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    Re: Goodbye Tahoe, Hello Lexus

    Congrats Dan. You’ve been eyeing this car from the minute it was announced. Had to scratch that itch I guess.
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    Re: Goodbye Tahoe, Hello Lexus

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Congrats Dan. You’ve been eyeing this car from the minute it was announced. Had to scratch that itch I guess.
    Mike.......You're right, I have been eyeing this Lexus model for awhile. I particularly like the Lexus IS350 F Sport for several reasons. I wanted a rear wheel drive vehicle. I have owned a front wheel drive and did not like it. I wanted enough horsepower that the car would be fun to drive and get down the road quick when necessary. The 3.5 liter V6 with 304 hp is plenty of power for me. I wanted a naturally aspirated engine for its long term reliability. Lexus has been making the V6 for years. It is perfected to the precision of a Swiss watch. The complexity of smaller displacement engines with turbos to achieve higher horsepower ultimately means a shorter life span and greater maintenance issues over time. The Lexus IS350 F Sport is manufactured completely in Japan which is another plus in my book. It checks all the boxes for me. I had been looking at a 2019 model, but when this super clean, low mileage, one owner 2017 model showed up I could not resist it. Buying the 2017 model saved me over $17K plus additional taxes versus the 2019 Lexus IS350 F Sport similarly equipped. I am quite pleased with this purchase, and happy to be the new owner of a very fine Lexus automobile.
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    Re: Goodbye Tahoe, Hello Lexus

    I got the front and rear dash cams and the radar detector installation completed today. All cable concealed, everything working with the ignition. It was quite a chore and took me a little over three hours to get it completed. Looks like a factory install, just how I like it. The Lexus IS350 F Sport is ready to roll.



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    Re: Goodbye Tahoe, Hello Lexus

    Quote Originally Posted by jdandy View Post
    I got the front and rear dash cams and the radar detector installation completed today. All cable concealed, everything working with the ignition. It was quite a chore and took me a little over three hours to get it completed. Looks like a factory install, just how I like it. The Lexus IS350 F Sport is ready to roll.



    You installed it or had it done?


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    Re: Goodbye Tahoe, Hello Lexus

    Quote Originally Posted by UltraFast69 View Post
    You installed it or had it done?
    Ed.......I installed the BlackVue DR900S-2CH cameras and the Uniden R3 radar detector. I had both in the Tahoe, so I uninstalled them, then reinstalled them in the Lexus.




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    Re: Goodbye Tahoe, Hello Lexus

    Apparently, you are, handy Dan.

    Quote Originally Posted by jdandy View Post
    Ed.......I installed the BlackVue DR900S-2CH cameras and the Uniden R3 radar detector. I had both in the Tahoe, so I uninstalled them, then reinstalled them in the Lexus.




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    Re: Goodbye Tahoe, Hello Lexus

    That was a smart buy. Looks like a brand new car!
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    Re: Goodbye Tahoe, Hello Lexus

    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    That was a smart buy. Looks like a brand new car!
    Adam.......The fellow who had the vehicle leased it new from Lexus of Orlando. He recently graduated from the University of Florida and had accepted a job offer in Boston. Since this Lexus IS350 F Sport is rear wheel drive he decided it would be wiser to own the all-wheel drive version. He took immaculate care of this Lexus. I feel fortunate to have been found such a nice IS350 F Sport. I just turned over 11,100 miles. It is a joy to drive.
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    Re: Goodbye Tahoe, Hello Lexus

    Dan, indeed a great find and purchase. Glad to hear your install of the dash cams and radar detector are completed and to your satisfaction. Now, get out there and enjoy the road!


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    Re: Goodbye Tahoe, Hello Lexus



    Did almost the same a few weeks ago, lexus RC from 2016, fully loaded, low milage, mint condition.

    Nice looking IS Dan, enjoy driving it.
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