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1997 Lexus LS 400 Sedan - Consumer Review

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By ondro1977 on


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.

Best Features

Power ECT-switch between more economy(lower rpm) and power (higher rpm) transmission shift. Powerful reliable engine and transmission. Durable paint. Classic look. Comfortable suspension.

Worst Features

Newer models got better cup holders , more powerful, yet fuel efficient engines. in 1998 5spd tranny and vvt-i 290Hp engine, wood inlay steering wheel and xenon lights, 2001 and third gen got new body 4,3l engine and Mark- Levinson stereo.. there is nothing to improve.. 4th gen in 2006 new body... 4,6 l motor and too much to list improvements that includes first commercial 8spd transmission. Lexus cotinuously improves their cars beyond belief...
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