Used 1997 Lexus LX 450

1997 Lexus LX 450
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  • Go anywhere cabaility in a luxurious package. The Land Cruiser, on which the LX450 is based, has proven itself on the most rigorous terrain the world has to offer.


  • We prefer the Toyota Land Cruiser's restrained packaging.

Used 1997 Lexus LX 450 for Sale

Lexus LX 450 1997 4dr SUV 4WD
272,977 miles
Used 1997
Lexus LX 450
Est.Loan: $213/mo
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COMING SOON%2521 Up for sale is a rare Lexus LX450 with 272k miles that has been serviced at the Lexus dealership all its life. It have had 2 previous owner since it was brand new and the last owned had it from 2001 until it was traded in at CarMax for a new Lexus and we bought it from them . We update our website daily but please call us to confirm availability before coming out. Please check the Carfax report to look at the service history. March 1st we started our mission to plant 5 trees for every car we sell at The Automotive Company. Our goal is to plant 20000 trees by 2025. ------------------DISCLOSURE------------------- Price excludes %2524399.00 processing fee registration fees and sales taxes. . Deposits are non-refundable and all our sales are based on first-come-first-serve policy. We always do our best to describe our vehicles through text description and a lot of pictures . It is normal for a used car have normal wear and tear. Please read the description and view all pictures. We are not responsible for misprints on prices or equipment. Pricing subject to change without notice. WHY BUY FROM US%3F%3F We have the utmost dedication to quality in the cars we sell. The Automotive Company is owned and operated by two brothers. Our father and grandfather both worked in the automotive industry their whole lives and the knowledge they passed along to us provided the foundation for the business we run today. We are meticulous in buying only the top quality used cars. We grew up in a working class family and appreciate that the money our customers use to buy our cars is hard-earned. We strive to provide the highest quality vehicles at competitive prices. We put the customer first in every deal we do and our reviews reflect that. We recognize that our men and women in uniform make the ultimate sacrifice to serve our beautiful country. We provide all service men and women past and present with a complimentary six-month warranty. Its the least we can do to say Visit The Automotive Company online at to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-542-8855 today to schedule your test drive. Antilock Brakes,Dual Climate Control,Four Wheel Drive,Keyless Entry,Leather Seats,Power Door Locks,Power Driver Seat,Power Passenger Seat,Power Windows,Third Row Seating,%285%29 16 x 8.0 cast-aluminum alloy wheels,%289%29 overhead handle grips,25.1 gallon fuel tank w/fuel cap hanger,2-piece lift-up/pull-down rear door,4.10 final drive ratio,4.5L %28273%29 DOHC SEFI 24-valve I6 engine,4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/OD second-gear starter switch lockup torque converter dual shift programs,4wd type - full time,4-wheel anti-lock brakes %28ABS%29,7-passenger %282-3-2%29 seating w/pwr adjustable front seats 50/50 split-folding intermediate seats retractable rear seat,abs - 4-wheel,Air conditioning-inc%3A automatic climate control soft-touch controls,AM/FM stereo w/cassette-inc%3A 195-watt pwr auto-reverse Dolby Noise Reduction 7-speakers,antenna type - power,anti-theft system - alarm,Auto pwr antenna,Auto-off headlamps,Body-side cladding w/matching overfenders,cassette,center console,Center console w/dual compartment storage dual cupholders,center differential - mechanical,Color-keyed front/rear bumpers,Cruise control,Cut pile carpeting,Digital clock,Driver & front passenger air bags supplemental restraint system %28SRS%29,driver seat power adjustments,Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors,Energy-absorbing steering column,Engine speed-sensing pwr recirculating-ball steering,First aid kit,front air conditioning,front air conditioning - automatic climate control,front airbags - dual,front seat type - bucket,front wipers - intermittent,Front/outboard three-point seatbelts w/front height adjustable middle center lap belt,Front/rear stabilizer bars,Full-size spare tire,Full-time 4WD transfer case w/high/low settings,Full-time 4-wheel drive w/locking center differential,gauge - tachometer,Halogen headlamps,Instrumentation-inc%3A tachometer speedometer coolant temp oil pressure battery voltage fuel level gauges,Interior lights-inc%3A front/rear dome front map glove box,Leather interior trim-inc%3A seats headrests armrests door trim shift knob steering wheel console cover,Live axle suspension w/coil springs gas-pressure shocks,locking differential - center,Molded fabric headliner,multi-function remote - keyless entry,Net-type front seatback storage pockets,P275/70R16 SBR mud-&-snow tires,Padded instrument panel,passenger seat power adjustments,power brakes,power door locks,power steering,power windows,premium brand,Pre-wiring for cellular telephone transceiver command module window antenna CD auto-changer,Privacy glass,Pwr 4-wheel ventillated disc brakes,Pwr door locks w/driver side two-turn unlock feature anti lock-out,Pwr outside mirrors,Pwr windows w/driver side auto-down,radio - am/fm,Rear heater fan speed control,rear privacy glass,Rear window defogger w/auto-off timer,Rear window wiper/washer,rear wiper,Remote entry system,Remote hood/fuel filler door releases,Retained accessory pwr,Side door beams,side mirror adjustments - power,Simulated wood trim-inc%3A center console door trim pwr window switch panels,skid plate%28s%29,Split fold-down rear center armrests,Stainless steel exhaust pipes,steering wheel - tilt,steering wheel trim - leather,Tilt steering column,tinted glass,Tool kit,upholstery - leather,Variable intermittent windshield wipers,Vehicle theft-deterrent system w/glass breakage sensor starter disable,Warning/indicator lamps-inc%3A engine oil level charging system door open flashing parking brake on seat belt reminder SRS air bag rear light failure check engine unengaged Park anti-lock brakes %28ABS%29 automatic transmission fluid temp low engine coolant low washer fluid second-start indicator front/rear differential locks center differential lock brake pad wear,wheel diameter - 16 inch,wheels - alloy,window defogger - rear,

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vehicle overview

Japanese automakers are being very cautious these days. High production costs are softening sales across the board, and executives across the Pacific are frantically searching for ways to cut costs. Decontenting is one way to do this. Badge engineering is the other. Lexus chose the latter method when making the decision to offer a sport utility vehicle.

