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Lexus IS 300 input

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Vizsla, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. Dec 13, 2016 at 5:05 PM
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    Vizsla

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    T-Rex266 Sushi, and Teslas Staff Member

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    Solid price. I almost bought that exact model in 2014 instead of the Tundra. Fun car with adjustable suspension on the fly.
     
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  3. Dec 13, 2016 at 5:27 PM
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    Why does it have 1500 miles? Not a demo is it?
     
  4. Dec 13, 2016 at 5:33 PM
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  5. Dec 13, 2016 at 5:40 PM
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  6. Dec 13, 2016 at 5:51 PM
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    We have a 2014 IS350 F Sport and like @Sean266 said, it is a fun little car to drive. The F Sport models come with S+mode, which adjusts the suspension, steering, and pedal feel. I almost religiously leave the car in that mode when I drive it. My wife always complains bc she said after I drive the car, there is half the gas left than there was before I drove it.

    The IS has a great ride, but it is their sporty line (especially the F Sports), so the ride isn't quite as plush as some of the other cars in their lineup. Plus, it rides on staggered 18" low profile tires, so that doesn't help the cause much. We just had to put new tires on ours last week. We got 29,xxx miles out of the OEMs, and the Yokohamas we replaced it with have a similar tread warranty. Ours has all LED lighting, and I think it nice...especially compared to my truck. The F Sport model brake pads are horrendous for brake dust. On the Lexus forums, everyone recommends switching to Akebono ceramic pads to retain the sporty grip, yet reduce the dust. You can also replace the pads with non F Sport IS pads, but you lose some of the bite. I could talk for days about this car, so feel free to ask any questions. Ours has been problem free for 30,xxx miles other than a firmware update to the Mark Levinson HU that was causing the nav screen to freeze. Oh, be prepared to pay for maintenance, it's a Lexus. Our 30,000 mile inspection/oil change cost me $500

    @ColoradoTJ has a 2Gen IS as a DD, so I'm sure he can speak to this vehicle as well.

    Ours is Nebula Grey Metallic with the Rioja Red interior; at least for now, as I'm having it wrapped pretty soon.

     
  7. Dec 13, 2016 at 6:10 PM
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    Thanks, very helpfull. This will be my daily for the most part(hauling kids around), and when it comes to an awd, solid fun car, well seems like the best choice. Only turn off for me is the Red leather, but I can deal with that for the F Sport. The 16+ 300 has the same engine as the 350, but rated less power, so I need to drive the 300, definitely liked the 350.
     
  8. Dec 13, 2016 at 6:19 PM
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    No experience but I'd love a RWD 350 F Sport as a DD/fun car. I need to make more money lol.
     
  9. Dec 13, 2016 at 6:47 PM
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    I like the red, it's different, but it is not for everyone. Personally, I wanted to buy a Limited T4R for less money, but this is the wife's DD and happy wife = happy life ;) Yeah, Lexus changed their shit all up in 16+ with the 200T and 300. When we got ours, it was the 250, 350, and FSport models of each. The 350 was definitely worth the $6K upcharge for me, even if it was for her.
     
  10. Dec 13, 2016 at 6:49 PM
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    Yeah, I'd love to get the wife a new car and keep hers and make it my DD / toy, but that'll never happen. I read clublexus alot, and damn, if it wasn't her car, I'd have 2 mod bugs biting me at the same time. Haha
     

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