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Old 02-19-2019, 05:44 PM
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Both N55 and B58 are reliable, at least in my own personal experience... it is the electronics that worry me... But with cars being packed more and more tech.. Soon it will not matter much where the cars come from, they all going to have more issues than 10 or 20 years ago..

It just hit me the other day, as more cars have LED brake light, turn signal and headlights, when they go out, you can't just go to autozone and spend $5 on a bulb anymore
Yes they are supposed to last a long long time, but a lot of times, they don't
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I think the bigger part is that many manufacturers actually source their electronics parts from the same place regardless of the model the part ends up in. You just happen to spend more for a BMW branded part than a Toyota branded part even though the part it self is identical. That said, the reliability would be pretty similar.

As far as LED's go, they only burn out due to heat or broken solder joints (or both). If this was going to happen, it would likely happen within the warranty period. If not, you're good for several thousand hours of run time so, provided you're not riding the brakes, you should be fine.
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Yeah I would say that BMW engines have traditionally been incredibly solid for the most part. It's everything else around them - electronics and cooling system - that falls apart with mileage.

I have seen my fair share of E36 M3s with 200k+ miles on them
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https://www.autoblog.com/2019/02/25/...rt-black-line/

2019 Lexus IS 300 F Sport gets Black Line treatment

Lexus will make 900 examples for 2019


Lexus is making the Black Line Special Edition treatment available again, this time offering it on the F Sport version of the 2019 IS 300 sports sedan.

The package adds 18-inch, split-spoke wheels with the "black vapor chrome" finish that also appear on the flagship LS sedan, plus back side mirrors. Inside, you get black Nuluxe seats with red accents and contrasting red stitching, which also appears on the center console and armrests, plus red accent panels flanking the center stack. There's also a heated, black wood-trimmed steering wheel highlighted by what Lexus says is "distinctive shades of black that were created by a Japanese calligraphy shop dedicated to perfecting ink for more than 200 years." All Black Line versions are equipped with navigation and triple-beam LED headlights.

The Black Line Special Edition will be available on both rear- and all-wheel-drive versions, with choice of three exterior colors: ultra white, obsidian and atomic silver. Rear-wheel-drive versions use a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 241 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque and comes with an eight-speed automatic, while AWD versions are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that generates 260 hp and 236 lb-ft mated to a six-speed automatic.

Lexus earlier this month showed an NX F Sport Black Line edition at the Chicago Auto Show. For the IS 300 F Sport, Lexus will cap Black Line edition production at 900 units for 2019 and make it available in dealerships starting in March. There's no word yet on pricing.



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Yeah I would say that BMW engines have traditionally been incredibly solid for the most part. It's everything else around them - electronics and cooling system - that falls apart with mileage.

I have seen my fair share of E36 M3s with 200k+ miles on them
Well the cooling system and the electronics would come from BMW too. Not like Lexus is going to only buy the hard bits and DIY the rest of the drivetrain...

Did they change up the headlights? WTF? Now it just looks like it's surprised all the time.
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What is this, V3 on the headlights?
Overall, the car looks good, but not a fan of the red accents on the interior.
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Those headlights are ugly!
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The headlights are optional.

And Lexus needs to stop putting chrome window trim on their "special" models
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The headlights are optional.

And Lexus needs to stop putting chrome window trim on their "special" models
What are the standard ones?
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Probably Halogen
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Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
What are the standard ones?
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Bunch of hatters in here
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Originally Posted by CLtotheTL32 View Post
Still looks surprised all the time.
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Not only is the eyeliner around the main bulb odd looking, but I don't think the shape of the headlight housing flows well with the lines of the car at all.

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I know they're projectors at least, but do any of the luxury automakers have halogens as standard equipment these days?

IIRC back then, certain entry level models came with halogens standard, with HIDs as an upgrade.
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Up until 2019, the base C-class had halogens with LED DRLs.
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The 13-15 ES models didn't come with HID Headlights unless you opted for the Luxury or Ultra Luxury Package. My parents have a 2014 Premium Package and the projectors are halogens. The discontinued CT came with projector halogens with optional HIDs too.

All 2016+ Lexus have HIDs with optional LEDs based on the equipped package.
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Up until 2019, the base C-class had halogens with LED DRLs.
I believe the 3 series was the same way. The amount of crap that's optional on "luxury cars" that's standard on a Civic is alarming.
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Completely bizarre that std equip on mass market sedans is optional on luxury sedans
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