Howiefied

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  • Lexus Model*
    MY13 ISF
  • Year of Lexus*
    2012
  • Location*
    South Australia
  • Annual Mileage
    0 to 5000

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    Adelaide, Australia

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  1. Hi Sam, the app is called Road Trip. I add the data in after every fill and I use it to track all expenses such as registration, etc. My ISF is stock apart from an X-Force cat back. Purchased when it had around 48k, has not missed a beat at all. If you check out the mileage threads on clublexus forums you'll see plenty of cars there well over 200,000kms with only general maintenance. Being a lexus they are rock solid. I'm on my third lexus now and every single one has been completely reliable.
  2. Mine is stock apart from an xforce cat back, and made 268rwkw (closed bonnet 6th gear pull). Another ISF on the same day made 266rwkw.
  3. It will require a little splicing for the auto fold mirror mod but the instructions are clear. No hard drive music player.
  4. Hi Sam, no the ISF mirrors don't fold in automatically, that was something I missed coming from the IS250. There is a mod that can be purchased from these forums though. Regarding Bluetooth title, yes that's correct it only provides streaming. But you can operate the play/pause/forward/back controls. I usually have a Spotify playlist so it doesn't bother me too much.
  5. A December 2012 is an MY13. Which is good as you'll have Bluetooth audio playback. The car does have a bit of stance from factory and will wear the inside of your tyres. That part is true. Brembos can be expensive to replace, but $4K? Sounds a bit rich to me, others thoughts. Ring Lexus and ask for a check for any recalls outstanding, you'll need his VIN. Regarding servicing, its just oil changes until he gets to the around 75,000kms. So the next service for you will probably be over a grand. Not too much to worry about but this is why I always get a Lexus stamp, resale value folks. Have a full report done, it will probably include a compression test and tell you if this cars had a rough life. And being rural (assumed this because he's 1 1/2 hr from a Lexus dealer) the paint condition may be pretty poor on closer inspection. All the best and send us pics!
  6. Spoke to the service agent at Lexus of Adelaide, and they use Valvoline 5-30w Full Synthetic on all ISFs.
  7. Nice detective work there mate!
  8. Is indeed my friend! Though I don't think I'll ever sell it.
  9. Thanks for the hookup plankton007. It bloody brilliant!
  10. In that case have a look at the xforce cat back for the is350. It's essentially what I have on my ISF and would highly recommend it - quite a lot of bang for buck and not droney at all.
  11. Have you looked into intakes? I was contemplating a cat back for my old IS250 but put on a Takada intake and decided I didn't need a cat back anymore, the on throttle sound was awesome.