1991 Lexus LS 400 4.0L V8 from North America
The Best Luxury Sedan In The World!
The Hood Struts no longer hold the hood up on their own.
The Antenna for the stereo no longer raises or lowers, it just makes noise.
This car is the perfect every day car. It has an almost perfect blend of comfort, power and performance. The 250hp V8 never seems to be down on power. Most large sedans have way more than 250 horses these days, but this car makes the most of it and it feels more than adequate. When you step on the gas, the car inhales and just throws itself down the road like a rock down a well.
If you focus on engine alone you might just think you are a match for every sports car out there. That is until you need to negotiate corners. Once the car takes a set, it's fine, but getting it to settle down and take a set takes the edge off of the driving experience. Upgrading the spring/shock combo will work wonders for this car as it was set up to be first and foremost a luxury cruiser.
Every material on the car is of the highest quality as evidenced by how good most of them look after 15+ years.
I thought that my Mercedes 300E was the best car I've ever owned until this one. They both have different character and they both have tons of soul. The Mercedes is more performance oriented than the Lexus, but the Lexus is a do-all wonder that cannot be matched on the used car market (in my opinion).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th January, 2007