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Vehicle 2000 Lexus SC 300 2dr Cpe 2004 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Convertible
120-Amp Alternator No Yes
15,000-Mile Extended Service Interval Oil and Filter Changes, 100,000-Mile Extended Service Interval Spark Plugs and Lifetime Transmission Fluid No Yes
16" x 6.5" aluminum alloy wheels Yes No
20.6 gallon fuel tank Yes No
2.5-Liter, I6, 24-Valve, DOHC, SEFI Engine, Front/Longitudinal Mounted With Horsepower Of 184@6000, Torque Of 175@3500, Aluminum Cylinder Block and Cylinder Heads No Yes
2 Cupholders Total Located In Front Floor Console No Yes
2-Speed Vehicle Speed Sensitive, Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers With Variable Delay No Yes
3.0L (183) DOHC EFI 24-valve I6 engine-inc: continuously variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-i) Yes No
3-Memory Adjustments For Driver Side Includes Seat and Exterior Rearview Mirrors No Yes
3-point seat belts in all seating positions Yes No
4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/OD, lockup torque converter, auto-select shift program Yes No
4-wheel 3-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) Yes No
4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes No Yes
4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension w/coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers Yes No
4-wheel pwr ventilated disc brakes Yes No
80-Amp Hours Battery No Yes
Alloy Wheels, 16-In. X 7-In. No Yes
All-Season Traction Control Controlled By ABS Management and Engine Management No Yes
AM/FM Radio With 10 Speakers Total; In Dash Single Disc CD Player No Yes
Audio, Telephone, Security and Garage Door Opener Pre-Wiring No Yes
Auto climate control system Yes No
Auto-dimming rear view mirror Yes No
Automatic Climate Control No Yes
Automatic Headlights With Automatic On/Off and Dusk Sensor No Yes
Automatic Locking Retractors On All Passenger Seatbelts No Yes
Automatic on-off headlamps Yes No
Automatic Safety Rollbar No Yes
Battery Saver With 15-Minute Duration No Yes
Body Color Air Intakes No Yes
Body-color door handles Yes No
Carpeted floor mats Yes No
Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Cargo Area/Trunk No Yes
Center console-inc: cellular phone storage capability Yes No
Check Control Vehicle Monitor System With Pictogram Display Of Brake Fluid, Oil Levels, Door or Trunk/Tailgate Ajar, and Defective Interior and Exterior Lighting No Yes
Child seat tether anchors in all passenger positions Yes No
Chrome and Body Color Exterior Trim No Yes
Cigarette Lighter No Yes
City 19/hwy 24 (3.0L engine/4-speed auto trans) Yes No
Coinholder No Yes
Collapsible steering column Yes No
Color-keyed front/rear bumpers Yes No
Color-keyed side skirts on rocker panel area Yes No
Compact Spare Tire No Yes
Corner Brake Control No Yes
Courtesy Lights Include Footwell Lighting and Orange Ambiance Lighting In Roof No Yes
Crash Sensor Unlocks Doors, Turns On Hazard Lights and Interior Lights and Includes Battery Safety Terminal No Yes
Cruise Control No Yes
Cut pile carpeting Yes No
Daytime running lamps Yes No
Daytime Running Lights No Yes
Delayed Courtesy Lights No Yes
Delayed Power Retention Operates Windows No Yes
Digital Clock No Yes
Diversity Radio Antenna No Yes
Door Mounted Front Side Airbags No Yes
Driver Airbag With Dual Threshold and Dual Stage Deployment No Yes
Driver & front passenger airbags (SRS) Yes No
Drop-Down Toolkit Located In Trunk No Yes
Dual Body Color Power Adjustable Heated Folding Automatic Tilt Down Exterior Rearview Mirrors With 3-Position Driver Memory No Yes
