The third generation Lexus LS (XF30) was introduced in 2001 with only a 4.3 liter V8 powering the rear wheels. The LS430 achieved remarkable scores in quality/reliability surveys and are known to last for hundreds of thousands of miles with basic maintenance, very out of the norm when compared to the 2000 era sedan offerings from BMW, MBZ, and Audi.
The LS is powered by a 4.3 liter V8 that puts out 290 horsepower and 320 ft-lbs of torque, but mostly it does its job quietly and obediently with minimal need to have some greasy gloved mechanic replace costly parts at exorbitant costs.
The interior of the LS is a soothing place to cruise around inside. This one has more than 100k miles on the odometer, but it still looks great - another testament to the disciple of the engineers and quality folks at Toyota's Lexus division.
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