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You are in the Lexus IS
What is this discussion about?
Acura TL, Lexus IS, Lexus IS 350, Sedan
#398 of 447 Re: scottm123 [scottm123]
Aug 18, 2006 (4:26 am)
The Lexus IS300 is no longer in production.
That's not entirely true...
The only 2nd gen IS sold in China is the IS300. As far as I know, China is the only market to have it (they don't have the 250 and 350). Why Lexus does this is totally beyond me.
#399 of 447 Re: scottm123 [louiswei]
Aug 18, 2006 (4:42 am)
Is Lexus_in in China?
Does he plan on going to China?
Is this a Chinese forum?
And if Lexus is still offering the IS300 in China (which I could not quickly find info on)... is it the 2nd Gen Model, or still the old 1st Gen Model?
Considering the hp's mentioned, I assume it's a 1st Gen IS.
#400 of 447 Re: scottm123 [scottm123]
Aug 18, 2006 (5:21 am)
Here's the link...
Like I said, it is the 2nd gen IS.
I know it is irrelevant to Lexus_in's question but I was just trying to prove that Lexus is still producing the 300 model.
#401 of 447 Re: scottm123 [louiswei]
Aug 18, 2006 (6:03 am)
Well, maybe we can agree that we're both correct.
Maybe Lexus_in can jump in and explain to us, what it is we're discussing?
Yes, Lexus has an IS model in China which is labeled the IS300, looks like the 2nd gen IS250/350, but comes with completely different performance specs.
Some countries have specific requirements.
Maybe this is why Lexus has done this... who knows.
Anyway, when I stated that it is no longer in production, I was only referring to Lexus' production for the US....
since this is where we are.
In the US, there is no new IS300.
There is nothing coming to us in the form of a new IS300 in the fall.
There is no use in him waiting for the new IS300 to compare to the 07 TL, unless he plans on importing a car from China which will most likely not even meet our countries emissions standards.
#402 of 447 07 IS 350 vs. 07 TL-S
Aug 18, 2006 (7:03 am)
I am interested to see the performance numbers between these two vehicles. Specifically, I would like to see how the RWD IS 350 performs without the VDIM engaged vs. the FWD TL-S with increased hp/torque and suspension upgrades.
#403 of 447 Re: 07 IS 350 vs. 07 TL-S [ggesq]
Aug 18, 2006 (7:47 am)
Well, I know that one will be a heck of a lot easier to keep on the road than the other.
#404 of 447 Re: 07 IS 350 vs. 07 TL-S [scottm123]
Aug 18, 2006 (11:29 am)
The "reviews" thus far have these vehicles as they are equipped---with the TL out performing the IS in slalom and lane passing
#405 of 447 Re: 07 IS 350 vs. 07 TL-S [ggesq]
Aug 18, 2006 (12:08 pm)
I haven't seen these reviews yet, but I do expect the Type-S to be a contender.
I'd like to see them throw the 300hp 07 G35x into the mix as well, to see hot that holds up against these other 2 cars
#406 of 447 Re: 07 IS 350 vs. 07 TL-S [scottm123]
Aug 18, 2006 (1:28 pm)
I'm not proficient enough with computers in pasting links but one of the reviews was from Car & Driver when the IS 350 first debuted. Huge controversy in how the 3er beat out the IS.
#407 of 447 Re: 07 IS 350 vs. 07 TL-S [scottm123]
Aug 18, 2006 (1:30 pm)
and the BMW 335. I bet I can guess which vehicle will win that comparo...