Dual exhaust w/stainless steel tips Yes No
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/center sun visor Yes No
Dual pwr heated mirrors Yes No
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) System Operated Via ABS Traction Control Measures Steering Wheel Angle/Direction, Yaw Rate, Wheel Speed and Lateral Acceleration No Yes
Easy Entry Device No Yes
Electronic analog displays-inc: 8000-rpm tachometer, 160-mph speedometer, coolant temp, fuel level Yes No
Electronic Brake Assistance No Yes
Electronic Brake Force Distribution No Yes
Electronic digital odometer w/dual trip meters, LCD display Yes No
Emergency Fuel Shut-Off Device No Yes
Engine Oil Cooler No Yes
ETR AM/FM stereo w/cassette-inc: 215-watt peek pwr, automatic sound leveling 7-speakers Yes No
Expandable Cargo Space With Top Raised No Yes
Exterior Temperature Gauge No Yes
First aid kit Yes No
Flush-mounted retracting rear assist grips Yes No
Free Scheduled Maintenance For 48 Months or 50,000 Miles No Yes
Front Air Dam No Yes
Front and Rear Body Color 9-MPH Impact Absorbing Bumpers No Yes
Front and Rear Crumple Zones No Yes
Front and Rear Outboard 3-Point Seatbelts With Rear Center Lap Belt No Yes
Front A-pillar retractable assist grips Yes No
Front Armrest Storage No Yes
Front cup holder Yes No
Front door map pockets Yes No
Front Door Mounted Storage No Yes
Front Driver Power Seat Adjusts 10 Ways Total No Yes
Front Driver Power Window With One-Touch Up, One-Touch Down, Front Passenger and Rear Power Windows With One-Touch Down, and Pinch Protection For All Windows No Yes
Front Dual Power Headrests Adjusts 2 Ways Total No Yes
Front Dual Reclining Bucket Seats With 3-Position Driver Memory, Height Adjustment, Seat Position Memory and Fold-Down Center Armrest No Yes
Front Dual Seatback Storage Nets No Yes
Front Dual Sunvisors No Yes
Front Dual Vanity Mirrors No Yes
Front Halogen Foglights No Yes
Front Map Lights No Yes
Front Passenger Airbag With Dual Threshold and Dual Stage Deployment No Yes
Front Passenger Power Seat Adjusts 10 Ways Total No Yes
Front passenger seat pwr walk-in feature Yes No
Front Power 300-mm Ventilated Disc and Rear Power 295-mm Ventilated Disc Brakes No Yes
Front Pretensioners With Force Limiters No Yes
Front/rear crumple zones Yes No
Front/rear stabilizer bars Yes No
Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters No Yes
Front seat belt pretensioners Yes No
Front, Side and Rear Tinted Glass Including Green Band On Windshield No Yes
Front Stabilizer Bar No Yes
Full size spare tire Yes No
Full trunk trim Yes No
Getrag(R) B+ 5-Speed Manual Transmission No Yes
Glass Rear Window On Convertible No Yes
Halogen Headlights No Yes
Heated Washer System No Yes
Height adjustable front headrests Yes No
Illuminated remote entry system w/rolling-code, two stage unlock, trunk release, panic button Yes No
Independent MacPherson Strut Front Suspension With Forged Aluminum Lower Arms, Hydraulic Cushions, Coil Springs and Twin-Tube Gas Pressure Shock Absorbers No Yes
Independent Multi-Link System With Central Links Rear Suspension With Cast Aluminum Upper Transverse Arms, Coil Springs and Twin-Tube Gas Pressure Shock Absorbers No Yes
Instrument panel indicators-inc: lights-on, turn signal, high beams, cruise control, over-drive off, transmission pwr mode indicators Yes No
Insulation panels-inc: roof silencer, hood, foam rubber body noise isolation inserts, dash, cowl, floor, room partition Yes No
Integrated coat hooks Yes No
Integrated foglamps Yes No
Interior Pollen, Particle, Dust, Charcoal Air Filter No Yes
