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 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 mike on Mar 16, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Lexus LS 400 Coach 4dr Sedan
this car looks as good is it does from the day I bought it back in 2002. I must admit I don't wash it every day but I do garage it. This car runs great and is a dream to drive. One knock I have on the car is it is not a car you drive in the winter, even with the snows on. But I will put up with that because there are so many positives to this car. I have a brand new American made car and the Lexus is so more of a car than the new ones. I will be driving this car until the wheels fall off
by LS 400 on Apr 30, 2009 Vehicle: 1997 Lexus LS 400 Coach 4dr Sedan
I purchased this car from my brother 3 years ago. It's got 200k miles and every time I put it on the highway, it has already paid for itself. I got 500miles from a full tank! This car is classic. I only hate I didn't get a 99 with the xenon headlights. Still is so quiet and smooth you think it's not even running. Someone is constantly trying to buy it from me. I can't wait to try the LS430 or LS460l
by Jack on Jul 15, 2008 Vehicle: 1997 Lexus LS 400 Coach 4dr Sedan
Bought this '97 on eBay for less than $8500 -- only had 81,000 miles at time of purchase. I've made two road trips of 1,000+ miles round trip and it is the most pleasant vehicle I've ever driven. Smooth ride, comfortable seats (seats same leather as Coach purses). Didn't realize it required premium fuel until after purchasing it, but it gets 25+ on the road. I plan to drive it at least 9 or 10 years.
by Phil57 on Dec 3, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Lexus LS 400 Coach 4dr Sedan
For reliability, performance, comfort, impressing clients and safe transportation for children (son & buddies are now 7) my 97 LS 400 is unsurpassed in value and stress-free driving despite the premium you pay for driving and servicing the best car on the road. I purchased it used for $35K with 45,000 miles, qualified for a new car 5 year loan with my insurance company, now has 97,000 miles, would not hesitate to buy a used 97 model. Expect typical parts turnover as car ages, my experience so far is 1) new starter $1,600; 2) replacement valve for power steering $1,000. Lexus service is excellent, expensive, you get another Lexus for loaner, worth every penny!
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