Bought used with 90K and now have
247,000 miles on it and I figure
that's only about 1/4 of expected
life! Lexus seriously seriously
overbuilt the first generation of
400s: couldn't miss the mark when
competing with Mercedes and BMW. They
didn't, just extended it out of
Mercedes and BMW ballpark! Quiet,
powerful, and all the comforts. No
problems at all. 26mpg highway, 22mpg
city: can you believe it with a V8!
The traction control really helps in
snow and ice. Normal wear and tear
repairs only. Save a little: Toyota
dealers can work on it when needed.
Air Suspension. Simply unmatched ride
in all conditions. It sort of floats
down the road. Great for highway
travel. Nakamichi stereo: pure clean
amplification all the way up.
Just duplicate it in 2004. New LS430s
aren't near as nice and have, really,
no important new features the original
doesn't have and, besides, they look
like an Avalon?!