Do Not Sell My Personal Information Jump to content

1999 Ls400 Questions


Simon K.
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hello,

I'm new to these forums, but have been a long-time lurker.

Anyway, I have a few questions about the 1999 LS 400.

How does it drive? Is it quiet inside, and how quiet on a scale from 1 to 10?

Does it fit 5 adults pretty comfortably?

What is the approx. MPG?

Is it safe? What ratings did it get in frontal and side?

Does it work pretty well in snowy conditions?

Does it look nice in Silver?

Thanks!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You should probably take one for a drive too.

I'll answer the questions from my perspective.

How does it drive? Is it quiet inside, and how quiet on a scale from 1 to 10?

The LS is one of the smoothest and quietest cars on the road, I'd say quietness is a 10.

Does it fit 5 adults pretty comfortably?

Yes but there is a large driveline hump in the back which cuts down on legroom for the rear center passenger.

What is the approx. MPG?

High teens city, low-mid 20s hwy

Is it safe? What ratings did it get in frontal and side?

www.nhtsa.gov, www.iihs.com

Does it work pretty well in snowy conditions?

Not without snow tires.

Does it look nice in Silver?

I think it looks great in silver.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hello,

I drive a 99 LS 400, and it's silver with Navigation. It's the best car I've ever owned. It's got a very practical and functional

appeal for my taste in cars. Here are the things I love/enjoy about this car -

Silver looks great after being washed and is considered a color bonus on resale

Powerful and fast - this car is surprisingly fast; 0-60 around 6.5 seconds

Smooth, comfortable, quiet and solid (hard to find all these together on any car sold today)

Room for 5 with comfort

Quality and dependability (see Edmunds.com for JD Power ratings; they are among the best in the world)

Exclusivity - not too many people drive them and all the LS models are appealing...

Any 90's model will hold value between 5-15K ish

I use regular unleaded in mine and get equal milage on the highway, but also use premium (better power)

You can likely have the car serviced, for any reason, at a Toyota dealership (cheaper than Lexus)

Mercedes-like ride, fit and finish, performance @ half the cost to maintain - approx.. (I've owned MB before)

The best of Acura, Infinity, Hyundai and building a lasting name for itself - Lexus

Good gas milage for a big, fast car - 18 city/ 25 hwy

Did I say silky smooth engine, that growls if asked??

Worth every penny you'll pay for it

60K car new in 99

I love the original 16 inch wheels on mine (1998-1999), also like the 2000 edition wheels on this model too...

Car brakes and handles pretty good for a large car, say better than average, but don't expect a BWM -

A few cons -

It's big car and you can back into stuff pretty easy if you're not careful

Could use better cup holders, not made for larger drinks -

No steering wheel controls for stereo etc..

NAV system a bit cumbersome to use - but very helpful even if it is outdated..

Phone controls in the car (came with a mobile phone installed..) - useless now -

Make sure to install your own wiper blades with care - don't have some yo yo do it - they'll bang up the edge of your hood

(I know many of you out there, have these mysterious dings in the very top edge of your hood, and that's where this comes from...)

These small complaints really aren't much of a fuss at all - I could care less...

Good luck -

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 year later...
You should probably take one for a drive too.

I'll answer the questions from my perspective.

How does it drive? Is it quiet inside, and how quiet on a scale from 1 to 10?

The LS is one of the smoothest and quietest cars on the road, I'd say quietness is a 10.

Does it fit 5 adults pretty comfortably?

Yes but there is a large driveline hump in the back which cuts down on legroom for the rear center passenger.

What is the approx. MPG?

High teens city, low-mid 20s hwy

Is it safe? What ratings did it get in frontal and side?

www.nhtsa.gov, www.iihs.com

Does it work pretty well in snowy conditions?

Not without snow tires.

I second this. Snow tires are a must. I live in Alaska and drive a 99 LS400 and it gets around fine. I don't think there are many places with more snow than here. :D

Does it look nice in Silver?

I think it looks great in silver.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Forums


News


Membership