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Life Of 99 Lexus Lx 470

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HI, I BOUGHT A 1999 LEXUS LX 470 IN APRIL 03 AND I AM COMPLETELY HAPPY WITH THE VEHICLE. I HAVE NOT HAD TO DO ANYTHING TO IT SO FAR BUT THE REGULAR MAINTENANCE, MY QUESTION IS THE LIFE OF THE ENGINE, I BOUGHT THE VEHICLE WITH 77,000 MILES ON IT, I NOW HAVE 105,000 AND STILL GOING STRONG, HOW MANY MILES CAN I EXPECT TO DO ON THIS VEHICLE. IT SEEMS THE HIGHER THE MILEAGE THE MORE EXPENSIVE THE DEALERSHIP SERVICES ARE. PLEASE ADVISE.

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Well sure, as anything ages it gets more costly to maintain, even people. You can save some money by not taking it to the dealer or taking it to Toyota. No reason to pay the dealer's labor rates unless you need the free loaner.

Lexus and the LX are very reliable vehicles, I see no reason why you couldn't expect to see 200k+ miles...

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You should easily expect 200k miles from the engine and tranny.

That said, there are some minor nagging things that may start to go. I had a Land Cruiser (1994 model year) that started to nickel and dime me at around 115k miles. Things that I had to replace and/or have work done:

battery,

O2 sensor,

full tune up (plugs, wires, dist cap, etc.),

starter,

full brakes rotors (front and rear),

radiator.

and a set of wires that had the insulation worn off (which caused a short -- which caused my EFI fuse to keep blowing).

The tune up and the brakes should be considered as part of the regular maintenance. The others are just things that wear out over time.

I know you said that you have a 470 -- my old LC was the equivalent to the 450 -- but parts are parts...I'd bet the 470 would probably have similar things wear out at around the same time.

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Doug

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God thats nickel and diming? Thats nothing compared to other vehicles I've had over 100k miles...

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THANKS FOR THE INFO, I JUST RECENTLY AT 96,000 MILES HAD THE MAJOR TUNE UP THAT COST ME ABOUT 1,200.00 OR MORE AND THEY REPLACED THE PLUGS AND WIRES, BELTS ETC. I ALSO HAD A MAJOR BRAKE JOB WHEN I FIRST BROUGHT THE CAR IN APRIL 03 BECAUSE THE PREVIOUS OWNER PROBABLY DID NOT DO THEM FOR A WHILE. THE FRONT AND REAR BRAKES WERE SHOT EVEN THE CALIPERS HAD TO BE RELAPLACED. SO HOPEFULLY I SHOULD ONLY HAVE TO DO PADS AND CUT ROTORS NEXT TIME.

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God thats nickel and diming? Thats nothing compared to other vehicles I've had over 100k miles...

No.

In comparison to other cars/trucks, that's really not bad at all. It was just that I spent over $2000 over a 2 month period while all this happened. And, like I said, some of it was just maintenance.

The good thing that came out of all that was that the replacement for my '94 Land Cruiser was my '97 LX 450.

:cheers:

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God thats nickel and diming? Thats nothing compared to other vehicles I've had over 100k miles...

No.

In comparison to other cars/trucks, that's really not bad at all. It was just that I spent over $2000 over a 2 month period while all this happened. And, like I said, some of it was just maintenance.

The good thing that came out of all that was that the replacement for my '94 Land Cruiser was my '97 LX 450.

:cheers:

If you really pay attention to your manuals, the service logs go pass 150K. I do not see this on any other manufacturers manual. Do the regular maintenance recommended on you manual and you should be fine.

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You should easily expect 200k miles from the engine and tranny.

That said, there are some minor nagging things that may start to go. I had a Land Cruiser (1994 model year) that started to nickel and dime me at around 115k miles. Things that I had to replace and/or have work done:

battery,

O2 sensor,

full tune up (plugs, wires, dist cap, etc.),

starter,

full brakes rotors (front and rear),

radiator.

and a set of wires that had the insulation worn off (which caused a short -- which caused my EFI fuse to keep blowing).

The tune up and the brakes should be considered as part of the regular maintenance. The others are just things that wear out over time.

I know you said that you have a 470 -- my old LC was the equivalent to the 450 -- but parts are parts...I'd bet the 470 would probably have similar things wear out at around the same time.

...

Doug

Wow, I had to do all that with my bmw during the first 8 mos of ownership. I bought the car with 55K miles. I've probably spent over 3 grand so far.

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