Used 1996 Lexus LS 400 Consumer Reviews
Damn cup holders, too small for my giant big gulp! That is my only complaint on a 14 year old car with 173k miles. Drives like new, well done Toyota/Lexus.
I've had one and only one problem in the entire time I've owned this car, which I purchased used with 22,000 miles on it. As of Feb '03 it's got 79,000. Lexus has a well deserved reputation and the car is bulletproof. The car has always started, still has the original battery and I changed the brake pads once, north of 50,000 miles. I'm a fairly aggressive driver too, so getting that kind of brake pad performance on a 2 ton car is telling. Overall - I'd buy a used Lexus over a new "anything else" every time. Reliable, bulletproof and great ride all in one.
The No1 car on the market. Real quiet, smooth ride, No problems in over 40,000.
Joy to own. Ride comfort and handling are superb. We love it. It is Mr. Reliable. Road trips are great in this car. Maintenance costs are more but has not been much more than a normal car. MPH: 22-27. 2 years ago, as I was traveling down a 2-lane road, a car entered my lane coming fast & directly toward me. I was going 60 mph. I cut the steering wheel sharply to at least a 45-degree angle to get out of the lane & toward the ditch. I turned the car sharply to the left down the shoulder. The car was still in my lane as I passed it. Emergency maneuverability: superb.
I traded a 98 Bonneville for a 96 Lexus and have been extremely satisfied with the trade. The car has a build quality beyond anything else I have ever owned. The ride quality is excellent and the overall build quality is outstanding. The sound system and interior comforts are first rate. I feel the used LS 400's are really a good value on the open market. I was a little concerned because there is not a Lexus dealership close by, but the cars are so dependable it doesn't really matter.