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Is200 V Is300

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Help needed :blink:

I am looking to buy a new IS300, but have this nagging voice in the back of my head (or is it my wife?) which keeps pointing out the difference in price, both upfront and ongoing.

For those of you have experience of both, is it worth it?

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The IS300 is a much nicer drive. Why not get a 1 year old 300 which will be about the same money as a 200?

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I've owned both. Now own an IS300 sat nav having previously had an IS200 SE sat nav.

I though about buying new but opted for a one year old with DVD sat nav. This came in at approx same price as a new IS200 SE.

Pros:-

* Performance. Overtaking is now a breeze. Effortless cruising on the motorway. Car is much quieter.

* Steptronic gear box (controls on the steering wheel). Great for overtaking.

* HID headlamps. Awesome.

* Auto-dimming rear view mirror. Got it the Jeep, missed it in the IS200.

* Arm rest. Okay, but I've lived so long without one that I find I don't really use it.

* All the chrome bits and bobs; pedals, scuff plates etc. I know these are standard in the Sport but they weren't in the SE.

* Unless you go for the IS200 Sport you wont get the spolier, LSD, lowered suspension.

Cons:-

Heavier on the fuel. Gone from 35 mpg (mostly motorway driving) to about 28/29 mpg. However, I do drive the IS300 more enthusiastically :whistling:

Looking back I'm glad I got the IS300.

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couldnt agree more with scott, i went form a s/c 200 to the 300,, marvelous.. got a stonking deal on a sat nav year old 11k miles @ 19k from lex edinburgh...

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That's a very good deal. Paid £21k with 19k miles on the clock. I badly wanted a granite sky so was happy to pay a bit more, rather than wait.

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Scott has pretty much covered it all.

I started off with an IS 200SE Auto Nav - lovely car but a bit gutless. On regular trips along the A27 between Brighton and Portsmouth, I would be regularly overtaken by anything & everything.

After a year I plumped for the IS300 Nav - never looked back. The extra power is great, the auto box is smooth as silk yet you can have great fun with the eShift. HIDs are marvellous, wouldn't go back to standard halogens. Also the car is much quieter.

Best bet is a 1yr old one (wish there had been some around when I was buying), and don't forget.... haggle! :shifty:

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Thanks

Nagging voice now strangled and I am going to order a new IS300 tomorrow...exciting eh!?

Just need to wait and see which dealer will give me the best deal.

I have enjoyed delving into the depths of this site and I didnt know that you Lexus drivers were so, well, how can I sum it up....anyone played 'need for speed underground' on the PS2, if you have you'll get what I mean.

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I have enjoyed delving into the depths of this site and I didnt know that you Lexus drivers were so, well, how can I sum it up....anyone played 'need for speed underground' on the PS2, if you have you'll get what I mean.

Not sure what way we should take that :unsure: ;)

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I have enjoyed delving into the depths of this site and I didnt know that you Lexus drivers were so, well, how can I sum it up....anyone played 'need for speed underground' on the PS2, if you have you'll get what I mean.

Don't get it :blink:

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Think he means that he was surprized by how many people have moded there motors. :driving:

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Yes very surprised how many Lexus owners mod their cars with kits & tricks. Not sure i will be able to afford/need to mod the 300, but its fun seeing what others have done with real cars and not the make believe ones of a play station game.

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boomer i see your in berskshire,, whereabouts,, im over in middlesex,, if you wunna play with a 300 let me know..hell might even have the nos properly installed then..

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oh so you only JUST got back then stevee ,, maybe you need someore speed.lol

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Errr... I live further, plus I stoped to wash and wax the car, get a hair cut, pumped up a tyre, pulled to one side for an hour phone call, watched the complete Godfather series together with Lord of the rings complete box set and 24 series 1, 2 and 3.......

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