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Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 12-27-14, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,574
Posted By KaShiDC
Completely agree - I personally would never let...

Completely agree - I personally would never let Best Buy mess with any auto electronics. They left my pre-Lexus car a mess and denied any responsibility for the lights on the dash between the driver...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 09-13-14, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By KaShiDC
To be really happy - get the good snow tires and...

To be really happy - get the good snow tires and a dedicated set of rims. That makes swapping your winter and summer tires a snap. It is a waste to wear snow tires in the summer and they don't sound...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 09-09-14, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,509
Posted By KaShiDC
I am pretty sure a Wal-Mart license plate holder...

I am pretty sure a Wal-Mart license plate holder will offer zero protection for any IS. I do think it would LOOK great on the Hyundai Tucson "Walking Dead" edition that came out a few months ago..
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-20-14, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,684
Posted By KaShiDC
I realize a lot of folks here prefer the do it...

I realize a lot of folks here prefer the do it yourself method so this suggestion is not for you. I live in the DC area (NOT cheap) and found a local company that will come onsite to work or home and...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-07-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,481
Posted By KaShiDC
Thanks, I was really hoping it was that simple...

Thanks, I was really hoping it was that simple but it may be a personalized setting if your car works that way. I am going to see if it can be changed.

Once my car is shut off, even if I then...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-07-14, 04:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,481
Posted By KaShiDC
Unfortunately I did not know in advance that...

Unfortunately I did not know in advance that manuals were being discontinued until 2013, which was too late. I spent six months looking for a manual from almost every dealer in the mid-Atlantic...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 06-28-14, 07:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,481
Posted By KaShiDC
The IS no longer offers a manual and has not for...

The IS no longer offers a manual and has not for some time. This is the first automatic car I have ever purchased so I am sure it is partly an adjustment on my part. I agree, dinging if I failed to...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 06-27-14, 05:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,481
Posted By KaShiDC
Pros Look! Lush feel Luminescent dash ...

Pros
Look!
Lush feel
Luminescent dash



Cons
No foldown rear seat
Trunk functionality (or lack of) too cumbersome to open and close
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 06-27-14, 04:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,363
Posted By KaShiDC
I have the 3M and it is definitely worth the...

I have the 3M and it is definitely worth the money. Just the ease of cleaning off bugs would make me do it again. The lines are visible under inspection, I have a silver IS and you can see the lines...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 06-22-14, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,699
Posted By KaShiDC
The IS has absolutely the worst trunk...

The IS has absolutely the worst trunk functionality I have EVER seen. I had a 350Z with a hatchback that was less of an annoyance. I have seen people post about draining their battery because the...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 05-31-14, 06:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,442
Posted By KaShiDC
Agreed

Exactly with the very small addition of the back of the side mirrors.
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 05-25-14, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By KaShiDC
My dad taught me to turn off everything- A/C,...

My dad taught me to turn off everything- A/C, wipers, radio, etc. before turning off the car. I am guessing this is an old car thing and not necessary in new models although I would never leave the...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 05-16-14, 09:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,920
Posted By KaShiDC
Nav is okay but I have heard of issues that are...

Nav is okay but I have heard of issues that are very expensive once it's out of warranty and ongoing costs to update it yearly. I went without nav for just this reason although my sales person...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 04-26-14, 07:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,954
Posted By KaShiDC
I agree with the proper sunshade. I can...

I agree with the proper sunshade. I can definitely tell the heat inside the car is significantly reduced by many degrees - from my seats and steering wheel actually burning to the touch to just being...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 04-25-14, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,966
Posted By KaShiDC
I cannot say enough about Blizzaks. I have not...

I cannot say enough about Blizzaks. I have not ran the LM-32's specifically but I always keep a spare set of rims with Blizzaks for winter. My father was a tire guy and I am glad he made me develop...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 03-07-14, 01:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,825
Posted By KaShiDC
Check your local library, good chance they still...

Check your local library, good chance they still have XP ;)
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 03-01-14, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By KaShiDC
It will simply take longer (a lot longer) for the...

It will simply take longer (a lot longer) for the tint to dry. Leaving the car sit in the sun, even it is cold helps. You just can't use your windows until it is dried. I personally felt the clear...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 02-14-14, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,154
Posted By KaShiDC
Raised white letters were popular in the 80's.I...

Raised white letters were popular in the 80's.I don't believe they are custom, perhaps just special order as in most places don't keep them in stock. I have them on my truck but would like to see...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 02-10-14, 05:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,542
Posted By KaShiDC
Instead of putting your money into AWD get a...

Instead of putting your money into AWD get a spare set of rims and some GOOD snow tires. (I only use Blizzack but that is personal preference). If you have a garage you can swap them out yourself....
Forum: GX - 1st Gen (2004-2009) 02-02-14, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,179
Posted By KaShiDC
Find a local company that performs the service....

Find a local company that performs the service. They sand of the surface removing the discoloration and haziness then buff it back to a sparkling shine. It was about $50 for my old car but it looked...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 01-13-14, 08:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 30,428
Posted By KaShiDC
Swirvin - thanks for posting. I have been waiting...

Swirvin - thanks for posting. I have been waiting for my first oil change so I can get this feature programmed as it is not on by default. Your experience has just changed my mind. On a side note, I...
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 01-12-14, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,694
Posted By KaShiDC
Exactly! Do not try to save money with the...

Exactly! Do not try to save money with the partial hood, chips can and will happen on all sections of the hood.
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 12-21-13, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By KaShiDC
GOOD snow tires make ALL the difference.

GOOD snow tires make ALL the difference.
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 12-20-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By KaShiDC
I think you will appreciate the "easier to keep...

I think you will appreciate the "easier to keep looking sharp factor" over some of the other colors that are much more effort.
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 12-17-13, 04:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By KaShiDC
Smokey is correct. It is widely known that repair...

Smokey is correct. It is widely known that repair costs for German cars are extremely high. Lexus has the lowest cost of ownership down the road. I cannot speak to the Infinity since I did not...
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