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Old 30-07-2020, 07:07 PM   #16
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Yeah! Roadtax for is250 is a killer. But after driving it for a week, the quietness and comfort of the car is totally worth it. Sometimes I do not on any music, just to hear the sound of the V6 engine..
From sgcarmart IS250 picture of the rear seat, the raised floor at the centre seem to be very high, almost to the level of the rear seat?
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Old 31-07-2020, 12:18 PM   #17
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C180 is actually a solid car. Seen so many renewed ones on the road. Generally can Google common faults. Like green key issue which is see heng suay one. $600 to repair. Also check the cam gear need replacement every 150k.
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:22 AM   #18
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For such old car, is250 will be more reliable. Need to pay high tax for a 2.5 liter engine.
Not just lexus quality, but a NA engine will last longer than a small turbo engine, you probably will experience the turbo failure in the next 10 years. A few thousand to change it
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Old 07-08-2020, 07:46 PM   #19
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C180 is actually a solid car. Seen so many renewed ones on the road. Generally can Google common faults. Like green key issue which is see heng suay one. $600 to repair. Also check the cam gear need replacement every 150k.
I renewed my Merc E class COE.

and I've spent over $12k on changing wear and tear as my mileage is 130,000+ now. and I am still not done. I guess refreshing the parts as they need replacement will come out to a cost of $20k. It's not I want to change hor.. it's show symptoms, you go google cause and you go workshop change.

before renewal, i was driving the car without much problem.. for 10yrs.
That's why i thought renew is good.

On 2nd thought.. not worth the time and effort...
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Old 07-08-2020, 09:49 PM   #20
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I renewed my Merc E class COE.

and I've spent over $12k on changing wear and tear as my mileage is 130,000+ now. and I am still not done. I guess refreshing the parts as they need replacement will come out to a cost of $20k. It's not I want to change hor.. it's show symptoms, you go google cause and you go workshop change.

before renewal, i was driving the car without much problem.. for 10yrs.
That's why i thought renew is good.

On 2nd thought.. not worth the time and effort...
With that money, you can get a new Japanese car that is worry free for next few years.
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Old 07-08-2020, 10:06 PM   #21
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I renewed my Merc E class COE.

and I've spent over $12k on changing wear and tear as my mileage is 130,000+ now. and I am still not done. I guess refreshing the parts as they need replacement will come out to a cost of $20k. It's not I want to change hor.. it's show symptoms, you go google cause and you go workshop change.

before renewal, i was driving the car without much problem.. for 10yrs.
That's why i thought renew is good.

On 2nd thought.. not worth the time and effort...
care to share wad parts u changed to come to such a figure
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Old 08-08-2020, 12:05 AM   #22
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Is250 itself is a better car than c180 . Should use c250 to compare instead .
U will be shocked of the parts for Lexus .
Just a nozzle cost $250

renewed C180 should be quite safe to get. only concern is when parts start to fail and requires replacement, it will be expensive.

Had thought about the C180, but ended up with a lexus IS250. drive feel is so much better, and i believe parts replacement will be cheaper than C180.
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Old 08-08-2020, 01:25 AM   #23
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lexus parts do not co-share with toyota n are significantly more expensive

not joking
Some parts are the same. Like brake pads, ATF fluid, spark plugs, radiator fans, etc.
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Old 08-08-2020, 08:33 AM   #24
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Some parts are the same. Like brake pads, ATF fluid, spark plugs, radiator fans, etc.
This type of spares even for merc, change at outside workshop also not very ex
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Old 08-08-2020, 09:37 AM   #25
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Some parts are the same. Like brake pads, ATF fluid, spark plugs, radiator fans, etc.
Then it shld be cheap until u need change part that isnt then hear balls start dropping
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Old 08-08-2020, 09:46 AM   #26
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Then it shld be cheap until u need change part that isnt then hear balls start dropping
As usual. Price you pay to drive a luxury car. To change a valve gasket alone is 2x the price due to the V6 engine design.
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Old 08-08-2020, 10:03 AM   #27
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Is it I change all the parts got the stupid Lexus logo in the plastic bag , as long got that the price is premium

Some parts are the same. Like brake pads, ATF fluid, spark plugs, radiator fans, etc.
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Old 08-08-2020, 10:15 AM   #28
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As usual. Price you pay to drive a luxury car. To change a valve gasket alone is 2x the price due to the V6 engine design.

Considering servicing 10k km/6mths with v6 compare to 15k km/annum with inline 4.
I think the lexus will cost even more long term
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Old 08-08-2020, 12:20 PM   #29
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Is it I change all the parts got the stupid Lexus logo in the plastic bag , as long got that the price is premium
What did you change?

Separately, you also need to know that there is a difference between Toyota Denso and Denso (OEM). The price difference can be 3-4x for parts when the quality of Denso (OEM) may very similar since it is the original equipment maker for Toyota/Lexus.
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Old 08-08-2020, 12:22 PM   #30
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Considering servicing 10k km/6mths with v6 compare to 15k km/annum with inline 4.
I think the lexus will cost even more long term
I recommend changing every 10k/6mths regardless of your engine type. Unless of course, you going to scrap the car soon and don’t really care.
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