Edmunds Answers

Voted Best Answer

  • avatar texases 02/18/13 9:54 am PST

    I'd want to avoid any car '95 or older, '96 and newer have the OBD-II computer diagnostic system which is very useful for fixing these older cars. But you're right, the LS has earned a reputation as the 'go to' used luxury car because of it's great relaibility. But any car can be abused and not serviced correctly, you'll want an inspection before buying one.

Answers

  • morin2 02/18/13 9:33 am PST

    Both cars were fine choices when they were new or even as "young" used cars. However, when choosing between a used 14 year old vs 18-19 year old car, all bets are off. The best way to predict future reliability will be to pick one with a history of maintenance and then have it inspected by a qualified independent mechanic. That inspection will probably be the best $100 investment you will ever make.

  • texases 02/18/13 9:54 am PST

    I'd want to avoid any car '95 or older, '96 and newer have the OBD-II computer diagnostic system which is very useful for fixing these older cars. But you're right, the LS has earned a reputation as the 'go to' used luxury car because of it's great relaibility. But any car can be abused and not serviced correctly, you'll want an inspection before buying one.

ADVERTISEMENT

Top Car Comparisons Experts View More

Rank Leader Points
1. texases 2575
2. Stever@Edmunds 2005
3. MrShift@Edmunds 1885
4. karjunkie 1820
5. morin2 1630
6. zaken1 1220
7. tony78 580
ADVERTISEMENT