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Forum: IS - Third Generation 12-27-13, 03:20 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,466
Posted By ThermonMer
Yup. I agree with this. At the end of the...

Yup. I agree with this.

At the end of the day, its all about 1) need of leverage given the cost of living in your location, and 2) understanding/mentality of alternative investments. responses on...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-02-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By ThermonMer
740/mo!?!? i was paying less than 50% of...

740/mo!?!?

i was paying less than 50% of that with zero down on a 2010 IS 250. i know theres a long back story involved, but the problem is, once they find out the situation you got yourself into,...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-29-13, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,003
Posted By ThermonMer
my vote is paint it matte...just as punishment of...

my vote is paint it matte...just as punishment of destroying value for the sake of looking like a boy ricer
Forum: Build Threads 07-29-13, 11:39 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 53,709
Posted By ThermonMer
i would swap the yellow overlay with smoked/black...

i would swap the yellow overlay with smoked/black overlay...or at least cover just the hooked portion with a smoked overlay (resulting in a yellow stripe, not a yellow swoosh).
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-29-13, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,677
Posted By ThermonMer
if your car is worth > buyout, the dealership...

if your car is worth > buyout, the dealership will write you a check for the difference. just need to have dealers compete to get you over the hump.

i talked a dealer up 24k to 27k, which was a...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-28-13, 02:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,677
Posted By ThermonMer
if true, then the advice should be to return...

if true, then the advice should be to return prior to the end of the lease, yah?
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-26-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,677
Posted By ThermonMer
dont worry ab it. i leased mine knowing i wouldnt...

dont worry ab it. i leased mine knowing i wouldnt even last the length of the lease.

i returned mine (with no trade in) with...
HID kit, tinted windows, lowering springs, vinyled emblems, vinyled...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-13-13, 07:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,067
Posted By ThermonMer
Depends where you live....my cost of ownership of...

Depends where you live....my cost of ownership of an is includes 550 a month for parking and 400 a month for insurance. That would be 1700 a month, or 40k a year before tax. Tack that on to 50k a...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-04-13, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,865
Posted By ThermonMer
if you are that hung up on value, the best value...

if you are that hung up on value, the best value you would find right now is probably on a 2013 lexus IS, which is stripped of the bells and whistles that you arent looking for anyway. IMO, get a...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-04-13, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By ThermonMer
if the OP's question is: Is it worth it to lease...

if the OP's question is: Is it worth it to lease then buy out, as opposed to just buying in the first place, then that is a different story.

i am talking about those that typically lease cars from...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-04-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By ThermonMer
no kidding. thats why i wrote "i didnt even trade...

no kidding. thats why i wrote "i didnt even trade in". i left the lot with a NYC metrocard and 2k in my pocket.

as for 'CPO', i am just using that as a abbreviated way of saying 3-4 year old used...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-04-13, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By ThermonMer
:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: Who said no???...

:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

Who said no??? Slap yourself. It is simple...

Buying at the end of your lease SHOULD result in a good deal. If it wasnt a good deal, then that would mean the...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-04-13, 06:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,850
Posted By ThermonMer
Anybody who has used plastidip could tell you...

Anybody who has used plastidip could tell you that's not plastidip. Why? All edges of the plastidip area need to bordered or follow a pre existing seam in order for the material to cling on and...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-28-13, 01:36 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 53,754
Posted By ThermonMer
yes, never put money down to "rent". never say...

yes, never put money down to "rent".
never say you are leasing until you negotiate the sticker.
never say you want to lease anything but the minimum miles offered (10k).
never say you want any...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-28-13, 05:06 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 53,754
Posted By ThermonMer
leasing a hyped up car upon release is not a good...

leasing a hyped up car upon release is not a good idea at all. you are locking in to a rate that will be 100 less a month by the time youre 6 months in.

roll in the down payment and youre paying...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 07-05-12, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,369
Posted By ThermonMer
FS - one day left ...

FS - one day left

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300734549543?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 07-05-12, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By ThermonMer
http://www.ebay.com/itm/300734549543?ssPageName=ST...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300734549543?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 07-05-12, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By ThermonMer
BUMP for the holiday

BUMP for the holiday
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 07-01-12, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By ThermonMer
Price drop 700

Price drop 700
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 06-28-12, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By ThermonMer
grill is condition to the sale of wheels only....

grill is condition to the sale of wheels only. willing to do in-person grille swap with a fellow 09-10 IS. Same goes with Tein S springs.

This car is going to be sold back to the dealership in a...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 06-27-12, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By ThermonMer
hey guys, As requested per PMs - close-ups....

hey guys,

As requested per PMs - close-ups. With and without flash for each wheel. I combed through all wheels and couldnt find any dents, dings, or scratches, besides ONE 0.5" hairline scratch...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 06-27-12, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By ThermonMer
BUMP -- thanks for the feedback guys -- really...

BUMP -- thanks for the feedback guys -- really prefer local pick up if possible -- miami / brickell

Wheels are off car, cleaned, wrapped, and ready to rock! Thanks

jonathanArusso@gmail.com...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 06-25-12, 05:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,472
Posted By ThermonMer
at hard as a try, i cant get over 18 mpg in my...

at hard as a try, i cant get over 18 mpg in my 250..so i eventually switched over to regular gas (still the same mpgs)

im 10% highway / 90% city....figure most of my miles are from a daily commute...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 06-25-12, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,369
Posted By ThermonMer
Hey guys, Wheels are officially posted on...

Hey guys,

Wheels are officially posted on the classifieds. Miami area. Thanks!

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/wheels-and-tires-classifieds/641493-flat-bronze-wheels-ready-to-go.html
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 06-25-12, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By ThermonMer
BUMP -- thanks for the feedback guys -- really...

BUMP -- thanks for the feedback guys -- really prefer local pick up if possible -- miami / brickell

Wheels are off car, cleaned, wrapped, and ready to rock! Thanks

jonathanArusso@gmail.com...
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