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lexus owners - what did we drive before?

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I was wondering what cars you all drove before getting your first Lexus. Is there a common background here? In my case i started off with several Alfa Romeo's. GT Junior, Giulia, GTV, then SAAB's. the 9-3 in several versions, and then the first Lexus came along ( IS250 2nd gen ), then BMW 320 and now back to Lexus with an 300H F-Sport.  What attracted me was the individualism, the beeing different, not german.

what about you?

 

 

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i had 2 mercedes A class before my CT200h

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Well the cars I actually bought - ford fiesta, VW Passat, Lexus RX300 and Lexus RX450H

Wife's cars - peugeot 106, Peugeot 306, VW Passat, Mercedes C220CDI, Lexus IS300H

My wife keep her cars for a long time. The RX300 I used for 8 years as I had a lot of things going on business wise so couldn't change

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I've driven company cars for most of my life.  Sierras, Vectras, Accords, Passats etc.

Since then I've owned a swb Pajero (needed to get the fwd bit out of my system), two Saab 9-5s, then two Saab 9-3 Aeros an estate and a convertible (Mrs and I had one each).

Just over a year ago got a 2nd gen IS250 saloon and loved it.  Had the convertible for just a couple of months now, looking forward to some nice weather.....hopefully !!!!

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From 1988-present First car was Toyota celica, had cortina mk 4@5,fiesta, escort, audi 80,bmw,3 e class merc, when got married bought vw polo on 1999 which lasted for 15 yrs then lexus is220d se-l, now got is250

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Ford Cortina, Mini, Ford Sierra, Ford Ka, Fiat Sedici, Lexus Soarer...

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Ford Cortina, Hillman Hunter (don't ask!), Renault 5, Renault 19 1.4 Petrol, Renault 19 1.9L Turbo Diesel, Toyota Avensis 2.0L, which I admit isn't an exciting car but it served me so well for twelve and a half years and over 112,000 miles. A few niggles and hiccups along the way, of course, but generally oh so reliable!

 

 

 

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For me, Fiesta, Escort, Rover 214, Civic Aerodeck, Accord Hatch, Stream, Accord Tourer, CT, IS

For wife, Fiesta, Civic 3 Door, Civic 5 door, Golf, Jazz MK 1, Jazz Mk3.

So mostly Honda.

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First car was a 1964 Hillman Super Minx. That was 1980. Countless cars since then including a Renault Fuego Turbo, Saab 900 Turbo, Jag XJS Sovereign, Nissan 200ZX, Saab 9-5 Griffin, Merc CLK320. I'd never even heard of Lexus and stumbled over them when getting rid of the first and last Merc. First Lexus was 2nd gen IS250, then IS300h F Sport and now NX 300h F Sport. Next? Unless Lexus get with the EV revolution it will probably be a Tesla Model S.

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What about a LC 500 looks great. I had a Toyota Celica. The one with the pop up head lights

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I've had more cars than I can remember in my approximately 57 years of driving but my last car before moving to Lexus was a Rover 75 Connoisseur (Nice car!)

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Drove a Yaris and then an Auris belonging to my son. At work it was mainly Toyota Landcruisers, 4Runners, Nissan Patrols.

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Original Mini, Ford Cortina Mk 3, Vauxhall Firenza, Renault Feugo vitesse, Fiat Regatta, Austin Princess, Austin Allegro :vomit: Honda 125 Superdream, Yamaha 535 Virago, Kawasaki 750 GT, Vauxhall Carlton x 2, Fiat Punto Active ( my fave ) Fiat Seicento, Vauxhall Vectra B and a C, Alfa Romeo 159 Lusso.

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5 x Mitsubishi Galants - 2 x Toyota Carina - Toyota Corolla - Volvo 240 - 1x Hyundai Stellar and Pony - 2 x Mitsubishi Space Wagons - BMW 5 series - Mk3 Lexus Ls400.- Datsun 120Y - Ford Cortina Mk1 and Mk 2 - Hilman Imp - VW Beetle - Ford Thames 400E - Renault Kangoo - Ford Anglia - Ford Escort Mk1 - Golf Mk 2 - Skoda Octavia - Mitsubishi Grandis - Mk IV Lexus LS 400.

