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Trying to buy my old car 01ke11555 Red lexus Is 200 Sport

  • 10-10-2021 7:26pm
    Registered Users Posts: 133 ✭✭ Blub123

    How do you go about checking if it's still on the road??

    It's the red color, beige interior spec. God I loved that car.

    Sold it to 2 young fellas from Wexford about 8 years ago.


  • Registered Users Posts: 128 ✭✭ Tech_Head

    One of those car reports would probably give you some details on current status.

    My advice, you may not want to see the condition it’s in now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,697 ✭✭✭ BrianD3

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,412 ✭✭✭ vandriver

    Like going back to an old girlfriend.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 403 ✭✭ ec_pc

    NCT website says next test due for this car on 26th November which is a good indication it is still on the road.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Your young lads from Wexford sold it in October 2018.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 72,758 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn

    It doesn't appear to be currently taxed looking at Cars Ireland classifieds but that's not always 100%.

    The pricing of them has gone crazy, I was looking at some 2000/2001 around that time you sold yours and they are now going for much more money.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,275 ✭✭✭ passatman86

    No nct since 25/11/18

    Last nct centre seems to be blarney cork

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,697 ✭✭✭ BrianD3

    Need to look at the NCT expiry date rather than the due date. A car could be out of NCT for years but the due date will keep incrementing.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,544 ✭✭✭ Miscreant

    IS200s seem to have massively increased in popularity lately. I recently spotted 2 of them heading for Galway (1 driving on the motorway and the other 1 on a trailer, which looked like it had been stored in a field), both of them were red. On my last trip to Galway, I pulled into Athlone for a bite and there were 3 IS200s in the car park by McDonald's. Are they becoming popular again for any particular reason? I was never aware of anything "special" about them other than some being Yamaha engined variants.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,465 ✭✭✭ Notch000

    they are the modern successor to the mk2 escort/corolla twinCAM for the cruising generation. Saw some someone looking on facebook for there old IS200 recently and it had 18 previous owners !!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,632 ✭✭✭ zilog_jones

    The NCT check page no longer seems to provide information for long-expired cars. I try searching for a car which last did an NCT in 2015 and it just shows "vehicle unavailable" now, whereas it did previously show details (possibly last year it still worked).

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,697 ✭✭✭ BrianD3

    When that happens I think it means that the car has been officially scrapped. There is also a different "not found" message which means that the car was not active on the system when the nct was introduced in 2000.

    I have a car that was last taxed and ncted in 2011 and it comes up in the system.

  • Registered Users Posts: 133 ✭✭ Blub123

    Thanks for all the tips here.

    Was first decent car I owned, at a time when life was starting to go well and I had a bob or two in my pocket.

    If did cost a fortune tho, mpg was horrendous.