"Purchased the 99 new. Very smooth ride today. Gets about 28MPG. New transmission @ 192K. Started making some whining noise. Ignition Coil pack @120K. O2 sensor @ 150K. Charcoal Canister @200K. Sounds like a lot of issues, but for 16 years and 202K miles it has been great. Way better than my old chevy product I had before. AC still cold after 16 years, unlike my husbands 04 Camrys which needs work. Was in a minor accident, rear ended at a stop light. Car just needed some new paint and I was fine. Will definitely buy another one when the wheels fall off."
"I bought my 1997 Lexus 10 years ago and it has been one of the best cars I've had. I've maintained the regular car maintenance (oil changes, filter replacements, etc...) and it still drives great for it to be a 17 year old car. I stand behind Lexus as a top of the line car company. Although every car company has had its shortcomings, I would buy Lexus again and recommend it to anyone else who is looking to buy used or new!"
"We have owned this vehicle for over 12 years. with 138000. I keep up the maintinance. Recently had the timeing belt, water pump and radiator replaced. tires,struts, transmissin service, oil change,and brakes. We have had a bit of a problem with the emisson control system. All of these parts were simple and an external function. For a 15 year old car that is pretty good. We use it on long trips and never had any problems. Yes withuot a doubt I would buy another Lexus. This car is very comfortable and I keep it clean. A real luxury auto. Quiet and stable on the road"
"I bought this car from a fireman about a month ago who took great care of it, to use around town and on long trips to save miles on my BMW M3,to my surprise the car is very comfortable and elegant, even with the high mileage still runs and drives great, no engine or transmission issues, very dependable so far."
"This is the most reliable car I've ever owned. Low maintenance -just oil changes and tires. Very reliable as it has never failed to perform. She just keeps on moving. I kept her for my winter car, but ended up driving it more than a newer model that I own."