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Hi all. Set to collect my IS200 in the next few days so will no doubt be on here asking questions very soon! Looks to be a very helpful community, hope I can contribute in the future.

Cheers

Ian

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Hi Ian. Welcome to the site. We've got a club meet at the Plank and Leggit on Sunday 5th May if you're up for it.

Is that Nottingham way? Bit of a trek but Sister-in-law lives in Derby so could be an excuse to head that way and escape for a bit :)

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Well, took the plunge and went to collect the IS lastnight. Bought it unseen off eBay so was a little apprehensive but for the price I paid it was going to have to be a dog for me not to bring it home (especially after getting a lift to St Helens to get it!).

On first impressions I needn't have worried. The fella was a lovely bloke, insisted that now I've got a Lexus I will never want anything else. He had this one for 4 years and has swapped it for a new one. Has done 69k but looks and feels like it's done half that. Had a grin on my face for the entirety of the 3 hour romp home!

Only thing that appears to be wrong is the the lights behind the heater knob on the dash has gone. Probably a bit of a pain to get to but not the end of the world by any stretch.

Happy puppy so far....

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The centre console (heater vents, access to the radio) is very easy to remove. I've had to take my radio out a couple of times and it's a 20 minute job. I'll find the thread about replacing radio unit as it has a YouTube video showing how easy it is.

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Hello and welcome to the LOC.

Pictures,pictures we all love pictures! If you want you can post the link to the car on eBay, not a problem since it is now sold.

Sounds a good one with low mileage and an owner who has kept it for 4 years and then only replaced it with a newer model, did you ask if he was a Club member?

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Found this which looks like it should be relatively simple...

http://www.lexusownersclub.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=79510

Will post some pics when it stops snowing! The pics on eBay don't really do it justice, though this is the car:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/lexus-is200s-/261168792772?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=IunhTiMpMSLeBt%252Bdh3pXmrNG8ik%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

As usual the wheels are knackered but I'll be replacing them at some point soon anyway, got my eye on some black 18s when I sell the Audi. Just the dilemma of whether to go 8 inch wide or go all out, roll the arches and get staggered 9.5s on the back :)

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