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2006 IS350 reliability?

Old 09-24-17, 08:00 AM
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Holy thread necro. if you waited a year it would be a decade....

if you have full maintenance history on the car, and you check it out... codes, rust, general wear, etc and its fine this car should be fine for another 100k more easy.
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Old 09-24-17, 11:03 AM
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Yeah I know
i used to have a 91 turbo Supra but it was time to move on
now I'm just gathering info on is350's
ive read that Lexus engines will last,just concerns before I can plunk down 10-20k
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Originally Posted by Leechmon View Post
... [I}s over 130 k considered "broken in?"
I think, technically, broken in is anything over thousand miles, 8).

As for reliability, it's a Japanese car. As long as the previous owner(s), maintained the car on a regular basis, there is no reason that car can't last next to forever.

I had a 2000 ES300. I had the oil changed and tires rotated regularly at about five thousand miles. Major service every two years. Other than a few things here and there, but they we age-related, it was trouble-free. I only end up losing the car because it got totaled out because of cosmetic damage; the car was mechanically sound. In fact, I had a 1995 Nissan Altima and 1992 Toyota pickup and both were mechanically sound; I end up in big accidents and they were totaled out.

If it was me, and I recent just got an IS350, I would talk to the seller and arranged to a Lexus dealer do a preinspection for you. They have a basic and extensive levels. In the SF Bay Area, it cost two hundred and four hundred respectively. Obviously, there is something you obviously only going to want to do if you're really serious about a car. This will give you a much better idea about the condition of the car, especially if it's going to need any significant repairs soon; if so, you'll have something to bargain the price down. I would suggest offering the seller some money for their time for taking the car in if you don't purchase the car.
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2006 is350 82k, bought at 74k miles and never had a problem yet and best thing engine is not consuming oil, I'm just blown away or got lucky i guess
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350 does not eat oil, 250 does.
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Originally Posted by mandyfig View Post
350 does not eat oil, 250 does.
Once it gets to a certain mileage it does. I usually add 2-3 quarts before every oil change. I believe in the manual it also states there will be some burned oil.

Mine is 2006 IS350
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