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Is 200 Sport Or Se?

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Just started looking for a is 200 as was wondering if i should hold out and get a sport over the se or is it just cosmetics "bolt on's" that makes the diff between the 2 models?

Also whats the deal with tax and the is 200, someone told me that if i get a X or later model rather that 01 or newer that the tax will be much much less?

Cheers fellers,

Martin.

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The main differences a sport has to an SE is lowered suspension and a limited slip diff. Cosmetic additions are metal kick plates + pedals, two tone steering wheel, mini spoiler and "Chrome" Exhaust trim.

X reg and older pay ~£200 tax, Y reg and younger pay ~£400 due to high CO2.

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i got other Cosmetic additions and tax is 400

Go for a sport b4 2001

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As above, the Sport is worth waiting for imo. I not long ago bought a T plate sport in order to evade paying inflated tax! :)

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Cheers lads, thats what i was thinking.

Also does mileage really mater with these is 200, as iv seen loads with over 100k on the clocks, but always shyed away from them!

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Well lower is always better, so go for the lowest you can afford on an X-reg Sport. Mine has only done 67k. However with a full service history 100k is nothing to worry about.

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i bought a 03 with 85K and i have not had a problem.......touch wood

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My 2000 'X' plate IS200 has just rolled onto 107k, (bought it when it had 40k on the clock). High mileage shouldn't be a problem as long as the car your looking to buy has been regularly serviced.

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There is no getting away with it these cars may look the same but are different.

The sport gives a harder drive, as you would expect from a sport model

The se give you a much softer ride as one would expect from a excutive model

I guess you should make your choice on these base's.

Maybe you need to know if it the drive or extra's you want with a car.

Milage as mention should not be a issue if the car has been well maintained.

Always check that the Cambelts have been changed when they are due ( 100000 or 5 years which ever comes first).

Might be worth waiting to see what the goverment final out come is before you make your choice because if it scrap as i think the goverment will have to do, then the newer the better..

Good luck and these are only my opinion's.

Ian

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The cambelt interval was revised downwards to 60,000 miles or 6 years whichever came first.The sports model was probably introduced in 2001 as my 1st lexus was a 52 plate IS200 sport 

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8 hours ago, Daragh said:

Hi was just wondering does IS200 come in Sport in 2001 model? 

An old Parker's Guide I have says IS200 was available as S, SE and Sport from UK launch in 1999.

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11 hours ago, Daragh said:

Hi was just wondering does IS200 come in Sport in 2001 model? 

I had a 1999 Sport and then a 2002 Sport, so it's highly likely there was one available in 2001.

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Sport launched along with the whole UK IS range in late 1999 and existed all the way through to the end of the series I IS in 2005.

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