The LS 400 with its 5-speed gearbox is an amazing car. Mine has covered almost 200k miles is from 1998 and is still going strong. It runs and feels even better than many new cars. I've owned about 100 different cars untill now and have driven for my job as a fleet controller so many cars, so I speak out of experience; this Lexus is magnificent, and second to none. So it was possible to buy the perfect car!