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!
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.
2008 Silver 59k nav, headseats asking 24385 (still think this is high, and I think it might come with a 3 year 100k warranty)
2007 Blue 40k, premium package, no nav Lexus Certified asking $22999
Last edited by ohiostate; 01-14-11 at 07:53 AM..
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.