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2004 Bluestone Metallic IS300 with 185k miles on it. I performed a lot of maintenance to catch up where the previous owner had let it degrade a bit....

Engine: timing belt, water pump, cam seals, crank seal, VVTI gear seal, VC gaskets, tensioner, serpentine belt, radiator hoses, spark plugs and wires, TPS sensor, MAF sensor, custom oil filter relocation setup, power steering pump (Thanks PO for using the wrong fluid)

Drivetrain: drilled/slotted brake rotors and pads, front lower control arms #1 & #2 , front lower ball joints, eibach sway bars,new rack and pinion with tie rod ends and a PS filter installed

Body: Replaced the HVAC mode selector solenoid, installed a double din deck with a backup camera, aftermarket halo projector headlights, aftermarket LED tail lights

It's been a journey over the last 6 months to get it to where it is now, but it's rock solid and runs like a car with less than 100k miles on it and doesn't leak any fluids. I do thank the previous owner for installing F&F coilovers because that's one thing I didn't have to replace. I love driving this car and always wanted one when I was younger but couldn't afford it....my only regret at this point is not putting a new head gasket on it when I had it torn apart to do the timing belt and valve cover gaskets. It doesn't leak but I do plan to eventually run NA-T
I just replaced the bushing on my passenger lower control arm. Why didn't you just do that? They're $12 on Amazon rather than $50+ for the whole arm.
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So first post but I just recently picked up a 04 5spd with 146k

Also have a 05 auto with 32k miles all stock
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Bought an 05 auto with 140k a month or so ago. I'm jealous of all these people with such low miles. I spent forever trying to find one with low miles that wasn't an insane price. Just wish the previous owners took better care of the car. I'm wondering if it's still worth saving or not.
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111,500 on my ‘03 5spd, runs like a Swiss wa....er, I mean a Seiko 😝. And, in pristine shape & for sale!
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148,090 on my 03. just bought today! I want to see 300,000 plus!
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05 Sport edition - 185K only thing replaced has been the timing belt.
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