I am the first time Lexus owner. Just purchased a 1999 LS400 with 70,000 miles. I did a lot of research before deciding on the LS400. Looked at the M45, Q45, A8, BMW and Mercedes. Nothing compared to the build quality and reliability of the LS400 from that era. Car is perfect everything works as it should. Only problem is the tires are either flat spotted or need balanced.