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Late Vs. Earlier Vsc, Trac Loc And Aba


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Were there any outstanding improvements in the VSC, Trac and Advanced Brake Assist systems from 98-2000 on the LS 400's? Looks like things began in 98 with VSC (or maybe Trac) as an option, and became standard by 2000 with the ABA included. I live in snow country and am shopping for a late 400. Thanks!

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VSC and "Trac" were standard in all three model years.

From the CPO model library:

"The 1999 Lexus LS 400 has retained the features refined in the 1998 design. Additional modifications include daytime running lights, and it now meets Transitional Low-Emission Vehicle (T-LEV) certification for all 50 states. The 1999 LS 400 is also available in a new color: Mystic Gold Metallic.

Changes Made To The 1999 LS 400 Standard Features:

- Adoption of driver's-side outside mirror tilt-down feature

- Floor mats standardized

- Wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob standardized

- Daytime running lights

- Meets Transitional Low-Emission Vehicle (T-LEV) certification for 50 states

For the year 2000, a number of safety and mechanical features have been added as standard equipment, including Brake Assist,[1] Child Restraint Seat (CRS) tether anchor brackets, and an Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR) system. Some individual vehicles will have an optional chrome-plated spare included with optional chrome-plated alloy wheels.

Changes Made To The 2000 LS 400 Standard Features:

- Brake Assist[1]

- Child Restraint Seat (CRS) tether anchor brackets

- Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR) system

- Fuel-tank capacity slightly reduced"

If you come across a 2000 Platinum Series, be aware that there were three distinct models SE, SF, and SG and each has quite different equipment. You can do a search on "Platinum" on this forum and find the details I added to a topic.

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