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How come I haven't seen much love for Red SXs?

I've been on the lookout for a SX for a few months now.

Need an unmolested Auto. I missed a Red on Tan single owner vehicle (by a day) in my search and I have to say I am in love.

I think I will continue looking for this color combo hence forth. Red on Black is richer, but don't want to deal with the heat index!

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We'll the sportcross is a rare find in itself. Lexus being a conservative company red is few and far between even in sedan form, most sx you will find will be in silver. I have seen only a couple red on the board, one a guy drove off a cliff, and the other is "sinbound?" Who I think lives in Southern California. A quick look on the web I found zero for sale. I did find a rare cibola one though. Where are you located?

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I actually found 2, on in TX and one in NC. Btw all sportcrosses are auto. Check cars.com and use the filters.

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My For Sale: https://my.is/forums/f99/sportcross-s...hifter-438917/
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I have never seen an absolute red in real life.

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So it's just a rarity thing huh...I've see both the sedan and the SX and the SX is more deserving of the color red.
I'm in Louisiana and I saw the ones online also, but I'ms keep searching for a single owner car...
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if you find a sportx that meets all your criteria but the driver, and it's in good mechanical and physical shape.. i say go for it. there are only a little more than 3000 sportcrosses ever made. for a 10+ year old car, it's not uncommon for it to have more than one driver by now.
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There is one on Craigslist I believe in Southern California, in red. I saw it a couple weeks ago. The story goes " we let our nephew barrow it when he went to Cal Berkeley".
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Red/tan
63,000 miles
2 owners

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2002 Lexus IS 300 For Sale - JTHED192720037522
but it does not appear to be listed on Continental Toyota's website. It is listed on a Mercedes dealer's site here: Used 2002 Lexus IS 300 For Sale | Northbrook IL
Both dealers are in Chicago and the VIN matches.
Also on autotrader here Cars for Sale: 2002 Lexus IS 300 SportCross in Northbrook, IL 60062: Wagon Details - 356332259 - AutoTrader.com

If you are serious about owning a low mileage Red/tan Sportcross, I would suggest making a strong effort to buy this one.

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Thanks for taking the time to share finds here people. An unexpected expense has slowed me down a bit. I'll resume my search when I get my scratch together.

That said, I understand my search is a tough one, and the odds are against me. Ideally, one w/ an LSD, but I realize that can be added later. A one owner car just provides a level of comfort unmatched.
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