This is my first Lexus experience, and I have to admit it has been the best purchase I have ever made. I have owned BMW, Mercedes, Cadillac, however the Lexus does not show age even after 12 years. I recommend doing a carfax before you purchase so you better aware of maintenance. Even with 100K, the car drives like new.
Nakamichi Sound, Leather still looks and feels new. The heated seats keep you warm in the winters and TRAC Control comes in handy when coming fast out of a corner. The big 4.0L, 250hp engine runs strong, but very quiet.
I picked mine up 4 years ago at 125K and can only say wonderful things about it right up to now at 175K. However, things are starting to show their age: weak trunk struts ($200), A.C. compressor seals ($1200 - ouch!), tranny is "humming" a little (shame on me for never changing the fluid), driver side window motor ($425), fried rear speakers ($100), antenna motor ($50). But I would expect a lot more to go wrong with almost any other make at this mileage. The car is still like silk. Still one of the best looking right up there with the Jag XK, which I'm thinking of getting, but I just can't beat getting another one of these. I drove a '98 Lincoln Mark VIII and it doesn't even compare.
Power, comfort, makes all the right sounds (no rattles)
I think they kept the Nakamichi (tape) head unit all the way through the 2000 model. In '93 this was ok, but by '98 they should have switched to a CD head unit or dash changer. I replaced mine with a CD head unit and a 200 watt amp on the factory sub. Milage Ave: 16 mpg Same as my dad's LS400.
I needed to purchase a reliable car
after I got rid of my saab.That was a
disaster.I also purchased that used
and it was a money pit! This is truly
a beautiful car.It rides like a dream
but I expected nothing less.I am
currently the third owner of my
vehicle.Anyone that is buying used I
suggest that you do a car fax
report.The previous owner kept the car
spotless.It has a fresh paint job and
the interior is great.I cannot say
enough about it.
This is a very well built car. My
Lexus has over 100000 miles on it but
drives like new. It has power, gets
great gas mileage (especially for an
eight cylinder engine), has been
trouble free, and turns heads. The
only thing is that the wood in the
interior doesn't quite look right.
Acceleration all the way up to 140mph,
fuel economy, handling, reliability.
You cant go wrong with this car. Great
perforce, style and reliability.
I have own other luxury sport cars,
Mercedes, BMW. Though they have good
performance as well the reliability of
the SC400 Lexus is outstanding. I am
very satisfied customer