Lexus LS 400 Included in Edmunds 100 Greatest Cars of All Time


1993 Lexus LS 400While it’s impossible to agree with all their choices, Edmunds’ list of the 100 Greatest Cars of All Time was smart enough to include the original 1990 Lexus LS 400 at 49th overall, calling it “a brilliant luxury car that bested the Germans in several ways for a lot less money. It invented a brand and reinvented a genre.”

(Disclaimer: the actual order of the cars on this list is ridiculous.)

Check out the full list at Edmunds Inside Line

Comments


  • Anonymous

    I’m surprised myself while also agreeing that the Lexus LS 400 deserves this very much!

  • Evn

    No surprise this was included in my opinion. The LS400 really did change the luxury market. It showed the Germans that quality really does matter and it opened the door for other brands like Acura, Infiniti, Hyundai, etc. Proud owner of ’97 LS400.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding

    This car is quite cheap here to get … but insurances would murdered me . XD

  • JVX

    The 1st gen LS400 did make a big impact in the auto industry.  It sure caused BMW and MBZ to look at themselves and start making improvement. You can have both luxury, quality and reliability.  It also shows that the Japanese can also make luxury cars.

    Talking about the list, I didn’t know my CRX made it to list, ranking at 34!  Still have and still loving it.

  • joshd

    my parents 95 LS is still going strong!! unbelievable car 

  • http://www.videoconverterfactory.com/resource.html HughDiego

    …..Really?! What did your parents usually do to maintain the car~!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lasse-J-Nordvik/100001045418399 Lasse J. Nordvik

    I feel very strongly that the MR2 Roadster/Spyder/MR-S should’ve been on the list. 

  • D2

    The funny thing is the LS400 still looks nice and fresh.. Specially in the maroon colour..

  • D2

    The funny thing is the LS400 still looks nice and fresh.. Specially in the maroon colour..

  • Mccullybm

    I agree!Also,the supra should be higher on the list.What about the 2000 GT,IS-f & LFA?Not only are all the cars in this post favourites of mine,but arn’t they all the first from Japan to challange & beat Europeans & Americans at their own game?Surely,they deserve more recognition.They’re certainly,they’re at the top of my list,not just for excitment & driving pleasure,but for quality & reliability.And has it slipped everyone’s mind,the innovations of the mkiv supra?Near perfect 50/50 weight ratio,hollow rear wing,hollow core carpet fibers?What other cars were being built like this back then?It is the most collectible car made in limited numbers since the Shelby Cobra & still fetching near mrsp prices for some examples.

  • Mccullybm

    I agree!Also,the supra should be higher on the list.What about the 2000 GT,IS-f & LFA?Not only are all the cars in this post favourites of mine,but arn’t they all the first from Japan to challange & beat Europeans & Americans at their own game?Surely,they deserve more recognition.They’re certainly,they’re at the top of my list,not just for excitment & driving pleasure,but for quality & reliability.And has it slipped everyone’s mind,the innovations of the mkiv supra?Near perfect 50/50 weight ratio,hollow rear wing,hollow core carpet fibers?What other cars were being built like this back then?It is the most collectible car made in limited numbers since the Shelby Cobra & still fetching near mrsp prices for some examples.

  • Mccullybm

    What about Land Cruisers,4Runners(still miss my 1st gen)Also I know loggers who have big,heavy Dodge Duramax & Tundra pick ups,but the only way they can get further back in their lots is with Tacomas.Thats their lively hoods.Doesn’t that deserve some recognition?Just for the record,I’m not biased,as I currently have a Nissan Quest & Subaru Outback sitting in my driveway,Happy to see ’92-’96 Camry on the list though.My ’93 LE V-6 was THE toughest vehicle I ever owned(10 times the Accord EX-I Iowned before it.)My wife & I still regret selling it!

  • Max_bramante

    Totally agree! Lexus has started to make cars making the best car of the world! At that time one of her rivals was the Audi cough cough….V8….cough cough, considered one of the most important lemon eurojunk.

  • Teate

    so as accord and civic, and corolla and camry, NO GS ES or IS

  • Anonymous

    @Krew – Is it possible to give a wallpaper of that LS400 image?

  • Bputjenter

    I have a ’92 lexus ls400 and it runs like it’s new. just keep up with the oil and the belts and it will run for a long time to come. i have 160,000 miles on it and i can still hit 120 with no problem. I know I could go faster but im kind of scared to haha. and also if you turn the (trac) traction control off you can do drifts an cookies!

  • Gbengso46

    I have the LS400 that still runs like NEW and its even a 91 F models with 280km/h and sport,height and power buttons. this cars live for ever. you only need to have one to know what am saying.

  • DAWN

    I’m so glad to see your review even if its 2 years old I’m about to purchase a LS400 year 2000 but only has 77 .7 thousands miles on it…I’m excited…everyone I ask all I read I’d great things a real work horse should last a good long time with care…thanks
    ..lots of car salespeople as wee as friends, etc. Laughed at me when I told them I’m about to buy a 14 yr old car…well…I’m more than comfortable doing so…
    St