Righty Posted February 17, 2011 Share Posted February 17, 2011 Hey Guys & Gals, I've been a proud owner of a '99 Mitsubishi Verada Xi for the past 6 years and have loved my leather, sunroof, climate control and comfort. It's come to the time where I need to upgrade to a newer model, but i've been struggling to find cars that I "love" like I did when I bought my Verada 6 years ago. However after months of searching for different models, I've ended up with the IS250 on my short list, I won't be buying new, I'm searching in the lower end of the S/H market with a $35,000 budget, and at current market price that can be me something with around 70-80kms on the clock and about 3-4 years old, which works good for me. While I have driven an IS250, that was back in 2007 and it was a brand new one in the showroom, what I want to know is, how are they holding up 4 years later, and what are your predictions for the next 5 years? As owners, what do you love about your car? and what do you hate about it? How to you find the power? Is there enough grunt to over-take on a freeway, zip in front of someone at the lights? What would you compare the power to from other manufactures? As I'm coming from a 3.5lt V6 down to a 2.5lt, one concern is the power. Lexus/Toyota are quite well known for their build quality, but every car has it's issues, I've had a look around on these forums for problems and so far they seem to be pretty clean, is there something in particular I should be looking out for when purchasing? Tell tail signs of issues that are known? One last question for you to ponder on; If you had $35,000 to spend on a car, and you couldn't get an IS250 - what else would you get? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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