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verging on the edge of buying myself my is200, and rather than keep asking the same old questions i thought i would hand it over to you

whats the best thing about owning your car?

and whats the worst...or the bad points if you like, if any

modified or standard spec, would just be interesting to see what puts the smile on your face and what wipes it off.

hopefully a list like this will point out the best bits and best mods as well as any bad habits...like this ERR3 thing

..its unrelated but i will do the same for the car thats selling to buy mine, its a landrover discovery

best bits:

i can go anywhere...especially sand dunes

i can fit a small village in the rear

i'm bigger than most cars

i annoy the world by doing the school run in it

its practically indestructable and rustproof

worst bits:

its a school run 4x4 therefore my mates call it a mumtruck

it only has a towbar so i can pull an esso station behind me

is does 0-60mph in 14 days...then needs a land anchor to stop it

i look like i'm driving my dads car

it has more body roll than dawn french

its a non descriptive drive

:D

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Stealthy IS300 heavily modded

Beast:

Luxury

All the extras

Looks

Quality

Auto tranny

Easily moddable

Wasting the riced-up shopping trolleys at the lights, on the straights or round the bends

Worst:

Crappy paint

Needs loadsa wonga to optimise performance

Extortionate Lexus service prices

Arrogant Lexus dealers

Leather needs plenty of care

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from what i just saw in your post it doesnt really describe a IS200? 4x4? :duh:

or maybe its me :unsure:

whats the best thing about owning your car?

The reliability is great and so is the respect that comes with the badge B)

and whats the worst...or the bad points if you like, if any?

Not so far, its probley just expensive parts but theres always someone doing them cheaper.

When i was looking for my IS200 i didnt really have a clear picture of what i wanted apart from a SE, And after driving it the smile just kept on growing on my face ;)

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verging on the edge of buying myself my is200, and rather than keep asking the same old questions i thought i would hand it over to you

whats the best thing about owning your car?

and whats the worst...or the bad points if you like, if any

modified or standard spec, would just be interesting to see what puts the smile on your face and what wipes it off.

hopefully a list like this will point out the best bits and best mods as well as any bad habits...like this ERR3 thing

..its unrelated but i will do the same for the car thats selling to buy mine, its a landrover discovery

best bits:

i can go anywhere...especially sand dunes

i can fit a small village in the rear

i'm bigger than most cars

i annoy the world by doing the school run in it

its practically indestructable and rustproof

worst bits:

its a school run 4x4 therefore my mates call it a mumtruck

it only has a towbar so i can pull an esso station behind me

is does 0-60mph in 14 days...then needs a land anchor to stop it

i look like i'm driving my dads car

it has more body roll than dawn french

its a non descriptive drive

:D

Best: Reliability

Worst: Vandal magnet

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verging on the edge of buying myself my is200, and rather than keep asking the same old questions i thought i would hand it over to you

whats the best thing about owning your car?

and whats the worst...or the bad points if you like, if any

modified or standard spec, would just be interesting to see what puts the smile on your face and what wipes it off.

hopefully a list like this will point out the best bits and best mods as well as any bad habits...like this ERR3 thing

..its unrelated but i will do the same for the car thats selling to buy mine, its a landrover discovery

best bits:

i can go anywhere...especially sand dunes

i can fit a small village in the rear

i'm bigger than most cars

i annoy the world by doing the school run in it

its practically indestructable and rustproof

worst bits:

its a school run 4x4 therefore my mates call it a mumtruck

it only has a towbar so i can pull an esso station behind me

is does 0-60mph in 14 days...then needs a land anchor to stop it

i look like i'm driving my dads car

it has more body roll than dawn french

its a non descriptive drive

:D

Rust proof? who are you kiding :sick:

I use to work at a landrover dealership and we saw many of them with rust on after just 3 or 4 years.

Maybe thats why you are selling it :whistling:

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from what i just saw in your post it doesnt really describe a IS200? 4x4? :duh:

or maybe its me :unsure:

yeh, i do have a 4x4, and selling it to buy my lexus....just joining in s'all :)

Ah, ok. :)

Are Altezzas included in your survey ?

Bugger off over to TOC :o :lol: :winky:

:lol::lol:

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Joys;

Prestige brand for sure

Build Quality

High Level of refinement

Standard Handling

Six Cylinder Enginer (Regardless of what anyone else says)

Worst;

Fuel costs could be better

Parts/Labour expensive

Alloy Wheels Pathetic

Expensive to mod

Paint to fragile

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Rust proof? who are you kiding :sick:

I use to work at a landrover dealership and we saw many of them with rust on after just 3 or 4 years.

Maybe thats why you are selling it :whistling:

:lol: nah, nothing so suss. long story short but always used to drive performance cars. had kids then it all changed. the sudden realisation of needing something that could manage kids+luggage+pushchairs+travel cots etc. so went out, traded in the car and bought the 4x4. honestly, the perfect machine for the early stages of parenthood.

my kids are thankfully 8 and 3 years old so we no longer have to think about anything else other than toilet stops and baggage so i can comfortably move back into something more car like than truck like. the loss of space will be a culture shock but you lot keep assuring me i will be smiling all the way in the is200 :D so aint no thang anymore.

saying that though, of the 3 people i know who also had landrovers, all 3 of them bought mechanical nightmares that cost them massively, now they too drive cars ...although not me quite yet.

its on the autotrader website now and goes into the floppycopy next week

just willing the phone to ring, should get about £17k for it giving me lots of choice at the luxus dealership

yay

B)

Are Altezzas included in your survey ?

shames me to say, but i had to work out what an Altezza was....these forums are good for research! :winky:

also meant i got why the others were smirking at you :blush:

dive in, the same stuff runs thru its veins

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200 Sport

Good bits

-----------

Looks

Comfort

Reliability

Build Quality

Seats & Seat heating

Handling

Standard Sound System

Bad bits

----------

Noisey Engines

Crunchy 1/2 Gear

Economy

Dull Headlamps

Slow off the mark

Dash is a bit drab

Not that much fun to drive

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Good.

Looks good.

fully loaded / cheeper than a BMW

retain value quite good (unsure now new IS250 is out)

Bad:

Slow of the mark

engine thrashs itself sometimes (doing 32, place foot to floor, it revs very high then changes - no need to)

can manage to get back end out with TC on

handle's a bit bad,

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IS200 sport

Best bits:

Brand

Looks

Stereo system

Comfort

NOT A BMW :lol:

Worst:

Fuel economy :shifty:

S*** performance (soon to be s/c'd and moddified to sort that out :lol: )

Lexus expenses

Jealous c**** want to target it :tsktsk:

Need a deep pocket to get the best out of it.

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some of the answers are surprising, but the average seems to be you love the look of it but are disappointed by the power, is no one happy with a standard lump?

The problem is the car looks like it can travel through time but is missing that extra gear..... so the opportunity to modify becomes a driven desire...... most posts relate to the mechanics expanding the power.

In a WIM scale i would say....

Pro: The car looks like its price not its badge (think about that one)

con: I haven't got one...... anyone got a spare i can have :D

OH..... and the Geometry is 'Pants' :shifty:

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some of the answers are surprising, but the average seems to be you love the look of it but are disappointed by the power, is no one happy with a standard lump?

Too heavy chassis in comparison to the power output. :tsktsk:

EASILY stock should have been 240-260bhp then i would have been the happiest b****** alive.

Eats fuel like a suburu so why not have the kick like one?

S/C & mods will sort that out though.

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