1998 Lexus LS Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1998 Lexus LS 400 4.0 DOHC V* from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0 DOHC V* Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

One of the best cars on the road

Faults:

Hood gas struts weak, replaced under warranty.

Nothing else.

General Comments:

Definitely the best car I've ever owned.

The car gets 26mpg cruising a 75 mph, even better at lower speed.

Extremely smooth and quiet.

Transmission and engine are gems.

Sneaky fast, it's so composed doing it that it comes as a shock to see how quickly and fast it can move.

The brakes are very powerful and smooth.

While no sports car, it does handle very well for a car its size and type. Larger tires would probably make it even better.

The Nakamichi stereo is outstanding, great sound and depth.

I basically have nothing negative to say about it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2005

1998 Lexus LS 400 Platinum 4.0 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 V8 Don't Know
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired47000 miles
Most recent distance68000 miles
Previous carCadillac DeVille

Summary:

Can't be beat for the money

Faults:

The Car has only been to the dealer for scheduled maintenance. This car is a very good choice.

General Comments:

I owned a 93 LS 400. It was totaled in an accident with 168000 miles on it. I was not planning on replacing it soon.

The (newer) car is such a dream. You will be impressed by the interior upgrades, wood trim, Nakamichi stereo.

I was all smiles the first time I drove it at night and recognized the self leveling HID headlamps.

The fuel economy is excellent for a 8 cylinder automobile.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2003

1998 Lexus LS 400 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired142000 miles
Most recent distance155000 miles
Previous carLexus LS400

Summary:

Everything you ever needed or wanted in a car.

Faults:

The car has front right strut noise that has not been able to be diagnosed correctly.

General Comments:

Lexus makes the best car out there for the money.

The dependability and quality are truly exceptional.

This is my fourth Lexus and I will stick with Lexus for life.

The Navigational system has some bugs, but over all quality ranks 8 out of 10.

Stereo system truly rocks!

The interior is very comfortable including velvet soft leather through out.

Body is long and sleek. I always get looks when I am in my car. This car is absolutely gorgeous. One notices that a lot of thought and care was put into the design of the 1998 LS400.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 2003

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 12 reviews