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Mother of all "Should I get IS250 or IS350?" threads (merged into one steaming pile)

Old 02-02-07, 03:10 PM
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didnt need the extra 200 a month on financing (beer money)
or the ponies (i grew tired of funding my traffic lawyers golfing weekends )
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Old 02-02-07, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Randh View Post
At the time many of us bought our cars they were offering large discounts ($5k+) on the IS250 but not the IS350.
ahh i see now. thanks for the clarification.
i couldn't think of any reason before.
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Old 02-02-07, 04:16 PM
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1. Cost
2. Fuel economy (80mi/day 90%fwy)
3. Cost ^^"
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Old 02-02-07, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by jsquared View Post
i don't get why people are talking about $9-10K more for the 350. with the same options, the 350 should only be between $4-5K more than the 250...
It is at $8k+ difference.

I just got my IS250 for $32,400 OTD. The same IS350 with the options OTD would be between $39-41k. Thats a big difference in my book.

The reason is dealers are willing to negociate that much on the IS350 on the lot.
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Old 02-02-07, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by gsrthomas View Post
It is at $8k+ difference.

I just got my IS250 for $32,400 OTD. The same IS350 with the options OTD would be between $39-41k. Thats a big difference in my book.

The reason is dealers are willing to negociate that much on the IS350 on the lot.
good point... i just paid more for my is250.. 34500 or something liek that... i see where the higher #'s come in to play.
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Old 02-02-07, 05:43 PM
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My main concern was the luxury tax , wich nobody mentioned.

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Old 02-02-07, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by MIAMIS250 View Post
My main concern was the luxury tax , wich noboby mentioned.
How does that tax work? Is it a federal tax? Do you pay it at purchase time?
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Old 02-02-07, 05:54 PM
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my understanding is in cali we dont have a luxury tax on automobiles... but id like to see how it is everywhere else...
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Old 02-02-07, 06:43 PM
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We don't have luxury tax...I forgot completely about that. I honestly never knew there was a 250, the first one I saw was a 350 and then I bought it and found out later that they did make a 250. I probably woulda bought a 250 due to cost, but dunno, I really like my 350, I'm used to it now.
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Old 02-02-07, 07:57 PM
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on the buyers order it said 37k and over add (I believe 7%) on top of the sales tax wich was 6%.
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Old 02-02-07, 09:18 PM
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1.) Cost

But as I was on the freeway today driving home, a TL was right on my a$$ all the way to the exit ramp. I changed to the left lane and had a pace going beside the TL until he floored it and blew me away. I guess that's what I get for being cheap.
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Old 02-02-07, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Greystreet View Post
1.) Cost

But as I was on the freeway today driving home, a TL was right on my a$$ all the way to the exit ramp. I changed to the left lane and had a pace going beside the TL until he floored it and blew me away. I guess that's what I get for being cheap.
That's so SAD!!! :'(
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Old 02-02-07, 10:33 PM
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I don't need the extra power since the car is basically for commuting to work in this crazy LA traffic. Plus, I rather use the money for handbags and shoes.
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That's so SAD!!! :'(

Would SOMEBODY in AZ with an IS350 go find that TL and put him in his place?!?!?!

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The 6K I saved by buying the 250 went into my paint fund for my 68 Camaro, plus the wife drives the 250.
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