1996 Lexus LS 400 V8 4.0L from North America
Nothing really went wrong on this car. I did regular maintenance on it. That is all.
My previous car was a 1991 LS400, which is currently being driven by a relative. Vehicle has over 243000 miles on it and it simply "asks for more" NO PROBLEMS with it at all - NONE. It rides today same as it did in 2001 when I first got it.
First Lexus LS400 has been released in 1990 after only 4 years of development; Mercedes has been in business some 81 years or so, and BMW even longer.
First model of Lexus ever released was an LS400. This car is very much over engineered. Early LS400's have gone to as far as 600000 miles and they are still on the roads today. This is probably the best built car ever.
Some say it is a boring car comparing to let's say Mercedes-Benz. I think you have to get behind the wheels of both of those cars to understand what I mean. I disagree that Lexus is boring. Even though I've had many high end cars, including Mercedes and BMW's, I will stick to a Lexus.
It is not a car that you will show off as much as in a Mercedes, but you will not let any car mechanic make money off you; this is the most reliable car ever built.
Some say: well, my power steering went out or alternator or A/C compressor... yes they did, but never on a car with less than 150000+ miles.
Having a good friend at a Lexus dealer who is a tech there, I was told that those cars are simply "bullet proof" (eg. its drivetrain is virtually unbreakable).
Well, enough of my opinions here; buy one and judge it for yourself. I'm 100% positive that you will not be disappointed with it, even if it has over 150000 on the odometer. I really mean it. This is truly an amazing vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th August, 2007