1995 Lexus LS 400 4.0 V8 from Australia and New Zealand
I love it - affordable, reliable, luxury motoring
Minor electrical faults, oil pressure warning light, bulb blown warning light, both false alarms.
An auto electrician fixed the bulb blown warning light, but traced the oil pressure warning light to the instrument panel. $2000 to replace, plus $500 to reset the speedo. No thanks! I disconnected the oil light and installed an after market oil gauge and warning light.
I call it the satin sledgehammer - smooth and powerful. I was a bit hesitant to buy a 17 year old car with 360,000 km on the clock, but $6,000 for a $150,000 limo seemed like a bargain.
It's turned out be the best car I've even owned. I thought my old E Class Merc was good, but the Lex has been better in every way; smoother, quieter, more comfortable, faster, more economical and more reliable.
My mechanic hates me! The only time he sees me is once every 5000km for an oil change, once a year for registration check, and once every 150,000km for a timing belt change. That's a $2,000 job, so check the log books if you're thinking of buying one.
The stereo is awesome. I installed an FM modulator to play MP3s, but ended up ripping all my vinyl to CD because the quality is so much better.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th June, 2014