2005 Lexus LS430 Modern Luxury Package

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Interior Color:Tan
Number of Cylinders:8
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2005 Lexus LS430 / Modern Luxury Package
This meticulously maintained 2005 Lexus LS 430 with the Modern Luxury Package has been a CA vehicle since new, and is currently at 70,489 miles. It had one owner, Aunt Shirley, a woman now in her 80's, until April 2020 when she sold it to us.Since that time, we have driven it less than 1,000 miles. We had originally thought that the LS would be a great 3rd car to have as a comfortable cruiser for longer trips, but we simply don't drive it enough to justify the space it takes up in our neighbor's garage. It has lived inside its entire life and still smells like new. The car has never been smoked in, nor transported pets. The leather interior still looks and feels great. The drivers seat has normal wear for the age of the vehicle, but there are no cuts or tears.
The LS 430 has been described as one of the most comfortable, plush, smooth driving luxury cars ever built. The exterior of the car still shows very well, but has some minor cosmetic imperfections. The paint still has the same rich factory color because of living indoors and the protection of Perma-Plate - which was applied by the dealership to the paint and interior at the time of delivery in 2005. The color is stunning in person and looks great in every light. It has never been driven anywhere outside of California. There is no rust as a result, and the annual average miles per year driven are a low 4,986. Originally purchased new in 2005 at Putnam Lexus in Redwood City, California, it has been meticulously, obsessively maintained by the same dealer over the years of its life (see Carfax and Lexus Service History attachments). It is currently driven weekly to keep the fluids moving and the fuel fresh (It has only been filled W/ Supreme, 91 Octane). Everything on the vehicle works exactly as it should. It fires up instantly and purrs quietly at idle. The V8 packs a nice punch when you put your foot into it, this car was built for highway cruising and ultimate comfort. The stereo, navigation, speakers powered by the Mark Levinson Sound system work flawlessly and sound amazing. All windows and the sunroof are functional, and the power adjustable multi-function seats are in working order. All of the lights work properly including the interior dome lights. We recently replaced the hood struts and the trunk struts, and smogged the vehicle in August 2020 (we'll have the car smogged and provide a Certified Pass certificate to the new owner once the vehicle is sold) The registration is paid and current and good until May of 2022. We have the current title and registration in hand, as well as both key fobs with fresh batteries, a spare credit card key, the original window sticker, all of the original books, the original tool kit and first aid kit, and every maintenance record since the vehicle was purchased new. You will not be disappointed when you see and drive this beautiful sedan!
As you can see from the photos, the exterior is in very good condition overall. The imperfections can be seen on the driver’s side front door and the front left front quarter panel, each one has a small dent with some scratches. There is a small scratch on the edge of the fender of the same quarter panel. The passenger side is free of dents and almost flawless, there are a couple of very, very small nicks smaller than 1/4 inch in the paint that can be filled in with touchup paint, but they are not dented. We have 2 new small touchup paint pens from Lexus in the paint color: Cypress Pearl. The front bumper has a very small dent in the front passenger side corner, and the paint could use a professional touch up. This was from a grocery store parking lot misjudgment and is cosmetic as can be seen in the photos. The Carfax report shows an accident on September 15, 2006 with minor damage to the front right corner. The car was parked and the damage was minor and cosmetic only. It was professionally repaired through insurance. Aunt Shirley was waiting at the valet and saw another vehicle back into the front right corner of their car while the driver was trying to maneuver to park. The scuffing that is seen currently is from another parking lot error when Shirley scraped against a pole. This was part of the reason why she decided the car was just too big for her. We considered having these imperfections professionally repaired for $1,000-$1,200but are leaving that up to the next owner to decide if they can enjoy this beautiful car the way it is. Mechanically the car is flawless and up to date on all of its maintenance.

