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After selling my IS300 it was time for an upgrade... Just picked up my brand new 2008 ISF - Ultrasonic blue w/ black interior.

2 days after picking it up and I put on 400km - Wow! Took the day off to pick it up.

16% Tint all the way around (front, back, and rear)
3M strip

Future mods not sure yet...

Sorry about he pic quality... did not take my time as I wanted to take it out on the road. What an awesome car! :D

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Congrats on the car and let me be the first to welcome you to the site. I don't post often but read the forums daily, you can learn alot from some very knowledgable people here.
 

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Congrats on the car and let me be the first to welcome you to the site. I don't post often but read the forums daily, you can learn alot from some very knowledgable people here.
I agree this forum is great. I have spent the last month reading posts. I ordered my car early march and it took the entire month to get to me because they had to put it on a train from a dealer in Vancouver as I really wanted the blue with black interior and there were only 2 left in Canada with the series II pkg.

I work for the big 'T' and all my colleagues are stopping me in the hallways. Once the rumour got out I had ordered one it seemed 100 people knew in a day or two. Now that I have it, it is difficult to get to my car and start driving as people look over it.
 

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I bought through Heffner Lexus in Kitchener. They arranged everything door to door. The car did not get on the train until March 10th I believe. Regency sounds more familiar but I cannot be sure... actually I think I saw a business card in the owners manual dossier. I will take a look as now I am interested.
 

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I have been loosely monitoring the 08 stock in Greater Vancouver but cannot convince myself to buy one since the local dealers are asking a lot more than what some of the folks in Toronto apparently got theirs for. I think I've missed the boat. :(
 

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Molson,
great color and welcome! Glad to have you on the forum, if you have any questions this is the place to have them answered. Congrats!

Doug
 

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There are 2008s in Canadian inventory (Montreal has a USB w/alpine last I checked, Sask. has a USB w/black but not near rail so higher cost to ship). It costs about $1000 to get it from coast to here, or vice versa and there are no tax implications to buy through your local dealer and get a car from another because the title is still open if it is an all-new version.... so you are not out of luck just yet... ;)

As I am sure you already know if you had the funds or a bank that can finance you can still take advantage of the $7k that TCI throws in. The dealer has a gap of a little over $6k (series II) on top of that from invoice to MSRP so there is definately room to negotiate. I do not think TCI is going to offer any more incentives and it is now up to the dealers to take a cut in price to offload inventory.

...I would guess you would have until the end of April b/c dealers are starting to get more aggressive.
 

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Thanks Molson. I saw the cash rebates too. I have a LOC at prime (currently floating at 2.5% as we all know) but I prefer to lease if possible. With $5k refundable deposit it was 3 or 4 yr fixed at 1.1% from Lexus Financial as of March. Haven't checked rates for April.

Not sure why, but apparently a couple folks in T. was able to press a certain dealer to do lease/financel deals at around $55k. This was below invoice as you know it and is unheard of in V.
 

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funny, I actually saw ur car outside heffner when it was delivered last week
sexy windows, where did u get it done?
did u go with the extra paint, surface rust, electronic corrosion control, upholstery package?
if so how much did it cost?
and what did u pay for the car?
im in kitchener/ just curious because im in the market

and my buddy called me the other day because he saw one driving in kitchener down near westwood, westmount ish
I bet that was u
haha
 

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Confirmed - It came from Regency
 

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Haha ya the agent told me she thought the USB was sold but it was still in their computer mid March. You and the dude on CL bought the last two from Regency! Damn! ;)
 

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funny, I actually saw ur car outside heffner when it was delivered last week
sexy windows, where did u get it done?
did u go with the extra paint, surface rust, electronic corrosion control, upholstery package?
if so how much did it cost?
and what did u pay for the car?
im in kitchener/ just curious because im in the market

and my buddy called me the other day because he saw one driving in kitchener down near westwood, westmount ish
I bet that was u
haha
Yup, I live in the westvale area.
The windows were done by Kar-rite (at the dealer). Same with the 3M strip

No I never go for the extra stuff from the dealer. Lexus paint quality is awesome. On my old IS300 which I had for 7 years I had no problems (although I only had 65K on the car and for most part summer driven.)


I paid 58,000 (MSRP: 68,500). In addition had them throw in the 3M strip for free, and the tint at their dealer discounted cost.

I think they still have the black one at Heffner.
 

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58 eh, thats pretty good, I paid 58500 so i guess they hosed me a bit, haha
i got the blue on white, so maybe ill see ya around
ill give ya a honk haha eventually it will probably happen
if u dont mind me asking what did they charge for the tint and 3m
im going to get both as well, but i want to compare them to kar rites prices
 

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58 eh, thats pretty good, I paid 58500 so i guess they hosed me a bit, haha
i got the blue on white, so maybe ill see ya around
ill give ya a honk haha eventually it will probably happen
if u dont mind me asking what did they charge for the tint and 3m
im going to get both as well, but i want to compare them to kar rites prices
3M was free (I had the dealer throw it in the deal)

The tint was $260. A little higher than some companies in town but they have been around awhile. That is, they should be around to satisfy their lifetime warranty unlike some of the shops that pop up and disappear.
 

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thats pretty good considering they charge quite a bit more in store
im probably going to go with the same or very similar tints as u, ur car looks sweet
just curious, u wouldnt happen to know if u got the quantum or hp supreme tints would u?
quantum is 399 in store and hp is 329 in store

i have to do some more research before i decide which i want
I need to look into the differences between the two

anyways thanks for ur information
its appreciated
 

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Welcome. Haven't seen many on Toronto Roads (just one to be precise).

I have had my IS F for almost a year and almost 30,000 km. It is a superb car and hasn't missed a beat yet. I am sure you will enjoy.

Fortunately it also works well in the snow!!
 

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thats pretty good considering they charge quite a bit more in store
im probably going to go with the same or very similar tints as u, ur car looks sweet
just curious, u wouldnt happen to know if u got the quantum or hp supreme tints would u?
quantum is 399 in store and hp is 329 in store

i have to do some more research before i decide which i want
I need to look into the differences between the two

anyways thanks for ur information
its appreciated
I checked the cert. and it is the hp supreme
 

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thanks for ur response
I dont mean to be a idiot bugging u about ur car or anything
im just interested in how they treated u
and no one else around has the car so ur my only comparison haha
I dont mean to bug, hopefully im not and ur like me and wanna talk about ur car
I looked into it
and they basically want to charge me full price for both so ill just take it there myself after i pick it up

I never asked, i assume u got series 2 with the nav?
any problems or pointers?
and do they put a stupid dealership cover on ur license plate when u pick it up? I just ask because i dont do advertising and it could save me a hassle of removing it if I can tell them prior
thanks for ur time
mine should be in sometime this week or earily next
Im so pumped
 
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