about buying lexus is250 question..

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halo every sifu here, i am newbie about lexus, wan to understand more...plan to buy lexus is250 unregistered jp spec...but i hv a few question....

1) lexus maintenance or parts(ECU,Gearbox n others) cost is like toyota, or maybe like germany car (highly cost)?
2) is250 hv any small problem like electronic parts....
3) is250 engine same wit mark x?
4) if new camry 2.5 & lexus is250, which 1 is suggest?

thanks for the opinion n answer...
 

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halo every sifu here, i am newbie about lexus, wan to understand more...plan to buy lexus is250 unregistered jp spec...but i hv a few question....

1) lexus maintenance or parts(ECU,Gearbox n others) cost is like toyota, or maybe like germany car (highly cost)?
2) is250 hv any small problem like electronic parts....
3) is250 engine same wit mark x?
4) if new camry 2.5 & lexus is250, which 1 is suggest?

thanks for the opinion n answer...
Ok I don't have IS250 but I have Mark X 250G which is basically the same car technically but just different chassis. So to try answer your question:
1) It'll be just a bit more expensive but not quite like BMW/Mercs level yet. Can also already find parts in chop shops. It's still a Toyota after all so not too different than maintaining say a Camry 2.5.
2) Not that I'm aware of. It's technically a pretty reliable car without any nagging issues.
3) Yes, the same 4GR-FSE engine, same gearbox, same brakes, and shares many suspension parts too. However, compared to Mark X first gen (GRX120), IS250 power is slightly down tuned (215ps in GRX120 vs 205ps in IS250), but if compared to subsequent gen Mark X then already the same 205ps.
4) I'd actually suggest you to buy Mark X GRX120 instead coz it's cheaper but yet more spacious/bigger. :biggrin: But between IS205 vs Camry 2.5, surely IS250 because at least it's a bit faster and looks way better still.

Hope this helps even though my response is more based on my ownership of Mark X for almost 2 yrs now.
 

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anyone can share some information for Japan spec IS250?
i sort of know SE, SE-L for UK spec