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Lexus IS 300, Lexus IS, Sedan
#1 of 3008 Welcome
Jul 31, 2000 (2:11 am)
Welcome to the continuation of the Lexus IS300
topic. Those of you joining us from that topic are
welcome to continue your discussion.
If you're new to this topic, you may want to
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On a side note, I just saw the commercial for the
IS 300. The "24 Seconds of Pedals" or whatever...
I like the IS and I'm sure it will be a worthy
competitor but... I'm not inspired by two pedals
on this car. Three? Yes. Two? No. I know...
it's on the way. Great car but a dumb commercial
if you ask me... Just my opinion...
#2 of 3008 New year
Jul 31, 2000 (2:37 am)
If the model that just came out is the 2001, when or how long must we wait for the next one with a manual?? Will that be a 2002?? Also, does anyone know if that one will have a armrest between front seats??
#3 of 3008 exacura
Jul 31, 2000 (3:26 am)
The IS 300's Manual Transmission will be released for Model Year 2002, which should be out around October of 2001.
There are also rumors of a stick available with the GS 3&4. Don't know if that's true or not.
#4 of 3008 thanks bitkahuna
Jul 31, 2000 (1:15 pm)
It's nice to know someone reads these postings. After my first weekend, tooling around center city Philadelphia on the eve of the convention, I got many looks, stares, and thumbs up upon drive by. Here's to many years of fun driving.
#5 of 3008 Came back from the IS Tour
Jul 31, 2000 (11:41 pm)
What fun that is!!! I here is my $.02.
A4 - Nice interior, best out of the 3. Feels tight and heavy. I can't push the car in tight corners like the BMW and IS. Disappointing.
BMW 328 - fun fun fun. But I don't like the interior. Corners like a champ!
IS 300 - fun fun fun fun... and braking is excelling too. Feels a little light but handling is just as good as if not better than BMW. I have my mom (65 mind you!) seating in the passinger seat and she's very impress with the IS and enjoying it all the way. Now she wants to know when I'm going to get one.
Honestly speaking Lexus still can improve quite a few items with the interior.
Arm Rest is almost non-exitence. Not a big deal but comes in handy for storing stuff or bigger cup holder.
I can't use the e-shift since my right thumb can
't reach and rather uncomfortable.
I don't like the the shifter, give me the shifter like Acura TL 3.2
I don't like 6 disc in dash changer. That's minor stuff.
Other than that, let's hope they change the shifter design and I'll get one after my lease is up with my 00 Jetta.
#6 of 3008 Saab Aero
Aug 01, 2000 (1:30 am)
I know this is a bit out of topic but I need some advice on choosing between an IS and Saab 9-5. I managed to get the saab at the same price as the lexus but I do not know which is the better car. in terms of handling, i've heard that saab is worse than the IS. And choosing between 4 or 6 cylinders?
Aug 01, 2000 (1:41 am)
The 9-5 does offer a manual transmission, and BTW, how did you manage to gey one for 34,000? However, I'd get the Lexus, for the RWD, and craftsmanship (not to mention reliability)
Aug 01, 2000 (2:44 am)
My dealer so far has only the white and the black models...Anybody seen a great color other than these two???
#9 of 3008 lhn5 re: tire wear...
Aug 01, 2000 (3:10 am)
> aren't there more moderate tires that
> would last much longer?
Sure, but you give up the handling.
> I dirve an Infiniti I30 now, and get
> 60k miles per set of tires easy.
Must be a fair amount of highway miles. If you want 60K on a set of tires, don't get soft performance rubber.
> I am looking at IS300, Audi A6 [...]
Two radically different cars. IS to me is light, quick, small, fun! A6 to me is heavy, slow (regular 2.8 version), roomy, and not fun. Could they be any more different?
> mainly need to seat people in the
> back for 'emergencies'.
If that's true, and you're interested in fun, get the IS.
> But to get the IS300 with a center
> armrest, I need to wait 11 more months?
More like 14 months.
Aug 01, 2000 (6:18 am)
I am on vacation in LA area and I saw 2 IS's on the road today. I am yet to see any on the road back home on Long Island, but I know they are on the road out there. Anyways, I saw a yellow one, was very striking and the other one was black. The yellow is a real attention getter though.