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I just purchased my (new to me) 08 Smoky Granite Mica IS-F in early October and I'm loving it so far. I just put on a new set of snow tires and rims to get ready for the winter. We'll see how that goes.

I bought the IS-F used with 3,750 miles and saved a bit versus buying new. Hopefully the previous owner took good care of it.

Jeff Taylor
St. Louis, MO
 

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Welcome Jeff and congrats on your F!
 

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Hello Jeff,
welcome! We look forward to you input and advice. If you have any friends looking for a similar car, I have one with similar miles. Here's a link to it!
http://www.lexusf.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5746#post5746
I don't know any off hand, but I will definitely keep the car in mind.

Interestingly my Lexus dealer just got in another used IS-F. This one has 5700mi and was a field rep car. The tires were worn out after 5k miles :D . I think I was better off buying the one I did.

Thanks,

Jeff Taylor
 

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Congrats on the purchase and welcome to the site!! Feel free to browse around and ask any questions you might have, especially during the coming winter months :)
 

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She does Ok in the snow, as well as can be expected. Just had my first experience and it certainly helps get a sense of how the car will steer in a 4 tire skid. ;) Nothing out of control unless you want to. GO SNOW TIRES!
 

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She does Ok in the snow, as well as can be expected. Just had my first experience and it certainly helps get a sense of how the car will steer in a 4 tire skid. ;) Nothing out of control unless you want to. GO SNOW TIRES!
Cool, thanks for the update. We haven't had much snow to speak of yet, mainly just cold weather.

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I just purchased my (new to me) 08 Smoky Granite Mica IS-F in early October and I'm loving it so far. I just put on a new set of snow tires and rims to get ready for the winter. We'll see how that goes.

I bought the IS-F used with 3,750 miles and saved a bit versus buying new. Hopefully the previous owner took good care of it.

Jeff Taylor
St. Louis, MO
Hi Jeff,
Would you mind taking a moment and describing how your IS-F has been performing for you all around since you bought it? There has been some discussion about buying a car with miles on it on the LexusF forum and I wonder if you could dispell some of the misconceptions especially about this bullet proof car. Thanks!
 

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Hi Jeff,
Would you mind taking a moment and describing how your IS-F has been performing for you all around since you bought it? There has been some discussion about buying a car with miles on it on the LexusF forum and I wonder if you could dispell some of the misconceptions especially about this bullet proof car. Thanks!
Sure. I bought my IS-F with 3,700 miles on it. I've had it for approximately two months and now have approximately 5,200 miles. I have not had any problems with it other than the passenger front window rattling a bit, which can be fixed with some silicone spray, no problem. My Acura TL had exactly the same issue.

So far no other glitches and it isn't consuming any oil. I was a little worried about how well it was cared for by the previous owner, but so far so good. If people are interested I can keep posting updates.

It is nice not to have to be completely obsessed with keeping the car perfect as it already had small rock chips and such. Of course it was nice to save the money up front too! It made the car much more affordable for me.

I previously had a 96 ES300 which was the most reliable car I've ever owned. It only had one minor problem during my 3 years of ownership and was a wonderful (albeit slightly boring) car. I have not found my IS-F the least bit boring :D

Hope this helps. If anyone has any specific questions feel free to ask.

Jeff
08 Smoky Granite Mica IS-F
 
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