@Womble72 Paul yes it’s a wonderful colour not that your bias of course......🙂
Ive had a pm saying it went through Lexus Cheltenham a few years ago and yes it was a Doctor up that way who had it, there’s a YouTube vid somewhere.
I really don't think sellers push the emphasis on warranty enough. Most on here know the cars are bullet proof, but I imagine most potential buyers don't know this. Many will have looked at the main contenders, C63 and M3 etc, read about the problems on the forums, and been put off. They may then assume the F range is the same.
I chose my ISF in June after much research here and elsewhere. I realised I could buy a very high performance car, and have a warranty until it was 12 years old!
Purchased from Lexus Coventry at 7 years old, it came with the usual 12 months warranty. At the same time I also signed up for the 2 for 1 extended warranty at £66 x 12 months. Total 3 years. My intention is to keep the car for 2 years. I can then try to sell privately with the balance of the warranty being transferrable. If I keep it, I can renew the warranty before it's 10 years old and within mileage limit, hopefully for another 2 years.
I hope my assumptions are correct. Shoot me down if not!!
I saw a VXR8 the other day. Don’t want to put you off one, but age (IMHO) is not being kind to them. The ISF on the other hand - damn, ISFs still looks fresh. Quite often I’ll be in convoy with an ISF and I always admire its lines.
I’ve SO got a soft spot for ISFs ❤️
There are areas where little is seen for a few days such as the leg between Indonesia and Africa but on the whole I had ‘my’ vessel in sight all the way from Japan. I used the MarineTraffic app on iOS. The Ship Finder app was practically useless for tracking as it only showed the vessel in a port until it was near UK waters. There’s a lot more info on MarineTraffic too about the ship and its journey.
Eventually found an exhaust garage who could do the job for £500 which included pipe tips.
They didn’t do a proper job the first time, after a couple of weeks the blowing exhaust was back, and it turned out that the way the additional pipe had been connected, caused something else to bend, opening a gap between two mated flanges
After a revisit and a different engineer, two weeks later it sounds ok.
Now back to Lexus for that engine light.
Ps what a difference to the gear change when there’s a hole in the exhaust. With a blowing exhaust I noticed that the gearbox wouldn’t change down until the accelerator pedal was pressed 70% of the way down, at which point the car would drop 2 gears and go fast.
With a blowing exhaust my Sc430 had two speeds, sluggish slow and screaming, nothing in between