MARK LOVECCHIO Posted September 29, 2006 Share Posted September 29, 2006 Im looking for a cheaper SC or GS, most likely with high mileage around 150-175k. From what I read here, they run for 300+ if you keep putting power steering & water pumps and timing belts on them, right? Im bad with prevantative maintenance, I'll probably fix things AFTER they break, aside from changing fluids. I also tend to drive hard. let me know if Lexus is not the car for me. :) Ive found a 98 GS400 with 153k miles and with navigation and tires that look like nitto455s for $9850 at a used car lot. I plan on haggling but i dont think they will move much. I took a quick look in the owners manual and its had its 140k service done. It seems to have a new ps pump (on inspection), working ac and has no leaks, but i hear a slight tick from the pass side, sounds like a lifter...its just BARELY louder than the engine noise and with the hood open you cant hear it. The tranny fluid had small red particles in it, so it probably needs a change. The pass wheelwell is misaligned and 2 of the 4 screws under the front bumpercover are gone which leads me to believe its been hit there around the pass door and front passenger side, but not hard enough to bend any metal or the hood. the rear bumper cover was also missing screws, so its been replaced too. its got a 4" tear in the seal or weatherstripping under the pass door and has about a 1/4" x 6" of missing paint under the drivers door from getting in and out. The front plastic underbody sheath is skratched from a steep driveway or speedbump. the seat shows minimal wear, but wear nonetheless. what else should i look for and should i keep looking? these GS only show up about 2 a week around dallas SCs on the other hand are more common, I can find an older 92-95 for as low as 5 thousand with 150k on it. If i like both cars equally, which is the 'better' choice? thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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