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Old 01-12-11, 05:52 PM   #196
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i got mine for $18.5
base model with navi and back up camera. 52k
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Old 01-12-11, 06:17 PM   #197
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i got mine for $18.5
base model with navi and back up camera. 52k
Now I would pay that in a heartbeat... But aint happen within 300-400miles from where I live...

If I can get the local IS for 19k, I will do it, but thats them coming down 2g's doubt it.
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Old 01-13-11, 10:36 PM   #198
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no way no way. do not get it. mine is 08 and only has 40 miles on it and i bought it for 21k and it still has warranty
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Old 01-13-11, 11:06 PM   #199
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Default Noobie here! Need buying advice.

Hi everyone. I just wanted to introduce myself a bit before I start rambling about my endeavors towards my dream car.

I graduated fairly recently and am now working as an automotive engineer involving writing/testing ECU software and analyzing vehicle communication networks/diagnostics (CAN). We have a Lexus GS300, which I solely love, and still runs smooth, but I feel it is time that I get my own car and branch off towards the independent life.

Anyways, I've been in love with the IS250, and I'm planning to spend sub 20k on a used 2007. I live in Vancouver, but it would be possible to go down to the states to buy a car there. I particularly want a white color.

Anyways, I was wondering if you guys knew any common problems with the vehicle, and point out what I should look for, and how much milage I should expect etc etc. If you guys could share your experience with purchasing a used is250, that'd be awesome!
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Old 01-14-11, 07:50 AM   #200
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Default Buying an IS Today.. HELP PART 2

I'm located in Arkansas, so prices are a little higher here then in DFW area.
I'm thinking of going down to local dealership and see what they could do for me. if I dont get my price walk, and see what happens from there.

Local IS
2008 Silver 59k nav, headseats asking 24385 (still think this is high, and I think it might come with a 3 year 100k warranty)

Dallas IS
2007 Blue 40k, premium package, no nav Lexus Certified asking $22999


Thoughts?

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Old 01-14-11, 07:54 AM   #201
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i think you might like the nav.......
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Old 01-14-11, 08:05 AM   #202
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IS250 or IS350?

I have Nav and while I don't use it all too often (mostly local driving), I really miss then look of it when I have to drive a loaner IS without it.

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If it helps i bought my 2006 IS 350 in November with 17000 miles for $23,900 luxury package with navigator
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Old 01-14-11, 08:27 AM   #204
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If it helps i bought my 2006 IS 350 in November with 17000 miles for $23,900 luxury package with navigator
not bad at all
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Old 01-14-11, 08:48 AM   #205
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^^ Like he said, i can just tell you what i got mine for

'06 IS350 with nav/sports/ml with 35k miles for $22000

I thought it was a good deal but more importantly, it had the options i wanted

If you think you like the way nav looks, go for it, or you'll end up regretting it later

good luck, keep us posted
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They are both 250's

Thx guys!
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Old 01-14-11, 09:40 AM   #207
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Its gonna be hard to bargain. If there not much around your area to compete with. Saying that there the only dealer in your area.
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It depends on if you want the nav or not. Garmin's and other aftermarket units are cheap and typically offer more features but I like the look of the nav in the car and also the integrated HVAC and audio so I went with a car that had it in there. Plus the re-sell is typically better.
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got my 06 with nav 23K 22000miles... time and patience my friend

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Old 01-14-11, 11:08 AM   #210
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honestly I'm happy mine came without the nav. mainly because you have to click agree EVERYTIME? (I could be wrong...that's how it's been in all the other lexus's I've been in)

And because it's annoying as heck that you have your audio/ac and everything integrated into it... I wana be able to do stuff without looking at it.
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