 

I have spent a fortune (to me!) on cars over the years............... I have wasted the rest.

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Forgot one!  Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 litre, lifted, custom bumpers, large mud tyres for off-roading fun!

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My last 2 cars were an MG ZTT , fantastic car in Ignition blue, turned heads, as was unusual, took it to Monaco, and it got more attention than the 2 a penny exotica down there!

Last car was a Hyundai Santa fe, which despite being 10 years old and 120k + I have gone back to, as i am now doing more miles than expected so trying to keep the mileage down on the IS, the Santa fe is built like a tank and I suspect will outlast the IS, it is quieter at a cruise - less road noise, rattle free, and rides better. also as it is comparatively worthless, I worry less about where I take it.

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First a Mazda 929, then a Skoda octavia slx 1.6 for about 15 years until I got my IS 300h last November. 

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Past my test in 2007 at the age of 17 and so far I have owned.

97' Citroen Saxo VTR

07' Seat Ibiza Sport 1.4TDI

02' Alfa Romeo 166 2.0ts Lusso

03' Alfa Romeo 166 3.0 V6 Super Lusso

53' MG ZT CDTI

61' Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce 2.0JTDM

04' Saab 9-5 Aero 

08' Jaguar XJ6 TDVI Sovereign 

I now have the 65' Lexus IS200t f-sport and my partner has a 65' Mini Cooper S first and only car! 

 

 

 

 

 

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Going back to the late 1970's when I passed my test:

Ford Anglia 105E, Mk1 Ford Escort 1300E, Ford Escort XR3, Audi Coupe, Vauxhall Astra GTE, Volvo 360 GLT, Various Ford Mondeos, Renault Laguna, Rover 216 GTI Twin cam, Lexus IS 200, SAAB 9-3 TiD, Mercedes CLK, Toyota GT86, Lexus IS300h

As well as the above I have had a 1975 Triumph TR6 and I now have a 1980 MGB V8 Roadster

 

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2 x Vauxhall Viva, Ford Capri, VW Golf Gti, Vauxhall Cavalier, Saab 900se,Ford Mondeo, Peugeot 307 SW, VW Passat, Audi A6 3.0 tdi, Mercedes C220, Lexus IS300h

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First car I owned was an Allegro 1.1 in 1981, followed by a Metro 1.3S and then an XR2 (my first brand new car).

Then it was company cars for several years, an Orion, a Cavalier, three Mondeos (1.8, 2.0 and 2.5) followed by my first Lexus, an IS200.

I changed jobs and had to buy my own cars again, first a Focus 2.0, a BMW 323 and then back to Lexus with an IS220D followed by an IS250 and now the IS300h.

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Citroen 2CV, Renault 4, Honda Z600, Autobianchi A112E, Mini, Toyota Tercel 4x4, Toyota Corolla, Fiat Uno Turbo, Maserati Biturbo, Fiat Tipo x2, Renault Twingo, Mitsubishi Space Runner, Seat Alhambra x 2, Seat Toledo, Renault Grand Scenic, RX400h, RX450h

Second car: Peugeot 107 x 4, Peugeot 208 x 2

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Previous car was a Jaguar 3.0L XF & previous to that was a 2.7D Jaguar S-type.

Before that was Mazda RX8, Citroen Pluriel, Hyundai Coupe, Citroen BX, Ford Escort mk3, Hyundai Stella, Landrover, Triumph Herald, Triumph 1300, triumph Toledo, Moss Monaco, Ford Escort mk2, Reliant Rebel.

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Going to show my age:

HB Viva, Capri Mk2, MGB GT, Cavalier, Astra GTE mk2, Alfasud, Range Rover, Escort RS turbo x2; Granada, Metro "Job issues :)", Golf mk2, Ibiza, A2, A3, Jazz, IS F-Sport.    

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