Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Lexus LS saloon?
Lexus has won a gold award for the most reliable make from the JD Power customer satisfaction survey for six years on the trot, which pretty much says it all. If you still need more convincing of the bullet-proof nature of this car, the luxury arm of Japanese manufacturer Toyota has a regular slot in the What Car? Reliability Index's top 10 makes.
While, eventually, it's fair to imagine that something unexpected will go wrong with your LS, there's less risk of that happening than with anything else you could drive in the same class. Should it do so, the marque has a reputation second to none for customer care, and there is an impressive warranty package - just in case. However, according to What Car? data, repair bills for older LS400s averaged £550, which is on the high side for the class.