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Disappointing
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By Phil57
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1997 Lexus LS 400 4dr Sedan


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UPDATE. Sold the car in 2006 for $6,000 at dealer's auction with 120,000 miles, since 2004 review 1) crack opened up on top of dashboard; 2) electrical components in dashboard failed interior remittently, needing complete replacement eventually per Lexus dealer; 3) scraped drivers door on garage pillar, requiring $1,500 repairs and replacement of metal wainscoting, which being shiny new did not match the weathered texture on the other 3 doors and stood out like a sore thumb. Replacement on the other doors would have cost another $2,000 est. Very costly car, did not hold up as expected. Originally purchased from auto broker with 45,000 miles for $35,000. I expected car tp hold up better.


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Excellent big boy V
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By Mr Flexus
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1997 Lexus LS 400 4dr Sedan


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This is Japan's flagship car made to compete with Benz and BMW. It really is all out luxury. Take care if it and it will take care of you.


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good work transportation
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By Brian Nichols
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1997 Lexus LS 400 4dr Sedan


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Reliable


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Waste of money
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By buckmarley
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1997 Lexus LS 400 4dr Sedan


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Brought mine and one week later needed o2 sensors.then one month later brakes all the way around.two days later the trams went out.today I realized I needed motor mounts and I have developed a oil leak.i have spent 3000 and only had it 3 months and driven it maybe 30 times


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Car is comfortable.space.power.classic


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Tuxedo Look, Limo Ride, Bulletproof Engine!
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By telluride1
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1997 Lexus LS 400 Coach 4dr Sedan


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I bought a 1997 Black Onyx with Black Leather, the
Coach Edition with 120K that was driven about 7,000 miles a year.
The Coach leather feels like a brand new leather couch and the paint has a mirror shine.
It drives far better than any 2014 car we recently test drove.
I plan to keep it showroom quality and drive it until it reaches 300K.
While the premium gas isn't fun to buy, it's worth giving this limo quality Lexus the best fuel that money can buy since it will return to you a smooth ride and miles of enjoyment.
My only regret is not buying one sooner.
I was a Toyota fan but now I'm hooked on Lexus and while I'm young to be driving an LS400 it's a ride everyone is missing!


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