by afriend4life on Aug 31, 2013 Vehicle: 1999 Lexus LS 400 4dr Sedan
I've owned a dozen cars in the past: 2 Cadillac's, Jaguar, 3 BMW's, Infiniti, Corvette - most I've owned for 12-15 months and had to invest $1700-$3300 per year on maintenance. I've owned '99 LS400 for 3+ years & it has been the most reliable car I've ever owned - my ex, Lexus SC430 was just as good, & they both have the "world's most reliable engine" award. I do a safety inspection once a year & surprised to hear that all is good, no problems with suspension, engine or transmission. I'm only changing oil every 10K miles (using Amsoil), brakes last long & tires are good for 70K miles. Besides better handling that my ex-BMW 540i had - this Lexus has been such a pleasure to own & joy to ride!
by micahberry on Mar 5, 2012 Vehicle: 1999 Lexus LS 400 4dr Sedan
Excels on the interstate, where it absorbs pavement irregularities superbly.
It is a comfortable traveling car for my family.
This is not a back road burner the LS400 features a lot of body roll, which is to be expected as part of the design.
You will be hard pressed to find a more comfortable long-range cruising car.
I purchased this car with 113k miles.
As of this writing, it has 140k. I have had to replace the starter, which I have learned through owners forums is a wearable item.
In addition, rubber suspension bushings on the car should be replaced to keep the incredible Lexus ride.
Thankfully, they dont need to be replaced but once every 10 years or so!
by rockinbaz on Feb 5, 2012 Vehicle: 1999 Lexus LS 400 4dr Sedan
hi this is the 6th lexus ls400 i have owned and they really are the best kept secret , its so so quiet , its the "sound of silence " the one i have now is a late 1999 model with cream/beige soft leather, its got more toys than toys r us...i did have a 430 but i like the 400 better its done 152 k i paid £2000 for it its just fantastic i would like to have one of the last 100 built in 2000 , and before i pop my clogs i will have one, i am 69 and i live in bolto
... oh and the dealers are simply the best a lexus owner can get !
After a number of improvements to the LS 400 last year, the 1999 model sees only minor upgrades to interior trim levels. Daytime running lights are now standard equipment and Mystic Gold Metallic replaces Cashmere Beige.