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New user here! Looking at getting my first V8 and the ISF is top of my list. 

I'm swaying towards a higher mileage car so I can actually use it and not worry about putting too many miles on it, especially with the reliability reputation. 

Is there anything in particular I should look out for when looking at 100k+ mile cars? Other than the usual non model specific stuff. 

Is there a big service at 100k and how much is this normally? 

Thanks 

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@Managh Hi Thomas welcome to the forum, as your first V8 can’t think of a better choice, if you look at the recent threads member who goes by @IIVORC post a good informative thread exactly covering what you ask as regards the 100k service. 

Buying one with that mileage is always on condition and if you can get one with full Lexus service history as well that’s a great start, there is one in autotrader now that’s still under warranty.

Remeber there are only around 200 of them left now to be prepared to travel and be patient, good luck with your search 👍

Big Rat

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Best advice I can give you is to get one with under 100k and less than 10 years old. That way (I believe) you can stick a Lexus extended warranty on it.

These cars are generally bullet proof BUT when things go wrong... £££

I'd be looking at 

1. Water pump

2. Steering rack (see here)

3. Airbag recall work done

I'm sure others will add to the list

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1 hour ago, Big Rat said:

@Managh Hi Thomas welcome to the forum, as your first V8 can’t think of a better choice, if you look at the recent threads member who goes by @IIVORC post a good informative thread exactly covering what you ask as regards the 100k service. 

Buying one with that mileage is always on condition and if you can get one with full Lexus service history as well that’s a great start, there is one in autotrader now that’s still under warranty.

Remeber there are only around 200 of them left now to be prepared to travel and be patient, good luck with your search 👍

Big Rat

Thanks for that! 

If it's the silver one on auto trader with 86k on it then that's one that has caught my eye. 

Like you say, your kind of limited due to how few there are for sale. 

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1 hour ago, Flytvr said:

Best advice I can give you is to get one with under 100k and less than 10 years old. That way (I believe) you can stick a Lexus extended warranty on it.

These cars are generally bullet proof BUT when things go wrong... £££

I'd be looking at 

1. Water pump

2. Steering rack (see here)

3. Airbag recall work done

I'm sure others will add to the list

With the extended warranty, does the car need to have full Lexus history to qualify for it? 

Thanks 

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When your Lexus standard warranty comes to an end, our support doesn’t have to stop there. You can continue to enjoy peace of mind and intuitive customer service with the Lexus Care Extended Warranty. This provides Lexus-quality cover for vehicles up to 10 years old, and is available on new and used vehicles. Contact your local Lexus Centre or call 0330 100 3299 for more details.

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    Coverage available on Lexus models up to 10 years old or 140,000 miles*

     

    All policies include Lexus Roadside assistance with European cover

     

    MOT Cover included to protect you from unexpected repair bills

     

    Cover for car hire and hotel expenses if required**

     

    Cover for the majority of parts and labour charges

     

    Repairs carried out by an official Lexus Service Centre

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Definitely go for a car with warranty (which is transferable) or a 2009 as some of the 2008 cars have missed the boat. I'll add to the list the brake master cylinder/servo (£1800) although this is very rare. As mentioned early in the thread, they're great reliable cars but if something goes wrong the parts are rare and the bill will be big. I opted for peace of mind. Good luck with the search. 

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2 hours ago, Managh said:

With the extended warranty, does the car need to have full Lexus history to qualify for it? 

Thanks 

That's a good question to which I am not 100% sure. However, I know of one IS-F on a 59 plate that didn't have FLSH, but was still warrantied. 

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I got the Lexus extended warranty on my first IS250 and it had the previous two services from an independent Jaguar specialist.  First four services were all Lexus and it was completely up to date on time and mileage.  Lexus Cardiff had the vehicle in for an inspection when I asked for the warranty and they granted it.  I subsequently made more claims than the premium cost.  My current RX has full Lexus SH but I still have the warranty for peace of mind.

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2 hours ago, Managh said:

Thanks for that! 

If it's the silver one on auto trader with 86k on it then that's one that has caught my eye. 

Like you say, your kind of limited due to how few there are for sale. 

 

sorry newbie too (first post, but have been lurking)

 

I believe that one has already had a deposit taken on it as I too was interested, what I couldn't understand though is the it said it had full service history, 8 stamps, shouldn't it have had more than the at 84k?

