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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Sedan
Aug 06, 2002 (9:12 pm)
Hi all -- just started looking at a Lexus LS 400 for my wife. We are expecting our first little one in December, and we have to cut down on car expenditures. Anyway, I came across a 1990 Lexus LS 400 for $6300. It has 155k on it, but looks pretty clean. Anything that you would look out for on this one? I'm sure that with a car with this many miles on it, something will go at some point. Any questions I should be sure to ask the owner? Would you put your wife and child in this car? We live in MN, and the winters can be brutal.
I hope to get 2 - 3 good years from this car.
Thanks much for your time everyone.
#3188 of 8465 Dealer Trade-in/Wholesale Value
Aug 07, 2002 (4:29 pm)
I am considering trading in my 1995 LS 400 (80,000 miles/Vgood condition) and was wondering if anyone knew the wholesale value or what to expect (ballpark range) from a dealer on trade-in.
Aug 07, 2002 (4:53 pm)
Kelley Blue Book is on the web: kbb.com.
#3190 of 8465 nasdaqer
Aug 07, 2002 (8:43 pm)
Personally, I'd say that you should not go wrong purchasing an LS as it is a very fine vehicle. But at 155K miles, I am not so sure ! If your heart is in this car, pay the minimal cost to have the car inspected by a licensed mechanic for a full evaluation. That should hopefully help your decision making.
You'd get more help to your questions on the club lexus forum. Type this club in any search engine and it should get you into the site. Trying not to provide the link here in case it is against edmund's TH regulation.
Good luck with your car purchase.
#3191 of 8465 nasdaqer
Aug 07, 2002 (9:28 pm)
Many dealers will check the car's maintenance records if you ask nicely.
#3192 of 8465 kabiz
Aug 08, 2002 (5:15 am)
There is a great discussion over on our Smart Shopper board where you can get input from a couple of dealers. To get there, click on this link: Real-World Trade-In Values.
#3193 of 8465 ES 300 Air gags problem updated
Aug 08, 2002 (5:32 pm)
For Lexus Owner info: talked to Lexus Customer Satisfaction Dept.3 days after accident asked for an inspection.Lexus promised will do within 2 weeks.Insurance co.officially declared car total loss 3 weeks later and moved car from the towing site.5 weeks after the call, lexus Rep, in atlanta called and said can't find the car for the inspection.Provided phone info of insurance Co.rep. in charge of this case, same time w/ pictures.Wrote 3 pages letter including 3 pics then certified mailed it on 7-18-2002 to Lexus according to "Lexus Owner Manual Lemon Law Info".End of July ,received calls from Lexus said no problem found on air bags (of course ).Do not say why does'nt work. Asked copy of report and new location of the car.Answer negative.Asked for a written response.Will update when answer letter come.
If some one want see pics, please get to this site :
Ps: This Lexus ES 300-1997 bought w/14000 miles on 1-12-2000 as preowned from Hennessy Lexus in Atlanta, GA,and serviced by same dealer.
#3194 of 8465 ls430 update???
Aug 10, 2002 (4:25 am)
Heard/read that ls will get refreshed for o4, what do you think that means, and any insights. own a 01, lease up jan 04. not sure what to get but so many choices will change in 1.5 years. wouldn't mind if ls had awd. i wonder what they would upgrade or change. the car is near perfect.
#3195 of 8465 nofeer - ls430 update
Aug 11, 2002 (7:16 pm)
See messages 3032 and 3034. Consensus says no significant changes for 2003. Look for minor revision in 2004 or 2005: 10-15 hp bump, more standard "options", engineering changes. Then a major change in or after the 2006 model year.
Aug 11, 2002 (7:56 pm)
what do you guys recommend on oil change?
i waited 5k miles for the first, but is that too many. esp if vehicle is driven hard? would 3k miles be better for the engine? thanks
and lexus does not use synthetic right(bmw)