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Old 04-12-19, 06:19 AM
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Thanks for sharing your guys' feedback. Definitely helps. Will be on the lookout for deals.
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15k in and my tires are great. no prob with the boost regulator yet. brakes are fine. i don't pay attention to gas mileage (and i drive in sport mode/trac-off 99% of the time). plenty of fun to drive (with the bms piggy back) for me. no rattles or electronic miscues yet. no leaks. great seats. been a positive experience so far. the only thing i hate are the gigantic side mirrors. lol

edit: if i keep the car (lease, and there's a good chance i do) i'll probably go with the new tune that's coming out as it eliminates the lag from a dead stop.

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Old 04-12-19, 10:04 AM
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15k in and my tires are great. no prob with the boost regulator yet. brakes are fine. i don't pay attention to gas mileage (and i drive in sport mode/trac-off 99% of the time). plenty of fun to drive (with the bms piggy back) for me. no rattles or electronic miscues yet. no leaks. great seats. been a positive experience so far. the only thing i hate are to gigantic side mirrors. lol
May I know what year 200T you own?
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May I know what year 200T you own?
it's a 2016
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Im in the same boat looking for advice on if i should pull the trigger on a cpo 2015 Lexus IS 250 AWD 33k miles for 21k . Is there anything i should look out for when i go look at it ? Im coming out of an 2006 gs300 so im somewhat familiar with Lexus....
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it's a 2016
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Old 04-12-19, 11:10 AM
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I will chime in with a 350 F Sport. I have had this car for almost 5 1/2 years.

I did have my Navi unit replaced within the first year under warranty due to reboot issues - no problems since. (known issue with '14's)
My original front pads lasted 28K miles and I replaced the rotors and got ceramic pads. I'm sitting at 57K and still going strong with no brake dust.

I find as long as I use an indy shop and don't use the dealership, maintenance costs aren't unreasonable.

Many will say the this V6 engine is long in the tooth, and, I guess it is, but, it's also very reliable.

I've gone through a couple of sets of tires and I'm ok with that.

My mpg hovers around 22-23 with mixed suburban "city" driving (red lights) and open roads.

I would suggest if you do pull the trigger on an IS and are ok with spending a little more - go with the 350, you'll be glad you did, IMO.
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Old 04-12-19, 11:12 AM
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I don't understand why so many on these forums end up replacing rotors so early. Pads - well that makes sense, as they're high-fricion. But even then, my pads have about 5 mm front and 8 mm rear thickness, after over 27,000 miles. They'll probably last me till 40,000 easily.
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In the event that it was me... I'd state it truly would rely upon how glad I was with the Mazda just as my budgetary circumstance. You're correct - it ought to be fine for quite a long while to come. In the event that you are content with it and uncertain of the financial plan for the IS, perhaps it'd be more secure to simply return to this thought in a year or two.

I have a lease Mazda, however, I am unquestionably going to attempt to discover a vehicle, ideally confirmed, that I can back and clutch for longer next time, so I can sorta distinguish.

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Old 04-12-19, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by maya1883 View Post
In the event that it was me... I'd state it truly would rely upon how glad I was with the Mazda just as my budgetary circumstance. You're correct - it ought to be fine for quite a long while to come. In the event that you are content with it and uncertain of the financial plan for the IS, perhaps it'd be more secure to simply return to this thought in a year or two.
This is a good point. Maybe, roll with the Mazda for a while and then revisit the new car thought. Who knows, there may be something even more enticing for you at that point.
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Old 04-12-19, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by arentz07 View Post
If it were me... I'd say it really would depend on how happy I was with the Mazda as well as my financial situation. You're right - it should be fine for several years to come. If you are happy with it and unsure of the budget for the IS, maybe it'd be safer to just revisit this idea in a year or two.

I have a lease, but I am definitely going to be trying to find a car, preferably certified, that I can finance and hold onto for longer next time, so I can sorta identify.
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In the event that it was me... I'd state it truly would rely upon how glad I was with the Mazda just as my budgetary circumstance. You're correct - it ought to be fine for quite a long while to come. In the event that you are content with it and uncertain of the financial plan for the IS, perhaps it'd be more secure to simply return to this thought in a year or two.

I have a lease Mazda, however, I am unquestionably going to attempt to discover a vehicle, ideally confirmed, that I can back and clutch for longer next time, so I can sorta distinguish.
Why are our posts the same though?
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Originally Posted by 2ndName View Post
Thanks for sharing your guys' feedback. Definitely helps. Will be on the lookout for deals.
I say go for it, both the Mazda and IS are both practical ways to go with your commuter.
Another thought...interest rates will go up soon..or they just did I think and probably will continue. In California that's the case. Who knows in 2022-23 though.

I wouldn't be scared off by "eating tires, brakes, and gas". Not my experience in my IS350 (I will do a fix for tire wear though, it's not ideal at all but my car is lowered too.)
I get 17-19 mpg 20% hwy 80% city. and I don't crawl around. I can get +20 mpg if i try.

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I don't understand why so many on these forums end up replacing rotors so early. Pads - well that makes sense, as they're high-fricion. But even then, my pads have about 5 mm front and 8 mm rear thickness, after over 27,000 miles. They'll probably last me till 40,000 easily.
That's been my experience as well.
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Originally Posted by maya1883 View Post
In the event that it was me... I'd state it truly would rely upon how glad I was with the Mazda just as my budgetary circumstance. You're correct - it ought to be fine for quite a long while to come. In the event that you are content with it and uncertain of the financial plan for the IS, perhaps it'd be more secure to simply return to this thought in a year or two.

I have a lease Mazda, however, I am unquestionably going to attempt to discover a vehicle, ideally confirmed, that I can back and clutch for longer next time, so I can sorta distinguish.
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This is a good point. Maybe, roll with the Mazda for a while and then revisit the new car thought. Who knows, there may be something even more enticing for you at that point.
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Why are our posts the same though?
Thanks for making sense! Appreciate the feedback.
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