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chalky12

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Just bought a 2001 IS300 in Platinum Ice.

The car is brilliant, just a few wee things to sort out but so far I'm delighted with it!

Are there many other members in Northern Ireland?

Cheers,

Richard.

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great choice on brand and excellent choice of model/colour,wish id got one of those now

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Cheers, I had wanted a Scarlatti Red one but IS300's are like hens teeth in Northern Ireland.

I was going to travel to England to get one but just as I was about to book flights this Platinum Ice one came up and it has the styling kit!

It's still on the 17" wheels so I think I'll look out for the 18''s that more of the styling kit ones seem to have.

It's much nicer to drive than my previous 1997 BMW 528i SE Auto...

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I'll have to check out the Gold membership, car is due a service soon, I'll have to contact Lexus in Belfast and see if they give any discount to gold members...

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Welcome to LOC :)

Member "gsportcars" is from the north as well....

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Welcome to LOC :)

Member "gsportcars" is from the north as well....

Welcome!!

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I hope you enjoy the car and LOC.

Rob

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Welcome to LOC, sounds like you've got a nice car there!

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Welcome aboard ...... nice to see another IS300 owner ........ :D

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Welcome to the club m8, got any pics? :D

No not, yet i started to clean the car on sunday but by the time I was finished is was bucketing with rain!

I want to give it a proper clean before I take photos.

I use swissol wash/wax etc and I need to clean off all the tar and grubby bits before waxing, hopefully the rain stays off this weekend.

Welcome aboard ...... nice to see another IS300 owner ........ :D

Hi ScarFace,

I noticed the wheels in your sig and pictures, are they are TTE chicanes?

Where can you get them and whats the typical price?

Cheers.

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Cheers,

The car is in pretty good shape 47k on the clock, there are a few marks on the front bumper and a couple of stone chips but nothing major.

Interior is great shape too!

But I think it needs a wheel bearing :-(

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Hi ScarFace,

I noticed the wheels in your sig and pictures, are they are TTE chicanes?

Where can you get them and whats the typical price?

Cheers.

Yes mate, they are Chicance.

Suit the car really well too .......... I wouldn't pay no more than £300 for a set of four brand new rims ......... they usually come up on eBay, just goto keep looking ! :D

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Welcome to LOC! and Nice motor Chalky! I often think I should have held out for a 300.

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Good choice of car mate - looking good.

I'm in N. Ireland too but I have got rid of the IS200 and now have a Saab 9-3 Aero

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Nice - I notice you don't have the headlamp washers on the bumper - you need these to meet EU regs.

Contact your dealer and get a new bumper for free!! The stonechips will be gone instantly!!

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Nice - I notice you don't have the headlamp washers on the bumper - you need these to meet EU regs.

Contact your dealer and get a new bumper for free!! The stonechips will be gone instantly!!

I thought EU regs applied in the UK as well - most of the new IS's don't have headlight washers. How does that work then? :duh:

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I thought EU regs applied in the UK as well - most of the new IS's don't have headlight washers. How does that work then? :duh:

The regulation is that a car with Xenon headlamps must have headlamp washers - hence only the IS300 with styling kit is affected.

Nice looking car tho :D

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I thought EU regs applied in the UK as well - most of the new IS's don't have headlight washers. How does that work then? :duh:

I asked the same question a couple of weeks back - turns out that the new IS's don't actually all have HID's / Xenon's as I'd expected - the majority are still using halogen bulbs :o

My Aristo has Xenon's and autolevelling but no washers - not sure what happens MOT time seeing as it's an import!

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I thought EU regs applied in the UK as well - most of the new IS's don't have headlight washers. How does that work then? :duh:

I asked the same question a couple of weeks back - turns out that the new IS's don't actually all have HID's / Xenon's as I'd expected - the majority are still using halogen bulbs :o

My Aristo has Xenon's and autolevelling but no washers - not sure what happens MOT time seeing as it's an import!

No washers! That's another thing I have over you! :shifty:

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