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Danny W
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I've been using the corsa through winter and its taken its toll, & now is in a bit of a state so i decided to look out for a new daily, which i should have done when i scrapped the rover
ideally wanted to find something cheap and diesel .. but that went out of the window today when i bought a 1999 Lexus is200 sport. She's covered 62k, had a new clutch, 2 new tyres, rear dampers and come with a bit of history, few reciepts and Cost all of 500

it failed the mot yesterday, which is why i got it fairly cheap.
Fail sheet shows
-front brake pads low
-nsf brake binding
-exhaust blowing on the front join
-nsf tyre tread below 1.5mm

couple of advisories being
-nsr indicator needs cleaning
-tinted number plates

shouldn't take much to get it sorted and through MOT, overall the car drives well very smooth and very comfy interior




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Lovely motors these. My dad has one in blue and it's just so comfy and smooth. Very nice to drive and really reliable.
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very very nice to drive and the interior is a good place to be. Really comfy, has full leathers with heated seats, air con, 6 disk CD changer etc.
should be alright once ive got it through mot


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Sounds well spec'd, does it have the sat nav? Wouldn't worry if not as the update discs can be very costly.

Only thing I've had with my dad's was the central locking sensor on the dash, easy fix tho.

Got many plans other than sort it for the MOT?
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Nice motors but aint they abit thirsty??? My mate had one and it wasent exactly fast and drank like theres no tommorow. You bringing the corsa tommorow?
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looks alright, if a bit asian

can't complaing for 500 quid good work finding it.
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Originally posted by corsa-torque
Sounds well spec'd, does it have the sat nav? Wouldn't worry if not as the update discs can be very costly.

Only thing I've had with my dad's was the central locking sensor on the dash, easy fix tho.

Got many plans other than sort it for the MOT?


yeah quite well spec'd but doesnt have the sat nav.
ah yeah, parts dont seem to be to expensive either tbh from what ive seen.

no real plans for it other than keep it tidy and get it through the mot, probably refurb the wheels as they have corroded and been sprayed black.

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Nice motors but aint they abit thirsty??? My mate had one and it wasent exactly fast and drank like theres no tommorow. You bringing the corsa tommorow?


can be a bit thirsty but that doesnt bother me tbh, and no there not that quick either but thats what the corsa is for i just wanted a nice daily thats comfy and smooth to drive yep will be in the corsa tomorrow

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Originally posted by Ben G
looks alright, if a bit asian

can't complaing for 500 quid good work finding it.


aha Ben you cant say that .. racist
yeh i know i thought for that price im not really going to loose anything on it


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500 !

Blimey that gets you a lot of cr for your money, being a Lexus it should still be holding p quite well. I like!
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Dan! Dan! Dan!...Dan!?...Dan Dan Dan!?

Awesome motor for the money. Always liked them. Nice wheels and slam it


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Mate has 1 of these and they are good cars, if a bit dated looking without the Aero kit. Not as slow as made out to be, pull well enough for a lazy straight 6 when the VVTi kicks in.

I just done the front discs and pads on it, bloody pig of a job if you havn't done them before. Stupid pad retaining clip things are a nightmare to keep in place.
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Lovely cars, Ive had mine over 8 years now.

You can get the TTE Supercharger that bolts straight on, which totally transforms the car, and takes it to over 200bhp.
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Good start and as everyone has already said you can't complain for the money!

Slammed and smoothed look on this?


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Bargain Danny!! Looks good!
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Bargain!


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quote:
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500 !

Blimey that gets you a lot of cr for your money, being a Lexus it should still be holding p quite well. I like!


yup 500 i've been looking on ebay/auto trader and the sell for about double what i paid if not a bit more

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Dan! Dan! Dan!...Dan!?...Dan Dan Dan!?

Awesome motor for the money. Always liked them. Nice wheels and slam it


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you an me both, always had a soft spot for them tbh

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Mate has 1 of these and they are good cars, if a bit dated looking without the Aero kit. Not as slow as made out to be, pull well enough for a lazy straight 6 when the VVTi kicks in.

