"I have owned this vehicle for 4 years and am very pleased with it. I did have to change a starter, but no other maintenance other than routine scheduled. Best car I have ever owned, and I have had Cadillacs, Mercedes, Nissan, etc....plan to drive it at least 300K."
"I bought this car from a friend who had kept it in immaculate condition. Except the gas consumption of the car, I am absolutely thrilled with the LS. It is extreamly comfortable and easy to drive. I would not hesitate to recomend it to any one who is looking for the luxury sedan."
"I have had this car for over 7 years and it ran like dream! Unfortunately, somebody hit me in the rear and buckled the frame and now it is a total loss.... :-(
I am sooooo mad! This car is the best ever! The only thing that went bad was the battery.... Nothing ever! It is the best vehicle ever made!"
"It is 13 years old, has 112,000 miles on it and still rides smoother and quieter than any new car I have been in for years, other than Lexus. Still rides like brand new. Rock solid dependable, not a single thing wrong with it except a couple elements in the stereo system LCD display."
Cons: "Still a little tight for someone over 6'4"."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought this car in 1998 as a certified car from Lexus. Other than regular maintenance on the only thing I have ever had to do was rebuild the transmission in 2010. The reason for that was the glue around the pan broke off and got into the system. If not for that I would not have had any issues at all. I've had Mercedes and BMW but this is by far the best ever. About to buy a new 2012 LS and can hardly wait."
"This is one of the best cars that I have ever owned. The quality of the materials in this car is unbelievable. The ride on the open highway is shocking because it rides better than some new cars that I have driven. This car is 17 years old and still looks great. I was shocked by the year when I purchased it because I thought it was newer than what it really was. Great Car!!!"
"The LS 400 sells itself. All someone has to do is drive this car and it is over. I have switched so many of my friends from other brands to Lexus after letting them drive mine. After 175,000 trouble free miles and 13 years with this car, I still look for excuses to drive it."
"Awesome car. Hands down the finest car I have actually owned. Built so solid. A friend of mine wrecked his and he swears it saved his life. This car was top of the line for Lexus in 1998, and they didn't hold anything back. I will be happy until mile 250,000 like my Toyota."
"I bought my LS400 from a young lady whom I knew. She took excellent care of it, seeing that it was serviced regularly, oil changed, tuned up regularly and drove it with care. the car is clearly the best car I have ever owned-virtually free of maintenace and has never let me down."
"This car is wonderful, I bought it used with 92000 miles, it's the platinum series with navigation system and namikichi audio for a 10 year old car that's great, not even 10000 miles per year. nothing has been broken or servised, other than oil changes. The great thing is that you could drive up to 400 miles without worring where to stop and re fill. I driving it to Texas and on 776 miles to my parents house I fill it twice,the second thank is 3 quarters full when we get there. On computer on board was dialing up to 28 miles to the gallon incredible. I drove for 500 miles and when stopped to re fill there were still 2 and a half gallons left, as I was only able to put 19 and some change gallons.Impresive for reals. the seats are a bit tiredsome and hard for long trips but is just a great car"
"If you want luxury car, this is it. The Look, the Feel, the way it Drives is truly incredible. I feel safe in this car...it is well built. It drives so smooth and quiet you can't tell if you are driving too fast. The quick acceleration leaves everyone behind. Never had any problem in the 4 years I had this car. Never thought I would LOVE this car more than my 1988 BMW 528E...which by the way is another incredible car....280K mileage put into this BMW. I LOVE MY 2000 LEXUS LS400!!!"
"After owning my 1990 LS400 and putting 166k on the odometer, I sold her and purchased a 1998 LS400 with 92k.
What can I say.... absolutely fantastic cars. Jack Nickolson starred in a movie titled "As Good As It Gets" and that title pretty much sums it up. My experiences with Lexus and the LS400's have been nothing more than awe inspiring. Highly recommended... can you tell?"
"This is my second Lexus I have taken to just over 300 thousand miles. With regular maintenience this car has out performed any other car I have ever had. I travel extensively and people are surprised by its age and miles. It performs well in the snow. I just bought my third"
"Bought our 97 LS 400 with 115,000 miles on the clock. Needed hood struts and an oil change. Otherwise, it still smells new. Pearl white finish is magnificant. This is by far the finest car I have EVER owned (40 years worth). Previous off the lot NEW cars don't compare with this LS. We will never drive anything but a Lexus LS series. You rarely see anyone put the spurs to a Lexus, but that V-8 will flat get it on when asked. Absolutely awesome automobile."
"I just picked up a 1996 LS 400 for $6000. What a steal. This car is in excellent condition and drives/rides like the luxury vehicle that it is. Why spend $40-50K when you can get a great used car like this. Very satisfied and would recommend this model car to anyone. Just make sure you do your homework. Get a history report, etc."