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Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-19-14, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By salvadorik
That is one hell of a salesman! Unfortunately...

That is one hell of a salesman! Unfortunately most dealership sales departments treat the customers good UP TO the point of sale. After that the vast majority of customer-dealer interactions happen...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-19-14, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By salvadorik
I think Supermuku meant powerwise 2.0t will be...

I think Supermuku meant powerwise 2.0t will be the same as 2.5 V6 but power output compared to MPG will be better in 2.0t than that of 2.5 V6.

I really would love to see if Lexus can come up with...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-13-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,864
Posted By salvadorik
If I were in a market for a car where GS be in a...

If I were in a market for a car where GS be in a list, I would definitely put different makes on that list, not only stick with Lexus. New 2015 Audi A6 3.0T with prestige package is nothing but a...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-07-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,434
Posted By salvadorik
Guys, don't underestimate Tesla. I would...

Guys, don't underestimate Tesla. I would certainly NOT call it a "fast Prius". Tesla is an amazing piece of machinery. Not only does it go fast it also handles pretty damn well. It has low center of...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-05-14, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By salvadorik
Yeah I would check with insurance first as...

Yeah I would check with insurance first as sometimes they cover glass pretty quickly free of deductible (including replacement). I know mine does. Another thing you need to make sure that whoever...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-01-14, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By salvadorik
The brakes are a stand out feature in IS350...

The brakes are a stand out feature in IS350 F-Sport. I am totally satisfied with brakes.
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 08-29-14, 12:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,100
Posted By salvadorik
bigblack06, is there any special reason you use...

bigblack06, is there any special reason you use royal purple full synthetic oil? I noticed it is the most expensive brand out there but is it worth the money? I know there Mobil 1 and Castrol also...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-27-14, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By salvadorik
There is Pilot Super Sport (utra high performance...

There is Pilot Super Sport (utra high performance summer tires) and Pilot Sport A/S 3. I think for us who don't track cars Pilot Sport A/S 3 is the right set of tires to go with. They are quieter,...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-22-14, 09:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,778
Posted By salvadorik
within its class 3IS is both reasonably luxurious...

within its class 3IS is both reasonably luxurious and sporty. The good things and bad things always present. One thing I know for a fact if Germans finally started building reliable cars as Lexus...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-21-14, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By salvadorik
here is the problem some women are jealous of me...

here is the problem some women are jealous of me giving more attention to the cars than to them and it drives them nuts. I don't get it just be happy when I am happy!
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-21-14, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By salvadorik
I could not agree with you more! I will do full...

I could not agree with you more! I will do full detailing this weekend. I generally do detailing myself for two reasons: 1 - save some money 2- I think nobody will do a better job than me detailing...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-20-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By salvadorik
Thank you :)

Thank you :)
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-20-14, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By salvadorik
As I said I earlier I will post the new pictures...

As I said I earlier I will post the new pictures after PDR is complete. So I just picked up my car from a shop I am glad to say that the PDR took care almost all of it. There very few imperfections...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-20-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,778
Posted By salvadorik
I wanna go back to Audi specifically I wanna get...

I wanna go back to Audi specifically I wanna get S3. 3IS's powertrain (being gas guzzler and small low end power) as well as German well built quality and styling just keep attracting me more and...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-18-14, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By salvadorik
It is such a bummer. I wonder how many cars got...

It is such a bummer. I wonder how many cars got damaged that day. After I hit the object (a tent) I immediately called nine one one to report road hazard. Hopefully authorities picked it up shortly...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-18-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By salvadorik
New fender on Sewell costs around $277 +...

New fender on Sewell costs around $277 + shipment. But that is unpainted. The problem is not only the cost of the painting but also the fender wont have the factory paint any longer. Good idea...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-18-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By salvadorik
Thanks for your prompt responses. I scheduled an...

Thanks for your prompt responses. I scheduled an appointment with a body shop to perform PDR. I will post the pix after PDR is complete. Thanks again.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-18-14, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By salvadorik
Bummer - road debris damage

Hello my fellow 3IS owners, I would like to share my bad experience resulted from hitting a road debris and hopefully getting some good advice as what would be the best approach to remedy the damage....
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-17-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By salvadorik
I thought it is a standard statewide benefit that...

I thought it is a standard statewide benefit that comes along with a purchase or lease of a new Lexus vehicle. 5K and 10K miles scheduled maintenance visits (which includes all items listed on the...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-17-14, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By salvadorik
My dealer, Stevens Creek in San Jose, did not...

My dealer, Stevens Creek in San Jose, did not replace cabin air filter at 10K mile service even though it is clearly stated in owner's manual and on lexus website that the filter is changed every 10K...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-16-14, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By salvadorik
Trim pieces seem legit (OEM parts) but I dont...

Trim pieces seem legit (OEM parts) but I dont think the factory option that is ordered with a car costs that much. It would be nice to have a bamboo trim.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-16-14, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By salvadorik
I had a shop wrap my 3IS with a clear bra right...

I had a shop wrap my 3IS with a clear bra right after my purchase and I think it was the single best investment I made. Not a single chip during almost a year of ownership. I went with front bumper,...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-12-14, 01:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,746
Posted By salvadorik
wait a sec. as any locked car you can open the...

wait a sec. as any locked car you can open the door from inside the car as you usually do but you cannot open from outside. Very basic and simple mechanism can do that. I don't see this as a...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-08-14, 10:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,865
Posted By salvadorik
I am 32 - a bit older than you are. Not sure how...

I am 32 - a bit older than you are. Not sure how and why the age matters in this discussion. We are all here grown enough to be able to have clear unbiased opinions that allow us to objectively share...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-08-14, 12:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,865
Posted By salvadorik
Ok I get it. Let me share with you what I have...

Ok I get it. Let me share with you what I have experienced so far with 3IS. Center console plastic squeaks almost all the time. Dealer put felt twice there and it still squeaks. Also driver's seat...
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