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1999 Lexus GS 400 Sedan

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Base 4.0L V8 5-speed Automatic - (28 reviews )

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What a car!!
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By Toshi1
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1999 Lexus GS 400 Sedan 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car used with 67K miles on it and it runs like it was new. Everything you can expect from a Toyota when it comes to quality and reliability. The tranny shifts so smooth and the power is just like my old IS300 with more oomphhhh!! With windows up the car is so quiet inside.


Best Features

The quiet whisper of the motor at idle, the power from a V8 and gas mileage!!! In the 20+ mpg range still with a V8!!! Gotta love that. I like the dual climate controls still for an older car too.


Worst Features

Not much except that the interior is obviously a bit older looking compared to the newer GS models. I don't like the green back light on instrument panel, but I think I found a guy that can change that.


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Best used sports sedan period
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By Edward
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1999 Lexus GS 400 Sedan 4dr Sedan


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My third Lexus... as always unsurpassed build quality and reliability. Gas mileage is exceptional for a V8, 22mpg mixed driving. Engine is silky yet strikingly powerful, it just pulls and pulls. Transmission is very responsive when you throttle into it. The Nakamichi sound system is amazing. The bigger wheels and spoiler are a must have, they really give the car an aggressive look. All in all, one of my favorite buys ever.


Best Features

Nakamichi sound system is the BEST I've heard next to the Levinson offered in the LS.


Worst Features

Offered 18 inch wheels as a factory option.


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116k and Still Feels Brand New
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By Nader
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1999 Lexus GS 400 Sedan 4dr Sedan


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I cant believe how amazing this car is. I've had it for over 4 years and it feels, pulls strong, just like the day I bought it. THe 300hp is still silky smooth, and it take almost anything off the line. STS's, any SUV, Benzes---whatever--they dont want to race you off the line because this vehicle is so intimidating. The luxury that this vehicle has is still ahead of the game---one touch up and down all windows and moonroof. On the highway, it glides, but you still feel rock solid. The Xenon lights have held up. Just hate it when I drop something in between the seats and the center console---so hard to get out. I love my Lexus and am going to keep it forever. This car becomes a part of you.


Best Features

300hp V8, Xenon lights with yellow fogs, highway glide never gets old, never ending hurricane force passing power, Lexus unmatched reliability--- I;ve had ZERO problems.


Worst Features

You cant fix perfection.


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Best deal on wheels
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By 34 yr male
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1999 Lexus GS 400 Sedan 4dr Sedan


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Bought car with 90k miles on it...most everyone thought it had 25k. That is how good this car looks. 17" silver wheels with spoiler...all black with Nav. Car has an elegant look of muscle to it. Lowered my front about 1"...huge improvement aesthetically. Engine/tranny is incredible...very fast, very strong, very fun. Yet, very quiet and refined. I've already put 20k miles on mine...about 110k now, and everything still works as if it were new. Only the floormats show the car's age!!


Best Features

I wish the Navigation were easier to update, because I have actually used it a few times and it is VERY helpful. Also, the touch screens for all the other functions (audio/climate) is cool and easy as well. Dual zone AC seems much better than other cars. Reliability will spoil you. No problems.


Worst Features

I hate the LEXUS' autostick design. The shifter doesn't allow 1st gear shift, starts at 2nd, and you have to stomp the gas to stay in 1st. Also, buttons on steering wheel are not intuitive and hard to find. Prefer to bump the shifter up/down...like a stick.


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Rarified Air
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By Kimmy
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1999 Lexus GS 400 Sedan 4dr Sedan


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This is my first experience with a high performance luxury car and boy what an experience. First of all the look of the car is striking. It makes me very proud to drive it. It turns heads - literally - and it's an uncommon car. My husband actually got a thumbs up from a carload full of twenty something males. That "L" has quite the mystique. But it's not "hey look at me . . ." It's subtle. The power and performance of it gives me chills sometimes. I've only had the car a few months so I cannot vouch for its mechanical soundness except I've had no problems. It has few drawbacks except the gas mileage is lousy and it takes 93 octane gas. It also has a severe blind spot problem.


Best Features

The body style of the car is among the hottest out there. It's very sporty for a car its size. The power of the engine has to be its strongest point. It's truly a different experience if you are used to less of an engine. In fact, you might need to adjust your driving style to handle it properly.


Worst Features

My only complaint is that it is rear wheel drive but not knowing anything about cars, that could be standard for a car with the GS 400s level of power and performance. It can be dangerous on wet curvy roads if you don't handle it correctly. It's more likely to spin out on slick pavement.


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