I really enjoyed my time working with Lexus and the ownership experience is great too. Since I left the store, you can see some of my obsession continues with this photo series:
2008 Lexus IS 250 RWD 6 Speed Manual
This was my first Lexus. I chose it after getting to drive one at the launch of the F Sport line for Lexus and being chosen as the F Sport Champion for our store. We got to drive the IS-F at Calabogie near Ottawa and an IS 250 with all of the performance parts, intake, exhaust, springs, and 19 inch forged rims. I was really impressed at the overall balance of the vehicle. So I leased this car from my store brand new, it was the base model completely, a real price point vehicle for Lexus. I ordered a set of the smoke finish 18inch wheels and tires to give it the OEM+ look and to use the ugly 16inch stock wheels as the winter package.
2007 Lexus IS 350 RWD Automatic
I leased this car as a Certified Pre-Owned CPO. The only modification I added was the F Sport Intake. The sound of the motor with induction noise was incredible. With winter tires, snow mode, and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management the vehicle drove great all year round. The back seat was cramped, even when used only as a 4 seater. It’s funny that the Ward’s 10 Best winning engine, the 2GRFSE 3.5 V6 is largely unchanged even today.
2007 Lexus GS 450h
I bought this car wholesale from another dealer because I wanted to the combination of the rarest exterior color in Crystalline Ice, Icicle Blue Pearl, and with the lighter grey leather with Black wood trim. I added an iPod integration cable and that was it for modifications.