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Who has the most mileage on their LS400? (The Mother Thread)

Old 10-20-03, 09:31 AM
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143K miles and counting on my 91'.
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1990 w/ 62,357 miles
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Old 10-20-03, 12:19 PM
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110,000 '93 Pearl White
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Old 10-20-03, 02:27 PM
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Originally posted by lspower
1990 w/ 62,357 miles
Is this a typo? if not that is some low mileage 1990!!!
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Old 10-20-03, 07:33 PM
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thats no typo i thought it was a great find myself
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Old 10-20-03, 09:30 PM
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1991 LS400, 224,000 + miles. My goal is half a million!
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Old 10-21-03, 01:26 PM
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224,000 mi. Wow. Can you tell us what you did to get there and if you had any major repairs along the way. And how about a photo!
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Originally posted by daryll40
224,000 mi. Wow. Can you tell us what you did to get there and if you had any major repairs along the way. And how about a photo!
No real secret to the longevity. Consumer Reports and JD Power both agree that the LS400 is the most reliable vehicle ever made. I love the car, so smooth, quiet, and powerful. I have wanted one since I saw the first ones in 1989.

My story and a photo here in this thread https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...5&pagenumber=1


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Heath, if you're only paying $8-12K for a Lexus, it's likely to have some work to do over time. A local Lexus owner bought an LS400 with 185K miles on it and I think he had to get the A/C compressor and fuel pump replaced (probably more than $1K) but his car now has 215K+ and looks and runs GREAT.

If a Toyota/Lexus has 80K+ on it and the owner hasn't done it, you can expect a timing belt replacement soon, and that's expensive.
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(cough, cough) I am guessing here, but Bit is probably referring to me as I used to come to the Club Lexus meets pretty often here in Hotlanta. Actually, my 91 LS400 is closing in on 224,000 miles now and I swear the car runs better every day. As he mentioned, I had to get the a/c compressor rebuilt, didn't get the fuel pump replaced, but I have had the power steering pump rebuilt and the timing belt and water pump replaced. The only actual failure was the water pump, the rest I had replaced on the advice of my mechanic as a preventive measure. I also replaced the shocks, radio, and wheels, because I spend at least two hours a day in my car and wanted to make it very comfortable. From what I can tell, NO maintenance was done on the car from 120,000 to 180,000 miles other than oil changes. My investment so far has been about $3,000 (less than $1,000 was mandatory) But I only paid $5,900 for the car. Higher mileage LS400's can be had for next to nothing, because most people are scared of dealer service prices. My advice -- get a '93 or newer, they have the new R134a a/c and larger brakes. Also get traction control if EVER snows where you live. pm me for more info if you like.

pic of my car at 223,500 with new wheels (from a GS400 platinum)

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Now that is one good looking high mileage LS

I paid 4500 for the car, and ever since I purchased it I have replaced:

timing belt
water pump
power steering pump
front brakes
alternator

totalling at almost 3500 worth of work and I still have more to come. But as of now the car rides smooth, quiet and reliably.

Next on the to do list are:

suspension
bushings

My goal is to have it hit half a mil miles..
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I had 192k but I have replaced almost everything in the car including the low milage JDM engine. That car drives like a dream right now...I still need to change out a couple of interior panels though.
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380,000 & still pulls like a train. I reached 140mph on the motorway (freeway) a couple of weeks ago. Empty road, U2 on the cd, 140 on the clock, what more could you ask for.
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202,000 miles, only replaced hood shocks, and performed front end alignment. However, A/C, climate control screen and traction control do not work. All else original.
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199,xxx or so, almost at 200k, I just tell everyone I'm at 200k to make it easier.
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Originally posted by ychachad
202,000 miles, only replaced hood shocks, and performed front end alignment. However, A/C, climate control screen and traction control do not work. All else original.
I have about 174,000+ on mine and I'm worried about the alternator that is original. What about yours with that type of mileage, no problems?
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We have 276K on our '90. Includes some high speed dirt road use in the NWT and Yukon.

Air suspension.

Drives great, but no longer the long trip vehicle because we moved to a different style vehicle for the cross country work.

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