The Toyota Land Cruiser, legendary desert runner and jungle jumper, was donated to the Lexus team of plastic surgeons. They grafted a new grille, new headlamps, new alloy wheels, and bodyside cladding onto Toyota's big SUV. Inside, they added leather and wood. Underneath the sheetmetal, suspension tuning was reworked to provide a better ride on the pavement. Standard equipment levels were raised to include automatic climate controls, rear seat heater, and an amazing 195-watt audio system powering seven loudspeakers. Topping things off, a LX450 badge was added to the tailgate.

The rest of Land Cruiser remains intact on the LX450. The familiar 4.5-liter inline six produces 212 horsepower and 275 lb-ft. of torque. Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes are standard, and the LX450 can tow 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. All-wheel drive is permanently engaged, and an optional manual differential lock system provides outstanding traction, for the two LX450 owners who will actually go way off-road in truly lousy weather. Dual airbags and adjustable front seat belts come standard, as well as a handy first-aid kit.

You'll pay a $7,000 premium over the Land Cruiser to get into a LX450, which is less than you'd spend optioning the Toyota up to Lexus standards. Factory options on the LX450 include a CD changer, moonroof, and differential locks. Incredibly, floor mats and wheel locks are optional. Talk about nickel-and-diming; these items should be included as standard equipment.

Land Rover sales have been skyrocketing, and luxury marques from the United States and Japan have definitely noticed. However, at $47,000, the only reason to purchase a LX450 is for status value, or to save a few thousand over the cost of a Range Rover 4.0 SE. Most luxury SUV intenders will find the value inherent in the GMC Yukon SLE, Chevy Suburban LT, and upcoming Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator twins more attractive than nice leather and wood inserted into a tough Toyota.

Top consumer reviews

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Old enough to vote and still running strong!
Ben, 12/25/2015
I bought my LX450 two years ago with 218,000 miles on the clock with no worries and now showing 237K. I was shopping for a Toyota Land Cruiser when I found this LX, and if you have done any research, you know that they are the same vehicle, with different badges and a few extra toys. The locking diffs are great off-road, and the factory stereo and CD changer still sound great. Everything inside works as it should with the exception of the power seats, which seems to be an issue with most of these cars. The motors are $500 apiece, and luckily mine broke in the right spot for me to be comfortable in. The A/C is great and the heat is fantastic. Oh, the light on the dash that illuminates the "D" has burned out, really, I cannot complain about that. Mechanically, this truck is amazing. The engine, gearbox and 4WD system are still running flawless. The only thing I have had to replace is the radiator, and will soon need a new power steering pump, but other than routine maintenance, it has been trouble free. I would not hesitate to get in it and drive cross country tomorrow. On the outside, the paint is fade-free and the clear-coat still intact. The upright windshield gives great visibility but is prone to catching rocks. The rear bumper finish is starting to crack and come off, but it's not really a great concern of mine since it does not affect the way the truck drives. I have a mild lift and am running "35's so the gas mileage is not so great (getting 14 mpg. in mixed use) and the ride can be a little harsh, but if you want a cloud like ride, buy a Lincoln Town Car (which is what I did). I am a wildlife photographer and needed a truck that I could trust to get me into nature and back home when I was done. From rocky tracks to muddy trails to snow and ice covered roads, my Lexus has never faltered or given me a reason to be concerned. I love this truck, after spending a day in the wild with me, a good friend bought a '97 Land Cruiser and he is so happy that he prefers it over his 2015 Tacoma TRD.
Best Vehicle Ever Made
LossLeader, 1/4/2017
I now have 287,488 miles on my '97 LX450 and it still purrs like a kitten. At 285,000 I had a very slight head gasket leak, didn't let it overheat, and went to the shop. When the cylinder head was pulled off, there was still obvious cross-hatching on the cylinder walls, as if the engine was new. I had a new head gasket installed, and back on the road she went, no smoke, no unusual oil consumption, just turn the key and go. I added some Old Man Emu replacement springs and shocks (after 20 years with the original equipment) just to smooth out the body roll at freeway speeds. The car remains the best vehicle I've ever owned. Unparalleled reliability and off-road performance.
Lexus / Toyota #1
goodgrief00, 1/22/2008
Purchased a 5 year old LX 450 in January of 2002 with 65k. Now have 124k on the SUV with absolutely zero problems. The SUV is in great shape and people mistake it for a 1 to 2 year old vehicle vs the 10+ years. Have the local Toyota specialists perform the regular maintenance and the vehicle functions like a fine Swiss watch. I love it! Runs like a champ on the highway and it’s a mountain goat when I go off road.
Costly to Maintain
jjs, 8/24/2003
I bought this truck from dealer when it was 6 mos. old with 18K miles--that knocked the price down. Overall, I like it, but it is quite costly to maintain. I am not hard on brakes, but this thing runs through rotors as fast as brake pads (they've been changed 3 times now and the truck currently has 99K miles).
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Features & Specs

12 city / 14 hwy
Seats 0
4-speed automatic
212 hp @ 4600 rpm
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IIHS Rating
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  • Side Impact Test
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  • Roof Strength Test
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  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
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  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
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  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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