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1997 Lexus LS 400 Sedan


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Lexus LS 400 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Info is not yet available.
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 260 hp @ 5300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Lexus LS 400

  • Info is not yet available.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Impeccable construction, superb sound system, ultra quiet, powerful, perfect interior

  • Cons

    With nothing to complain about, it's kind of dull

  • What's New for 1997

    Side-impact airbags are standard.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (18 total reviews)

All i have to say

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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!!!

Well built car, never broken

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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.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Own one of the best

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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.

Gas Mileage


  • 17
  • cty
  • 23
  • highway
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Full 1997 Lexus LS 400 Review

What's New for 1997

Side-impact airbags are standard.

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