Ok now I'm REALLY thrilled. I discovered that you can register for the Lexus driver's club or whatever on Lexus' website and you can access your vehicles service history. So I did it, and found out that not only was my vehicle meticulously maintained at the same dealer since day one, nearly everything's been done on it already. Timing belt, water pump, idlers, all 4 struts and mounts, alternator, alignment, brakes, upper and lower control arms, ball joints, motor mounts, and a lot of stupid things like "inspecting the floor mats" (recall?) and a bunch of light bulbs. I am LAUGHING MY ASS OFF RIGHT NOW. How the hell did I get so lucky? Half the freaking car is brand new!
look fellas, it's a nice find given the price, but let's not go overboard. if you had more money, this thing is the LAST thing you'd go gaga over. pls believe.
my dad has the previous gen GS that he barely drives. i'm amazed at how good the interior looks for a car that's previous gen. have you guys sat in the last gen S class? dated as FUQ.
for all the crap lexus gets amongst car enthusiasts, when it comes to getting the job done, toyota gets TOP marks.
Last edited by BENJMNS; 07-09-2011 at 02:38 PM.
If the cost of gas is keeping you out of an LS400 at 22-24 mpg, then what's your acceptable point of gas price/mpg figure where something looks OK? The big Lex really doesn't have much of a thirst and the things that get, say, 2x the mileage aren't nearly as nice to drive, *and* cost more.
1987 Mercedes 190E 16v Cosworth
1997 Volvo 855 T5
2010 Volvo XC90
2013 Prius Plug-In
OP, looks like you got a good deal.
Local LS400s in CL:
2000 w/90k at a premium high-miles used dealer: $12499 http://nh.craigslist.org/ctd/2488241934.html
1998 w/100k at a non-premium high-miles used dealer: $11995 http://nh.craigslist.org/ctd/2466886888.html
I think new Lexus models are pretentious and overrated, but older LS's are great.