1995 Lexus Ls 400
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Almost perfection from day 1

by from Abbeville,Ga. on August 8, 2017

Driving the 1995 Lexus LS400 is like driving no other.I bought my '95 LS400 on May 26th 1998 and still driving it today.It had 39K miles on it when I bought it.The most comfortable car you can drive.I...
Driving the 1995 Lexus LS400 is like driving no other.I bought my '95 LS400 on May 26th 1998 and still driving it today.It had 39K miles on it when I bought it.The most comfortable car you can drive.I drove mine from mid Ga. to Gadsden,Al and wasn't even tired when I got there.And loved driving it back. I've had some minor problems with it which is normal for having it this long.But over all,I can't complain.My driver window messed up and am having to replace the rack & pinion and power steering pump but the car has about 230K miles on it which is still low miles for a 22 year old car and under average miles.I've had two accidents in it,not serious and the car is still driving. My 2nd accident,I was so lucky and The Good Lord being with me.I almost hit a phone pole and some pine trees when I went off the road.I got choked on my coffee and started coughing then couldn't breathe and almost passed out.My eyes were closed and couldn't open them when I was choking,went off the road and didn't know it 'til I stopped.I barely tapped a tree in front of me.The coffee had gone down my windpipe. That's why the rack has to be replaced and the steering pump.I hit a culvert and did a General Lee up in the air.I have to get the driver window fixed and the power buttons for the windows to work and the locks.But other than that,she's still rolling right on down the hiway.And I don't plan on ever selling her.We've been through a lot together over 19 years. The car did a great job protecting me in both accidents.Both times,my seat belt was in use.On May 13th 2014,I bought another one.A silver 1999 LS400 with 111,383 miles.Now it has only 135K miles.Not bad for a '99.I may be fixin' to buy an 2003 LS430 soon and sell my '99. I've had about 8 or 9 Lexus's since 1997.The only reason I buy a Lexus is not to show off but because of my back injury in the Army in Vietnam('68-'69) and Ft. Campbell,Ky in 1976.The lumbar support in the driver's seat is so awesome and comfortable on my back.The seat is the reason I can drive long distances and not get tired.The best car that has ever been made in my opinion.The engine and transmission is second to none.
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Forgotten Treasure

by from Killeen, Texas on July 5, 2017

This car is a hidden jewel of the past. The air conditioning compared to cars made today is amazing. Driving in the south, this is a must, and will make you feel like its the middle of December when 1...
This car is a hidden jewel of the past. The air conditioning compared to cars made today is amazing. Driving in the south, this is a must, and will make you feel like its the middle of December when 105 degrees out. I can't express how much I love this car here so I'll let it speak for its self.
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1995 Lexus LS400

by from new york, NY on March 18, 2017

I loved this car, I did not own it very long as it ended up needing ball joints and I decided to trade it in. Other than that It was great, smooth riding, powerful, and above all luxurious. I would de...
I loved this car, I did not own it very long as it ended up needing ball joints and I decided to trade it in. Other than that It was great, smooth riding, powerful, and above all luxurious. I would definitely recommend it.
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LS400 in Saltillo MS

by from Saltillo, MS on December 1, 2016

I have always been a fan of this vehicle so I bought one after I wrecked my GS. One of the issues that I had was having the ECU repaired. My only other issue was that there should have been a garage...
I have always been a fan of this vehicle so I bought one after I wrecked my GS. One of the issues that I had was having the ECU repaired. My only other issue was that there should have been a garage door opener and I hated the gas tank being on the passenger side. Other than that, I give it two thumbs up.
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Love It

