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Helly_Hansen76

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Im thinking about changing my IS200 S and have seen 2 near identical cars..

IS 200 SE

11,000 Miles

Silver

2002

IS200 Sport

21,000 Miles

Silver

2002

What would people go for both are the same price.. and both very different from the S so please help me..

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Sport ;)

There aint a huge difference between the two but.... If I had gone for the SE... I think I would have wanted to get it up to Sport spec.

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Cheaper insurance with the SE.

:D :D

only a group cheaper though.

go for the sport mate, i didnt consider the se cos the price difference was so minimal.

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where you been helly?? have not seen you about in ages!

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I checked the insurance out this afternoon.. It works out that I get a refund of £11 for the next 2 months before my renewal is due if i change my V reg is200s to the newer Is200 Sport..

go figure!

Just been underground lol...just not had much chnace to come in the forums or in chat.. maybe it will change with the new lexus

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i've had an se (2002) and a sport (2004). To be honest I'd have the SE, the milage is lower and the only noticable difference between the SE and the Sport is a bit of extra styling on the sport. The SE is a slightly smoother ride too.

There's hardly any difference really, so it's whatever you feel like!

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I would (and did) go with the Sport.

Don't forget you also get LSD which is not an option on the SE - I also love the window tints (but looks much better when the fronts are done too).

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I've got a sport and I'm sure if I'd have got an se I'd be regretting not getting a sport. Also its not just a little bit of styling:

Additional Features – IS200 SE

17 inch alloy wheels with locking wheel nuts

8-speaker hi-fi system

Leather/Ecsaine® seat trim

Electrically multi-adjustable heated front seats

Electric one-touch tilt and slide sunroof with anti-jam protection

Headlamp washers

Additional Features – IS200 Sport

17 inch alloy wheels with locking wheel nuts

Limited slip rear differential

8-speaker hi-fi system

Leather/Ecsaine® seat trim

Electrically multi-adjustable heated front seats

Electric one-touch tilt and slide sunroof with anti-jam protection

Headlamp washers

Two tone steering wheel

Sports pedals

Stainless steel scuff plates

Rear spoiler

Dark tinted rear windows

Stainless steel exhaust pipe finisher

*IS200 Sport has a lower suspension set up than the rest of the IS200 models. Vehicle height of the IS200 Sport is therefore 1405mm.

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Nice grill for the money, where abouts did you get that one from?

Cheers!

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If you mean my grill in the garage, form a certain fine gentleman on these forums

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for the same money i'd go for the sport (wish I did)

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I got the SE instead of the Sport for these reasons -

Slightly cheaper insurance (about £40 pa)

Softer ride from 17" wheels instead of 18"

IMHO the standard 200 doesnt have enough power to justify requiring a LSD. With s/c it might be a different sorty

17 tyres are a great deal cheaper than 18's

Reasons to get the Sport -

Looks nicer

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Good man - I'd also choose the SE over the Sport for those reasons. The sport has a harsher ride and I'm afraid those window tints on the rear windows look a little too 'bling' even for me!!

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the sport also has 17" wheels unless you get the styling kit, doesn't it?

If I had had a manual, i think i would have bought a sport too, but based on those two cars there, i'd pick the SE because i don't think that they should be the same price considering the sport has an extra 10000 miles on it

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I'm on my 3rd SE Auto. I didn't get the sport because I wanted an automatic - also I like my ride quality... doesn't the Sport have a lower ride height?

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I'm on my 3rd SE Auto. I didn't get the sport because I wanted an automatic - also I like my ride quality... doesn't the Sport have a lower ride height?

Having been disappointed with the two IS 200's for sale locally and privately, and having read a little more on here, I have now begun considering an SE, and the Auto option, along with the sport, and additionally I am thinking of sticking to a Lexus Dealer.

Our local Lexus guy has a 2000 "X", 25K, Mint (his words) that he'll "let go" for £13K ..... Now if he gets to nearer £12K he'd most likely have a sale. ;)

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helly my old m8.... nice to see you back.... and glad to here you went for the sport...

hopefully you might be on here a bit more now...lol

craig

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if there both in good nick, the milage isnt even a concern.

for the price, go with the sport

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well thankyou for everyones comments..

Too late now, already bought the sport one.. hopefully i shoul;d pick it up on Tuesday evening.

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Can somebody explain what exactly the LSD does ? And has anybody compared handling between the SE & the Sport and is there much difference?

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