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Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-19-14, 12:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,030
Posted By TXDriver
I put HO Ceramic on my car over 7 years ago. In...

I put HO Ceramic on my car over 7 years ago. In 7 years in the Houston heat and Sun it has help up like the day it was installed. No scratches on the inside, no wrinkles, no fading that I can tell....
Forum: Lexus Prototypes and Next-Gen Technology 12-26-13, 02:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,896
Posted By TXDriver
Thanks for the info. Do you know when the 2.0T...

Thanks for the info. Do you know when the 2.0T will show up in the IS250? Some have said the next model year.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-07-13, 11:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,957
Posted By TXDriver
May just be some mold release agent. Did anyone...

May just be some mold release agent. Did anyone try to wash it with a soft brush and some mild detergent?
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-06-13, 08:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,192
Posted By TXDriver
You ordered a +$40K car and you don't have a job....

You ordered a +$40K car and you don't have a job. I hope there is no problem with the job in Oct.!
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-24-13, 05:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,104
Posted By TXDriver
This has happened to me twice, once at BMW, once...

This has happened to me twice, once at BMW, once at Acura. Telling the dealership not to wash your car doesn't always work, it seems to be part of their normal process and often they do it anyway.
...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-14-13, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,360
Views: 702,288
Posted By TXDriver
I know this is a pretty boring subject, but can...

I know this is a pretty boring subject, but can anyone post some pictures of the trunk with the seats down? I've seen a ton of exterior pics, which are nice don't get me wrong, but even Lexus.com...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-11-13, 03:12 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,240
Posted By TXDriver
I actually like the Q50's styling better than the...

I actually like the Q50's styling better than the 3IS, but it is lower on my list for these reasons...

- No ventilated seats... in a car that can easily option above $50K that is not acceptable. ...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-07-13, 11:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,384
Posted By TXDriver
There are others that make bypass units for...

There are others that make bypass units for toyota/lexus cars. I'm sure they will develop one for the 3IS. But I think there is some trade off there. While in bypass I think the nav solution...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-07-13, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By TXDriver
Yup, that looks pretty easy to fix. Maybe a long...

Yup, that looks pretty easy to fix. Maybe a long piece of clear bra material on the lip to protect it?

http://www.amazon.com/Clear-Paint-Protection-Bulk-48-inches/dp/B004VG88MQ
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-07-13, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,434
Posted By TXDriver
A car is a poor investment, especially a new car....

A car is a poor investment, especially a new car. Actually it is not an investment at all, more of an appliance. Wait a little and buy a loaner car from a dealer. They usually sell them around...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-07-13, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By TXDriver
Probably not the first time this will happen. If...

Probably not the first time this will happen. If you can't see it I'd just live with it. It's a car, it is going to get these little dings.

There was another owner somewhere on this forum, maybe...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-07-13, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,434
Posted By TXDriver
When I was 24 I was in the military. No way to...

When I was 24 I was in the military. No way to afford to spend that much on a car. But if I become a 3IS owner I will be 50 and could easily write a check for it if I wanted. Funny though I'm...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-07-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By TXDriver
Personally I'll let the dealer do the prep just...

Personally I'll let the dealer do the prep just in ensure that if there are any issues with the car or the finish that they are documented before I drive it off the lot. Looking at the cars in the...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-06-13, 01:59 AM
Replies: 2,360
Views: 702,288
Posted By TXDriver
Very nice cars guys. Would love to see some...

Very nice cars guys.

Would love to see some pics of the rear seats folded and knowing how wide the opening is.... if you get the chance.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-02-13, 03:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By TXDriver
You should look into Opti-coat 2.0. After all...

You should look into Opti-coat 2.0. After all that work on the paint, Opti-coat 2.0 would give you a tough epoxy seal against bird droppings etc. it is a little pricey but good good. I could...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-30-13, 07:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,794
Posted By TXDriver
My Lexus Dealer, Clear Lake Lexus in Houston, has...

My Lexus Dealer, Clear Lake Lexus in Houston, has 8 cars. Two for test driving, six for sale. None has a 'sold' sign on them. None in Arctic Silver, they have black, 'normal' Silver, white (sorry...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-25-13, 12:27 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 104,497
Posted By TXDriver
Congrats. It is a beautiful car. I've seen pics...

Congrats. It is a beautiful car. I've seen pics of the new IS in Sonic Titanium. Is this the equivalent color? I don't see Sonic Titanium available on a US Spec car.

This is my favorite color.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-24-13, 07:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,593
Posted By TXDriver
Thanks, I'll put that one on my list.

Thanks, I'll put that one on my list.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-24-13, 02:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,593
Posted By TXDriver
Actually it was the hood that deteriorated. The...

Actually it was the hood that deteriorated. The vertical parts that get less sun are in much better shape. The sun down here just kills things. It stayed in a garage when I'm not at work for...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-22-13, 10:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,593
Posted By TXDriver
I had Venture Tape on my car (not a lexus). The...

I had Venture Tape on my car (not a lexus). The first one lasted about 3 years until it got so ugly I had to get it replaced. It was replaced under warranty and the installer said the material was...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-17-13, 02:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,715
Posted By TXDriver
Did you sit in the IS 250 and can you comment on...

Did you sit in the IS 250 and can you comment on the seats? How do they compare to the F-sport seats?
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-16-13, 12:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,428
Posted By TXDriver
That is a great rendering. I owned a coupe once...

That is a great rendering. I owned a coupe once but now I prefer 4 doors. Still that would make a nice looking car, I hope they build it.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-16-13, 12:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,335
Posted By TXDriver
Congrats on your order. I once waited more than...

Congrats on your order. I once waited more than 3 months for a BMW built to my specs. I was so excited when I got the call that it was in. My gf and I drove to the dealership and what did I...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-14-13, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,873
Posted By TXDriver
Paint Protection Film, commonly called a Clear...

Paint Protection Film, commonly called a Clear Bra, is very much worth it. I've had one on my car for 7 years. However, in AZ much like in TX, you can't expect them to last forever. My first clear...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-10-13, 10:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,016
Posted By TXDriver
Clear Lake Lexus.

Clear Lake Lexus.
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