2000 Lexus LS 400 4.0 from UK and Ireland
The LS400 MkIV is a flawless car!!
The criticisms about the LS400 centre around its appearance. Those who take themselves seriously buy an LS400 as they don't need to make a statement about themselves to lesser beings. S-Classes are for those who want to pat themselves on the back and the 7 series though superb are generally bought by the Nouveau Riche.
Hence discretion and perfection are the aims of the LS400.
Performance is more adequate than the Royce and delivered with no fuss whatsoever.
The quietest car on the road.
The most reliable car on the road; the Germans envy the diligence with which Lexus stick to procedures when building a Lexus.
The MkIV is so good that Autocar in their 1999 review criticised it really heavily. Those who know anything about cars know the Autocar writers are technically inept. They mis-quoted completely the specification of the MkIV and stated that optical connectors in the S-Class Hi-Fi was for quicker signals! A totally emotive review that missed the point of each of the cars reviewed.
The LS400 MkIV is a flawless car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th September, 2002
2nd Oct 2006, 04:32
"...and the 7 series though superb are generally bought by the Nouveau Riche".
:-) Yes, they are bought by the 'Nouveau Riche', but they are NOT superb! I've owned one and they're dreadfully unreliable. BMW have sadly gone the same way as Mercedes, resting on their German laurels and forgetting to put effort into engineering.
Lexus just do cars better than the competition.