1990 Lexus LS Reviews - Page 3 of 4

1990 Lexus LS 400 4.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired174000 miles
Most recent distance185000 miles
Previous carJaguar XJ6

Summary:

I would definitely buy another - Brilliant!

Faults:

This car has never let me down. However, come the MOT, wear and tear on key components - brake disks worn too thin, and suspension ball joints and bushes needed replacement. The parts are very expensive and at this age exceed the value of the car.

General Comments:

Notwithstanding this, the car is beautifully made and should last many more years yet. There are minor rust spots over the rear off-side wheel arch and on the drivers door above the window frame, but nothing major. Only the temp gauge / clock display no longer works and I need a new CD changer, but other than this, everything still works magnificently. If you can stand the spare part prices in the UK, petrol economy is OK in mid-thirties.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2004

1990 Lexus LS 400 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles
Previous carCadillac Seville

Summary:

Excellent car, even with 150K on it

Faults:

A/C compressor went out about 150K.

A/C controller/clock display not readable except when the car is extremely hot inside.

Seats are kind of uncomfortable for someone short (5'4") like me.

General Comments:

Fabulous car! My husband is a mechanic and we own our own shop. He says this is how all cars should be built. With 160K on it, it is still going strong, doesn't use a drop of oil, has power, performance and all the gadgets you could want.

My mom got this car as a demo with 5000 on it in 1991 and we got it from her last year with 150K on it. My husband and I have no intention of getting rid of this car until something really goes wrong with it, which as it stands seems like it's going to be a very long time from now.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th July, 2004

1990 Lexus LS 400 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Most recent distance217000 miles
Previous carCadillac Catera

Summary:

The best used car value on the road

Faults:

The idle speed control unit was bad when I bought the car (since I'm a used car dealer it was a snap to fix). And as usual the led for the ac control is dark, but the air is ice cold. The seats have been all recovered, and with a new paint job this car looks like new.

General Comments:

The lexus v-8 cars are a treat to own at any age. these cars will easily go 300,000 + miles with no major problems. However they are expensive to repair when a problem does occur.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th July, 2004

1990 Lexus LS 400 4.0L V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 miles
Most recent distance168000 miles
Previous carFord Aerostar

Summary:

Exellent value

Faults:

AC was running poorly when first acquired, had it fixed, and now 18 months later no cold air. Passenger seat head rest power function is not working. And a notoriously none functioning item: the clock/temp display.

General Comments:

Yet to regret, bought the LS400 in 2002 for $5800 and was not sure what to expect, I did know about Toyota reliability and Lexus good looks. Primarily my wife's car and our long distance travel car, it has been a joy to own. High performance, superb handling, comfortable, nice styling, just wonderful. The wife says she feels save in this car. Some of the weak points are... leather seats are wearing fast and not of the best quality, the interior air fan is a little weak and ours needs to be replaced, having some difficulty with the AC, no cold air right now, 18 months after a complete AC service, I would like to fix some misc. appearance items, but that would be all. The drive train is running smooth. Overall very happy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th March, 2004

1990 Lexus LS 400 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired184000 miles
Most recent distance204000 miles
Previous carAcura Legend

Summary:

The finest car available

Faults:

In the 9 months I have owned this wonderful car nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

This is seriously the finest car I have ever owned. I purchased it with high mileage, but it looked and drove like new. Nearly a year and 20,000 miles have passed, and this car is still problem free. My next car will be a Lexus, if this one ever wears out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2003

4th Oct 2003, 12:59

Hi! I was wondering - how much is a Lexus worth with that sort of mileage and age? I found one with 183'000 miles from 1991 with a car phone, but WITHOUT leather, heated seats, traction, memory seats, and nakamichi sound system...

A reply is greatly appreciated.

21st Oct 2003, 15:58

A '91 is more Toyota than Lexus. If the car was kept in a dry, snow-free state, it's worth a couple grand... no more than 3. If it was kept anywhere else (snow or high humidity), it's not worth a wooden nickle unless you just want own a Lexus. Money would be better spent on a same year Camry.

26th Feb 2013, 22:06

The above comment should be ignored. The poster probably confused Lexus ES with Lexus LS. The LS is all LEXUS, with absolutely NO Toyota parts in it. There were no Toyota cars with V8 engines, or of this wheel base, body size, transmission and so on. Lexus ES on the other hand, was based on Toyota Camry, and many parts are interchangeable.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 16 reviews