"I just bought a 2006 Lexus GX470 Base. The price was good although it needed a some things cosmetically and mechanically. It is my 2nd 2006 GX470. It rides great, has plenty of power and although I never go off-road the 4 wheel drive comes in handy with adverse weather conditions. The only defect in these is the dash cracks. Lexus extended the warranty for a full replacement dash but the previous owner didn’t get it replaced before it ran out. Lexus sells the dash for around $800 and the right mechanic will put it in for $400. Mechanically I replaced the timing belt, water pump, valve cover gaskets, and spark plugs on mine. I also replaced front shocks and rear air shocks as they leaked down and the vehicle would sag after sitting a while. I consider these normal maintenance items considering the age of the vehicle. You will love this ride and the reliability and versatility of this vehicle is unparalleled. Expect to get v8 gas mileage 15-18 but lots of power for towing. Overall this vehicle is hard to beat for a true truck based suv. "