1998 Lexus LS 400 4.0 from Finland
Nice to drive, expensive to own
- Front upper control arms.
- Brake master cylinder.
- Front discs and pads.
- Starter motor.
- Timing belt.
- Master key.
- Door actuator.
- Rear upper control arms.
- Rear broken spring.
- A/C compressor.
A lot of wear and tear, and it's not so easy to fix this car. Especially in Finland, where this car is extremely rare, particularly the facelift version I have.
Service costs are really high, because of the work involved.
The car itself is really nice, relaxing to drive, and has lot of power when needed.
In the winter the car is extremely tricky, no grip at all, and the rear can step out even with the traction control and VSC on.
Much nicer to drive in the summer, when there is grip available.
I like the car, but there are things that I am not too happy about, especially the location of the starter motor and the fact that engine has a timing belt. Fixing these issues costs a lot of money.
I have also had problems with the alarm, keys and locks.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th May, 2013