.
Not a GX, but my 4Runner has around 115K miles and no issues KDSS. I'm not the original owner, but there's no indication it's ever been touched. Also, I don't have the KDSS lean either, and I wouldn't buy a 4Runner without, and same goes for the GX. It's better on road, and better off road, short of a super high lift.
Is this too good to be true? I'm thinking there must be an accident in the past.
- Mark Levison
- Air suspension
- Captains chairs in the second row
- Great colour combo (to me)
- Under $31,000.
I'm having them appraise my Highlander to see if we can get close to a deal if this thing is legit. I'll probably have to get a carfax. I've settled on getting a 2017 or up GX. 2017 is the sweet spot for me.
Googled the VIN, found the seller's site:
Clicked on the link to the Autocheck on their site:
Two accidents reported, then went to auction. Pass.
Edit: slow typer
Looks like it's had two fender benders if you go to their site and click the AutoCheck... and the interior shows more wear than I would expect in one of these with 50k miles, lots of scuffs and creases and the steering wheel is already shiny
Somethin' ain't quite right with this particular one
Improving the signal-to-noise ratio
CHECK THE FRAME!
We ended up with a 2020 4runner TRD Pro because of it, we saw almost 20 used GX460s, from 2014 (high mileage) to 2018 (super low mileage), one thing we notice was the frame rust, I know most of it is non structural but it was really hard to swallow spending that kind of money on something that's rusting like that already.
Below is a 2018 with approximately 34k km or 21k miles, this was actually one of the cleaner one, there was a 2014 that looked like it sat in the ocean, I could poke a hole through the gas tank skid plate and the KDSS pump shield with a key, we saw a 2016 that had a very clean frame that was obviously treated yearly, but it was sold the moment we showed up to test drive.
Lexus CPO is very strict and won't accept any questionable vehicle. At least that's now my local dealer is. If they're selling it on their lot, I trust it. And you'll pay a bit of a premium but it's worth it.
I agree for the air suspension - you'll be fine. Even if you ever want to take it on "green" 4x4 trails, the air suspension is fine. And if you get to the point of wanting to hit harder trails, a GX isn't the best choice for that anyway. Or you can rip out the air suspension and swap in aftermarket stuff. GX470 and 460 air suspension works very well 99.9% of the time and doesn't have an issue until parts eventually wear out. The benefits are nice and it's easily repairable if/when it's needed.
I would shop Lexus dealers or other higher end dealers for trade-ins. A buy-here-pay-here lot in Waterbury, CT would be the last place I'd look.
My GX was a "southernish" truck that spent its life in Springfield, MO so the underside is spotless. There were plenty of cheaper options in St. Louis and Chicago, but the amount of salt exposure didn't appeal. It's worth taking your time to find a good 'un.
I spend my days in a 70,000 sq ft wonderland www.hymanltd.com
Another question: How much will I regret not getting the Luxury trim with the air suspension and Mark Levison audio?
There's an L-certified GX in Pittsburgh that the dealer is willing to deal on. They're asking $28,995 with 69,000 miles. Or should I pay an extra $5-6000 for one with the luxury package?
Sidenote: I literally have no business having a gx. I don't have kids (although my gf does), I'm not hauling stuff, terrible gas mileage, etc.... But I'm veryyyyy tempted to get a newer 460 as my only car. The FEEL of them is hard to explain - I just love it. Solid or mechnical in driving feel. Luxurious, safe, etc. It feels like you're actually getting a QUALITY product for your money. The 460 is much more posh and "lexus" feeling than my 470. Sold my tesla and now I'm on the hunt for what to do.... Looking for a CPO 17/18.