I am helping my aunt and uncle sell this car and will be answering all questions. I am happy to meet with serious buyers in person to show the car and offer a test drive and will answer questions via e-mail or phone as quickly as possible. I can run any questions by my aunt and uncle that I am unable to answer myself. We live 5 minutes from each other, so I am close to the car. Please e-mail or call me directly only if you are a serious buyer interested in purchasing this car. I have worked as a salesperson for BMW, VW, and Subaru and have helped several of my family members sell their vehicles on EbayMotors and Craigslist throughout the years. I have taken great lengths to be descriptive in this ad so that the potential buyer has a thorough overview and understanding of the vehicle they are purchasing. There are no surprises here. I will be personally detailing the vehicle before delivery/transport by vacuuming and deep cleaning/shampooing the carpet (non-scented), hand cleaning all the vents and hidden places, cleaning and conditioning the leather, and waxing the exterior. Again, I will do this only once the vehicle is sold. If you are purchasing from out of state and are not planning to fly to the Bay Area for delivery, please research shipping costs in advance of purchase. Cash and Money Order are the only forms of payment accepted. No Venmo, no PayPal, no Crypto, no personal checks. Good luck and happy bidding! I look forward to hearing from you.

70,489 miles - 4,986 Averaged Annually
Extensive Service History
New Timing Belt and Water Pump Replaced at 63,897 miles
New Battery, replaced at 66,421 miles
Cypress Pearl Exterior / Tan Leather Interior
Beautiful Woodgrain Interior, No Cracks, No Fading
Original Books, Both Keys, Original Tool Kit and First Aid Kit in Trunk, Full Sized Spare Tire
18" Premium Alloy Wheels
4 Perfect Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3 245/45/ZR18 Tires (installed at 66,421 miles)
Dynamic Auto Leveling Headlights W/ Foglamps
Rain Sensing Windsheild Wipers
Bluetooth, Navigation
Heated and Cooled 3 Position Memory Power Drivers seat W/ Power Front Passenger Seat
Rear HeatedSeats
Power Rear Sunshade
One Touch Sliding Sunroof W/Tilt
Premium 178 Watt Mark Levinson Sound System
Rear View Camera
Front and Rear Parking Sensors

