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Aholda

Possible Ls Owner Soon....

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Hello all, first of all, I'd like to say this is one of the most organized respectable, car forum website I have seen, the information is great.

Currently I am driving a 99 Toyota Corolla, it's one of my mom's cars, she drives a Camry so she let me drive the Rolla. Ever since I have been interested in cars, which was about 10 years ago, I am 18 now, I have wanted a Lexus, my dad being a Finance Manager at my Uncles Dealership in my hometown he has drove home a variety of different cars, including a few Lex's. Although my dad could possibly help me get any car from the dealership I want, I have decided to be semi-dependent and try to help buy my first car. I recently found a 1993 LS 400 with 130000 for 6 grand at a local dealership. 1. Is that a good deal if the car is mechanically sound? 2. What kind of matienence costs am I gonna be looking at anually? 3. Could I get my car serviced at my uncles dealership for less? 4. How would you rate a 1993 LS, are they known to cause problems or are they very realiable if taken care of properly?

I may have more questions soon, but if you all could help me out it would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully I can soon own my own LS and become a part of this excellent owners community :D

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The MKII LS400 which I believe that one is (check to see if it has airbags, if it does then it's a MKII) are very good cars, the MKI was almost perfect in it's day and the MKII just added a couple of things that were missing.

As regards the price, it's a little on the high-side, it's not uncommon to see MKIII's appearing for less than £7k and are more modern inside plus have a few other useful tweaks.

You should get about 30MPG on a good run and even though the insurance is quite a high-group, as in most cases even though insurance costs are high they are not outrageous like a lot of people seem to think a group 18+ car would be.

Good choice, but work on the price a bit.

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Its a US car so the $6000 is good, not sure what insurance in the US is like for them

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Hi Aholda, welcome to LOC.

You may also want to post your questions on the US forums to get a better info about running costs etc. as they vary from country to country. You also probably won't get 30mpg as US gallons are smaller than imperial ones.

http://us.lexusownersclub.com/forums/

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yes, it was my mistake, I posted in the UK forum, slipped my mind, any way, thanks for the advice guys :D

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