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Lexus IS 250, Audi A4, Car Comparisons, Sedan
Aug 08, 2007 (8:05 pm)
Clearly you can't go wrong with the Lexus, reliability is a guarantee materials are top notch, and it holds its value well. The downside is that in my opinion, after have driven both Lexus and Toyota models, they feel so vanilla, compared to the Audi I feel like I have a connection. However, if this doesn't bother you the Lexus should make you happy. The last complaint I have with the Lexus is the fact that its rear looks awful with the over protruding wheel arches. I don't think the IS has sold particularly well, but I would offer 7000 off the MSRP not including tax title and registration.
#15 of 30 Re: lexus v audi [britcrlvr]
Aug 09, 2007 (5:48 am)
From what I've read the IS 250 has sold a little more than the A4. Both are behind the BMW and Infiniti in sales. I do agree with you on the Audi connecting with you, I felt the same way with my A4. It was a wonderful car.
#16 of 30 Re: lexus v audi [taruky]
Aug 09, 2007 (11:42 am)
I think thats great that the IS is behind the BMW & Infiniti, those guys have more models on offer than the IS and so would cater for a larger cross section of the market. Can you direct me towards where I can get the information for sales numbers for the cars. I have been trying to get it with no luck. Congrats on your purchase, that was a wise decision, esp the Nav option
#18 of 30 Re: lexus v audi [taruky]
Aug 09, 2007 (11:14 pm)
your advice on the JD power report is invaluable especially for the total number of cars sold.
#19 of 30 more info than jd powers
Aug 09, 2007 (11:22 pm)
does anyone one know where information can be found on the total number of each individual car model is produced by the manufacturer.
#20 of 30 Re: lexus v audi [taruky]
Aug 10, 2007 (10:09 am)
Thanks, the website had all the information I needed.
#21 of 30 Lexus - needs a 6-spd manual AWD
Aug 11, 2007 (8:35 pm)
The IS250 AWD would have been on my list if they offered a manual... without it, it's just another generic Japanese car that gets lost among the camrys and accords. I drove the last gen IS300 manual and really liked it and that car really stood out a bit more. Unfortunately, AWD was a must for me so we got an A4 3.0.
The day Lexus offers AWD with all of their powertrain options, I think their sales will really start to ramp up in the northeast.
Would also like to see a redesign that looks less like a Mazda... take Audi's styling, BMW's handling, and let Lexus engineers manage the reliability of the components and then you'd have my dream car
#22 of 30 Re: Lexus - needs a 6-spd manual AWD [nyaudi]
Aug 11, 2007 (8:49 pm)
I'll appreciate a lot if Lexus stay away from Audi's styling. BMW's handling? Definitely, but not Audi's styling.
#23 of 30 Re: Lexus - needs a 6-spd manual AWD [louiswei]
Aug 13, 2007 (12:48 pm)
I still have a hard time telling the new IS from a Mazda. That's not really a good thing for a $35K car... I actually liked the first gen better as they really tried to make it a little sportier looking and a tad more unique - wish they'd get back to that and less like every other car on the road. Would get me interested in Lexus again.