1999 Lexus LS 400 4.0 1UZ-FSE V8 from North America
If you want something tank reliable, this is the car for you. It is superb even from year one
Nothing except windshield washer fluid, and I fixed it using a wire to pull up the float, and replacing the third brake light bulbs.
I have been doing research and have chosen to go to my local Lexus dealer to get the original 90k service done now. It's $1,162.90 and includes belt, tensioners, idlers, fluids, oil change, wash, ALL.
It's a dream car. Something that can only be appreciated if driven. Even at 155k I can floor it and stomp my 2010 V6 Coupe Accord... It's a beast, yet clean and elegant. My Mom (59) loves "the squared lines and elegance." I want her to get one now and throw her '02 Acura TL-S away.
In my opinion it's what Toyota got when they tried to build the best car in the world. It's superb. I still get looks and comments on how clean and original it is. I absolutely love my 16 year old car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st December, 2015
1st Dec 2015, 23:24
"Tank reliable". I chose a '96 Town Car 9 years ago. No regrets at all.
2nd Dec 2015, 22:30
Also a TC from that era falls in the "elegance" category a lot more than the Lexus on topic, which looks more like a Camry even though it's a rear drive.
10th Dec 2015, 17:12
Just got my service date for major maintenance. Pretty stoked! The Honda has been out of commission due to fouled spark plugs, outdated computer and a bad starter... All covered under warranty, but still left my mom stranded over the Altamont Pass when I let her use it...
Lincoln Town Cars are indeed nice, but I chose the Lexus for different reasons, primarily because of the engineering that went into making them.