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HI EVERBODY IM CURRENTLEY LOOKING AROUND FOR A IS200 BUT CANT DECIDE WHICH SPEC TO BUY EITHER THE SE OR THE SPORT.

I HAVE BEEN QUOTED ROUGHLY THE SAME ON INSURANCE FOR BOTH AND NOW CANT DECIDE ON WHICH ONE TO GO FOR, SO WHICH WOULD YOU GO FOR ?

CHEERS DEAN.

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WELL IF MONEY ISNT A PROBLEM AND THEY ARE BOTH NEW THEN WHY NOT GET THE HIGHER SPEC MODEL? HOWEVER, IF THEY ARE USED THEN SOME MORE DETAILS WOULD BE GOOD.

Colin!

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When I had my IS I went for the Sport as I prefered it being slightly lower and liked the spoiler, pedals etc.

If cost isn't the issue, go for the Sport, but if you'll save yourself loads in getting it, the SE won't disappoint either. You can always add on spoiler etc afterwards as time and money allows, but it you'll have to declare it to your insurers.

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Sport will be easier to sell in the future and modding an SE to become a sport will cost you much more in insurance if you declare the mods.

Sport has a slightly firmer ride so test drive both to see which one you like the best.

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i got quotes from tesco when i was buying my lexus and the insurance was cheaper on the sport than it was on the SE. if i had the extra money i would have bought the sport but i only just had enough money for an S.

if you can get a Sport than do it! :D

J.

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SAME HERE THE SPORT IS ABOUT £ 15 CHEAPER TO INSURE THAN THE SE.

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Sport model cheaper than SE?! my insurance quote was about £100 more with the Sport model compared to the SE

PS. NO NEED TO SHOUT! :P

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it was about £150-200 cheaper for me, doesn't make sense to me, if i had the money i would have def got the sport!

J.

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Wanted an Auto so had to go for the SE.

Does the Sport actually give u anything else over the SE other than Lowered suspension and blacked out windows??And harder ride?

General concensus in road tests is the SE handles and rides better.

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SE doesn't handle better but has a softer ride.

Sport gives you the lowered suspension, metal kick plates and pedals, two-tone steering wheel (not on all), tinted rear windows, chrome exhaust trim and LSD. Only available in manual form in the UK (euro models can have it in auto)

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Has to be the sport.

Don't want your friends saying you bought the poverty model lexus!

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I have to agree with everyone else, Go for the Sport!

Although Don't expect the handling to be much, it is still a very soft ride compaired to say a 318is. It still has overtones of a boat!!!!!

I've got Knoi coilovers on order!!!!!

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Depends whether you wanna look like a pimp or not (blacked out windows anybody???)

How many millimetres lower is the sport anyway ??!??

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25mm on the newer ones. 15mm or nothing on the older ones depending on who you talk to.

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^^ thought it was 15 and 10??

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^^ thought it was 15 and 10??

yeah that sounds more like it - cheers. Not a great deal is it.

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No probs, :offtopic: but something which i have discussed at meets etc, but no one seems to know the answer. The quote drops on springs which model are they based on? i.e 30mm = 30mm on S, SE and 15mm on sport or 30mm on sport and 45mm on se,s?

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The total height of the car from ground to roof is 1420mm on the IS200, IS200 s and IS200 se. The IS200 sport and IS300, due to shorter springs, have a height of 1405mm

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