My 1990 LS400 is an exceptional
vehicle. Very reliable, smooth as
silk, it still feals good after 13
years. I've done most of the
maintenance myself, including brakes
and oil. The wiring harness for the
trunk lid brake lights failed and I
repaired with solder and heat shrink
tubing. The brakes were acting weird
with the broken wire. Great vehicle!
Had my LS400 for 1 year now. Odometer said 118,00 but after I bought I did a car fax and it said 212,000. Whatever the case is, it is a beautiful car. No problems, runs great. I invested in rebuilding ac that cost me $1300. Other than that routine oil changes, had no problem with rwd in new york snow it has traction control.
Sport suspension, engine power, roominess, reliabilty.
When at first I heard my friend was selling his car that was nearly 20 yrs old I almost turned down the offer but now I am glad I haven't. Even after 20 yrs this car runs better then my friends' cars that are 10+yrs younger than it! I was amazed! It's quiet and powerful - I have to always double check my speed because it's easy not to realize how fast you are going. Smooth ride - the suspension is just great. My mechanic was impressed too at how it looks (I took it to get a check up :D ). I'm impressed with the manufacturing of this Lexus and how after 20 yrs it could still run so well. Toyota, you have won yourself a customer for life.
The pure power and speed - it feels nice to leave newer cars in the dust.
I suppose the seats could be a little more comfortable?
These cars have excellent
accident survivability. I was
broadsided two years ago by a Saab
running a red light at 64 mph, and
there was no penetration into the cabin
and no injuries to myself. The poor
Saab was severly mangled. The funniest
part was that my car was still driveable
(yes the rear axle was completely
lopsided but it moved). My car is 14
years old and it still outshines most
new mid size sedans in style, in
performance, and even durability. My
best friend purchased a Buick Regal
only to have it break down on the
freeway 41,000 miles!
4.0L v8 engine delivers plenty of power
while still maintaining fuel economy.
The car easily handles cruising speeds
in the 100-120mph range. Top speed is
actually 160 mph!
The brakes were upgraded on newer
years. If you hit 160, make sure you
have several miles to stop. Repairs
are costly, however infrequent.
My car, though 14 years old and with
95,000 miles on it, drives better than
most sedans out there. Very smooth
ride, good power, and great power
steering. Comfy on all roads, but best
on the highway where its power and
loose suspension are best put to use.
All options still working, comfortable
seats, good power and steering.
Braking this heavy of a car is hard,
and the brakes are adequate but not
great. For whatever reason, minor
engine problems can result in a shop
having to remove the entire engine for
a relatively easy to fix problem on
another car. My starter broke and it
cost me 900.
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