The cost of new 4WDs seems to increase exponentially with the latest offerings from the likes of Lexus exceeding $100,000. Not to mention that most of us will then want to modify and outfit the vehicle for travel, which oftentimes isn’t cheap. This has had a knock-on impact on used 4WDs as more people look to the pre-owned market. Fortunately, there are still deals to be had, and today’s 2003 Lexus LX470 is one of them. This platform, based on the legendary Land Cruiser 100 Series, is a favorite on the forum with recent adventure-ready examples, including this 1999 and 1998. At $22,000, today’s Lexus is not the cheapest we’ve showcased, but this is justified by both the condition and build specs. Further still, 233,054 miles is nothing for the long-lived V8, which is known to exceed 400,000 miles when maintained. If you’d like a better idea of how this platform can be outfitted for travel, then check out the drool-worthy builds from Roam Overland Outfitters and O4lo.
From the Seller:
“I’m selling my 2003 Lexus LX470 100 Series Land Cruiser. I purchased it in January of 2000 from the second owner in Washington State with 192,000 miles. In the last 4 years, I have completed quite a bit of (expensive) maintenance. After taking numerous trips around Southern California, the Southwest, and a cross-country road trip that took our family of four as far east as Chattanooga, Tennessee, I am selling because we are changing our overlanding/adventuring setup to a Four Wheel Camper and a full-sized truck. I will bundle the roof tent with the LX (assuming the tent hasn’t sold by itself).”
2003 Lexus LX470
The Lexus LX470 is fitted with a 4.7-liter V8 that produces 235 horsepower, 320 pound-feet of torque, and returns a combined 13 mpg. An exceptionally long-lived motor is matched with class-leading capability thanks to a body-on-frame design, full-time 4WD, a center locking differential, skid plates, high and low range, and more. Inside, the Lexus is very well-equipped with driver comforts that include:
- Powered and heated leather seats
- Cruise control
- Power Steering, windows, locks, and mirrors
- Cruise control
- Tundra wheels with BFGoodrich KO2 tires
- Dobinsons suspension with a 2-inch lift and Trail Tailor control arms
- Slee front and rear bumper with dual swing-outs
- Landshark Reef drawers
- Opar rock sliders
- Gamiviti roof rack
- TJM winch
This 2003 Lexus LX470 is listed for $21,000 (or $22,000 with the iKamper rooftop tent) and is currently located in Southern California. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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