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Trading 2013 veloster for Lexus 2007 Lexus is250


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 I am thinking about trading my 2013 Hyundai Veloster base model that I put a few mods on performance wise and cosmetic wise for a 2007 Lexus is250 the problem is my Veloster has 64k miles on it and the Lexus almost has 200k on it . I have always wanted a Lexus and it would be nice to have but I need your professional opinion on wether you think it’s a good idea or not. I’ve seen pictures and the car looks in amazing shape  and the guy said only Lexus dealership has worked on it and has had all of its routine maintenance done I know these cars can stretch out to 300k but I don’t want to trade myself into a money pit. And the engine looks even cleaner than mine. Please help me out !

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If it’s going to be your daily, look for something else with less mileage.

How much do they want for the Lexus?

I’d still keep looking if I were you..

Thank you very much. Do you recommend a good daily ? I am just looking for something in the luxury side for a good price. That will be okay to buy even in high mileage. My Veloster rides too rough for me . And I think he wanted like 7500 for the Lexus. But again do you have any recommendation for a good daily that a good bang for your buck all the way around?


Pass on it, especially since that engine being GDI only (with zero port injection) is susceptible to carbon buildup on the back of the intake valves and will cost $$$ to properly clean them.  Also, you are getting at the mileage where things will have to be replaced and being a Lexus it won’t be cheap.

Thank you so much. Do you have any other recommendations for a good daily that’s a Lexus for 10k or under?


Pass. on it...if you want a Lexus, get something a bit newer and a lot lower miles on the clock.

Any recommendations? For 10k or under?


Ok, the Velosters are junk and you are trading it in for a Lexus. Smart move, BUT if I were you, I would spring the extra cash and go for the IS 350, because they were more reliable and less problematic than the IS 250. IS 350 is not prone to the carbon build issues that would lead to expensive repairs vs the IS 250, it is a lot less underpowered, and there isn't much of a difference in the gas mileage. Just make sure you find a good one that's not overpriced and if it's approved by a mechanic, go for it.


in general If you want to get the most for your money then Lexus won't be the best choice because it's a luxury brand which means more expensive when buying and also higher cost of parts and repairs. and 200k miles is too much for a daily driver.