 

anyway, I took delivery of my new ISF yesterday and as stated above you need to be prepared to travel, however the 3 hour drive back was sooooo good!!

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@Twellsie Excellent Rich always want more members to replace the guys that leave, don’t keep us waiting for pictures of her for to long now 😁

And welcome to the forum.

Big Rat

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15 minutes ago, Big Rat said:

@Twellsie Excellent Rich always want more members to replace the guys that leave, don’t keep us waiting for pictures of her for to long now 😁

And welcome to the forum.

Big Rat

cheers Paul, its a standard looking black one, I'm sure you have seen plenty, it does have a Hayward & Scott exhaust and Bilstein suspension though, I think it was from a member on here?

its booked in this weekend for a wheel refurb (minor curbing), then the following weekend to have the callipers re-painted, then I will post some pics

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@Twellsie Rich absolutely post the pics when she’s looking her best ☺️

There is a large meet over the last weekend this month in The Peak District if you can make it check out the thread 👍

Big Rat 

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Hi Rich,

I believe you got ISF from Gib from Leeds.

Very good example despite high milage.

And the exhaust is amusing.

Good choice.

Enjoy it.

Tom 

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12 hours ago, Tomag23 said:

Hi Rich,

I believe you got ISF from Gib from Leeds.

Very good example despite high milage.

And the exhaust is amusing.

Good choice.

Enjoy it.

Tom 

thats correct!!

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Congrats on the purchase!

Recently spotted this on the US forums, From what i can gather its a 330k+ miles ISF still going strong, aside from the routine consumables and known issues being addressed it sounds like its all orginal, amazing build quality!:-

https://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-f-2008-2014/863212-isf-with-333-000-miles-6.html

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19 hours ago, Twellsie said:

cheers Paul, its a standard looking black one, I'm sure you have seen plenty, it does have a Hayward & Scott exhaust and Bilstein suspension though, I think it was from a member on here?

its booked in this weekend for a wheel refurb (minor curbing), then the following weekend to have the callipers re-painted, then I will post some pics

Welcome to the madhouse Rich!

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On 9/11/2018 at 1:37 PM, Managh said:

New user here! Looking at getting my first V8 and the ISF is top of my list. 

I'm swaying towards a higher mileage car so I can actually use it and not worry about putting too many miles on it, especially with the reliability reputation. 

Is there anything in particular I should look out for when looking at 100k+ mile cars? Other than the usual non model specific stuff. 

Is there a big service at 100k and how much is this normally? 

Thanks 

@Managh I’m the other voice on your shoulder, my F has never been to Lexus for servicing as the cost exceeds the expectation 😂.....although mine did have full lex history prior to my ownership, the air bag recall was done by Lex and they did a “full health check”.....no issues whatsoever, my Indy always use genuine parts and are around half the price, it’s knowing and trusting that matters to me, they are great cars and getting “the feel” for being genuine goes a long way in your search if a private sale is in sight......mine has had no warranty on it for the last 3years and cost me nothing other than servicing costs. Always a good debate/banter amongst us here......for “me” a good Indy history is better than a Lex one.....good luck in your quest, as for issues I’ve had none with my 58 plate one.

 

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17 hours ago, Womble72 said:

@Managh I’m the other voice on your shoulder, my F has never been to Lexus for servicing as the cost exceeds the expectation 😂.....although mine did have full lex history prior to my ownership, the air bag recall was done by Lex and they did a “full health check”.....no issues whatsoever, my Indy always use genuine parts and are around half the price, it’s knowing and trusting that matters to me, they are great cars and getting “the feel” for being genuine goes a long way in your search if a private sale is in sight......mine has had no warranty on it for the last 3years and cost me nothing other than servicing costs. Always a good debate/banter amongst us here......for “me” a good Indy history is better than a Lex one.....good luck in your quest, as for issues I’ve had none with my 58 plate one.

 

Don’t think 100k is anything to particularly worry about, this one s still going strong 👍🏻

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RE: Warranty, you can still add a 2 year extended warranty to an ISF for £795 up until it is 9 years and 364 days old, I have just done it on my ISF when it was 9 years and 340 days old! It had full main dealer history which I believe is a pre-requisite, or at least the last service was checked. 

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PS. local dealer wanted £800 for the 100k and following minor service, I believe the 100k service on its own with no service plan discount is ~£600. 

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Congrats, not too far away from me as well. I need my wheels done as well.

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