Topic: 2002 Lexus IS300 Manual 5-Speed: 2500$ Fuquay-Varina, NC
I posted on GRM and the guys there correctly pointed out the Lemons crowd might be interested, so here's the ad:
Late in 2018 I was rear ended in my 2002 Lexus IS300. I have been fighting with that individual's insurance company since, and finally had a resolution. Now the car just makes me sad and angry to see in my driveway. It would make a fantastic donor for a project, but I already have WAY too many. I bought the car in 2018 from a salvage auction with some front end damage which I repaired... and then was rear-ended only 6 months later. hooooraay.
The car has a 2JZGE and W55, and as far as I know factory LSD (see Door VIN tag; B01B means LSD), it runs drives, stops, does all the car stuff. I'm actually still daily driving it ~20 miles to work everyday, AC blows cold, radio bumps.
I did the timing belt, tensioner, and water pump when I initially bought the car in 2018. I did the valve cover gaskets and brakes some time in early 2020, new tires around the same time.
-The body (obviously)
-The trunk is wired shut and taped up to keep moisture out
-Replaced the passenger side light with some DOT legal LED ATV taillights; they set off the cars "bulb out" sensor. This could be rectified with an appropriate resistor wired in line.
-Driver's door window has come off the track and needs to be re-attached (seems to be a semi-common issue) which I hope to do before selling the car since I'm still driving it.
-Check Engine Code P0440 "Evap Leak - Small", pops everytime the tank gets down to about 1/4 tank. Fill the tank, clear the code, pops at 1/4 tank again. I've check all the obvious/easy stuff, replaced hoses and the gas cap, but refuse to drop the tank cause I doubt I'd be able to get it back in with the rear end damage.
I would love to see this car go to someone to become a donor for a project, or hell cut it up and drive it basically as is. I'd like to get $2500. I'm located in Fuquay-Varina, NC. If needed I can negotiate partial or full transportation.
Feel free to ask any questions and I'll try to answer as best I can. If you're already registered on GRM I think I'm probably more likely to respond to comments and questions there but I'll try to remember to check over here. There are more pictures posted on GRM; I'd post the link but I'm not allowed yet.