Keyless Entry Operated Via Key Fob No Yes
L A T C H No Yes
Leather/bird's-eye maple wood interior trim-inc: shift knob Yes No
Leatherette Seats No Yes
Leather Sport Steering Wheel No Yes
Light green tinted glass Yes No
Lighting-inc: front individual map lights, glove box, trunk, ashtray Yes No
Liquid-cooled transmission oil cooler Yes No
Lockable Glovebox With Rechargeable Take-Out Flashlight No Yes
Locking Fuel Filler Door No Yes
Manual Soft Convertible Top No Yes
Manual tilt/telescopic steering column w/tilt-away Yes No
Multi-Function Remote Operates Anti-Theft, Exterior Lights, Door Lock/Unlock, Illuminated Entry, Panic Alarm, Power Windows and Liftgate/Trunk No Yes
Multi-information display-inc: trip computer, exterior temperature Yes No
Net-style seatback pockets Yes No
P225/55VR16 SBR tires Yes No
Panic Button No Yes
Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor No Yes
Power Decklid or Tailgate Lock/Unlock Via Remote Keyless or Key No Yes
Power Engine Speed Sensing Rack and Pinion Variable Assisted Steering No Yes
Power Outlet Integrated With Cigarette Lighter No Yes
Pre-wiring-inc: cellular phone, transceiver, command module, rear window imprinted antenna Yes No
Programmable Perimeter Lighting No Yes
Programmable Power Door Locks Operated Via Remote and Internal Switch No Yes
Projector beam halogen headlamps Yes No
Pwr antenna mast w/FM diversity system Yes No
Pwr door locks-inc: anti-lock out feature, driver door two-turn unlock Yes No
Pwr front cloth bucket seats w/pwr lumbar support Yes No
Pwr windows-inc: driver side one-touch "auto-down" feature Yes No
Radio Anti-Theft No Yes
Radio Data System (RDS) No Yes
Rear Bench Seat With 2 Headrests No Yes
Rear Heating Ducts No Yes
Rear HVAC Unit No Yes
Rear Stabilizer Bar No Yes
Rear wheel drive Yes No
Rear window defogger w/auto-off timer Yes No
Rear Window Defroster No Yes
Remote electric fuel filler door & trunk-lid release w/valet lock out Yes No
Remote Liftgate/Trunk Release Located Inside Vehicle and On Multi-Function Remote No Yes
Rollover Sensor No Yes
SBRP205/55R16 91H All-Season Tires No Yes
Selective Locking/Unlocking Via Key No Yes
Service Interval Indicator No Yes
Shift lock system w/recessed/covered shift lock button Yes No
Side Guard Door Beams No Yes
Side-impact door beams Yes No
Speed-sensing progressive pwr rack & pinion steering Yes No
Steering Wheel Mounted Controls For Cruise Control and Audio No Yes
Steering wheel mounted cruise control Yes No
Tachometer No Yes
Telescopic Steering Column No Yes
Tilt Steering Column No Yes
Titanium Finish Interior Trim No Yes
Tool kit Yes No
Traction control Yes No
Trip computer-inc: average mpg, instantaneous mpg, drive time, outside temp Yes No
Trip Computer With Remaining Fuel, Average MPG and Average Speed No Yes
Trunk/Cargo Load Area Light No Yes
Trunk-mounted 6-disc compact disc autochanger Yes No
Unique easy access 4-link door hinges Yes No
Valet Lockout No Yes
Variable Intensity Brake Lights No Yes
Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/mist control Yes No
Vehicle Anti-Lockout No Yes
Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Double Locking and Engine Immobilizer No Yes
Vehicle skid control system (VSC)-inc: electronic throttle control, individual wheel braking Yes No
Vehicle theft deterrent & immobilizer system Yes No
Warning lights-inc: fuel level, coolant level, oil level, oil pressure, battery, engine, parking brake, ABS, airbag, door ajar, seat belt disconnect, tail lamp bulb failure Yes No






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