@12 years old, its more solid than many new cars
April 23, 2008
This is a 1996 SC400 we're talking about. 145k miles. It drives like a new car. Absolutely gets up and MOVES when you step on it. Lexus never had any recuring issues with the transmission or motor, and its as solid as the day it rolled off the showroom floor. Try that with just about anything else and you'll be crying or lying. Highly recommended, very fun to drive, very quiet, and moves like the wind. 120+ mph feels like 70 except more blur. Now for the bad news, if you can call it that. The speakers needed replacing, and the trim next to the windows has an issue with cracking from pressure applied with the arm during a turn. The plastic behind it snaps and you have to take the door panel off and repair it, then repair the trim. Other than that, everything inside and out works and will continue to do so, and it won't lose value until I cross 250k miles. My lexus mechanic has seen these things routinely cross 400k miles before any real service is needed.