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Old 05-06-04, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default Fellas, educate me.

I'm a newbie to Lexus cars. Through life, I've personally owned (for a period of longer than a month) a 93 BMW 325i which was decently modified, a 95 Acura Legend sedan which was kept stock for daily driving. I've driven an 04 BMW 330ci and an 02 BMW X5 extensively, although I can't really claim ownership to either.

I'm looking into buying a LS400 as a daily driver. I know that with the 400s, there were pretty much three generations: 90 - 94, 95 - 97(ish), and 98(ish) - 01(ish).

Educate me regarding the rest. What would you personally get? Why?

I'll look to spend under $12,000 if possible...I can go higher but would prefer not to unless there is a great reason to.

Thanks.
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Old 05-06-04, 09:10 PM   #2
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For $12,000, you are limited to a high-mileage 1st or 2nd gen LS4. Use the Advanced Search at autotrader.com, specify the max amount you are willing to pay, search for all distance for cars with price only. My first Lexus was a pre-owned 93 LS4, traded it around 95K miles and not a single problem. If you want to have more HP, then you will have to spend more money for a 98 or newer LS4.
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For $12,000, you are limited to a high-mileage 1st or 2nd gen LS4. Use the Advanced Search at autotrader.com, specify the max amount you are willing to pay, search for all distance for cars with price only. My first Lexus was a pre-owned 93 LS4, traded it around 95K miles and not a single problem. If you want to have more HP, then you will have to spend more money for a 98 or newer LS4.
What did they change in 98? And how much more horsepower? I want to know if spending more is worth it .

I know I can find all these answers with Google, but I'm lazy and I'd rather trust ClubLexus members than someone who decides to make a page about cars.
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Oh yeah, anything < 150,000 miles is fair game .
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What did they change in 98? And how much more horsepower? I want to know if spending more is worth it .
90-94 has 250HP, 1/4M time high 15-low 16s
95-97 has 260HP, 1/4M time low 15s
98 on has 290HP, 1/4M time high 14s

Here is a link to Lexus Model Library with information on 99 and newer:
http://www.lexus.com/cpo/model_library.html

Editor's Review for 98 at Edmunds. Just change the year for other years:
http://www.edmund.com/used/1998/lexu...inks..2.Lexus*
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90-94 has 250HP, 1/4M time high 15-low 16s
95-97 has 260HP, 1/4M time low 15s
98 on has 290HP, 1/4M time high 14s

Here is a link to Lexus Model Library with information on 99 and newer:
http://www.lexus.com/cpo/model_library.html

Editor's Review for 98 at Edmunds. Just change the year for other years:
http://www.edmund.com/used/1998/lexu...inks..2.Lexus*
Thanks a lot . Do you have the specs on the 95 - 97/90 - 94 generations as well?
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Thanks a lot . Do you have the specs on the 95 - 97/90 - 94 generations as well?
This will give you all the info your asking for on the LS-400's.
It's from Lexus of the United Kingdom, other than some cosmetic differences it's pretty much the same specs as the U.S.A. for the most part.

Enjoy!
http://www.lexus.co.uk/approved.php?area=ls_archive
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I bought my 90 LS400 last summer with 117,000 miles for $4700 on ebay. Texas car. Excellent shape. That was slightly less than it was worth but I they're going for about $5000 now days. I couldn't be happier. Although I wish I had a 93 with bigger front brakes. It goes through pads like a mad *****. (*****s use pads too)
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I bought my 90 LS400 last summer with 117,000 miles for $4700 on ebay. Texas car. Excellent shape. That was slightly less than it was worth but I they're going for about $5000 now days. I couldn't be happier. Although I wish I had a 93 with bigger front brakes. It goes through pads like a mad *****. (*****s use pads too)
I've seen some 95s going for as low as $9,000.
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Thanks a lot . Do you have the specs on the 95 - 97/90 - 94 generations as well?
Here is the link to 95:
http://www.edmund.com/used/1995/lexu...inks..2.Lexus*

If you want to see a different year, then just change the year in "Other years for this style"
near the top of the webpage, clikc 'GO'. Click on "Editors' Review" on the next webpage.
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Here is the link to 95:
http://www.edmund.com/used/1995/lexu...inks..2.Lexus*

If you want to see a different year, then just change the year in "Other years for this style"
near the top of the webpage, clikc 'GO'. Click on "Editors' Review" on the next webpage.
Dank.
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