Car News: Oversteer
Autotrader Find: Lexus IS-F With 250,000 Miles for $15,777
If you're looking for a cheap Lexus IS-F, you don't need to search anymore -- you've found it. This 2008 IS-F is offered for sale by AR Motorsports in Lawrenceville, Georgia, near Atlanta, for just $15,777. There's only one little catch: It's done 250,000 miles.
Yes, that's right: The 2008 IS-F, finished in Matador Red with a black leather interior, has covered 248,708 miles since it was originally sold new on August 23, 2008. Interestingly, that date was exactly 3,000 days ago, which makes our math problem easy: 250,000 divided by 3,000 equals... 83.33 miles per day. Every day. For more than 8 years.
Now, this sort of mileage would probably worry most prospective car buyers, but there's one silver lining worth pointing out: If you check the Carfax report -- which shows one accident, a minor collision in October 2015 -- the car has been meticulously serviced since day one. And by "meticulously serviced," I don't mean it had an oil change every few thousand miles. I mean it has almost 70 service records, all from Atlanta-area Lexus dealerships, recording every possible repair or maintenance item you can imagine. That's an average of eight trips to the dealer every single year. Of course, it was also a one-owner car (because there aren't two people who would drive this kind of mileage) until a new owner (likely the current dealer) took ownership earlier this year.
So just how cheap is this IS-F? There are currently 88 different IS-Fs on Autotrader, and the average asking price is $33,500. Limit your search solely to 2008 models, like this one, and there are 33 examples with an average asking price of $28,000. In other words, this thing is a perfectly maintained IS-F... for half-price.
But is it even worth half-price, considering the mileage? That's for you to decide. I'm merely an impartial observer who finds incredibly cheap performance cars with ridiculous odometer readings.