1992 Lexus LS 400 from North America
A really expensive Toyota Avalon
Even upkeep is expensive on this car; $1000 for full tune up. Rims tarnished badly; $625 a piece from a dealer.
Power steering pump bad; $1300.
A/C went out; $1000.
Rear view mirror stuck on dimming position; $500.
I have always wanted a Lexus, and I have owned Cadillacs, Lincolns and Mercedes.
It's a nice car, but not worth $1000 for almost every repair, and it's nearly impossible to find these in junkyards.
Lexus dealerships seem to have a snobby attitude and parts are stupidly expensive.
Reliability was good, and it better be at the prices it cost to keep the car! I understand that high end luxury cars are generally higher than a mainstream car, but this is a bit much; repairs exceed way beyond Lincoln, Cadillac and even Mercedes Benz on certain things.
I believe it's a good car, but it's best to get a one new or leased, because once it breaks the price costs about as much as a two mortgages!!!
Look and design was nice, but not as flashy or elegant as other domestic or german luxury cars.
Comfort is about the same as a Toyota Avalon. I'm not knocking the car, but if you have owned American or German luxury, stick with Cadillac, Benz and Lincoln; I know I will.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th February, 2008
12th Feb 2008, 19:14
Mileage says it all. What do you expect with 250,000 miles?
13th Feb 2008, 14:15
What does mileage have to do with repairs??? I think he was referring to the overall cost of ownership; the car was reliable, but way overpriced to repair.
2nd Mar 2008, 10:09
Well, if you're looking for a car that is cheap to own you shouldn't go for such an advanced older car. You should know that well engineered, technically advanced older cars are expensive to own. The same thing goes for older Mercedes and BMW's. Cars need maintenance, and the more advanced they were when new, the higher the cost. I just can't see what you are complaining about, with such high mileage. It's a Lexus, not a Ford or a Buick.