Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lost Wages aka Las Vegas, NV
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According to KBB the pricing is on point based on mileage and what appears to be pretty darn good condition for a 10 year old car. These cars will run forever if maintained properly and, in my opinion, the body style doesn't look it's age. Keep in mind this is a rear wheel drive so I'm not too sure how the car and the Madison winters would get along.
As far as concerns, there is an issue with 02+ with 'dash melt' in which the finish on the dash gets a sticky/gooey finish. Do a search for more info. Most of the mechanical bugs by '05 were worked out but I don't believe that the '05 had LSD. Also, nothing for these cars is cheap so keep that in mind. Thankfully, premium gas is under $3 a gallon in Florida since she is a thirsty machine.
All in all though, I love the IS. I have an '05 that just turned 38K on the clock. The only issue I had was switching out the dash from the issue noted above. Great, reliable car with a good bit of power.