28th Apr 2005, 02:33
Weird, I bought that car and never had any problems with it. Its price/ quality erhalting is perfect. Maybe it's a mondaycar (just one in the thousand with everything wrong). Would I buy another one, never... I'm just in love with it.
24th Sep 2005, 10:15
I have a 2001 LS430 that I purchased new in 2000, traded a BMW 740iL for it and have never regretted it. I think you should try another as maybe you did get a bad one, but I can say nothing bad about it. Mercedes is the worst of all luxury cars for minor breaks and repairs that cost an arm and a leg. BMW's are better made vehicles, but still the maintenance will break you. I have not even had a light bulb blow out on the LS430...as close to perfection as a car can come especially with all the accoutrements.
29th Nov 2005, 20:53
I agree with the above. I have owned all sorts of luxury cars. My first was an 1985 Mercedes 300d. That was a great car never had any problems with that and I put almost 200,000 miles on that. It was in 1992 I heard Mercedes had lost all its quality and reliability so I decided to get a 1992 LS400. I never regretted that. In 1995 BMW released the new body styile of the 7 series. I just had to get one. Now that I would regret. So many problems, but luckily I still had the Lexus to drive. I then bought the new LS400 in 1995 also and love that one just as much as the first. I drove that, which I still have both LS, for 150,000 miles when in 2001 the new LS430 came out and I had to get one. I love this one the most. I'm a Lexus driver for Life and I recommend you be one to. You must have just got a lemon. My friend bought a 1998 ES300 and the engine went at 50,000 miles. Lexus payed for the motor and it ran like new. Lexus said it was their fault.
22nd Dec 2005, 13:38
We are on our 3rd Lexus. Since I bought my wife her first GS 300 several years ago we have been hooked. We now own a LS 430. I had owned several luxury sedans and by far the Lexus 430 is the best riding most reliable automobile on the planet.
I mean it is such a pleasure to drive that I just get in and cruise while listening to a great sound system. Perhaps, as Murphy's law says you got a bad one.