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Hi, I was surfing the net for info on the IS 300 and I found this forum. It's very cool! I am in the market for a new car, and while my budget is about 21K-24K, I am in love with the blue IS 300. I found a 2001/low mileage in San Diego for 25K, I'm in Los Angeles - maybe i will make a road trip. Does anyone have advice on if it's worth spending nearly all my savings on this car? How is it insurance-wise? Repairs better than BMW? Where are the best places to search for a deal? Thanks for any info..

-Amy
 

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You can do a search on www.kbb.com, to see what's the value of a used 2001 IS.

Insurance rate will depend on your driving record, martial status, and other things.

Repairs will be cheaper than BMW, most definately.

You can check for deals @ www.carsdirect.com
 

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hey, im sure you can find a nice is300 in that price range, go up to the dealer and test drive one, make sure you like it. insurance aint too bad, but it depends on a lot of factors

i would say try autotrader.com theres always something on there.
 

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thank you for the ideas on places to look..those are two sites i have not yet visited. i'm also looking at 2001 honda prelude. you know i have never been a huge lexus fan..but the IS 300 caught my eye. it is a great looking car!

~ amy
 

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i would definitely get the is300 over the prelude, it looks and handles better and plus it's rwd

good luck with your future purchase
 

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i made the same transition as u are considering: saturn to lexus.
all i can say amy is- its like night and day, nuff said.

go with the prelude and u'll regret it everytime u see an IS blow by you.

best of luck :chill:
 

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new here too. definately get the is300. better car and usually the best service. and the loaner cars are great for service time. honda im sure only has a shuttle service from the dealer. it is cool driving some of the other lexus models for the day!
 
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