by from Florida on September 19, 2013

My mom and stepdad bought the car (1995 Lexus LS400) new, and I acquired it in 2001. It has 150K on it. I've never loved a car like I love this one. It's been kept up and has been great. New starter, ...
My mom and stepdad bought the car (1995 Lexus LS400) new, and I acquired it in 2001. It has 150K on it. I've never loved a car like I love this one. It's been kept up and has been great. New starter, new battery 2x, timing belt, brakes, but no new major parts needed. My mechanic says it should go at least another 150K. He said the interiors of the comparable Mercedes and BMWs fall apart with this kind of age, but the Lexus interiors don't. And that's true. Used to live in California and when driving the Grapevine pass from SF to LA my prior cars (Plymouth, Olds 98) all used to struggle. But the first time I drove it in this, I was like, "That was the Grapevine? That was it?" One time I had to brake as hard as I could and swerve violently to avoid a collision, and the ABS worked great and although the rear end slid, as soon as I let up on the brake it lurched back on track. As a tall woman, I find the driver's headroom a little low. But I'll never give up this car.
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Cheap affordable luxury....AND reliable!

by from Illinois on November 1, 2011

I bought mine used with 109K and I now have 179k and nothing major has gone wrong. Car is quiet and comfortable and I have gotten as much as 27 mpg on long highway stints. LOVE IT!
I bought mine used with 109K and I now have 179k and nothing major has gone wrong. Car is quiet and comfortable and I have gotten as much as 27 mpg on long highway stints. LOVE IT!
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cannot believe it

by from NASHVILLE, TN on October 22, 2011

i bought this car because i liked the way it looks. CLEAN CUT.....with about 90,000 miles on it. i now have over 250,000 and i am still waiting for something to break or go wrong. i mean nothing. .......
i bought this car because i liked the way it looks. CLEAN CUT.....with about 90,000 miles on it. i now have over 250,000 and i am still waiting for something to break or go wrong. i mean nothing. .... and i know the car will do over 150 miles per hour. the new ones can't do that so was this car an expression of engineering excellence or what. I HAVE CHANGED THE LIGHT BULBS AND THE BATTERY TWICE AND STILL HAVE NOT REPLACED THE ALTERNATOR. GUESS WHAT NO TUNE UP EITHER JUST SYN OIL. MY NEXT STEP IS TO BASIC OVER HAUL (TIMING BELT , PUMP, & FULL TUNE UP ) AND DRIVE ANOTHER 250,000
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great when new

by from orlando fl on September 30, 2011

bought the car 1995 ls400 last year , why? oh why?after 17 years of florida heat and humidity reaked havoc on belts hoses boot etc spent $4000 so far . Not the cars fault but relealize there is a lot ...
bought the car 1995 ls400 last year , why? oh why?after 17 years of florida heat and humidity reaked havoc on belts hoses boot etc spent $4000 so far . Not the cars fault but relealize there is a lot of expense to a car this year . Wish I could have afford it when it was new.
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1st Time Lexus Owner - Never drive anything else!

by from Kansas on December 30, 2008

The LS4oo was my first experience with a Lexus vehicle, and only vehicle I will drive in the future! Handling, ride, and performance are absolutely awesome! For a large luxury sedan to average 24-25 m...
The LS4oo was my first experience with a Lexus vehicle, and only vehicle I will drive in the future! Handling, ride, and performance are absolutely awesome! For a large luxury sedan to average 24-25 mpg on the highway is fantastic!Other than normal routine maintenance, this car has been completely trouble free. You will more than save the extra $$ spent on these cars in maintenance savings, plus gain all the benefits of a luxury automobile!
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Best car on the road today.

by from Dublin, Ca on June 1, 2007

I have a 94 as well as a 95 Ls400. My 95 however gets great gas mileage. I commute (78 miles roundtrip) with an avg. speed of 75 to 80 mph and I'm still getting over 23 miles to the gallon. I can go 4...
I have a 94 as well as a 95 Ls400. My 95 however gets great gas mileage. I commute (78 miles roundtrip) with an avg. speed of 75 to 80 mph and I'm still getting over 23 miles to the gallon. I can go 440 miles a tank before filling up again. The most reliable vehicle out there as well. I have 183k miles on my 95 with original motor and tranny and the car runs like it's brand new. My friends cannot beleive it's 12 years old and runs the way it does. My 94 has 186k and the same story for that with the exception of the gas milage. Why buy brand new of any other kind when the Ls400 comes with a complete package if you're in the market for a roomy family sedan.
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