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Best Year Ls400 For Under £3000?

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I have been thinking about getting an LS400 for some months now, mainly to go to work and back.

Since i've had my MR2 turbo, this strengthens the case, as having a supercharged is200 seems a bit pointless now.

So, what can I get for 3k? Can I get air suspension and the like? or is that worth avoiding?

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you can get a good mk3 for that i have one and its so good you have the speed on that right foot when ever you want and it gives a good ride as well

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I have been thinking about getting an LS400 for some months now, mainly to go to work and back.

Since i've had my MR2 turbo, this strengthens the case, as having a supercharged is200 seems a bit pointless now.

So, what can I get for 3k? Can I get air suspension and the like? or is that worth avoiding?

You will get a lot of car for 3k, but not a minter. There will be the usual things like worn suspension (megabucks to replace control arms front and rear), blacked out LCD ac panel. Despite the engine and gearbox being bulletproof, they still require regular maintainance. Make sure the cambelt has been done.

Buy the best you can afford mate. Air suspension is only on imports (Celsiors) and is EXTREMELY expensive to fix on older cars. AVOID like the plague mate..

You just missed out on a real nice low mileage series 3, it was sold by Chris Skelton on here, and he'd spent a good few grand doing a complete suspension overhaul.

The cars for 3k still drive ok, but most folk having never driven a brand new LS don't even realise how sloppy the suspension has become on a 10 year old car that hasn't had the overhaul. Go drive one that's had the overhaul, and one that hasn't, and you will see what I mean dude... :winky:

Just be realistic about what to expect with these cars that once cost 50 big ones..

Oh, and to answer your question. I'd say 3k would probably get you into a MINT series 2 (93-94) model. However, you could also pick up a very high mileage series 3 model (95-98) too. Probably an early 1995 model.

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I have been thinking about getting an LS400 for some months now, mainly to go to work and back.

Since i've had my MR2 turbo, this strengthens the case, as having a supercharged is200 seems a bit pointless now.

So, what can I get for 3k? Can I get air suspension and the like? or is that worth avoiding?

You will get a lot of car for 3k, but not a minter. There will be the usual things like worn suspension (megabucks to replace control arms front and rear), blacked out LCD ac panel. Despite the engine and gearbox being bulletproof, they still require regular maintainance. Make sure the cambelt has been done.

Buy the best you can afford mate. Air suspension is only on imports (Celsiors) and is EXTREMELY expensive to fix on older cars. AVOID like the plague mate..

You just missed out on a real nice low mileage series 3, it was sold by Chris Skelton on here, and he'd spent a good few grand doing a complete suspension overhaul.

The cars for 3k still drive ok, but most folk having never driven a brand new LS don't even realise how sloppy the suspension has become on a 10 year old car that hasn't had the overhaul. Go drive one that's had the overhaul, and one that hasn't, and you will see what I mean dude... :winky:

Just be realistic about what to expect with these cars that once cost 50 big ones..

Oh, and to answer your question. I'd say 3k would probably get you into a MINT series 2 (93-94) model. However, you could also pick up a very high mileage series 3 model (95-98) too. Probably an early 1995 model.

Yes you are right Maneesh, think I would go for the mk2.

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IMHO, those pre 95 LS cars are the best looking LS models by far.

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Mate, Lexus usually improve considerably when releasing each series of a model. Have a look on www.lexus.co.uk and look at used cars, vehicle specification. it will tell you all you want to know about difference in specs.

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Mate, Lexus usually improve considerably when releasing each series of a model. Have a look on www.lexus.co.uk and look at used cars, vehicle specification. it will tell you all you want to know about difference in specs.

Cheers. thats a good link, never knew lexus lists it all on their site :)

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Mate, Lexus usually improve considerably when releasing each series of a model. Have a look on www.lexus.co.uk and look at used cars, vehicle specification. it will tell you all you want to know about difference in specs.

Cheers. thats a good link, never knew lexus lists it all on their site :)

Mate,

If you are in London, I am happy to come along with you if you have a car to look at, and give you the benefit of my experience. I could talk about LS400s all day long mate!

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Mate, Lexus usually improve considerably when releasing each series of a model. Have a look on www.lexus.co.uk and look at used cars, vehicle specification. it will tell you all you want to know about difference in specs.

Cheers. thats a good link, never knew lexus lists it all on their site :)

Mate,

If you are in London, I am happy to come along with you if you have a car to look at, and give you the benefit of my experience. I could talk about LS400s all day long mate!

Cheers for that, I might well take you up on that ;)

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