Recommendation on Buying a Lexus LS400

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Buying a Lexus LS400

So, you decided to get a Lexus LS400? in this article I will try to you details on which year to get to fit budget, your driving and your future goals for wonderful ride. Before I I would like to share historic perspective on Lexus .


At a top-level, top-secret Toyota Chairman Eiji determines the time is right to a luxury vehicle to challenge the best

A study team the U.S. to conduct focus while a design team to California to develop concepts.


The first of the LS 400 running is built.

May 1986

Performance begins on the Autobahn in Germany.


January 1990

The LS 400 is a Car and Driver 10Best.

February 1990

The Motoring Association names the LS 400 Best Car of the Year.

July 1990

first appears in a J.D. and Associates study, ranked as the #1 in the Initial Quality Study.


Lexus unveils the first new to its product line, the SC 400.


The SC 300 is introduced. Lexus the J.D. Power and Associates topping the Customer Satisfaction as the #1 Carline, the Initial Quality as the Best Overall Carline, and the Satisfaction Study as the Best Carline.

September 1991

The ES 300 the ES 250.

January 1992

The SC 400 and ES 300 are Automobile Magazine All-Stars, and SC 400 a Car and 10Best. Lexus outsells BMW and to become the number-one luxury

March 1992

Motor and the Motoring Press Association the SC 400 Import Car of the Year.

July 1992

Lexus tops the J.D. Power and Customer Satisfaction Study as the #1 and the Sales Satisfaction Study as the Overall Carline.


A freshened LS 400 appears with than 50 changes, many as a response to dealer and customer

January 1993

Lexus its first luxury performance the GS 300. The SC 300 is named to the Car and Driver list and to Automobile Magazine All-Star list.


The LS 400 is named the Best Import Car for by The Robb Report .


For the third year in a row, is ranked as the #1 Carline in the J.D. and Associates Customer Satisfaction

February 1994

Lexus is as the Best Overall Carline in the Power and Associates Vehicle Study, reflecting satisfaction three years of ownership.

May 1994

Lexus sweeps the Power and Associates Initial Study, with the Best Carline ranking.


Lexus is ranked as the #1 Carline in the Power and Associates Customer Study for the fourth straight and as the Best Overall Carline in Satisfaction for the third time in years.

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November 1994

The second-generation LS 400 goes on sale.


The new LS 400 is designated Best of New by Popular Science .

The LS400 was in the UK in June 1990 as a one-specification It had a brand-new 4.0-litre V8 engine set new levels for smoothness and refinement. All featured a state-of-the-art automatic that made even the Mercedes-Benz automatics seem second best.

There was a upgrade in October 1991, the vanity mirrors were illumination — believe it or A passenger airbag was fitted January 1993 and this also received a slightly grille.

The replacement second generation looked very similar, it was an all-new car, and it arrived in 1994. Neither car has sold in high numbers, so finding a selection of used examples may a little difficult.

In this we are only going to focus on the generation. I believe the first Lexus LS400 is the most of all Lexus Cars because it set the for future models. When I a family ride. I chose a Lexus LS400 for its historic For 14 year old car, this still ride like a new Camry. Its smooth, its quiet and its Lexus LS400 also as Silent Rocket. Once you on the gas pedal you look down the cluster and the next thing you you are cruising 50 mph. Actually, the car slow because its so quiet and You do not feel the bumps and vibrations, you don’t really feel the Lots of new owners get speeding for this reasons. So, drive

From the exterior view, the looks the same as the 1993, but are few refinements. For example, larger and more reliable then its siblings.

Common Problems:

1. Control LCD turn black: 10-14 years the LCD starts to and the temperature/climate display turn The repair cost is about

2. Rear View Mirror: as above mechanism

3. Power Very common, if the previous did not change it. Its time to change it you acquire the new ride. Repair is about $250-$300

4. Trac For some reasons, this is common. I have read a lot it. Its most likely be the speed Repair cost is about

5. Bushings and Cushions: They are can be for about $400-500

Things to

1. 1990-1992 LS400: Due to smaller

2. Air Suspension Shocks: This was an options and its an expensive option to Each shock is about and you will need to replace all However, recently we have shocks for 1/4 of the price.

My Recommendation:

1. Get a Bigger tires and brakes

2. Suspension: No expensive Air Suspension

3. No Traction Control: Avoid Light

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