1998 Lexus GS 400 Overview

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#1 Keith Boyd
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Average User Score

4.75 stars

Based on 7 reviews

Nearly 11 Years Later, It Still Rides Like A Dream. by Kristoffer
 — This was car was given to me by my parents as the car I used to learn how to drive. Although this car had 300hp and PLENTY of torque at the low-end, this car has proved to be safe, reliable, and f... Read More
Best Car I Have Ever Owned. Will Buy A New Gs Soon If Not The Ls by Scooter7120
 — Have had this care since 2002 and it has been the best car I have ever owned. The engine seems to be bulletproof and will not stop running. I an at 198,000 miles and still no oil use or reliability pr... Read More
One Of The Best Luxury Sports Sedans Made. by Hervey
 — Very nice rideing, moderately handleing and above average performance. Car and Driver Car of the Year in 1998. They are very realiable and have had hardly any problems. The only fault are the door lo... Read More

1998 Lexus GS 400 Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 7 reviews

1998 Lexus GS 400

Lexus introduced the GS 400 in 1998 to quell complaints that its GS cars lacked the power to be considered true sports sedans. Previous GS offerings were too big and had engines that were too small to be anything more than a four door, luxury sedan.

That changed with the GS 400's debut in 1998. The new vehicle had a 4.0 liter, V8 engine that delivered 300 horsepower and propelled the GS 400 from zero to 60 miles per hour in 5.4 seconds.

"The 4.0 liter engine is a magnificent work of art!" wrote one owner. "What other car accelerates so quickly and smoothly?" A common complaint for almost all Lexus models this year stemmed from the trunk-mounted CD changer.


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1998 Lexus Gs400 - Won't Start

Car was running fine - parked overnight then when I turn key on there is nothing - jump from another vehicle car starts to start immediately then sputters & dies. won't keep running. Fuel pump? Fuel ...

4 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

Car Having Trouble Unlocking. Is It An Actuator Problem?

Car doors won't unlock with the remote but has no problem locking. Also one day when I tried unlocking from inside the car using the car doors it would lock and then unlock right away. Haven't ha...

376 views with 2 answers (last answer 8 months ago)

Ran Threw A Medium Sized Puddle Amd Not Too Long After The Check Engine Log...

On my way home It was pouring rain and I ran through a medium sized puddle of water. Shortly after the check engine light came on. Not sure why? I looked it up and most people claim to have engine p...

49 views with 1 answer (last answer 11 months ago)

Car Completely Dead

Well I my 1998 lexus gs 400 recently got a newer and stronger battery installed because I was having a problem with my older battery draining whenever the car is not being driven. Had no problems wi...

392 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)

Car Battery Drained After Letting Car Sit For A Day Or Two. Is It Due To Th...

My car hasn't had any issues when it comes to the battery/alternator in awhile. About 2 weeks ago when i tried starting the car it wouldn't start and was making a clicking sound. Turns out the batte...

581 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)