"I have had this car for over 3 years and this 13 year old car is better than the brand new car I leased before it. I have the 1995 LS and couldn't be happier. The only problems I have encountered have been minor and have been my fault. I left it sitting un-started, on an incline, in the freezing New England weather for about 4 months, so it was understandable that the breaks had a serious squeak and groan to them when I started to drive it again, but that quickly wore off and she's my fantastic beauty once again. I plan on driving this car until it won't go anymore, so I guess I'll be driving it until I'm ready to be buried, it's always so good to me."
"Just inherited a 1996 LS from my father with 205k miles. He bought it off-lease from the wife of an ACC basketball coach who received a new car every year. We've had this vehicle from mile 6k to mile 205k. With standard preventative maintenance, premium fuel, and timing belt changes, we've had to replace only lightbulbs. The hood and trunk lifts gave out long ago, but otherwise, everything runs like day one. This is an amazing vehicle. Without using hyperbole, I've been asked twice if I would sell it in the parking lot. Granted, when I inherited it, I went to town on the pearl white paint with a rotary buffer and she's been garaged day and night since day one. Buy without hesitation. Bad gas mileage (right around 15.5 around town, 22 on the highway), but the peace of mind makes it worthwhile. Especially given that you can pick one of these up now for about $7k in prime condition."
"I bought this 97 LS400 in 2000 with 28k miles. Simce then it has run with very few repairs. Normal maintenance is a little expensive. This is an awesome car, the best I have ever owned by far. I just leased a 2007 BMW 750Li and I think I prefer the lexus ride."
Pros: "Reliable, Comfortable, Roomy, Body holds up well"
Cons: "gas mileage is about 20MPG; it is heavy"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This car is very comfortable to drive. The engine lasts - I use a full synthetic with Lucas Oil Stabilizer and it still purrs at 266000 miles. The only issue I have had was the alternator and the power steering pump. This car is an excellent buy and I would highly recommend buying one. I may have to sell mine since I am commuting to work and I would like to get over 30 MPG, but I am certainly not going to part with it for $4500. Maybe $6000, but not at the prices quoted here."
Pros: "Comfort, ride, roomey interior, great sound system"
Cons: "Pricey as a new car."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Purchased used in 2002 at 7 years old so it has also been a GREAT VALUE. I maintained it well and it has has been very reliable and a pleasure to own. Appearance of interior and exterior still looks like it is only a few years old."
"I like this car better than any new car I've ever seen! It's a heavier car, but to me that means I'm protected better in case of an accident! I love the body style and the interior. It will hold 5 people comfortably...love the roominess...."
"car has 176000 miles. I've owned it for 8 years. only had to do regular services to keep the car on the road. If your tired of your technician spending more time with your vehicle than you, then consider one of these. 4 liter v8 getting 22-25 mpg on highway 15-20 in the city."
"I'm absolutely sold on Lexus after purchasing a used '98 LS400. Bought it in 2003 and have been exceptionally pleased with everything about it. Extremely smooth, quiet ride. I think a lot of folks would be surprised by the punch it has when you get your foot into it. That said, good mileage for a heavy V8 (25 / hwy). Quality fit & finish. Still looks great and runs like a top. I absolutely love this car and plan on keeping it until it just won't go anymore. I have a feeling that's many years down the road.
By the way, "Lexus Certified Used Car Warranty" is very extensive. Local Lexus Service Center is top notch. Yeah, the service is a bit pricey, however, this car is 11 years old and runs like new. Just as important, you're genuinely treated like a valued customer."
"I give God the glory for such wonderful car, this car is wonderful and no major problems at all. It still drives great and looks great too. The car is twelve years old but I get so many compliments on it and even people asking to buy it from me. I will not sell it but I will upgrade to the LS430 but will still hold on to the LS400. Lexus are excellent vehicles. If you do not own one, get one and you will be glad you did."
"This is by far the most luxurious car I have ever owned. Including BMW 740IL, and Lincoln Continental, Mercedes Sedan. Owned it for 10 years and I'm sure its good for 10 more. No more than a few minor problems early on with this one. Oil change every 3000 to 5000 miles. Yearly tune ups. Garaged and treated with love and respect!"
"Bought my 1992 Lexus LS400 as a total loss vehicle with 90000 miles. Insurance didnt want to fix a 1992 Lexus with little front end damage. I had it fixed and the car runs and looks like new.
It is without a doubt the finest car I have ever driven."
"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!"
"I've owned this vehicle for ten years now and never had any problems out of it. If your looking for a very dependable and reliable vehicle, then I would highly recommend purchasing one. You won't be disappointed. We love our Lexus so much we purchased another one."