"This car has made me money with the re-imbursements for the occasional business mileage I have driven. I have done my own maintenance except for transmission or A/C. One engine work done on it has been to replace the timing belt twice(it is due for the 3rd replacement). I did a preventative maintenance re-built of the transmission at 195,000 miles (it was working fine). Had the A/C evaporator coil replaced once due to leaks and need one new A/C compressor. Front struts replaced at 150k and rear struts at 200k.
I purchased a new 300C in 2009 but still enjoy driving this LHS every day to work. It handles the rain and snow well and I feel safe. It can still "squeal the tires" and has not lost the 25mpg it has alway gotten. For a large car that has a very large trunk, the mileage has been great.
As stated in summary - this has been the best value in a car I have owned. I have owned 30 vehicles in the 40 years of driving and have driven them over 1.5 million miles so I know the value of a car"
"Bought it in 2001 with 33K miles. It's my daily driver with 180,000 miles. I do all filter and oil changes (Mobil 1); have never changed the plugs! Runs great, 22 mpg in town, 27 mpg on hiway (70mph+). Tons of room in back seat, tons of room in trunk. Will probably never get a better, all purpose car! Buy it if it drives good."
"I bought my 1999 LHS with 114,000 miles on it and in great condition. It had minor scratches and minimal interior wear. When purchased, it had a few minor problems. (rear windows didn't work, leak in transmision fluid tray, belt noise, power locks not working) All of which I fixed on my own at little to no cost at all. A couple fuses and some tightening of the belts. It has been through the hottest days of summer all the way through the coldest days of an Iowa winter. It has performed well ever since I got it. I would recommend this car to anyone that wants a great car for a price that can't be beat. I got mine for right around $5,000. GREAT DEAL on a GREAT CAR!"