by telluride1 on Aug 6, 2014 Vehicle: 1997 Lexus LS 400 Coach 4dr Sedan
I bought a 1997 Black Onyx with Black Leather, the
Coach Edition with 120K that was driven about 7,000 miles a year.
The Coach leather feels like a brand new leather couch and the paint has a mirror shine.
It drives far better than any 2014 car we recently test drove.
I plan to keep it showroom quality and drive it until it reaches 300K.
While the premium gas isn't fun to buy, it's worth giving this limo quality Lexus the best fuel that money can buy since it will return to you a smooth ride and miles of enjoyment.
My only regret is not buying one sooner.
I was a Toyota fan but now I'm hooked on Lexus and while I'm young to be driving an LS400 it's a ride everyone is missing!
by deezeer55 on Dec 17, 2012 Vehicle: 1997 Lexus LS 400 4dr Sedan
This car is absolutely amazing. I have owned it since 2003 and the most major problem we ever had was replacing the fuel pump ($350). We got it with 25k miles and now it has 125k. We also have a 2010 TL and I still love driving my classic around. The LS is sooo smooth and so comfortable that I havent drove many like it. She still runs like a beast and I hope she runs for years to come. Really a great and reliable car. Thanks Lexus!!!
by happy59 on Jun 7, 2012 Vehicle: 1997 Lexus LS 400 4dr Sedan
Purchased car in January of 2011 for $3800. It is very reliable. If you don't want to worry about being stranded or expensive repairs, this car is for you. You must be ready to pay for premium fuel but other than that it is a great car. Better to buy used than new and better to buy used from a rich person than from a poor person. Good luck.
by lexusgirl01 on Jul 9, 2011 Vehicle: 1997 Lexus LS 400 Coach 4dr Sedan
ok this is something very diffrent than i have ever have. I love how my car rides I just bought it a day ago I have been reading the reviews and been very pleased with what I have read. Anything i need to know please feel free to share with me, enjoy reading your commets.
by ondro1977 on May 18, 2011 Vehicle: 1997 Lexus LS 400 4dr Sedan
I purchased My 1997 Lexus LS400 with 150 000miles for 4000,-$ in February 2011. But I can assure you, that this car is more reliable than any German car of those years or newer. Sure '97 BMW 740,is more powerful and is a bit more fun to drive and MB-S430 is more luxurious and even a bit more spacious, but in overall performance/reliability/luxury.... this car outperform any of them by a long shot. Previous owners did not took care of it properly and didn't use premium fuel and use some shady trans fluid, but car is still awesome. Do yourself a favor and change transmission filter ,gasket and toyota t-IV ATF. keep your regular oil change and always use premium fuel.
by James on Mar 17, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Lexus LS 400 4dr Sedan
Well i just passed the 250K miles goal. I looked at my comments from 2007, so I am driving about 50K miles every 3 years. The car is holding up well. My air suspension failed on the front and rear in the last 18 months but those are the only real problems. It cost about $1100 each to fix but seeing that I have owned the car 13 years, that is minor, considering I have had other no major repairs. My next goal is 300K. I will write back again
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