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I found this confusing when I was researching my purchase. As far as I understand it, there isn't necessarily a highest spec per se, as some spec levels have things others don't. For instance Premier and Advance have some features that F-Sport doesn't, and vice versa. All I could tell is that SE was definitely the lowest spec. But then to make matters more complicated, even the base spec can have optional features that don't come standard with the highest levels. 😖

I nearly went with an IS300h Advance as it comes with adaptive cruise control and cooling seats as standard, but it kind of depends on what you want.

Actually, come to mind, the Takumi is the highest spec level, but they're so hard to find that they never popped up in my searches.

To make matters worse, some features become standard after a face lift.

You may find this article somewhat helpful: https://mag.lexus.co.uk/lexus-is-review/

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"I nearly went with an IS300h Advance as it comes with adaptive cruise control and cooling seats as standard, but it kind of depends on what you want."

This hits the nail on the head.

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3 hours ago, dublet said:

You may find this article somewhat helpful: https://mag.lexus.co.uk/lexus-is-review/

Interesting, looking back, how Lexus LED with the two-litre turbo engine rather than the hybrid. It was a flop, and ran for what — two model-years? It certainly made no inroads on the BMW 3-Series.

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1 hour ago, MartinH said:

Interesting, looking back, how Lexus led with the two-litre turbo engine rather than the hybrid. It was a flop, and ran for what — two model-years? It certainly made no inroads on the BMW 3-Series.

I suggest Lexus dealers win over BMW dealers every time. During our 4 years with my wife's 3 series the dealers were dire, when it was replaced with an IS there was no going back. When my LS430 had a gearbox recall they dropped a car, collected the LS and came back with chocolates and flowers. All BMW dealers did was not complete the requested work. 

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20 minutes ago, Alan305 said:

When my LS430 had a gearbox recall they dropped a car, collected the LS and came back with chocolates and flowers. 

I'm looking forward to seeing if I get a prezzie when I take my IS in for the fuel pump recall. As it isn't as posh as an LS, I'm not expecting chocolates and flowers though. As I'm having to burn up what was an almost full tank of petrol in preparation there should be something.  I'd be happy with a four pack of cider and/or a Double Sausage and Egg McMuffin. I have simple tastes.

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1 hour ago, Alan305 said:

All BMW dealers did was not complete the requested work. 

Perhaps they became...victim of their own success? 🤔

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On 8/21/2021 at 10:17 AM, ste42 said:

which model in the is300 range is the highest spec 

I spent an aweful long time working that out. 

I assumed the Premier was highest but as already pointed out and as I found out myself. Some options were only available on certain models, so it all depends on what you consider "High Spec"

         Takumi Basic Equipment

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Traction control
Takumi Standard Equipment (14)
  • CD Multichanger
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

There were no optional extras for the Takumi.

 

Premier Basic equipment (15)
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Traction control
Premier Standard Equipment (15)
  • Audio remote
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Premier Optional Equipment (5)
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Space saver spare wheel                         

     F-Sport  Basic equipment (15)

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Traction control
F-Sport Standard Equipment (8)
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
F-Sport Optional Equipment (13)
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Advance 

Basic equipment (15)
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Traction control
Advance Standard Equipment (14)
  • Audio remote
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Advance Optional Equipment (3)
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
 
 
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7 minutes ago, ste42 said:

how can you tell if the mark levinnson stereo is fitted does it actually say it on it 

There's the logo on the bit of plastic in front of the gear lever:

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1 minute ago, ste42 said:

wont let me view that link 

Swapped pics.

Before you actually go and search for it, listen to the "Standard" audio. IMO it's still good.

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22 hours ago, dublet said:

Swapped pics.

Before you actually go and search for it, listen to the "Standard" audio. IMO it's still good.

I concur with Dublet here. I hoped for a Mark Levinson system when I originally was speccing up my IS (Had one in my old 220D and it sounded great) but I took a NONE ML system for a test drive and was suitably impressed. So I bought the whole car. 😄

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Supposedly all hybrids are targetted more often, with the Prius (due to how many there are) and SUVs like the Lexus RX most targetted.

If it is a particular concern to you, you could have a device like a CatLoc fitted. They don't do a kit for the IS300h, but you can get a universal CatLoc and presumably a competent mechanic could fit one. A CatClamp is an alternative.

HOWEVER, a fly in the ointment. The IS300h has the cat in the engine bay. Thieves don't know this, and will cut out something that isn't a cat. Still leaving you with a damaged vehicle.

More discussion is here:

 

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