SUPER RELIABILITY & COMFORT
By Steve C. on
2000 Lexus LS 400 4dr Sedan
Bought pre-owned @ 3 yr. old but with only 6800 miles. Have since pumped up to 56k. Now 9 yrs. old and have not put a single penny into it beyond maintenance. Drive is uninspiring around town but a champ on the highway. Cruises with uncanny smoothness. A true luxury ride with exceptional quietness. Blah, grandpa-like exterior (and who designed the ugliest alloy wheels ever?) but interior is attractive and plush. I probably won't but could keep car for another 15 years and it would still be an enjoyable ride. A bit jumpy off the mark. Even if you try to moderate throttle it tends to leap off line. Surprisingly fuel efficient on hwy (up to 28 mph) but premium a must. Mileage suffers otherwise.
Touch screen controls. Memo-adjust seat/mirrors/wheel (I am 6'3", my wife a foot shorter!). Like ability to easily downshift to 4/3 gears. Best on long highway trips where it is like a mobile living room. Exceptionally quiet.
Cup holders too small. Oddity: when below 30 degrees exterior temp, the interior temperature control and display don't work--until car warms and you re-start. Weird. Truck too small for such a big vehicle.