View Full Version : 2001 Lexus IS300

MR. 200SX
07-28-2008, 09:54 PM

07-28-2008, 09:56 PM
Free bump teh the sentra owner

Jimmy B
07-29-2008, 07:39 AM
gas milage? around what do you get?

MR. 200SX
07-29-2008, 08:36 AM
It gets around 21-22 MPG 50/50 highway and city driving. I usually get 310 miles on full tank when I fill it up.

MR. 200SX
07-31-2008, 06:54 PM
New price!! This car it's 100% stock with a clean title.

08-03-2008, 02:24 AM
The car is clean man always wanted an IS300 GL with the sale.

MR. 200SX
08-03-2008, 03:14 PM
Here it's something I would like to add that came out the very own My.IS forum. For those potential buyers you are welcome to check for this things. This vehicle meets all the requirements listed on here:

Obviously, no one wants problems after they've bought a used car so here are some things to look out for when you are looking at purchasing a used IS300.

- The CD changer. A fairly common problem, especially on the earlier model year IS300s, is that the CD changer jams severely with some frequency. Its arguable that this may be avoided by not putting CDs in or taking them out while the car is bouncing around, it is best to do it at a stop.

- Manual transmission. The clutch on the IS has a fairly short lifespan, many have been worn out in as little as 40,000 miles. If you can, check the clutch engagement and see if there is any slippage.

- Manual transmission. Many manual transmission owners have posted that they have trouble getting the car into 1st and 2nd gears, especially when it is cold, some cars are worse than others, check out if the car you're looking at sticks. For that matter, check how well the car shifts into each gear, they should slip in pretty easy.

- Service records. If you can, get service records from the previous owner, or, you may be able to request them from the dealership via the VIN number if service was done there. This may show some oddities with the car and confirm that the oil was changed, normal maintenance performed, etc.

- Electrical. Check all of the lights, make sure the lights are the same brightness as their counterparts, make sure the sidemarker lights, daytime running lights (DRLs) turn signals, reverse lights and interior lights all light up properly. Inspect the gauge cluster and center instrument stack to check for dim spots that would indicate dead bulbs behind the dash (you'll need at least the darkness of a closed garage for this)

- Keys. The car came with two master keys (the black ones with the buttons), make sure you have them both. They are very expensive to replace ($300+), especially for the 2001 model year where you need to replace the car's ECU as well, this can cost well over $1000.

- Interior. Check for small tears, burn marks, and scratches in the interior materials such as the seats, roof liner, door panels and dash.

- Exterior. Get the car out in the direct sunlight for this. Walk around the car and get the sun at different angles to see if any panels don't match the panels around them. Check panel gaps to make sure they are all straight. Look for VIN stickers, if a panel has been replaced, it probably doesn't have one. Watch for odd imperfections in the glare of the sun on the car that indicate irregularities such as bumps or dings in the panels.

- Trunk. Make sure that the Lexus First Aid kit is in the trunk and that all of the tools (screwdriver, wrenches, jack and tire iron) and spare are all present. Also, if the car has wheel locks, check for the key as well.

- Undercarriage. Check to see if the bottom of the car is rusty. Obviously there is going to be some, especially in saltier areas around the oceans and in areas where they salt the road in the winter, but nothing should be rusted through, just minor surface rust.

- Driving. If you can, drive the car, make sure the steering wheel is centered, the car tracks straight and there are no vibrations both driving at speed and braking. The shaking may be present for only a small speed range, pay attention as you accelerate. This would indicate suspension problems, alignment problems, and/or warped rotors.

- Brakes. The IS is equipped with floating calipers, thus they move within their mounts. This movements generates a "thud" emanating from the brakes the first time you touch the brakes in a new direction. ie., pull out of a parking space, brake *thud/clunk*, move forward, first time you brake *thud/clunk* This is NORMAL, do not worry about it.

- Manual transmission. With the car running, leave it in neutral with the clutch all the way out, open the windows and listen for a chirping noise. If you hear it, push in the clutch a little bit, if the noise goes away, the throw-out bearing is worn-out, this is pretty expensive to fix.

- CARFAX. Carfaxing a car is a good practice, this will show you if the car has been in an accident, however, carfax is fairly innacurate and they themselves have admitted it, many things are not reported to them so take a clean carfax with a grain of salt, you should still make a point of checking the car for accident-related imperfections such as mismatched panels, large panel gaps, etc.

- 90,000 miles. 90,000 miles is a big regular maintenance interval. The 90k mile service includes replacing the water pump and timing belt, this service runs over $1000. If it is close or over 90k miles, make sure the service is done or that the price is low enough for you to cover this expensive service.

MR. 200SX
08-06-2008, 10:06 PM
Hey guys I might consider a $3000-$4000 trade plus cash to cover the rest. Nissan or Toyota only please.

NO MORE THAN A $4000 trade.

08-07-2008, 06:44 PM
Bump for a clen is. I wasnt aware that they came in a stick until I valet parked one the other week. Wish i could afford one.

MR. 200SX
08-11-2008, 02:44 PM

$11,400 O.B.O

08-12-2008, 09:43 PM
what kind of toyota would you be looking for?


MR. 200SX
08-13-2008, 09:08 AM
Tacoma, Corolla, 4runner or if it is something else I'll have to see if I like it.

08-13-2008, 11:56 AM

- 130k miles

- 2nd owner

- all services are up to date

- detailed and waxed often

- airbags

- remote entry/start

- power windows and mirrors

- power locks

- cruise control

- cd player

- new alphine v10 amp and 2 new alphine 10 inch type e's

- after market speakers in front and back


- 18 inch katana racing wheels

- new tires, only 1 month old

- 5' inch monitor

- monser cable for ipod hook up

this is a very dependable car this is excellent on gas mileage! I am looking for what people are offering on the car, but dont get me wrong I will sale if i like the offer. This car is very reliable and perfect for teenagers. There are a few minor cosmetic exterior scratches but overall in very good shape, p.s.(not many scratches just some on the body kit, if wanted I can fix everything and make it look as good as new if wanted). other than those few scratches on the body kit there are no other problems.

please email or call 678 469 6144

just trying to see what kind of offers i can get, not really wanting to sale it but wanting to get something diff. maybe a bike??
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MR. 200SX
08-13-2008, 12:34 PM
^^ Looks nice but if I get a trade it will be to sell it to an older woman and that's not something an older woman would drive.

08-18-2008, 01:18 AM
bump for my boi...this guy keeps his cars CLEAN!!..i wish i had one these bad boys, but i gots too many cars at the house also..

MR. 200SX
08-18-2008, 01:54 PM