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Lexus LS 400/LS 430

L8_ApexL8_Apex Posts: 187 nomenclature require a change in topic
titles. This new topic is a continuation of the
Lexus LS 400 topic while accommodating model
changes in the near future.

I'll be consolidating the 2001 Lexus LS430 with
this one shortly...


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  • aimanaiman Posts: 61
    First! That feels good.

    I think Lexus LS is da Best!
  • Will random visitors to the LS 400 board be able to find this board as easily?
  • L8_ApexL8_Apex Posts: 187
    The LS 400 board is linked here as will be the 2001 LS 430 board.


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  • gr22gr22 Posts: 1
    Hello: Have been a long-time Volvo owner & am looking for a change to Lexus. Thought I would post here for some advice.

    Live in the Atlanta area & am looking for a 99 LS 400 w/approx 20 to 25k miles. From reading comments, sounds like a very good car. Any idea on price? Also, since the last car I purchased was pre-internet, any hints on the best way to check the marketplace & get a good deal. Never really trusted the Volvo dealers here & am not sure about Nally Lexus. I appreciate anyone's help. Thanks.
  • scongroscongro Posts: 80
    Every Lexus dealer I've ever been to has treated me great (but I've only been to 2, none in Atlanta)

    For a car with that mileage, look to spend somewhere in the 45K-48K range, depending on options, mainly the NAK and NAV, but the latter is hard to find on the used market.

    I'd check out your dealer's CPO inventory, and try to get a certified Lexus, sinc the warranty is great (3yr/100K)
  • enigmaoneenigmaone Posts: 128

    Check out for used car prices. The lexus dealers, even with the CPO warranty should be selling the used LS400s for around the same price to less than those prices. Also check out for used car prices(retail prices).

    For a used 99 LS400 with about 20K to 24K miles you should be spending about $45K for a typically equipped LS400(includes HIDs, CD-changer, Heated seats, moonroof).
  • wenfenwenfen Posts: 4
    Hi Greg,

    Please email me (make sure you do the underscore thing after ga)
    I would be glad to give you some info on the Y2K LS400 we just purchased from Nalley Lexus in Gwinnett. I believe that they DO have a 99 LS400 on their lot.

    Thanks, Wenfen
  • grider1grider1 Posts: 2
    I looked (didn't drive yet) at pre-certified 99 LS400 with 17K miles. Dealer lists $51.5K with 100K extended warranty. This price is high relative to suggestion of $53+ for a brand new 2000 (esp. since LS 430 is near). Can anyone tell me what they are getting similar 99's for?

  • 2000s are rare, since the production is cut. Thats why 99s are going for more in your area.
  • enigmaoneenigmaone Posts: 128

    Better to buy a brand new 2K LS400. You can get one for about the same money!
  • If you can find one!
  • vmelabvmelab Posts: 4
    The O/D light on my 93 LS400 sometimes blinks. Dealer checked on it one. They clean up some area (don't quite know what area) and fixed the problem without replacing anything. Then couple months later, the problem returns. Is anyone experienc this problem? Any what is the fix? Thanks for any insight.
  • nofeernofeer Posts: 380
    I'm not getting very far with my dealership as to base prices, option packages. The previous responses have had consideralble ranges. Most recent letter from my dealer follows:

    "The negotiations are still under way with Lexus north America and Lexus Japan
    for the prices. We will have the cars here mid to late October. The prices
    should be here mid September as far as base and option packages. They tell us
    mid 60's to mid 70's asa guide line.
    Sorry there is not more info."

    I thought the base price was going to be close to the y2k level. now it seems much higher. commments?
  • enigmaoneenigmaone Posts: 128
    IT will stay close to 2k levels. I wouldn't expect more than a 56K to $57K starting MSRP. But remember that HIDs and 6-CD changer will be standard for 2001.
  • enigmaoneenigmaone Posts: 128
    YOu also have to expect prices to go up a bit, considering the yen's value is rising relative to the dollar since Lexus rolled out the LS430 at Detroit.
  • Hard finding a 2k LS 400. Took me 2 months to get one w/ beige interior & Nav. Well worth the wait. Never driven a car a nice. Hard to see how Lexus can improve this car with the LS 430. It's hard to improve on perfection!! (ha ha)
  • I got my new copy of Motor Trend in the mail yesterday. There's a nice article in there comparing the Lexus LS 430 against the Beemer 740il, Mercedes S500, Audi A8, and um, um, cadillac dts.(yuck) It's pretty interesting. According to the writer's report card it's clear that the S Class was "their" favorite.
    One negative comment the LS did recieve was that it resembled an oversize 2000 Avalon, which is in a way true, and that is not a very good complement.
  • I'm gettin excited here! March is coming soon!

    Okay, will I be able to just waltz in and purchase an LS430 by march?

    -Stephen, 98LS
  • nofeernofeer Posts: 380
    Got my MT issue and basically they were amazed at
    the ls430, they liked the way the s (sport) looks
    and gave rave reviews for dash design to ls430.
    Price no object the mb s500 sport (big
    bucks-85-90k)--If you look at the dashes the nav
    screen is biggest in the lexus and higher on the
    dash for better viewing. They compare this
    interior to a corporate jet. hope the head room is

    NAME ON IT--I can look at it and drive it, if its
    not to my liking then i can piece meal order the
    options i want but will have to wait till after jan
    to get it. the first cars out are all ultra
    luxury. When looking at the option lists there are
    a few things included that i don't think i want,
    but my salesman tells me the lease deal would put
    it in my budget--my wife says get what you want
    (she's so sweet) Price: about low to mid 70's
    including taxes. No mention as to the residual
    values, but my salesman says they will be
    competative. MB is 66% after 3 years. From the
    mini brochure i have, that ecru wood, sort of grey
    doesn't really appeal to me, i prefere the maple,
    but i'll have to see it in person.

    STANDARD--HID headlights, 16"wheels,abs,trac,vsc,
    power trunk closer,water repellent front door
    glass,6disc cd changer, airbags(side
    curtain,front),woood and leather wheel with audio

    Mark Levenson audio,nav, lexus
    link(mayday),moonroof,radar cruise control,
    advanced air suspension, heated rear seats w/power
    recline and massager, parking assist sonar,
    semi-aniline leather in black,bordeaux , comfort
    leather in ecru interior,laminated side glass,
    power sunshades,front climate control seats, rear
    power slide with memory, rear a/c with purifier.
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