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Show Us Your Motors!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Lopéz, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. Axeboy

    Mobster

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    Haha, yep, JDM Tree :)
     
  2. Clarkey

    Capodecina

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    6 weeks shipping time huh, lucky you. My Mark X took like 11 weeks this time, and i'm STILL waiting for the DVLA to register it. They are really testing my patience now.
     
  3. SarGara

    Hitman

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    Location: Nottingham

    Oh look as if by magic:

     
  4. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 154,857

    What is the advantage of importing a model that was also sold here? I get why Clarkey imported a Mark X but the ISF was officially available here, are the JDM models better in some way?
     
  5. Axeboy

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    No difference really

    Ive had my eye on them for a long time and as I enjoy importing it just seemed right, plus a bit cheaper. It feels like a continuation of my Crown in some ways.

    Annoyingly I enjoy the bidding process but this time I won the first car I bid on, I was looking forward to the calculating/interrogation part that I normally go through. However, it was a good deal.
     
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  6. Dis86

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    It may be somewhere between an M3 and M4? What, it's got 3.5 doors?
     
  7. naefeart

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Aberdeen

    Hope it was a really good deal, that car needs a bit of love. Lexus parts can be very expensive for what they are, especially interior trim; I was a couple of hundred pounds just to replace the plastic trims in the boot. However a new front bumper is quite cheap, around £300 I think.

    I've seen the head unit issue before on YouTube, if it fails completely it's a real pita. There are videos showing how to replace them, so there must be parts out there. It controls your audio, media and nav etc. but also the reverse camera if fitted and the heating and A/C, so it's something you'll want to work.

    Also worth noting the wheels are directional and on this car the fronts are on the wrong axels. Quick fix but funny how often owners miss this.

    Hope you enjoy it when it arrives.
     
  8. Axeboy

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    Yep, it was a good deal, part of the reason I enjoy auctions

    Front bumper will just be repaired and the nav will be checked and repaired or replaced. Other than that it'll just be the usual cleaning etc. I'm well used to importing and resolving :)

    Edit: The nav issues are Toyota wide as you'll know, I had similar issues with my Crown but its fixable one way or another.
     
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  9. grudas

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    Arriving at japfest yesterday :)

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  10. Acme

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    Your girlfriend looks different to how I remember.
     
  11. grudas

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    Better than no girlfriend mate :D
     
  12. crinkleshoes

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    Location: London, McLaren or Radical

    You know the CIA might be after you now... they’ve been wondering where Osama Bin Laden was hiding...
     
  13. Vita

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    Lmao
     
  14. Acme

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    Sik burn bruv. :(
     
  15. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    I came to say just that! :D
     
  16. grudas

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    Haha! Not the first one to say that!
     
  17. Cookeh

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    Love the bB open deck in the back of that vid, fantastic little thing.
     
  18. Frozennova

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    I spent nowhere near enough time walking around at Japfest
     
  19. Axeboy

    Mobster

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    Hey mate, yeah, they go for between 100k and 300k yen depending on mileage etc :)
     
  20. Cookeh

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    Amazingly cheap, thanks for the info! Definitely want one of those in the future haha. Would it be rude to get an idea of the shipping costs?