Any IS250 owners or club around?

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none at the moment as 99% of us just owns the old rs200. however, you are welcomed to start or join. no worries
 

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lckia,
can u give us some personal review on the car (IS250) u own ?
as i think maybe some of us here might be upgrading to it also. right? greytezza? blacktezza ? ....
 

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I do not currently own the IS250 yet. Eager to jump into the wagon, I saw a number of those IS250 around nowadays especially at LX mode.

I was thinking of asking around for any IS250 owner to understand the car like the diff between UK spec and japan spec + the spare part prices.

Hearsay that UK spec sure lantai karat and the spare part for it especially the engine is markedly more expensive than MB and BMW.

Now, given that the UK spec comes in English, useable radio with ML and 260kmh speedo, it's real attractive. The Japan spec tops at 180kmh, not that I am a speed monster but I find that it's a bit wasted to cap it so early.

Alternatively, it will be Lexus Malaysia IS250. For info sharing, LM is offering a handful units of IS250 at RM14k discount off. Now, tell that's a bargain!
 

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Alternatively, it will be Lexus Malaysia IS250. For info sharing, LM is offering a handful units of IS250 at RM14k discount off. Now, tell that's a bargain!
In Malaysia...there is no such thing as a bargain for buying cars becos we are paying f@#$king high taxes for them. A LEXUS IS250 fully spec version in Singapore only cost S$110K everything inclusive plus COE as compare to RM307K (w/o Insurance) for a IS250 in Malaysia.
So go figure...................
 

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the is250 is actually very nice to drive.

I personally liked it becoz:

1) new car....smells nice
2) better chassis...better handling..the suspensions links are aluminium!! lightweight!
3) engine is 2.5 litre 6 cyc. smooth engine n drivetrain...good for the occasional heavy right leg...but dun go chasing type r...u will lose
4) cool looking car...chics dig it..need to decide some more? i particularly like the ass...the car la
 

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i heard some of the sales person told me. if u wan is250 get japan spec. uk spec mileage will be mostly on the high side and condition are normally not so nice. but ofcoz will be cheaper if compare with japan spec.
 

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Since so many fans of IS250 here...here is a dyno result of a stock IS250...

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Test drove Lexus Malaysia IS250 before .....all i can say is :love:
The ride is very comfortable but if you can firm ride then can go aftermarket...
 

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I owned IS250 UK specs, it has been 8 months now. True like lckia said, the underbody is a bit corroded, but not to worry....it'll cost you about RM 800 to remove the rust and apply antirust. I was contemplating between BMW 325, Merc C200k and IS250, chosen IS250 because of its reliability and the best looking among the 3, much more powerful and drive better than c200K. After 8 months, no regret at all, as it is indeed very reliable, quite fuel efficient and good handling. Plus aftermarket parts also easily sourced, especially the rims.
 

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I haven't had any problem with the steering. The brake yes, but it was the front one that got jammed, servicing cost me RM 250 at Tom's. I believe the 'recall' things is a result of smear campaign on Japs cars or Toyota/Lexus in particular by the US govt. IS is very popular in the US and Lexus used to be voted the most reliable car make for few years there, this really worries the US govt. BTW, have u checked the SG lexus forum on this? TQ.
 

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hi hafsin and everybody.

i also driving is250 japan spec 2006. bought it for about 3 months already. clocking mileage around 5000km per month because this is my only car. based on my experience, i like it so much. the handling and stability felt very steady. very quiet inside the car.

only have problem after i change the battery recently. very minor problem but for me it is quite irritating. cant start normally, have to push the start button a few second longer than normal to start. after reset ecu, it will be ok for a few days only. other than that, everything is excellent for me :)
 

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Bro,
Your is a japan spec. the aircon facia is all in japanese rite. How do you get around that.?
More IS250 guys joining this forum.. next TT must invite them to share their experience. Never know one day may upgrade to IS250.....he he he
 
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Bro,
Your is a japan spec. the aircon facia is all in japanese rite. How do you get around that.?
More IS250 guys joining this forum.. next TT must invite them to share their experience. Never know one day may upgrade to IS250.....he he he
try n error then memorize it :)