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Old 07-24-09, 05:15 AM
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So I have a sc300 with 1jz blah blah. I am looking for more of a family car for when my wife and I have a child. I found a 94 LS400 with 250k on it this morning for sale locally. The guy is asking $800 since the transmission is bad. It also has a dent on the driver door.

Think this is worth it and how much could I get a trans for it for? Are all of the ls400 auto transmissions the same?

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Old 07-24-09, 06:57 AM
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From the look of the exterior, I would say yeah. Looks great.
How does the engine run? Interior?
250k isn't that high on these engines. If all it needed was a tranny, hell yes I would buy it.
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Old 07-24-09, 07:39 AM
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That is what I was thinking...I talked to my buddy who has a 90 and said his has well over 200k and runs amazingly. The engine the guy says runs great, interior is nice and just has a dent in driver door. I think I could probably talk him down a little and also with it being about 3 miles from my house wouldn't be too bad.

I can do all the work myself and gazi on here can get me a trans for a good price Wish me luck as I am going to go look tonight after work.
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Old 07-24-09, 09:26 AM
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Goodness that car looks familiar. I know i have seen it floating around in the area somewhere at one time or another. Where is this one located in MD. I am in Baltimore, myself.
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Old 07-24-09, 10:09 AM
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what exactly is wrong with the trans?
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Old 07-24-09, 02:19 PM
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If you can do your own labor and can change the tranny then yes, buy a JDM tranny and bobs your uncle.

If not change yourself, maybe onto the next one.
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Old 07-24-09, 02:29 PM
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cant lose for a $800 lexus!..haha
but really if its just the tranny the go for it.
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Yea got to the car...said "dent" in door. Yea it looked like a truck slammed into it and someone tried to bump it out. Paint cracked and rusting. Rear door was dented in some also with rusting. Then I go to start it and it is whining like crazy...PS non working and couldn't hardly turn the wheel. It didn't make any clicks or anything when trying to put into gear...it was bad.

If any one wants it...its on Craigslist washingtondc.craigslist.org and look up "ls 400" and $800 max.
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sounds like a parts car to me
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I can tell you that the door is totaled. They do not repair them when damage gets to close to the crush beam in the interior.
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