BUG4LIFE

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  1. Going back to my question...I've been chatting to a very helpful lady at a Lexus dealer today and asked about extending the warranty beyond 10 years if it's continuous. She went to find out, came back and said no you can't do this! So, if I was to buy a 2008 ISF through a dealer today [which would have a normal 1 year warranty applied to it] and wanted to buy the £895 2 year warranty a year down the line, I wouldn't be aloud!! Something for me to now think about.
  2. Ah yeah I do remember. I think it had 5+ owners [which could mean 6, 7, 8....1000!!] and as my preference would be to buy one with a few less, I think I decided against it! I am coming round to not worrying about total number of owners though, as long as the cars been very well looked after. It's more to do with seeing it in the future to tell the truth.
  3. That does look nice. Wonder if it’s been owned by anyone on here?
  4. My bad, I didn’t mean profit. Just wondering what percentage a dealer would expect to make on a year 10 year old car that they took in as part ex for just above mid teens? Does the warranty cost them any cash too?
  5. Mate, don't tell us the figure, I don't want to know! I totally understand why you guys have been trading your ISF's in - the time, worry and fuss you save is more important than a couple of grand. For me though it's a killer as another great example has a huge amount of cash added to the asking price [I doubt Hedge End have done anything to the car either]. I'm going to keep my eye on these few cars though and maybe make a more realistic offer in the future...I have time of my side! Out of interest, anyone know what a dealer would expect to make on a part-ex at this price? If Hedge End get near their asking price that's like 25% profit!
  6. I’d say more like 5. That’s too much for a 2008 (not very low miles either). I while ago on here a chap was selling a 2011 with warranty for the same price...yeah I know a dealer car will of course be more but I wouldn’t be surprised if that car remains at the dealer for a good while if the price remains that high (as nice as it may be). I’ve missed out on two 2008 ISFs, both will less miles and great history (one having a 2 year warranty), for a lot less than that. I am of course bias as I want to buy an ISF! Another example of an ISF going to a dealer though when there are buyers here...which makes me sad (though I do understand why) ;(
  7. I think I’ve seen Cov Lexus mention a few times on here...just wondering who’s the guy to speak to about F stuff there?! Ta.
  8. Did anyone know the answer to this? Can you keep extending the warranty even though the car would be over 10 years?
  9. Isofix?

    Cheers all. Now I know!
  10. Very boring question but does the ISF have the isofix kids seat fitting things in the back? I’m sure I’ve looked at the spec online and it has be listed as ‘standard’ but just thought I’d check!
  11. DC2 mate, JDM. Here it is (if this works) https://farm4.staticflick Amazing car. The gear change was something else (as I’m sure you know). I do really like the DC5 too.
  12. No problem mate. I didn’t realise there was ‘rules’ like that on here...which seems a pity as I’m a serious buyer and want to be part of this owners club. I don’t know if a PM would of been against the rules?! I think when people call about a car you’ve got for sale you can pick out serious buyers, but I’ve never sold a car privately as expensive or high performance as an ISF so I imagine there is a certain amount of worry. The last car I sold was an Integra Type-R, I’m sure you can imagine the kind of people they could attract! A young lad from Scotland caught a plane to come see it so I knew he wasn’t going home without it (he was bugging me for months on a Honda forum to sell). I’ll keep my eye on it and maybe put in a cheeky offer (I mean how many people are looking to buy such a car coming up to Xmas)!!
  13. Gutted, a 2009 with 57k miles I’m sure would of been in my price range on the private marketing...now the dealer has added their chunk on it, it isn’t ;(
  14. Strong money for a 2010 no, even at a dealer? I do like them in white though.
  15. Do you know if you can keep extending warranty, so if you've got a warranty on a 2008 ISF that runs out 2019 can you buy an additional 2 years as it's about to expire...does that make sense?!?!
  16. I hope more do pop up for sale in the new year!
  17. Sorry if this is covered elsewhere but I was just wondering if any particular insurance companies are recommended to cover an ISF? I'd prefer to use someone who offer a good services, if required, as appose to the cheapest. Do you guys have some kind of agreed value on your policy as I'm guessing the general pricing guides value the cars far less than what you'd need to replace your Pride and joy?! Thanks in advance.
  18. Sorry to be stupid but what is it about the wheel that shows it's correct???
  19. I noticed this one when I started 'researching' the ISF. I think it way near £24k then?
  20. White isf on ebay

    I might just drop the seller a message and ask how many owners it's had, in case the situation is as you mention.
  21. White isf on ebay

    Obviously price is an important factor so I'll be looking at cars under £20k. Year, any. Though my budget limits me to the earlier ones (which is fine). Mileage, I'd like under 60k though service history and finding a cared for example is more important. Service history would have to be pretty much perfect, though I don't mind some 'specialist' servicing as long as I still have the option of buying the Lexus warranty I hear so much about on here. Number of owners. Again, finding a car that's obviously been looked after is top of the list but thinking into the future, if I bought a car making me the 7th owner, how much more of a problem am I giving myself selling it (when GSF's become more affordable)?! So ideally I'm thinking 4 previous. Colour, any, though I'd prefer the black interior as I'm not sure I could cope with worrying about people marking the light leather seats :) I am serious about buying one but I have time on my side, so no probs waiting for the right one to come along.
  22. White isf on ebay

    Awesome, where else can you come to to find out so much about a car :) Pity it has had quite a few owners. Not that that makes it a bad car but my preference would be to buy something that hasn't changed hands every year or so!
  23. White isf on ebay

    Does look a nice one. Wish the owner had gone into a bit more detail with the info though. I think with a car like this you should really go to town with your ad as it's likely to appeal to a 'car enthusiast'. He obviously likes Lexus as he wants to replace with a GSF. I wonder how many owners it's had (the service history has quite a few different dealer stamps)? I wonder how long 'some time' is? Has the big service been done (that I've seen mentioned on here should be carried out at 6 years, even with low miles)? Wonder why it's been used so little since 2011? Looks very nice though.
  24. I've got plenty of time to find the right one. I got pretty close to buying what could of been the perfect car this week but it unfortunately didn't happen in the end ;(