after months of research and hunting i finally pulled the trigger and purchased an IS300. I have a Tacoma as my DD and i was looking for something to tinker with. I haven't had a project or fun car for about 10 years because of work and kids and the IS300 had fit all my criteria (manual, 4dr, RWD and not a BMW).
what i ended up purchasing is a 2003, manual, W/ LSD, and sport edition package with a lot of modifications.
i was not looking for a modified car and was actually trying to avoid them. this car was posted on Ebay and was only 30+ minutes away so i thought i would at least give it a look. I was surprised by how nice the car was for being modified and the previous owner had all the receipts for work done. after test driving i purchased with little hesitation.
i have been driving the car daily for 11 days now and i have had no issues at all. it is still TBD
if i have made a wise purchase or not.
i have a lot of plans for this car so i am sure i will be a regular on this forum.
list of known mods-
STR stage 3 turbo kit, installed by SRT. Still trying to figure out what all the specs of this are. (receipt for kit and install is almost $9000)
ACT extreme pressure plate and 6 puck clutch
short throw shifter
Vibrant full exhaust
Enkei TSP-5 wheels, 18''
AEM A/F, boost, and oil pressure gauges
so here are some picture....