1998 Lexus GS 400 User Reviews

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1998 Lexus GS 400 Review
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Great Looks To Go With Great Power — I love this car I just don't have the time or passion I once had to repair it. Bought it at Lexus dealer great car. Need to get daughter a slower more manageable car. Not your average Lexus if you look the GS 400 has a V8 with all the luxury of still being a Lexus. Auto but has option for on the steering wheel paddle shift manually.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Car is a great car. RWD V8 traction control VSC system sunroof, black with black interior wood grain highlights Black and chrome rims, eye catcher and plenty of power to go with the luxury. Runs GREAT!

Cons: Needs Maint, needs brakes and booster.

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1998 Lexus GS 400 Base Review
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What You Hope For In A Car — This car just goes and goes. I've never had to do a major repair in 8 years of ownership and it's approaching 178k. It's larger that an IS250/350 but will still get you 18/25 miles to the gallon.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Looks. Dependability. Power. Trouble free.

Cons: Some wind noise at windsheild pillars.

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Best Car I Have Ever Owned. Will Buy A New Gs Soon If Not The Ls — 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 problems. I did put in my first alternator at 196,000. It is no wonder chrysler and chevy are bankrupt. They could never build a car this good.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Power, Styling, Reliability, Low maintainence

Cons: Tires are really picky, wrong tires = lots of road noise

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Nearly 11 Years Later, It Still Rides Like A Dream. — 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 fast. We've had this car since December 1997, and recently surpassed the 104,000 mile mark. It has been through one major accident, yet this car runs like it just rolled off the showroom. It's fast, it's absolutely comfortable, it's silent, yet it has a subtle V8 growl. It exudes true Lexus quality and reliability. However, gas mileage has been pretty dismal (averaging 15-17mpg city/highway combined) and although this car has been dealership maintained, it gets pretty pricey to service or fix. However, take good care of this car and it will last for at least another 100K. This is the only car our family has kept for more than 5 years, and it is still amazing. This car is world-class.

Pros: ACCELERATION. Reliability. Comfort. Style. Quality (exterior and interior)

Cons: Fuel efficiency. Expensive to maintain. A bit soft in the corners.

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One Of The Best Luxury Sports Sedans Made. — 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 lock acuators where out around 100,000 miles.

Pros: 0-60 in 5.8 and a top speed of 149. Made in 1998 so prices now are very reasonable.

Cons: Door lock acuators

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Lexus Gs 400 You Cant Get A Better Car For The Price — This is one of the best cars I have ever had. It performs very well for a midsize car. It has been a great purchase for the money and the minimal up keep it has need to to keep it running well. I will buy another Lexus in a year or two.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Runs great and has a very low cost of ownership

Cons: none

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Reviews From Other Years

2000 Lexus GS 400 Reviews

Great Car After 6 Years Of Ownership. By Christopher

I ask for something and she delivers always wanting more. Although Lexus could have outfitted them with the breaks of their flagship LS400 it is very easy to upgrade to the 4 pot LS400 calipers. Not t... Read More

My Car By H Manuel

The car is the best in class. It have leather interiors, Sunroof, it have a graet acceleration 300 horsepower the maintenace is not too high and i buy for a good price. it's not a new car but when I d... Read More

1999 Lexus GS 400 Reviews

Gs400 Delivers Great Value By Rich923

This is a great sedan with some punch in the power train. The ride is smooth and quiet. The front seats are somewhat stiff but provide good comfort and support for long trips. The rear seat fits tw... Read More

I Would Def Buy Another Lexus By Desmond

Love the V8 and bug 3 inch exhaust pipes!!! Fast & Luxurious and the gas ain't too bad either...Now and then the the brakes squeal and the a/c doesn't cool as fast in really hot weather. Overall not b... Read More

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