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Just out of curiosity, especially to the MOD Buffs, I was wondering how long do you intend keeping your highly customised cars?

I know THE BOSS is already thinking of a Yellow Manual IS300 if Lexus GB would oblige.

I might have mine for another year.

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I'm going to keep mine for at least another 18 months then I'll see whats on offer in respect to a new one

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I've a loan over 5 years to pay for mine but I might change it after 2 or 3 years while the residual value is better and to get my hands on an SE or Sport.

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Had it a year - expect to have to sell it in 2 years time... :)

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Mine's paid for, so I'm gonna keep it until it gets expensive to keep or falls to bits - the only other car I'd swap it for is one just like it!! (or maybe a GS430!!):lol:

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Just got mine (April 25) and there's NO way I'm letting it go yet!! Funny, but I changed it on the same day that I got my last car (Probe V6), 5 years previously! Liked the Probe - love the Lexus!! Feel that the handling's a bit wobbly, comparing the two, but I wouldn't want to spoil the rest of the ride changing the springs.

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I will see what mods I have done in three years when the finance deal is done.

There is no way I will sell it if I ever get a blower

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Need to save some pennies first

When I mentioned a s/c to the other half, I got the typical girlie (sorry sammy + claire) response - "Why do you want to make it any faster, you cant do 135mph on british roads anyway":mad::mad:

Had to explain that it is how fast you get there that counts:lol::rolleyes:

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Really fancy getting mine skirted up. However, I have a feeling that it would cost a pretty penny! I have a mate who is a sprayer, and he does an excellent job - just think the actual skirts will cost too much to justify. Chris S got me a quote for sports grill, and that was £200.

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The sports grille is well worth it in my opinion, and it comes painted

Ah. Now, that's different. Would certaily match the lower grill........

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Originally posted by Grangey

Really fancy getting mine skirted up. However, I have a feeling that it would cost a pretty penny! I have a mate who is a sprayer, and he does an excellent job - just think the actual skirts will cost too much to justify. Chris S got me a quote for sports grill, and that was £200.

Go for the TRD kit and sports grill..I did and it made a world of differance to the car ..well worth it.and regarding the cost ..as the man says "your a long time dead":smug:

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as the man says "your a long time dead"

I used that one when I was buying it :lol:

Where's the TRD from, and what would I be looking to pay, roughly?

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Will keep the Lexus for 3 years in total - bought new this year, but not allowed to use a car older than 3 for business use, so will have to change in 3 years!

As for my other cars - can't imagine why I would ever sell them! :tumble:

Oh - the response to you fitting a S/C wasn't a girlie response, it was a typical response from the uninformed/uninterested/ cars are A-B jobs type person (my brother, my Mum, my granddad.....) :rolleyes:

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Mine will be 2 years old in September and I'm looking to change it to either an IS300 or if my company will allow it, a Honda S2000.

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Funny you should ask. I've got the invoices right here in front of me.

That sounds very interesting - I bet it wouldn't cost me £500 for fitting and spraying. Where did you buy the skirts from, Lexus?

Paul

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well i get mine on 1st sept' so i'll probably keep it for 2 yrs then go get somethin crazy, a new lambo will do or a 360modena, or a Continental T bentley (haha yeah i wish) wont keep a car longer than 2 yrs n e way and im only 19.

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I will never be getting rid of mine, its all payed for and I will add extra performance bits as they are developed. I only do abot 3-4000 miles a year and the car is allways immaculate. I will probably get a professional clearcoat done in 5 years if it needs it and I get the bonnet and skirt resprayed if chipped too much.

Basically I love the car its performance and looks. I will keep it looking and driving like new.:D:saint:

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Originally posted by Grangey

as the man says "your a long time dead"

I used that one when I was buying it :lol:

Where's the TRD from, and what would I

be looking to pay, roughly?

I bought my TRD kit from a Toyota dealer in southern Ireland and having got a work mate with a vat number this and the difference from changing my money from sterling into euro ..front.side and rear skirts costing £470 got the grill from Lexus Belfast £219.fitted and sprayed (by a v good body repair I know) £300 (no vat) all costing £989...not bad for that..:bounce::bounce:

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Have mine for 1 year now...gonna change in maybe 3-4 years. :sniff:

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Like my IS Sport very much, but I was going to chop it in as soon as the IS300 came out. When I test drove the IS300 I was let down on the performance which is the main reason I was going to get rid of it. It's probably because it's auto & not as free revving as the sport. So decided on keeping mine & getting it done up a bit.

Super charger coming soon & done loads of other bits to it, so Im looking at keeping it for at least another 4yrs to justify the depreciation that will occour.

If the car remains reliable & economical I cant see any reason to change it. Ive always said that if your going to buy a car from new or nearly new that I would keep it for a while, otherwise you may aswell chuck a load of ££ in the bin!

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I plan to keep mine until the 2005 facelift model is available, hopefully there will be a new high performance model then.

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