Will a Lexus SC 300 appease my mid-life crisis ?

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  1. BigElCat

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    Well...I bought it. At least I have a verbal 'contract' to pick it up monday.

    I've decided to sell the T-Bird, even though it's an awesome design of a vehicle.

    The SC 300 has 124k on the odometer. It runs perfect, and drives great.

    SC300 1st pic.jpg
     
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  2. BrocLuno

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    Mid-life for me would either be a built CJ with a V8, or a older British sports car :D
     
  3. BigElCat

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    Bah...the Sc 300 is a Supra MKIV in sheep's clothing.

    It's already too fast and too furious for me.

    It has the 2jzge in-line 6 cylinder @ 225 hp. If I need to, I can bump that up to 1000 rwhp.



    A CJ-8 with a LS Chevy V-8 would be nice, though.
     
  4. John James

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    Now your talkin'! :D
     
  5. whoaru99

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    I'd have suggested Hayabusa or ZX-14.

    If one of those won't get your fix on, nothing will. ;)
     
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  6. Darksyde

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    I'm trying to decide on either the Lexus IS350 or the infiniti G37 ..2008 thru 2012 .
     
  7. Yamaki

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    For those out there thinking about a mid-life crisis car, don't overlook the Z cars.

    Mine was a 2003 350Z Track model. Great car!

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  8. Darksyde

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    That's also on my list.
     
  9. John James

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    If I drove one of those home, I'd have a mid-life crisis all right! My wife would see to it!:whip::(
     
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  10. Darksyde

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    I just showed the car to my wife . When I told her it's a two seater she said " what do you need a back seat for? ,it's just for you and me " . Cool beans ...I can live with that .
     
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  11. peerson

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    Please don't take this wrong, but it is a sad day, indeed when the "Mid-Life" Crisis car is a Lexus...just sayin'. Nothing against Lexus or Nissan, etc,... But where is the Corvette, Porsche, Jag, and the 21 YO Blonde? :banana:
     
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    I am just joking. Nice car!
     
  13. 2manyspkers

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    The SC is a great car, I nearly bought one last year and looked at several, just didn't find the right combo of price, mileage, condition to make it happen.
    I also like the Supra's, 240's, RX7's and similar sports cars but I'm torn having grown up with muscle cars. I have had a 442, GTO, Vette, radical CJ5 to name a few and I am pulled toward a fun driver but also something I could take to car shows. The Jeep I had was an awesome ride but right now I am looking more toward a GM muscle car, mostly Monte carlo's 70-72, Impala's 65-68, Cutlass / 442 70-72, and Lemans/ GTO 68-72 ..... It mostly depends on what I come across that's a great deal, plus I prefer to have something that's not one of a dozen at the car shows, hence the reason Chevelle and Nova aren't listed.
     
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  14. Hyfi

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    Isn't the Lexus 300 just a more expensive Toyota Avalon?
     
  15. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

    Honestly - to me a Lexus is not a mid-life crisis car. It is the latest version of a 1970's Buick (meaning old people drive them). A Corvette, a Porsche, or something that is really sporty is a mid-life crisis car. The Lexus is a boat in the handling department. Heck, my 2007 VW GTI can outmaneuver the Lexus.
     
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  16. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

    That is more of a mid life crisis car than ANY Lexus ever was or will be.
     
  17. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

    That one is heavily modified and tuned. I don't think the average yokel would spend more to tune the car than it cost to buy. Also, your reliability just went down the shit hole.
     
  18. Shadowdog

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    Congrats! Another RWD!

    Avalon is just a bigger Camry and SC series was only RWD. Yup you got to watch for the Camry based ones indeed and they had an ES prefix before that 300.

    GS and of course LS are all RWD.
     
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  19. Bratwurst7s

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    Nice. I hope that you enjoy it Big L.

    For me, heh heh, I'm already getting to be on the older side of "mid-life" and such a crisis for me is working on getting 200+ watts to my speakers.

    Cheers,
    James
     
  20. Darksyde

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    Lexus IS 250 and IS350 are also Rwd. 206 hp for the IS250 ,306 hp for the IS350
     

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