Is this the highest mileage Lexus LC 500 out there? Probably.
If you’re on the fence about dallying a high performance sports car like the $100,000 Lexus LC 500, Georgia man and LC 500 owner Matt Pridemore’s ownership experience should nudge you in the right direction.
Pridemore shared a photo of his 2019 LC 500 on the “Lexus LC 500 Club” Facebook group, updating members that he’s going to roll over 200,000 miles in 2024.
Check out a screenshot of his post below.
“The highest mileage LC500 that I know of. She is going to roll 200k miles in 2024. Just got her wrapped bc of a lot of small rock chips in the paint. She’s been so good to me.”
As to how his LC 500 has been maintenance wise, he responded that nothing’s come up unexpected and after all this mileage it’s still mechanically sound.
According to his most recent and actual mileage update earlier this year at 150,000 miles and seeing when he first posted about his acquisition to the group, it took him over 3 years (166 weeks and 3 days to be exact) to reach that.
That averages out to about 900+ miles a week.
Pridemore appears to own several businesses in Georgia and the surrounding states, which takes him all over the place.
Why this is noteworthy is when it comes to cars people buy to drive a lot, they usually choose something affordable, reliable, and fuel efficient.
We’re talking about your Corollas, Civics, Accords, and Camrys.
Pridemore’s 2019 Lexus LC 500 is really only one of those things, reliable (Toyota owns Lexus.)
As mentioned, most LC 500 owners have to finance at least six figures to get one and the LC 500 gets 25 MPG combined, pretty good, but you can do a better for a lot less.
Then again, this LC 500 has what I suspect is their 475 HP N/A V8 under the hood.
When you look at how many miles these LC 500s have, it’s not much. Here’s a screenshot of 2019 LC 500s for sale nationwide.
The highest mileage one is just 58,000+ miles.
While this is a high performance sports car, most people use these as status symbols and, as shown above, don’t drive them as much as so-called commuter cars.
That fact that Pridemore is willing to put his neck out there and daily such a special car is to be commended.
If you have the means and can choose something that raises your pulse every time you get behind the wheel, take a page from Pridemore’s book and take a chance on something worth driving.