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1998 Lexus LS 400 Base Review
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65

Luxurious — I like the smooth ride and how quiet the car is. When I want to accelerate in a hurry, this LS400 is responsive. I can adjust the seat belt height, headrest, steering wheel position and seat to my individual comfort. Rear seat passengers enjoy the spacious legroom afforded the driver and front seat passenger. The car handles beautifully. I feel like I am enjoying a luxurious ride.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Comfortable, customizable, smooth and quiet ride

Cons: Instructed to use premium gas

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Best Car That I Ever Owned — Just a great car that I have owned for 10 years! I wanted a car that I could spend less than $2,000 a year on, and this was it. I paid $13,500 in 2002 and put a paint job $1500 and replaced the starter twice $1500 or so..........and that was it! I have not sold it, but CarGurus say that it has a value of $3,500. $13,500 minus $3,500 is $10,000 for 10 years........I would say that I made my goal of not spending more than $2,000 a year on a car and look at the car that I drove.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Reliable, comfortable, dependable,

Cons: Initial cost but worth it, and that is coming from a frugal guy!

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One Of The Best All Time Cars — Very smooth, quiet and powerful (V8) and handles very well for a big sedan. Extremely reliable. I always pay attention to the fluids and adhere to the maintenance schedule. Over the long haul, a LOT LESS than I'd spend on a comparable BMW. Best car I've ever had!

Pros: Smooth ride, navigation, heated leather seats, driver and passenger power seats,

Cons: Limited trunk space, Rear seats cannot be folded

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Outstanding Value For Money, You Have To Have A Weekend Fun Car For The Petrol Heads — Overall it's a good car fantastically built and engineered and has phenomenal reliability. It doesn't do any one thing exceptional it just does everything good. I have a deal on this car it's my new daily driver. Surprisingly quick 0-60 in 6.1 seconds 1/4 mile in 14.7 seconds so it's not a slouch. Some say it has fairly bland styling but in my opinion it's the best looking of the LS series. Cheap to buy maintenance if you don't do it yourself is fair. Not a fun car as a drivers car but very very relaxing for a daily driver.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Comfort, One of the best luxury cars for the money

Cons: A bit older, Not a drivers car

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Gets You From Point A To B... Quicker Than You'd Expect? — Overall-incredibly roomy Performance-unexpected power for being so heavy Build Quality-Sturdy like a truck, small and powerful like a car Appearance-front and break light designs not too appealing It is actually surprisingly a fun car to drive. Low profile looks is actually a plus.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Roomy yet doesn't appear too big

Cons: Not exactly a looker

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One Of The Finest Vehicles Ever Made — This car is simply amazing! I have about 140,000 miles as of today and not ONE thing has broke or needed repair. As part of regular maintenance, I have changed the timing belt, water pump, spark plugs, and turned the rotors. If you want a reliable car, you wont find it any where else, but Lexus. On top of that it still runs silky smooth and has passed smog first time every-time. The quality of this car is miles ahead of any offerings from Mercedes, BMW, Audi, or Jaguar. Even after 140,000 miles on rough California roads, nothing rattles or vibrates. The car still feels tight and rock solid. All the electronic systems still work flawlessly and are easy to use . The interior materials have not faded or cracked and still look brand new. The performance of this car is very good. For a 3890lb car it moves. The 4.0 Liter V8 with 290hp moves this luxury sedan from a stop to sixty in about 6.4 seconds, which for its time, is better than any of the competitors offerings in the same price range. The handling is decent for a heavy car, and you would be surprised at how well it will take corners. I get an average of 23 mpg, and have logged upwards of 28 mpg on long highway trips. All in all, this car is one of the best ever offered from a luxury auto maker. It has everything you want, and nothing you don't.

Pros: Power, comfort, reliable, gas milage, classic looks, features

Cons: No one makes cars like this anymore!

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Aristocratic — I like the car..it is really great..i got it as 1 of my best companion..i call lexus as my Gf coz it;s performance is really good..it runs according to my wish . it looks really charming and adorable. it's bottle green color makes it more beautiful..but as it is my GF...its quite exclusive to maintain bcoz of high fuel mileage. it's 8 cylinder car.and as it very big...so it requires my hard effort, my money to accelerate it.

Pros: suPeRb

Cons: n0ne..but  hiGh gAoline  mileage..

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Absolutly Beautiful Car — Best Car I have Ever Owned

Pros: Power, Luxury, Size

Cons: RWD, Costly Repairs

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Reviews From Other Years

2000 Lexus LS 400 Reviews

Lexus Best Flagship Car By Marco

I love everything about my car. Had many Toyotas in the past and other european cars . Nothing like Lexus. 22 Miles Per Gallon for a 4.0 V-8 Great handling, sound proof , ultra smooth ride. My frien... Read More

Great Understated Car With Surprising Performance By Patrick

This car is a wonder to drive. With 290 bhp it levels most competition. Want a stoplight sleeper? This car is it. Despite its weight it can pull off a 0-60 time of less than 6 seconds. You're bath... Read More

1999 Lexus LS 400 Reviews

Lexus Is Luxury Safe Reliable Family Sedan By Joe

recently bought LS400 base at 180,000 miles for $69K. So far it's just perfect, quiet, smooth, gear shifting is almost unnoticeable. i have yet to see how long the car will last and cost of ownership ... Read More

Buy One. Or An Ls430/460/600h If You Have The Money For One Of Those. By John

Great car more toys then you'd ever think possible extremely reliable, very fast and the most comfortable car in the world thats not a Maybach. oh and it goes like stink and can tow very well. And unl... Read More

1997 Lexus LS 400 Reviews

The Lexus Ls 400 Is Smooth And Reliable By 1997_Lexus_PB

The Lexus LS 400 is smooth, reliable and does not disappoint the driver. The engine is excellent and continues to perform with powerful acceleration and very little maintenance. The interior is roomy ... Read More

Love It! By Gerald

Love it!!! - Very comfortable! The ultimate luxury! Very smooth and feels very safe! Takes command of the road! Very powerful and reliable. Nice sound system. Loaded to the hilt. Even has a tool and a... Read More

1996 Lexus LS 400 Reviews

The Best Car Ever Built! By Corbee

This car runs flawlessly! It is 18 years old and has never has one issue -- it's needed maintenance as all cars need, but I've never had any issues at all. It's quiet, balanced, well made, quality, ... Read More

Impressive By TexasKidd

My '96 LS400 has been a great vehicle. I still drive her on a daily basis and have absolutely no reason to get rid of her. The only "repair" I have had was this year(2014) when the fuel pump went out ... Read More

1995 Lexus LS 400 Reviews

Best Car By FreeSkyy

What can I say, I am the second owner and it's at 91K miles. Still run like dream: quite, responsive, solid. Suspension system is still be best; it's better than the air suspension of 2001-2006. Th... Read More

Lovin' The Lexus Ls400 By Sonya

What I liked about my Lexus LS400 was EVERYTHING. What I dislike about it, is that we sold it! I wish so much that I had it back even with 188,000 miles on it. It was still way better than this Mitsib... Read More

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