Much better than Mercedes and BMW!
The CD Changer - when I bought the car, the CD changer was not in running condition. It was showing an error. I got it checked by a local electrician, he said it needs to be replaced. I got it checked by the Lexus dealer, they said the same thing. I bought a used, but in good working condition cd changer from ebay. After replacing the cd changer, it was still showing an error.
Same thing happened to my friend, who owns a 1995 LS400. Lexus has some kind of weird thing with CD changers. If you don't get them replaced by the dealer, it will never work again.
All LS400s have weak alternators. This is my 4th LS400 and I have replaced the alternator for all of them.
Beside the above problems, the car is just simply amazing. It's beautiful, roomy, elegant, and very affordable. The resale is good too. It's the best value for money. It gives you the elegant class for a very reasonable amount of money. A very durable and easy to maintain car.
I recently drove the 2001 Mercedes S500. Except for its suspension, there was nothing better than my LS400. This week I am planning to trade in my 1996 LS400 for a 1998 LS400.
Thanks LEXUS, for making my decision so easy in buying a new car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd January, 2006