Monday, May 2, 2016

Auction Watch: 2005 Lexus IS300

Check out this 2005 Lexus IS300 here on eBay bidding for $4,000 with auction ending on Tuesday at 5:09PM Pacific.

 From eBay listing:

Item specifics

Condition: Used
Seller Notes: Re listed due to highg bidder did not honor his bid, he has been reported to ebay. Please only bid if you intend to buy.
Year: 2005 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): JTHBD192750096318
Mileage: 102,500 Transmission: Automatic
Make: Lexus Body Type: Sedan


Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Trim: Base Sedan 4-Door Vehicle Title: Clear
Engine: 3.0L 2997CC l6 GAS DOHC Naturally Aspirated Options: CD Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
Drive Type: RWD Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbags
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats Sub Model: IS 300,No Reserve,Warranty,100K Miles
Fuel Type: Gasoline Exterior Color: Black
For Sale By: Dealer Interior Color: Black
Disability Equipped: No Number of Cylinders: 6

We are a small, family-owned car dealership! Every deal is personal to us and we always make sure our customer is happy. We always follow up 3 months and 6 months after purchase to ensure that our customer's satisfaction is maintained. Additionally, we offer a 3 or 6-month warranty on every car we sell. This is a deal that cannot be found anywhere else on eBay: no reserve, clean car and now  warranty included.
This is a clean 2005 Lexus IS 300 with 101miles. The car is in very good condition and it drives great. This was a trade for a new car . It has a lot of options and everything works. The car has clean title and Carfax and we have title in hand. 
If you buy from us there is a 99$ processing fee and if temp tag needed additional $100. The processing fee covers a very small part of what we pay to make this deal happen. ( ebay fees,paypal fees, fedex fee, warranty, mva fees, title state fee and more)
We have personally driven this IS for over 100 miles prior to listing it for sale, therefore I can say with confidence that this car runs great. It has almost new tires on the turbo premium rims.

I can guarantee with confidence that you will love it! This very good condition Lexus  comes with a 3-month warranty; combined with our 100% positive feedback, you as a bidder can feel safe and secure bidding on our cars.
Because most bidders do not have the opportunity to look at the vehicle prior to bidding we do our best to represent our cars as accurately as possible in the pictures. However, please keep in mind that this is a used car and it is possible that we have missed something despite our best efforts. 

Options:    Cd Player
Telescoping Wheel
Good Service Records
Clean Title
Premium Rims
No reserve
Premium Sound System
1 Key
No Reserve
Cruise Control
Power Windows
Power Mirrors
3 Month Warranty
Premium Sound System

And Much Much More

Outside of the car :

The exterior is clean and is in my opinion good condition, please look at the pictures for imperfections..

Interior of the car:

Very clean, please look at the pictures for imperfections.

Engine and transmission:

Engine runs strong.
Front tires 60% left on the thread, rear 60%. 

Undercarriage and rust :
Under carriage is clean with no rust.


  1. Great, reliable alternative to an E46 BMW. Too few pedals for my taste but I've always liked these.

  2. Curious to see what it sells for. Cheap, cheap money at this stage. These are very nice cars and Lexus reliable, but being picky, it lacks soul.

    I owned one about 4 years ago and it lacked the handling finesse of a BMW, by a considerable distance. Then again the power windows worked, the heater mtr didn't blow and the cooling system did not need new plastic parts on a rotating basis.

    Ahh, my BMW's and Ex-Wives. Performance vs. Reliability?

    1. I rode in a co-workers IS300 a bunch, and remember a lot of body roll and the chassis not quite knowing what to do with mid-corner pavement transitions. I also remember it being quieter inside and more comfortable than an E46. But this was when I had an E46 328i. There's a reason I had to bum rides off of him so frequently.

      Anecdote time. During one of the many multi-week warranty repair visits to the dealership in my former E46 (1999 328iA financed new in 1998 FWIW), the loaner E46 I'd been driving lost its [automatic] transmission shifting from reverse to drive on a Sunday. After towing it back to the apartment complex to await a(nother) flatbed tow and a(nother) loaner, the hood release sensor decided to quit and the rest of the night the alarm went off every 3 - 5 minutes.

  3. These are IMO one of the most perfect sedan shapes ever done, and it amazes me they got the whole 2JZ engine in there.

    Yeah, reasonable alternative to the E46, a Toyota built like they used to be.

  4. I love the gauges in these cars. With a manual and another 100 hp I would be all over them. I'm wondering if anyone has gotten the 2GR to fit properly yet? The suspension is easy enough to fix. Most of the ones for sale that I've seen have been modified in distasteful and ignorant ways or have 200+k miles.


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