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Forum: IS - Third Generation Yesterday, 09:38 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 31,813
Posted By dstopsie
Hi there It's 3m and it's 20% charcoal. I...

Hi there

It's 3m and it's 20% charcoal. I have been using the same tint shop for 17 years and he always charges me the same price of $155 for 5 windows. I have never had any issues with the type...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-29-14, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By dstopsie
Checked mine and it isn't like yours. I am...

Checked mine and it isn't like yours.

I am in SoCal

Where did you go to get it done?
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-29-14, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By dstopsie
I went from having the stock stereo in my 2014...

I went from having the stock stereo in my 2014 is250 fsport to the ML in my 2014 is50 fsport and ml blows the stock stereo out of the water 100000x

The sound is amazing in the ml. Love it.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-29-14, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By dstopsie
Nope. Have never had that happen on all the IS's...

Nope. Have never had that happen on all the IS's i have owned.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-28-14, 09:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,479
Posted By dstopsie
Who is your agent?? I have mercury and pay...

Who is your agent?? I have mercury and pay $948/6 months. And I have my home with them. No tickets or accidents etc. my deductibles are 250/500. Plus I have medical, uninsured motorist 100/300k,...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-27-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,199
Views: 195,929
Posted By dstopsie
I understand none of the 2014 were to your...

I understand none of the 2014 were to your liking. But that does not mean you cannot try and negotiate the price of one just to get an idea. Do it through the internet department.

I have always...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-27-14, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,199
Views: 195,929
Posted By dstopsie
first of all negotiate the price of the car...

first of all negotiate the price of the car before you do anything Don't tell them your going to lease. Then decide how long you want to lease for, 3, 4 years etc. 15K a year only adds about $20...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-16-14, 11:59 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 31,813
Posted By dstopsie
thank you!! I have never heard of aquapel? ...

thank you!!

I have never heard of aquapel? Do you apply it like the coating to your car? Where did you purchase it?

thanks for your help and yes you are right, the water just slides off the...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-16-14, 09:37 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 31,813
Posted By dstopsie
thats the same effect with the 22ple. the rinse...

thats the same effect with the 22ple. the rinse less wash and wax i use just rolls down the car. plus it provides a layer of wax protection. my microfibers just glide over my car.

that is why i...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-16-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 31,813
Posted By dstopsie
Thanks Elaine, it has gotten even shinier that...

Thanks Elaine, it has gotten even shinier that that. It takes 5 days for the coating to fully cure. As it does this it gets shinier.

Whats interesting is my detailer said prior to application...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-16-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By dstopsie
I paid $41,253. I had the car a year and made a...

I paid $41,253. I had the car a year and made a years worth of lease payments.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-16-14, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By dstopsie
Value of IS250 FSPORT after 1 year of Ownership.

Hi everyone,

I think a lot if you know that I had a 2014 IS 250 fsport obsidian/red interior that I recently sold to Carmax in order to obtain the 350 F sport.

Carmax appraised my car at...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-16-14, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 629,832
Posted By dstopsie
Here is a full body shot after application of...

Here is a full body shot after application of 22PLE coating.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-16-14, 06:28 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 31,813
Posted By dstopsie
Here is the full body shot after my detailer...

Here is the full body shot after my detailer applied the 22ple coating
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-16-14, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By dstopsie
I had about 10,000 on my 2014 IS250 FSport when...

I had about 10,000 on my 2014 IS250 FSport when I traded it for the 350. I had red seats in my 250.

The seats were fine. In fact I think they held up much, much better than leather. My leather...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-15-14, 06:49 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 30,781
Posted By dstopsie
I haven't had a front plate on any of my cars for...

I haven't had a front plate on any of my cars for the last 17 years.

Got stopped 3x

I'll take my chances.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-15-14, 06:45 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 22,807
Posted By dstopsie
I had my 2014 IS250 fsport for 1 year and never...

I had my 2014 IS250 fsport for 1 year and never had an issue. I had knee surgery and didn't drive it for over 2 weeks and it was fine. And I drove it sporadically for over 4 months while I...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-14-14, 05:45 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 31,813
Posted By dstopsie
YESSSS OMG that black was too much. I was over...

YESSSS OMG that black was too much. I was over it in April and the dealer made me an offer I could not refuse. Driving the 350 is a whole different experience. I love it. Sooo happy beyond words...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-14-14, 05:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,418
Posted By dstopsie
FYI I sold my 1 year old IS250 Fsport to...

FYI


I sold my 1 year old IS250 Fsport to Carmax for $35,000, so the value did not drop down to $29, 000 as you indicated.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-14-14, 02:17 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 31,813
Posted By dstopsie
And last but not least the front shot

And last but not least the front shot
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-14-14, 02:16 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 31,813
Posted By dstopsie
Windows tinted at 20%

Windows tinted at 20%
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-14-14, 02:15 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 31,813
Posted By dstopsie
Traded my 2014 obsidian Is250 fsport for 2014...

Traded my 2014 obsidian Is250 fsport for 2014 IS350 fsport ultra white/red

Couldn't be happier.

That's my detailer in the pic after he applied 22ple to my car
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-13-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 629,832
Posted By dstopsie
Thank you! I know I tried to maintain it but it...

Thank you! I know I tried to maintain it but it is just so much work. I really got the bug to unload it in April when my detailer could not even clay it because it was scratching the paint. To fly...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-13-14, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,944
Posted By dstopsie
Here is a pic my detailer took after applying the...

Here is a pic my detailer took after applying the glass coating to my UW/RR 350 yesterday. The coating is 22ple. My car will get shinier as the coating cures. Takes about 5 days to fully set. ...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-13-14, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 629,832
Posted By dstopsie
It's a protective coating that contains actual...

It's a protective coating that contains actual glass particles to form a hard coating called 22ple. You can google it.

I had it on my last car and I wouldn't have a new car without it. Makes a...
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