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Hello everyone, I am potentially going to be a proud owner of an IS and have been reading extensively on them. I have a ‘what if’ question. I don’t know much about cars so I’m sorry if it’s a dumb question.

since the 220d and the 200d have the same engine and the 200d solved a lot of the issues with the engine… could you remap a 220d down to a 200d? Or even… would remapping in general help some of the problems with a 220d? I’ve seen some decent 220d out there but i don’t want to buy a problem car.
 

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Hi Jack. First off are you an owner of the awesome is250 as in your profile? 

Second since you don't want to buy a problem car then don't get an is diesel. 

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18 hours ago, J8k1122 said:

 

 

Hello everyone, I am potentially going to be a proud owner of an IS and have been reading extensively on them. I have a ‘what if’ question. I don’t know much about cars so I’m sorry if it’s a dumb question.

since the 220d and the 200d have the same engine and the 200d solved a lot of the issues with the engine… could you remap a 220d down to a 200d? Or even… would remapping in general help some of the problems with a 220d? I’ve seen some decent 220d out there but i don’t want to buy a problem car.
 

thanks

I was in a similar predicament where I was really after a ultrasonic blue IS and I almost gave in and got an F sport 200d, my heartfelt recommendation is steer clear. 

Even if remapped or just straight up buying a 200d, you’d experience clunky gear changes, unexceptional economy and from what I’ve been told the car is quite sluggish in comparison not to mention the reliability issues. 

Whereas with the IS250 the gearbox is a silky smooth automatic and the economy is acceptable and almost beats out the 200d and 220d. 

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55 minutes ago, McShmoopy said:

I was in a similar predicament where I was really after a ultrasonic blue IS and I almost gave in and got an F sport 200d, my heartfelt recommendation is steer clear. 

Even if remapped or just straight up buying a 200d, you’d experience clunky gear changes, unexceptional economy and from what I’ve been told the car is quite sluggish in comparison not to mention the reliability issues. 

Whereas with the IS250 the gearbox is a silky smooth automatic and the economy is acceptable and almost beats out the 200d and 220d. 

 

Ahh! fantastic post back. Totally understand! thanks 🙂 

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19 hours ago, Mr Vlad said:

Hi Jack. First off are you an owner of the awesome is250 as in your profile? 

Second since you don't want to buy a problem car then don't get an is diesel. 

hello firstly I had to put something so I could join. and I will be going for the IS250 (hopefully the SE-L). I was just being curious... 

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Good choice Jack. Keep us posted on your search and ask any questions you have on the is250. There is a very good post on here What to look out for on a is250. Worth a read.

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