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Guys,

I am thinking about selling my IS250 and buying a RX400h, I need something a bit more practical and do not want to give up my Lexus quality, so I thought the 400h would be a good choice.

Not sure what to put mine on the market at though...

06 plate

IS250SE

Multimedia pack

6500 miles

Silver......

Any ideas on what this is worth private sale?

Or would it be better just to chop it in?

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It's about £30k of motor if it's an auto. You can buy pre-registered 07 plates for around £18k and no miles. So for private an 06 I would have said maybe

£24,500 for an auto £24k for a manual.

I hope that's a typo and you mean £28K..I paid £33K for mine in December 2005 :huh:

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I'm seriously considering changing my 220 for a 250. I'm not too sure how the lease would work (I expect it'll cost me a packet).

You not to happy with you're 220d then?

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I'm seriously considering changing my 220 for a 250. I'm not too sure how the lease would work (I expect it'll cost me a packet).

You not to happy with your 220d then?

The 220d is just fine - no particular issues, fuel economy excepted, with it at all. It's the economy that prompted me to go for another diesel over the 2.5 v6 and forgo automatic transmission (which I wanted this time too). Given that the efficiency of the 250 is practically the same as the 220 I may as well go for what I wanted in the first place.

Something like that anyway :)

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This is off the Whatcar? site - and I have always found ity to be pretty accurate:

Dealer £20,945

Private £19,645

Part exchange £19,095

Trade £18,395

Cost new £25,488

Now you must bear in mind that you are chopping it in to a Lexus dealer, and you should add metallic (£another 150) and MLS (£another £750) - if it's an auto, add another £1k ('cos they are still short in supply in comparison to manuals).

So - cost to change is the key thing. Remember that an RX400h shouldn't cost you more than £40k. Even for an SEL which retails for £45oddk, or take £3-5k off list price...add another £1k to your PEX and I would be expecting £21k minimum PEX as a starting point or with £18k as a price to change against a new 400h SE-L.

If you really want the extra space, have you considered a GS450h? They are fantasic, and almost as big inside as an RX with better handling? The RX does lurch a bit when you brake, or take fast corners.

The GS is also much faster and probably more econimical...???

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Thanks all, this is all really useful information.

I will also look at the GS, not sure on the boot space on that, or at least the entrance to the boot space.

Are they similar costs to buy?

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Thanks all, this is all really useful information.

I will also look at the GS, not sure on the boot space on that, or at least the entrance to the boot space.

Are they similar costs to buy?

The boot is the biggest drawback on the GS450h, so if it's storage space then you need to look alsewhere...

Having said that just the drive will make you smile, especially when it can hit 0-60 in less than 6 seconds... :driving::devil::yahoo:

Price wise it'll depend on the model and whether you're fussed about new or 2nd hand... but they are similar overall.

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