Irish ISF

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  • First Name
    Diarmuid
  • Lexus Model
    IS-F
  • Year of Lexus
    2008
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Cork

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  1. That's the type I'm planning on getting. Xforce varex system is my first choice. Did you find yours too loud? Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  2. Just wondering if anyone here has an aftermarket system they want to part with before I pull the trigger and buy one. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  3. It's not just the keyless entry. The button on the key and the button on the window won't open them either. Manually opening the passenger doors is the only way to get them open. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  4. I did try changing the modes alright as I wanted it to open all doors when I got out of the car. That was a separate issue I wanted to address long before this keyless entry problem, but I am almost certain that they keyless entry issue occurred just before I made the changes. Could be battery related. I'll stick a volt meter on it tonight. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  5. The keyless entry on my 2008 ISF has started acting up a bit. I unlock the door from the drivers side and it only unlocks that door. If I go around to the passenger side it still only unlocks the drivers door. Then I press the button on the window controller to unlock all doors and it won't do it. I can hear it clicking and attempting but none of the other doors will open. I have to do it manually. Any idea what the problem is? Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  6. Toyota seem to have turned a major corner in the past 3 years and are making proper sports cars again. Maybe lexus will pick up some of that inspiration. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  7. At least that means there will be a rhd version of it to import some day. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  8. Yeah, I can't agree with the handling comment either. It doesn't have the most feel in the steering and rough surfaces do it nó favours but I find it extremely predictable in the bends and very balanced. I'd love to know how you find it wayward or what you mean exactly? My last car was a fiesta st and they handle like a peach but are also very rough on poor surfaces and lack steering feel. Probably more fun from a driving perspective because it's so small and nimble but the isf is pretty damn good too. C63 has an amazing exhaust and nothing comes close to those. An M3 sounds great at full revs but sounds like something is broken at low revs. I find the adaptive cruise control pretty good although our motorways are much quieter than the UK. You have to remember that very few cars had ACC back in 2008 and it was relatively new technology. Similarly, I've had other cars with rain sensing wipers from that era and they were *******. They are fantastic in the isf. I kind of agree about the lack of attention comments. I've brought my car to a college course I'm doing and not one person has commented on it. I do gain a lot of respect for people who actually spot it though. Real car people. [emoji16] Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  9. Where can a Varex exhaust be purchased? Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  10. They are everywhere over here. Big drifting scene here of course so it makes sense as they will stand up to the abuse. Very hard to find a clean one now. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  11. [emoji15] Jesus, you'd have a good cat back for that. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  12. Funny you say that it's a bit droney below 2k rpm. I drove my parents and grandmother around last week with my stock exhaust and they thought it was quite loud as it is. Funny how you don't realise these things until you have people who expect refinement in the car with you. I also suddenly became very aware of the hum that it makes down low. I don't think I would care if it was just me driving it around on my own like I do 95% of the time. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  13. My car history: 1. Volvo s40 1.8 GDI. Had it from 96000-195000 miles. Flawless. Aside from an air mass metre and the most tapety engine around it was a great car. It had stints for so many members of my family. It still lives I believe as a courtesy car for a small garage. 2. Alfa 156 TI 1.7 twin spark. Bought it with 50 or 60k miles on it and sold it about a year later. No problems at all, just needed to keep the oil topped up by 500ml every 2000miles. One of my favorites! 3. Subaru Forester XT 2.5. bought at 110,000 miles but with a huge service history and one owner. Head gasket went about 8,000 miles later. Crap engine, it happens to all of them. Sold it at auction for 1/5th of what I paid for it. 4. Alfa Romeo 159 TI 2.2 JTS. Had it for 6 months with no problems but the guy who had it before had timing chain issues which again are common with that crappy Opel engine. 5. 2016 Ford Fiesta ST. Bought with 3,000 miles and sold with 13,000. No problems. 6. Alfa Romeo 166 2.5 V6. Bought with 16,000 miles on the clock and sold at 21k. Totally flawless car for 20 years old. In concourse condition. Stunning machine. 7. Alfa Romeo 156 2.5 V6 - 1998. Bought for €900 5 years ago. I've spent a lot of money restoring it but it has actually been incredibly reliable and I could have driven it as is. It's never once let me down in 20,000 miles. Wishbones go very quickly in it though and the exhaust had to be replaced...with something very loud obviously. The interior is very rattly and squeaky though although everything works fine. 7. Lexus ISF - I've had it since January and the only thing it needs so far is an exhaust manifold. Build quality is exceptional although it does have a small rattle or two. All in all the Subaru is the only one that has been an unqualified disaster. They aren't worth the risk imo as the repair bills are very high. Alfas have been great in my experience and I would have zero hesitation getting another. Sent from my Lenovo P2a42 using Tapatalk
  14. I like the stealth too but this was total and absolute indifference. Six photographers were there and not a single one photographed it. The second gen IS seems to have no following for a cheap RWD car that is available as a manual. You would think drifters would be into it. Altezza/is200 are literally everywhere here. I've never seen the type of person who buys one of them in a second gen IS (that's not necessarily a bad thing either!) If the ISF was based on the first generation IS then I think it would have a way bigger following than it does.