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Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 06-25-15, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,574
Posted By grondie
6'5" here as well (180 lb) and my car does have...

6'5" here as well (180 lb) and my car does have the sunroof - no problems, just can not have anyone in the back seat behind me :) oddly enough, the GS is about the same.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 12-30-14, 07:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,343
Posted By grondie
just passed 38,000 miles, purchased 7/13. ...

just passed 38,000 miles, purchased 7/13. Basically all highway miles, 50 miles each way to work.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 12-30-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,782
Posted By grondie
Sewell sells the parts to upgrade the standard IS...

Sewell sells the parts to upgrade the standard IS front bumper to the Fsport. It's not cheap though, $3200.00.

http://is.sewellparts.com/accessories-catalog/Exterior/IS350-2014/7231.html
Forum: HS 250h Model (2010-2012) 06-23-14, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,923
Posted By grondie
If you'd like a hard copy of the manual, register...

If you'd like a hard copy of the manual, register your car at Lexusdrivers.com and they'll send you one for free.

I don't think there is a way to disable the radar cruise, if you find a way, post...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 02-13-14, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,505
Posted By grondie
or the US for that matter. I guess you can wait...

or the US for that matter. I guess you can wait for the RC300h which I believe is coming to the US/Canada, or hope Lexus decides to bring the IS300h over.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 02-13-14, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By grondie
There are trade-off's for the FSport, I guess...

There are trade-off's for the FSport, I guess they are going for a price point. The obvious options missing from the FSport made the choice hard - esp the memory seats, auto-wipers that my old car...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 02-13-14, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,082
Posted By grondie
Excellent choice and congrats on the new...

Excellent choice and congrats on the new purchase, you'll love it! Post some pics when you have a chance.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 02-13-14, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,517
Posted By grondie
NJ here, going through our forth of fifth good...

NJ here, going through our forth of fifth good sized snow storm.. Can't argue with the previous posters, I'm impressed with the AWD IS350 in the snow - and this is with the stocker All-Seasons. ...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 10-30-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By grondie
For the miles and vintage I would second waiting...

For the miles and vintage I would second waiting for a CPO car. I just did a quick search around here and there are a couple of cars with less than 50k miles that are close to $32k - probably would...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 10-30-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,554
Posted By grondie
Which dealer if you don't mind me asking? I have...

Which dealer if you don't mind me asking? I have a friend who is looking..
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 10-28-13, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By grondie
Sounds decent. What's the cap cost (sale price)?

Sounds decent. What's the cap cost (sale price)?
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 10-28-13, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By grondie
There are 350 Fsport's available in the tri-state...

There are 350 Fsport's available in the tri-state area, however, just about every car is the typical AWD, Nav and BSM. If you want any other options or RWD, it's a special order.

Congrats on the...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 10-18-13, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By grondie
Interior headliner is black as opposed to gray.

Interior headliner is black as opposed to gray.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 10-07-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,424
Posted By grondie
If you a bit more room, get the GS, if not, the...

If you a bit more room, get the GS, if not, the IS should be fine. You can't go wrong with either, although, asking in the GS forum will skew the results :)

Good luck with your search.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 10-06-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,972
Posted By grondie
Call and get the payoff on the CT like you would...

Call and get the payoff on the CT like you would on a financed car, and if the numbers works, just trade it in. It'll then be paid off and you'll get your deposit back.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 10-04-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 40,118
Posted By grondie
After you remove the old emblems, be sure to...

After you remove the old emblems, be sure to remove all of the old adhesive with goo-gone or equivalent, then wipe down the area with rubbing alcohol. These are essentially the factory parts, they...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 09-29-13, 06:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,320
Posted By grondie
Replaced 08 IS-F. A change is jobs meant going...

Replaced 08 IS-F. A change is jobs meant going from working from home 75% of the time to commuting 5 days a week and as much as I loved the IS-F, a good commuter car it is not. After seeing the...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 09-27-13, 09:25 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 42,743
Posted By grondie
With the car in accessory mode, hold down both...

With the car in accessory mode, hold down both heater switches (driver / pass) until you hear a beep. This disables the timer "feature"
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 09-26-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,236
Posted By grondie
Nah, plenty of 4GS's here in Central NJ. I...

Nah, plenty of 4GS's here in Central NJ. I usually see 2-3 a day, mostly the lux model but a few fsports sprinkled in for fun. The day I picked up my IS there were 2 GS's waiting for their new...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 09-22-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By grondie
Same here, worse than the 2IS - which weren't...

Same here, worse than the 2IS - which weren't exactly great.
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 09-08-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,958
Posted By grondie
That looks to be an 07 IS350, good choice and...

That looks to be an 07 IS350, good choice and good luck with it :thumbup:
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 09-06-13, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By grondie
Welcome aboard! Use the shims that came with...

Welcome aboard!

Use the shims that came with the new pads, and you don't need any clips for the fronts, only the anti-rattle spring. For the rears, take a look a the pictures in the link below,...
Forum: IS - 1st Gen (2001-2005) 09-06-13, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 936
Posted By grondie
The 2001's are fine, but there were a lot of...

The 2001's are fine, but there were a lot of changes to the 2002's, here's the list:

New Models:
5-speed manual transmission available on sedan
New SportCross 5-door offered (automatic...
Forum: IS - 1st Gen (2001-2005) 09-06-13, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By grondie
Your best bet is to drop a used engine in it and...

Your best bet is to drop a used engine in it and then sell it. However, if you don't want to do that, I would just sell it as is - hopefully to someone looking for a good shell. Parting out can be...
Forum: IS - 1st Gen (2001-2005) 09-06-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By grondie
1: Aside from the exterior color changes, which...

1: Aside from the exterior color changes, which can be found here: http://www.toyotareference.com/lexusis/2001-2005.

I would stick with the 2004-2005 if possible, or 2002-2003 as a second choice....
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