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      01-23-2013, 02:20 PM   #23
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I always have been a fan of Lexus, had them for a long time as a daily driver in the family. still have a current gen IS as DD.
They really do drive smooth and work as a great DD and a long distance cruiser.

But this isn't the best move by Lexus, even before it reaches the dealers I wanna say it's a FAIL.
Okay, so they want to be "sporty" as other flagship cars, did they make it happen?
To my observation, NO.

Exterior - fail, they are walking the road ACURA has gone...kinda sad because Lexus always used to have the great, mild styled designs.
Interior - Always too much "high end quality" plastics in Lexus, that's just a lexus thing. Love their leather
Electronics - Why using those "mouse control" on NAV...? Their traditional touchscreen Was so much easier to use. why overcomplicate things?
Performance - We should wait for the IS-F, not the IS350 F sport bs, its engine's been around for too long, and there's no way it can compete with engines like the latest BMW efficient turbos + M's S65 NAs.
Lastly, if they're going "SPORTY", at least give us 6MT on IS350 like infinitis do with their G models. Lexus's current automatics are pathetic...
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I didn't view the video, but did he really use the words, "once again to try to overtake BMW 3 Series"? They have never overtook the 3 Series to begin with.
I think he meant once again attempt to overtake the 3 series...


Like everyone else stated, looks much better in real life.
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That video is soooooo boring. Was it meant to put me to sleep? I hope the IS is more exciting in person.


wake up now
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Yeah "lets attempt....once again to overtake BMW....especially by making our cars look more like corollas every year....sigh"
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I didn't view the video, but did he really use the words, "once again to try to overtake BMW 3 Series"? They have never overtook the 3 Series to begin with.
You're right, they have never overtaken the 3 series.

The title reads:
"Once again try to overtake the BMW..."

not

"Once again overtake...."
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Looks awful! They need a much better car to be the 3 series
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still think the interior is better than my F30. LOTS more gadgetry and the instrument cluster is just wow. Dont mind the back but just hate the front
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I don't care what any of you say that IS is beautiful, new shoes and an exhaust to pronounce the motor and good to go!
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>overtake the 3 series
>use the same NA carryover engines

Pick one Lexus.
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lol, his first mistake was when he thought an IS was a more sportier version compared to a BMW or Merc.
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As boring as his car. Overtake the 3 Series? Yes sure, year 3013... Probably
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please hire a fucking designer before you try again in 5 years

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lol, his first mistake was when he thought an IS was a more sportier version compared to a BMW or Merc.
Don't think so, you might want to watch that vid again
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From the exterior I dont think it looks half bad. I really liked the last version of the IS, but as others have stated its weak points were the drivetrain. The IS350 was ok but the IS250 was just a waist of a car and that was the bread and butter version. It took a step backwards over the IS300 it replaced.

I will say I dont get the interior, it does remind me of some much earlier corolla or the Subaru XT
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Keep trying bro.
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I just watched the M3 doumentary. What car were we discussing before that. I forget.
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the video tells it all... boring.

a lexus is300 gently going around corners. a bmw video would be the cars screaming and jerking in and out of corners aggressively with squealing tires.
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I used to own IS 350 and I have to say I really liked the car inside and out. I also enjoy seeing them on the streets. This new design is just not my cup of tea and I would rather get a 3 series m sport!
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