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Lexus Love Affair Is Finally Over !

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Well after owning 2 IS200s I have decided that the Lexus has to go. Due to the fact that we have a new addition to the family and that Lexus Aberdeen offered me a paltry £18,500 for my 10 month old £24,500 Sport Styling addition IS against an RX 300 :megaangry: I've decided to jump ship and have bought a new BMW 320D Sport Touring.

So I wish all in the club the very best and thank everyone for their help in answering previously posted queries. Hopefully I may return to the brand when the new IS200 is finally unvieled and Alan Partridge hopefully buys something else. I think he has single handedly killed the used IS values !!!

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Sorry to hear it pal................ make sure you come back and visit!!!! :D

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Chopping your car in after 10 months is always gonna be painful, the same happened to me. Spent similar money on a new 200SE Auto/Nav back in January 2002, the local dealer gave me £18K p/x allowance for it 14months and 21K miles later... :(

Having said that, Lexus residuals are much better than many other makes. A mate of mine has picked up a 1yr old Mondeo 2.5 V6 Ghia Estate with only slightly above average mileage for just £11K. That's a car that cost just over £21K new a year ago!! Approaching 50% depreciation in the first year - ouch! :o :o

Anyway, I'll bet the Lexus is gone, but not forgotten... ;)

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Noooooooo, the dreaded "B" word!!

Of all the cars??? - Hey, at least now you won't have to indicate! :P

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Yup, and they also have a feature that automatically flashes their headlights when they are within 3 inches of the car in front.

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That's the special beemer "DUYA" feature.... (Driving Up Your @rse)! :P

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I do not think that Alan Partridge has affected the sales of IS 200's in the slightest. They still remain exclusive and for the discerning motorist. I have just come back from Devon after a short break and saw 1 IS200 on the M5 the only other Lexus I saw the entire week. As for the BMWs there appear to be as many as Fords on the roads!

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I've realised where I've seen that badge before, it is what you would see if you had been thrown down a well by two K.K.K. members.....

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I do not think that Alan Partridge has affected the sales of IS 200's in the slightest. They still remain exclusive and for the discerning motorist. I have just come back from Devon after a short break and saw 1 IS200 on the M5 the only other Lexus I saw the entire week. As for the BMWs there appear to be as many as Fords on the roads!

Brian,

Are you kidding, I think the Lexus brand is the business and am I really sorry it has to go but exclusive it most certainly is not now. I think if you drove anywhere near the Aberdeen area you would see the roads are full of them. I read in the motoring press that Lexus sales are down 46% on this time last year. I think they have become a victim of their own success as they are now too common a sight on the roads up north.

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I've seen one statistic (think it was in one of the car mags end of last year) stating that in the UK, BMW sell 37 3-Series for every Lexus (of any model) sold. In Sussex, I can well believe it, every 5th car seems to be a Bee-Em. To be fair, my mate's W reg 325i is a nice car - and it's quicker than my '300... but exclusive it ain't. ;)

Another interesting statistic, my local Lexus dealer said that their new car quota for the whole of 2003 is just 160 cars!! :o

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I think if you drove anywhere near the Aberdeen area you would see the roads are full of them.

Yes, but let's remember that Aberdeen is a pretty wealthy area full of rich b****ards! I don't think it's very typical of the rest of the UK where Lexi are still a pretty rare sight.

Gareth

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Gareth,

Have you noticed any difference in Lexus Aberdeen since the mass resignation of half the staff last year. I tried hard to get a deal on a RX 300 and they were not even interested ?

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Yes I've noticed a difference - and mostly negative I'm afraid. See my dealer review I recently posted for more info.

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stitcher, can you do a dealer review aswell, if there really this bad......whjich it sounds if there was a mass resignation.

as the people who need to know do read this board and lexus gb do read the dealer reviews

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Will do. Yes was really hacked off with Aberdeen which is why I resorted to buying a BMW, a sort of protest I suppose.

I wouldn't mind but I gave them a fantastic review on buying my previous 2 cars and was even used as a satisfied customer in my local independent newspaper where I bragged about Lexus no end. Much to the amusement of my workmates offshore when they got hold of the press cutting !

I suppose all in all I feel really let down by Aberdeen which is why my loyalty to the brand has suffered.

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Gareth,

Just read your review on Aberdeen and added my own one. I was only £80 for my 10,000 mile service last June. They really have lost the plot now since the new management team has taken over !

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