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Well I have been looking for a good car to lease. First it was a AWD G35. I went into the Infiniti dealer and they had a deal on them but after all said and done, someone lied to me and told me it came with the options I wanted when it didn't so the monthly payment went up a lot.

So after that I was pissed but still on the look out. I have been looking at everything from 300C, Accord, and even the Mazda 6.

Today I decided to go into the Lexus dealer and see what the residual and money factor was for them. The residual is low at 47% but the money factor is .0006 which is 1.5% APR. When all the calculations where done, the IS300 with the sports package is only $10 more a month then the EX coupe V6 Accord with a few option. I know it was a tough decision.

So the lease if for 42 months and about $370 a month. Not bad for a lexus.

This morning I was looking at the Accord section and I wanted to see what was going on in the Lexus section about IS's. I saw a few pics and thought to myself how I love this car not thinking I could get one. Now I am probably getting one by the end of this week.

Ok I am done, I had to get it out. I am happy :)

Thanks for listening, well reading.
 

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that means you can't be h22lude anymore and your screen name has to change
into 2jzaltezza or something? :hide2:
 

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It is auto. I wanted a manual but I drive a lot in the city and city driving with manual is no fun. I don't really need a manual. I would if I want to put some mods on it but all I will probably do is wheels and maybe sometype of system but I had enough fun with mods on my lude. I am modded out for now, until I can efford a project car.

What is the full engine name of the IS300?

I will have to change my email address too: [email protected] :)
 

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It is auto. I wanted a manual but I drive a lot in the city and city driving with manual is no fun. I don't really need a manual. I would if I want to put some mods on it but all I will probably do is wheels and maybe sometype of system but I had enough fun with mods on my lude. I am modded out for now, until I can efford a project car.
Nice, the auto comes with the little shifter buttons on the steering wheel :D .

Have fun with it :) .
 

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Yeah, my prelude has the same sort of thing. Not really going to use it that much. Maybe for the first month and then the excitment will wear off.

I plan on getting some nice snow tires. With the traction control and the new tires, it should be good in the snow. I also drive cautiously in the snow, and that is a big factor when it comes to accidents. Stupid people think they can't slip but you can even with snow tires.

My dad is calling tomorrow to try and get a lower monthly payment. I don't think he can because the price is about $400 over invoice now so it won't be that much less then $370.

I would love to pay less but seeing as I am in my last semester of college, I figure I am going to be graduating in 4 months, why not give myself an early gift.
 

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The 2jz-gte engine in the Supra was cast iron. The IS300 uses an aluminum version of the same engine.
 

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Thanks for the info. Why wouldn't it have a 3 in there because it is 3 liter? Like the prelude engine is H22 for 2.2 liter or K20 and so on.

I really hope this doesn't turn into what happened with the G35. The problem with what happened with the G35 is the deal was on a piece of computer paper so there was no way I could go to the BBB and say, well they told me this one day and the next they said it wasn't true. The piece of paper didn't have any heading with the name on it. This time it is on a Lexus Worksheet with the monthly payment circled and the guys name is on it so if I go back in a day or two and ask for the same price and they say we never said that, I have the sheet.

I can't wait
 

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i'm not sure... toyotas is different for some reason? for example, the ls400/430/celsior or probably the 400's/430s in the gs/aristo it's in the 1uz series. then there's the camry from the 2002, they went from the 1mz series for their 3.0 liter, now they have the 3.3 for the 3mz like the rx330 and i think the highlander.
not sure how they created the numbers or the result for those engine, but not all are the same like you've mentioned h22 2.2 or b18 1.8 and so on.

maybe stevtec knows? :confused:
 

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So my dad went to see the car and try and get the price down some more. He loved it. When I talked to him, he told me the car salesman told him the price he quoted me was for the non sport design edition but he told me the price was with it. So he is calling him back now and try to straighten everything out.
 

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Plumaccordcoupe said:
The 2jz-gte engine in the Supra was cast iron. The IS300 uses an aluminum version of the same engine.
2JZ-GTE: Iron block, Iron head
2JZ-GE: Iron block, aluminum head

I wish Toyota would have gone to an all aluminum setup. It could have lightened the car by as much as 100 lbs and improve overall performance. The better strength of the iron block only matters to the handful (relatively speaking) that are putting turbos on them. Aluminum blocks can still hold a decent amount of boost anyways.
 

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from the first post.. G35 is a RWD..none the less.. i think the next model IS300 is gonna be a V6 and not a inline6
 

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Well tomorrow I am going to pick up my new IS300. I can't wait. Hopefully I can sleep tonight.

Anyone want to buy a 98 Prelude :)
 

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Ok well it didn't happen yesturday because my application didn't go through because I need a co signer. But today at 5:30 my dad and I are going and signing all the paper work and driving the car home.

I guess I don't make as much money per year as they want so that is why I need a co signer. Maybe if I told them I am graduating college in Decemeber and will have a better paying job it might have gone through but oh well.
 

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Ok well it didn't happen yesturday because my application didn't go through because I need a co signer. But today at 5:30 my dad and I are going and signing all the paper work and driving the car home.

I guess I don't make as much money per year as they want so that is why I need a co signer. Maybe if I told them I am graduating college in Decemeber and will have a better paying job it might have gone through but oh well.
Well? :D
 
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