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2005 Lexus LS 430 Review: color="navy">"Drivers who want a smooth, carefree luxury car should look no further than the Lexus LS 430. It whisks occupants along in supreme comfort, allowing the driver to concentrate on other, more pressing matters than the automobile. Its ride is silky smooth yet it handles quite well, with smooth, effortless steering and good grip. It’s also powerful, with a strong V8 and a smooth six-speed automatic. And it features the latest in active safety technology.
Inside is a beautiful interior with rich wood accents and buttery soft leather trim, seats so comfortable that you never think about them, and controls that are a paragon of ergonomic excellence. Every convenience feature imaginable is provided.
Quality, durability and reliability are Lexus hallmarks. For the 10th consecutive year, Lexus was the highest-ranking brand in a J.D. Power and Associates dependability study; based on surveys of owners, the study named LS 430 the most problem-free car in its class after three years of ownership. The LS 430 is also a perennial quality leader, as cited in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study, which surveys owners after 90 days of ownership.
Toyota launched its luxury channel with the 1990 LS 400, an event that changed the rules for luxury car ownership. The third-generation LS appeared as a 2001 model. Model year 2004 brought major changes to the LS 430: revised styling, suspension refinements, safety improvements, and mind-boggling technology. A new six-speed automatic replaced the previous five-speed for improved acceleration performance without sacrificing fuel economy. There are more airbags than ever before (eight) and seat belts with pretensioners. There’s a tire-pressure monitor, an optional backup camera, headlights that swivel for seeing around corners, and optional Dynamic Laser Cruise Control that maintains a set following distance to the car ahead. With the options Bluetooth and SmartAccess, you can unlock the doors, start the car, drive off, and make hands-free phone calls without even pulling your key or your cell phone out of your pocket or purse.
The 2005 Lexus LS 430 is powered by a 290-horsepower 4.3-liter aluminum V8 and comes standard with the six-speed automatic transmission. The LS 430 ($55,675) comes as one model, loaded with every feature expected of a flagship luxury sedan and more. Standard features include a power moonroof with auto open/close, a power rear sunshade, and lighted rear-seat vanity mirrors.
Leather trimmed upholstery comes standard, but upgraded leather trim is optional in Black Semi-Aniline ($2,100), Saddle Comfort Nappa ($2,100), and Ecru ($1,460). A Premium Package ($1,390) adds front climate-controlled (heating/cooling) seats, heated rear seats, and sonar-based Intuitive Parking Assist.
Optional 18-inch wheels with all-season tires ($220) are among the options to replace the standard 17-inch wheels. An optional Euro-tuned Sport Suspension ($220) sharpens handling and includes the 18-inch wheels and 245/45R18 tires.
A Custom Luxury Package ($5,935) is available that includes a Mark Levinson audio system, navigation with rear back-up camera, Bluetooth, dynamic cruise control (Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with Pre-Collision Systems or Dynamic Laser Cruise Control without Pre-Collision), Intuitive Parking Assist, climate-controlled front seats with fans that circulate heated or chilled air, rear seat heaters, headlamp washers, and power door closers.
The Lexus LS 430 sets the benchmark for smooth ride quality. This is one smooth, quiet car, and riding in it is very pleasant. The engine is barely audible. Mechanical and road vibration is damped out. No other automaker does a better job than Lexus in creating a zone of serenity for driver and passengers.
Its soft suspension and slow steering lead some to believe that the LS 430 doesn't handle well when compared with such European benchmarks as the BMW 7 Series or Mercedes-Benz S-Class, but we haven't found that to be the case. The LS 430 can, in fact, be driven hard, whereupon it reveals lots of grip and very good handling. It responds predictably when driven to the limit of the tires in corners, though it doesn't encourage you to do so the way a BMW does. The softness of the suspension results in squirmy transient response when compared with the BMW 745i. But the LS 430 does generate lots of grip and offers the responsiveness afforded by rear-wheel drive and double-wishbone suspension front and rear. Its monotube shock absorbers are larger and more technologically advanced than those on pre-2004 models, resulting in flatter cornering response and a smoother ride. The steering system was also improved, providing more road feel, more feedback, more precision.
For those who want more, two suspension options are available, a sport suspension and an air suspension. The Sport Package features a sport-tuned suspension and 18-inch wheels and tires. This improves handling feel while maintaining a smooth, comfortable ride, and we highly recommend it. While Mercedes and other manufacturers offer sport suspension packages that result in a harsh, choppy ride, this isn't one of them; even with the sport suspension, the LS 430 rides smoothly and softly. The optional air suspension allows the driver to switch between two shock-damping modes (and to raise the ride height for driving in deep snow). However, the car floats a little more on the air suspension, even in the Sport mode, making it feel bigger, more boatlike. We prefer the sport suspension.
To say the Lexus V8 is smooth and quiet is an understatement, and the new six-speed automatic shifts so smoothly it's almost seamless. The 4.3-liter V8 generates 290 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque, the latter figure contributing to the LS 430's impressive acceleration performance. Lexus says the LS 430 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, a significant improvement over pre-2004 models. The performance improvement is almost entirely a result of the six-speed automatic. First gear is lower, and second, third, and fourth gears are closer together, all of which makes for a quicker launch and quicker acceleration. Yet the LS 430 still earns an EPA-estimated 18/25 mpg City/Highway, a benefit of the transmission's long-legged fifth and sixth gears. The driver can manually control shifting, though we found it usually best to put it in Drive and let it does its job. Engine and transmission are designed to favor smoothness over performance, however, so they do not offer the crispness of a BMW powertrain, the other end of the spectrum. The engine's electronic throttle control (drive-by-wire) system helps smooth acceleration from a standing start by very slightly delaying throttle opening when the driver steps on the accelerator pedal, and the transmission favors smoothness over shifting speed. The Lexus V8 and six-speed automatic are a powerful team, delivering strong acceleration performance for quick passing and freeway merging.
The brakes are responsive and easy to modulate for smooth stopping power. Four-channel, four-sensor ABS helps the driver maintain steering control during panic stops. Brake Assist is designed to determine if the driver is attempting emergency braking and, if the driver has not stepped hard enough on the brake pedal to activate the anti-lock brake system, it applies maximum braking pressure until pedal pressure is released.
The Lexus LS 430 excels as a luxury sedan with a cabin that's quiet, comfortable, and luxurious. It is a meticulously crafted car that offers every luxury amenity imaginable, plus a few we would not have imagined. Its construction quality is the best in the industry. Everything about its operation is smooth. Its powerful V8 and six-speed automatic are a smooth, silent team. Its ride is silky, its steering is smooth and precise, its brakes allow easy modulation for smooth stops. If you want a premium luxury sedan that delivers no-hassle smooth, luxurious sailing, the Lexus LS 430 should be at the top of the list."

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