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Hello from new member & Sportcross fan

New forum member here just stopping by to say hello. I'm on the hunt for a new (used) car and I've narrowed it down to an IS300 Sportcross or an Audi A4 Avant. While the Audi is certainly big on sex appeal, the reliability ratings of the IS just kills it, so I'm finding myself leaning towards the Sportcross...if I can find one. And to make matters worse I really want a red one. But I'm in no real hurry, so we'll see what happens. In the meantime I'm just gobbling up info on these cars, and it seems the more I read, the more I want one. So anyway, hello from central Illinois !!!
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welcome!

Good luck on the search for an AR Sportcross
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Welcome and hope to see you become a SportX owner.

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New forum member here just stopping by to say hello. I'm on the hunt for a new (used) car and I've narrowed it down to an IS300 Sportcross or an Audi A4 Avant. While the Audi is certainly big on sex appeal, the reliability ratings of the IS just kills it, so I'm finding myself leaning towards the Sportcross...if I can find one. And to make matters worse I really want a red one. But I'm in no real hurry, so we'll see what happens. In the meantime I'm just gobbling up info on these cars, and it seems the more I read, the more I want one. So anyway, hello from central Illinois !!!
welcome, there is a red one for sale in NY I believe not far from me, pm if u like i can help u get in contact with the owner.. the price on it is pretty good as well. let me know if can help
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Thanks guys, good to be here. DJ Zack you have a PM.
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Just ran across a Red SPORTCROSS...Little steep on the price but its red with Low miles.... Check it out....

Cars for Sale: 2003 Lexus IS 300 SportCross in Erie, PA 16509: Wagon Details - 327505195 - AutoTrader.com
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Just ran across a Red SPORTCROSS...Little steep on the price but its red with Low miles.... Check it out....

Cars for Sale: 2003 Lexus IS 300 SportCross in Erie, PA 16509: Wagon Details - 327505195 - AutoTrader.com
Thanks YellowSPTX. I had actually already seen that car, it is a beautiful example, and exactly the color combo I want, but unfortunately out of my price range. I appreciate the heads up though.
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Good luck finding your Sportcross. I searched for mine for about 7 months. I think the one in the link above is the same one I tried to buy about 5 months ago. Had the missing rear headrests and same color combo with 53k miles at the time.

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Just confirmed it is the same Sportcross. Titled in NY, lives in PA. Maybe you can talk him down a bit. Here's his new owner's thread. You can see what he paid for the car...

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Good luck finding your Sportcross. I searched for mine for about 7 months. I think the one in the link above is the same one I tried to buy about 5 months ago. Had the missing rear headrests and same color combo with 53k miles at the time.
Thanks amusicianslife. I expect it may take a while to find a red Sportcross. These cars obviously aren't falling off the trees, and looking for a specific color only makes it more difficult, but I'm sure I'll find one eventually. The car in the link above is perfect and I would love to have it, but $10k is about the most I want to spend on one of these cars, and I don't want to lowball the guy that much. I've seen several SportX's in the $7k-$10k range with reasonable mileage, so I know they're out there....just gotta find a red one.
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I totally understand where you're coming from. Good luck on your search for a Sportcross. If I happen to run across anything I'll send it your way.

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