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Hello

I'm new to the forum so hay to everyone. Right i'm interested in buying a Lexus is200. I have upto £7000 to spend but would like to be as cheap as poss.

Please can someone give me some pointers on what to look out for and how much to pay for a lexus with 80k miles on it.

hope to hear from you guys

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Hi, and welcome to the club.

I've got one for sale for 6K

http://www.lexusownersclub.co.uk/forum/ind...showtopic=30154

..it's done more than 80,000 miles but it's got Full lexus service history and drives like new. Lexus engines will go on forever.

:D

Hello

Looks like a really nice motor but i'm looking for a box standard example. I've currently got a modified honda and want to chan ge that for some luxuary driving.

You will get rid of that easily though.

do you have any tips on what to look out for mechanically?

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If you are keeping the car standard then i would recomend the sport package as this has a bit more to offer, If you looking to touch it up a bit then look for a SE, As you get a nice bundle of goodies for a good price. Which should leave you more to finish it off. As for the navigator pack its a nice touch. I have seen some systems going on eBay which means you could add it too your own model. But im not too sure what the steps are too do this... best to ask the pro's if your going down that road. :whistling:

I have brought a IS200 SE and haven't stopped smiling. Good luck with yours and enjoy it :)

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Hello there,

As someone who has just bought my first Lexus, an IS 200 SE (about a week ago), I can thoroughly recommend it.

One word of advice, if you are on a tight budget watch out for the insurance price difference between the SE and Sport, ask an insurance broker to get you quotes for both. I did and there was about £150 difference, but then my accident history is less than impeccable!

Generally the engines last a long time and Lexus has very good reliability. I think there was some concern over tyre corrosion on the early models so watch out for that.

Good luck!

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What colour and spec you after ? s, se or sport :D

Hye

I think an SE would be a good choice, maybe even the navigator

Hav you got any thoughts?

If you are wanting plat-ice se model w reg 62,000 miles very good condition, no sat/nav, i know where one for sale.

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@ Shab620 where abouts in Yorkshire you from mate?

Hyer mate

I'm from the Leeds area

what about yourself??

Do you know of any good grarages to go to in yorkshire for an is200???

Hello there,

As someone who has just bought my first Lexus, an IS 200 SE (about a week ago), I can thoroughly recommend it.

One word of advice, if you are on a tight budget watch out for the insurance price difference between the SE and Sport, ask an insurance broker to get you quotes for both. I did and there was about £150 difference, but then my accident history is less than impeccable!

Generally the engines last a long time and Lexus has very good reliability. I think there was some concern over tyre corrosion on the early models so watch out for that.

Good luck!

Hello

Thanks for the advice, i will bear it in mind

whats fuel economy like on the lexs?

If you are keeping the car standard then i would recomend the sport package as this has a bit more to offer, If you looking to touch it up a bit then look for a SE, As you get a nice bundle of goodies for a good price. Which should leave you more to finish it off. As for the navigator pack its a nice touch. I have seen some systems going on Ebay which means you could add it too your own model. But im not too sure what the steps are too do this... best to ask the pro's if your going down that road. :whistling:

I have brought a IS200 SE and haven't stopped smiling. Good luck with yours and enjoy it :)

Yes think i'll be going for the se model, maybe the navigator

My only worry is the what the running cost of the cars are like?

What sort of mpg can i get realistickly?

Also what sort of miledge can they handle, just thinking of mybe buying on with 100 k or something?

What colour and spec you after ? s, se or sport :D

Hye

I think an SE would be a good choice, maybe even the navigator

Hav you got any thoughts?

If you are wanting plat-ice se model w reg 62,000 miles very good condition, no sat/nav, i know where one for sale.

Hye gord

where is this car for sale then?

whats a plat-ice model?

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@ Shab620 where abouts in Yorkshire you from mate?

Hyer mate

I'm from the Leeds area

what about yourself??

Do you know of any good grarages to go to in yorkshire for an is200???

Im in Sheffield not too far away, im unsure on garages bud, i myself looked for about 3 months before finding one that gave me the feeling that that was the one for me.

I had to travel to Lincoln to get mine :duh:

i found for some reason that prices outside of yorkshire and manchester tended to cheaper with lower mileage

PS Fuel economy and Lexus do not mix lol

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@ Shab620 where abouts in Yorkshire you from mate?

Hyer mate

I'm from the Leeds area

what about yourself??

Do you know of any good grarages to go to in yorkshire for an is200???

Hello there,

As someone who has just bought my first Lexus, an IS 200 SE (about a week ago), I can thoroughly recommend it.

One word of advice, if you are on a tight budget watch out for the insurance price difference between the SE and Sport, ask an insurance broker to get you quotes for both. I did and there was about £150 difference, but then my accident history is less than impeccable!

Generally the engines last a long time and Lexus has very good reliability. I think there was some concern over tyre corrosion on the early models so watch out for that.

Good luck!

Hello

Thanks for the advice, i will bear it in mind

whats fuel economy like on the lexs?

If you are keeping the car standard then i would recomend the sport package as this has a bit more to offer, If you looking to touch it up a bit then look for a SE, As you get a nice bundle of goodies for a good price. Which should leave you more to finish it off. As for the navigator pack its a nice touch. I have seen some systems going on Ebay which means you could add it too your own model. But im not too sure what the steps are too do this... best to ask the pro's if your going down that road. :whistling:

I have brought a IS200 SE and haven't stopped smiling. Good luck with yours and enjoy it :)

Yes think i'll be going for the se model, maybe the navigator

My only worry is the what the running cost of the cars are like?

What sort of mpg can i get realistickly?

Also what sort of miledge can they handle, just thinking of mybe buying on with 100 k or something?

What colour and spec you after ? s, se or sport :D

Hye

I think an SE would be a good choice, maybe even the navigator

Hav you got any thoughts?

If you are wanting plat-ice se model w reg 62,000 miles very good condition, no sat/nav, i know where one for sale.

Hye gord

where is this car for sale then?

whats a plat-ice model?

Plat-ice is the colour (silver) :D Its in Glossop, its steve the prolex fitters car :D you can get him work number 01457864416

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Good morning,

Shab - running costs as regards to fuel are quite high. The IS200 is a thirsty beast, gobbling around 30mpg combined driving. That said, you probably save that money in reliability terms. As Lexus break down less frequently and will not need as many replacement parts, you will probably save money in the long run.

On another note, I would recommend looking for an IS200 with a bodykit if you can find one - they make the car look even better.

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I just bought my 99 IS200SE last May with 69K on the clock, 7.5K. Perfect example.

I got it from Stephen Billau & Sons in Darlington. They specialise in top end motors and always have a few IS200's in and the cars are usually very good.

Check them out, they have a website.

http://www.sbillau.co.uk

Should not be to far from you and worth a trip on Saturday !

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While you're up this way, why not come and check what we have to offer, Lexus dealers aren't always the dearest and all our cars are independently RAC checked and come with all the mileage and history checks you would expect.

check our stock on www.lexus.co.uk/teesside

We also reccommend becoming a gold member we offer special discounts on parts, service and accessories.

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