I just done the front discs and pads on it, bloody pig of a job if you havn't done them before. Stupid pad retaining clip things are a nightmare to keep in place.


it does go well tbh but not fast in todays terms i suppose, more of a cruiser
i've signed up on the lexus owners to get a bit more info in servicing etc. but should be alright once ive read up and had a proper look at it

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Originally posted by jonnieboy
Lovely cars, Ive had mine over 8 years now.

You can get the TTE Supercharger that bolts straight on, which totally transforms the car, and takes it to over 200bhp.


nice, had many problems with it?

ive seen a few people talking about superchargers and turbo kits

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Originally posted by Darryl H
Good start and as everyone has already said you can't complain for the money!

Slammed and smoothed look on this?


exactly yeah, just tidy it up get it through mot and use it to be honest

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Bargain Danny!! Looks good!


cheers chris

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Bargain!


cheers mate


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Looks wicked Danny, not what I expected you to get atall but pretty cool!
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Bargain at 500. Loved mine when I had it, What i didn't like was the MPG out of it, Very thirsty for a 2.0 car!
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by jonnieboy
Lovely cars, Ive had mine over 8 years now.

You can get the TTE Supercharger that bolts straight on, which totally transforms the car, and takes it to over 200bhp.


nice, had many problems with it?

ive seen a few people talking about superchargers and turbo kits



Only problem that comes to mind if the Error 3 code on the radio, which is common

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Bargain at 500. Loved mine when I had it, What i didn't like was the MPG out of it, Very thirsty for a 2.0 car!



Not really, I find mine less thirsty than my mates Type R, and about the same as my 2.0 Corsa.
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quote:
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Looks wicked Danny, not what I expected you to get atall but pretty cool!


Cheers Mark i know wasn't what i expected tbh but couldnt turn it down for the price


quote:
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Bargain at 500. Loved mine when I had it, What i didn't like was the MPG out of it, Very thirsty for a 2.0 car!



yep, i'll see how i get on with the MPG but tbh that doesn't concern me to much

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quote:
Originally posted by Danny W
quote:
Originally posted by jonnieboy
Lovely cars, Ive had mine over 8 years now.

You can get the TTE Supercharger that bolts straight on, which totally transforms the car, and takes it to over 200bhp.


nice, had many problems with it?

ive seen a few people talking about superchargers and turbo kits



Only problem that comes to mind if the Error 3 code on the radio, which is common

quote:
Originally posted by Bonney
Bargain at 500. Loved mine when I had it, What i didn't like was the MPG out of it, Very thirsty for a 2.0 car!



Not really, I find mine less thirsty than my mates Type R, and about the same as my 2.0 Corsa.



Ah right, whats that error? just stops the radio from working i guess?

So far ive ordered:
Perelli pzero tyre 225/45/17 to match whats on the car

ive ordered front and back mintex pads

new front anti roll bar linkages

3 new auxillery belts (alternator/air con/Power steering)

New genuine oil filter & oil

Air filter

5l toyota red coolant

so that should help me get it through mot


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I've got some roof bars and some team heko front wind reflectors here that came off mine when I sold it, also got an iPod connector that goes to the standard headunit if you are interested.
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I've just today bid on a set of team heko wind deflectors on ebay, if i dont win them and yours are still available i'll probably have them off you.
same with roof bars, once ive got it through MOT

With the HID kit you've got does that do both main & dipped beam?
i'm not even sure myself what bulb size is standard or if its a seperate bulb for main beam yet


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The HID kit does just the dip beam. They have gone, Now fitted to a quad bike
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Also its a 9006 bulb for dip beam and 9005 bulb for main beam. Foglights are H1 bulbs and sidelights are the standard 501 bulbs
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Also its a 9006 bulb for dip beam and 9005 bulb for main beam. Foglights are H1 bulbs and sidelights are the standard 501 bulbs


Foglights will be 9005 bulbs, as its an early IS200, they changed to H1 in around 2003 IIRC
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Bonney
Also its a 9006 bulb for dip beam and 9005 bulb for main beam. Foglights are H1 bulbs and sidelights are the standard 501 bulbs


Foglights will be 9005 bulbs, as its an early IS200, they changed to H1 in around 2003 IIRC


Your right, I forgot about that!

Easy enough to change them all to HIDs

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