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Hello all, I am new to the site, and am hoping to buy an ISF soon. My question is.. Do you recommend buying a demo ISF? I found one for a pretty good price and am wondering if they get beat on during test drives and will have more problems in the long run.
 

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Demo's are used to demonstrate the vehcile. Call it what you want, but of course the vehicle has seen Wide Open Throttle atleast a few times..

Is that bad, that's a question you have to decide on. If you follow a true racers attitude, then no. However, if you listen to the general public then yes...

If it's a price your happy with then go for it !
 

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Welcome to the site! Your going to find a wealth of information on here and more to come! :)

Like Andy said, it's completely up to you but you have to consider the fact they are demo's and have been ragged on quite a bit to show people what they can do. It is a Lexus with Lexus reliability and it's still something to seriously consider if you believe the price is good enough :) Try to find out a little more about how much its been driven and information like that

Do you know the mileage?
 

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yeah honestly a lot of people think that you arent aloud to "floor" or race a car until it reach a certain amount of miles, but you have to think about it though before a car even reaches anywhere near the dealership it is run through so many tests, as well as driven hundreds of miles to make sure that there is nothing wrong with the car, im pretty sure thats how they do it, before they turn the odometer to 0.
 

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The engines go thru SEVERAL tests before installed into the vehicle's.
My engine builder that I trust dearly started up my brand new 9K motor still on the engine dyno, and went thru some basic tests, and the next thing I know, he has it running at 7k RPMS for about 1 minute. When I looked at him like WTF, he said I'd rather it blows now, then when your running it at the track. That motor is still in my car and hasn't let me down yet !
 

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The engines go thru SEVERAL tests before installed into the vehicle's.
My engine builder that I trust dearly started up my brand new 9K motor still on the engine dyno, and went thru some basic tests, and the next thing I know, he has it running at 7k RPMS for about 1 minute. When I looked at him like WTF, he said I'd rather it blows now, then when your running it at the track. That motor is still in my car and hasn't let me down yet !
Yeah and besides that the ECU does a pretty good job of limiting throttle until the engine gets warmed up via the DBW. At least this is my experience. Demos are only worth it if you are getting a deal substantial enough to motivate you. For me this would have to be around 6K, and it seemed like no dealer accross the country found that amusing. So I bought new.
 
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