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Old 01-09-19, 02:33 PM
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Lease is coming up on my Audi S3 and it's time to keep a car long term. So thought I'd get a used Lexus for luxury and reliability. Shopping around for a 2nd or 3rd Gen is350. Is there any years I need to avoid on the 2nd Gen IS350 or should I just get a 3rd Gen?

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Honestly, the 2IS is a solid used car no matter the model year; just as long as you go with an IS350. If going with an IS250, you might encounter carbon build-up issues.
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So any year 2006-09 IS350 won't have any known bugs that were fixed on 2010-13 years?
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Only thing I can think of are better OEM water pumps. The early years, mine included, had water pumps that leaked quite early in their life. Mine started at 21k miles.
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Originally Posted by Gville350 View Post
Only thing I can think of are better OEM water pumps. The early years, mine included, had water pumps that leaked quite early in their life. Mine started at 21k miles.
That is good to know.
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Only thing I can think of are better OEM water pumps. The early years, mine included, had water pumps that leaked quite early in their life. Mine started at 21k miles.
I don't want to jinx myself, but the original water pump in my '06 IS350 is still going strong with over 150k miles.
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I don't want to jinx myself, but the original water pump in my '06 IS350 is still going strong with over 150k miles.
Well, you've done it now! If not the WP, it'll be the ALT. LOL!
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Id get a 3IS. 2IS getting old now. I know 2is are cheap but 3is are getting cheaper and cheaper
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