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  1. I decided to go for a low mileage early ISF (45k to be exact) and certainly did pay the extra ~£3k over one with >100k miles. I agree, the engine / transmission are totally fine up to much higher mileage. My justification for spending the extra was; 1) Suspension components / wheel bearings / general chassis components are likely to be more tired on a higher mileage car, and I would expect to be replacing some of those components on higher mileage vehicles during ownership - Labour intensive and unlikely to be cheap 2) Re-sale - not so much the value, but the difficulty to sell. Low mileage sells cars, fact With 45k miles, the car feels 100% tight, and looks / smells and drives like new 😀 Regarding your comment about 2010 cars, those you mentioned must've been high mileage 2010 cars at that price point. In addition, I was too impatient to wait! 2010+ cars are sooo scarce and when they do come up, with sensible mileage, fetch very strong money. Either way you look at it all ISF value is very stable with most the depreciation already gone (£60k 10 years ago). The cars are selling at their current pricing and the rarity keeps the market value stable, imo. Just my 2 cents.
  2. After wanting one since my early twenties, I've finally achieved it, i'll be turning 30 in a couple of months.... So far i'm thrilled with the ISF! does everything so well, the daily commute pottering along listening to LBC, then the weekend blat with the windows down!....Perfect! 😀
  3. dandydons car in the for sale section on here, despite the higher mileage, has fantastic service history record, and is still under Lexus warranty. It's well within your budget, too. Good Luck!
  4. This is very alarming, and not far from where I live. Does anyone on here use additional steering wheel locks / braces / clamps etc to add some extra security and piece of mind to their vehicles whilst parked up? Wondering if the DiskLok devices would foul on the steering wheel paddles..... Anyone?
  5. Thanks all for the replies. I'm purchasing an extremely well looked after example from a forum member on here. It's a well known car on the forum. Looking forward to joining the 'F' club! Joe
  6. Thanks, i'm in discussion with dandydons. The service history is very comprehensive, despite the high mileage.
  7. Hi All, Does anyone on here know the history of this car? It looks very clean despite the higher than average mileage https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201911134331311?postcode=da38lg&model=IS%20F&sort=year-desc&make=LEXUS&advertising-location=at_cars&radius=1500&price-from=500&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&page=1 Thanks Joe
  8. Hi Ollie Thanks for responding to my post. By using the term exhausted perhaps I was a little unclear. I wasn’t suggesting that I’d ‘dismissed’ all for sale. Just that I’d seen them all and was curious if any other were coming up for sale soon. The £18k car on autotrader I’d noticed that the front wheels are on the wrong sides (correct me if I’m wrong). Also, perhaps the modifications put me off a little, especially the aftermarket intake. Also, I’m sure this question has been asked many times, and I know the main differences in the hardware, but overall is it worth spending a little more to stretch to a 2010+ vehicle? They seem even less common than the earlier cars. has anyone driven both pre and post facelift vehicles? Regards Joe
  9. Hello everyone, I’m now in the market for a nice isf, After wanting one since 2009, I’m finally in the position to afford one! Colour must be black or pearl white 2010+ ideally but would consider clean pre facelift cars Exhausted the few examples currently available online, wondered if anyone on here is selling up soon or know any others for sale Thanks Joe
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