First owner bought this car for his wife, but she didn't much care for it, so after six years, the odometer read only 9,800 miles. I bought it at premium price from a Lexus dealer. After two years and 28,000 miles no problems. All scheduled maintenance was performed. Replace front bumper 2 or 3 times, but that is because of pilot errors. I am a loyal Lexus owner. My previous car was a '98 LS400 with 390,000 miles it and spent 4,000 dollars on my third 90,000 mile checkup. It was time for a change. I gave this car to my niece and bought this newer car and expect 250,000 more miles of satisfaction.
Bought my 2008 used with 101200 miles on it in February 0f 2016. Had prepurchase inspection done at a lexus dealership. On the way home both head lights went out. Shortly there after i noticed that whenever i was stopped the car would idle very roughly. Took the car to the lexus dearership where they kept it for four days and could not solve the problem. I have tan interior and allthough it's beautiful to look at it is hard to keep clean my drivers side door shows a lot of wear. Believe it or not I still i love my LS, the excelleration is awesome the gas mileage is awesome and i look forward to years of reliabilty. No car is perfect but this one is REAL close. Will up date has the years pass.
I have owned this car for little more than 4 years, bought it at 60k miles and now it have 146K miles. Great car till it comes to front suspension issue, its a money pit. I have had my fair share of BMW ownership as well; however, my Lexus tops BMW in repair bills. I have put over $5K just in suspension work and no this car has never been in any accident. What happened to the legendary reliability? I guess it is only legend with this car, even dealership acknowledges the inherent issue. Shame on you Lexus for charging premium price for this junk as well as premium price for parts.
Update: Dealer recommended to replace brake activator assembly for $3,706.91 for making noise,, they always refused to fix it when the car was under warranty because it was character of LS460 and didn't cause any danger to its occupants. Interior of the car has started to melt in Houston TX heat. Just Google yourself "Melting Toyotas". Lexus has refused to fix 2008 and onward,,, they are only doing recall on 2007 LS460. The most disappointing car I have ever purchased. Lexus LS460 sales has dropped 2007 - 35,226 to 2015 - 7,165 (US sales).... Keep making cheap cars Lexus.....
We bought it used with 66k miles on it in Aug 2013. Now has 72k and nothing has went wrong. We also have an 02 LS430 with 112 on it and the only thing that broke was the driver window regulator. Way way more reliable than the 7 BMW and one MB S class we have previously owned. The car is super quiet and gets great mileage on the highway. The Mark Levinson in my 08 is much better than the ML sound in the 02. The stereo is absolutely fantastic! The other thing I like is it has a chain driven timing belt so no more expense of replacing the timing belt in the previous generation. I highly recommend this car.
I have owned or driven various cars such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Acura, Lincoln, Cadillac etc. and Lexus is the most luxurious, smooth riding and reliable car not to mention a great value. Lexus vehicles are not flashy but they have a conservative, luxurious presence that says quality.