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      01-12-2013, 05:11 PM   #265
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It actually looks like the clay model melted and they were like "I'm not starting over..."
literally my thoughts exactly.
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      01-12-2013, 05:48 PM   #266
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You're just hating. If the 80's were the golden years, BMW should look into it. This interior looks better than the F30 interior.

On the other hand, there's nothing about the exterior that I like. Maybe it looks better in person but in these photos, it's just not pleasing to the eye. It borders on ugly. The GS looks good, what happened?? And the same engines as the older models? This is a Lexus fail.
I was being sarcastic about 80s golden years. But not hating (ok, maybe a little), I just don't like it at all. And that's just my opinion I actually love the F30 interior, modern and not over the top. But I guess it really depends on your taste.
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      01-12-2013, 06:20 PM   #267
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to this day i have NEVER understood why people love the interior of a Lexus so much. IMO they are some of the most dated and cheap materials i have ever seen. and i drive an infiniti FX50s and just the tactile feel and fake painted metallic surfaces pale in comparison to my nissan product. its marketing at its finest.
Most people are easily wowed by buzzwords and don't have an eye for quality. The salesman says their Lexus has a leather interior and they think "Oh, leather, Lexus has leather, Mercedes has leather, Porsche has leather, they are all equivalent." In reality, even from the same company there is a big difference between, say, Dakota leather and Nappa or Novillo. I agree with you, Lexus' leather feels like cheap vinyl (but I'm not a fan of the leather in my 335is, either)
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      01-12-2013, 09:55 PM   #268
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I am a BMW fan but for some reason I like the 2014 IS better. Sorry BMW.
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      01-12-2013, 11:06 PM   #269
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Throw this in with the upcoming Infiniti G (Q50, I think they're calling it), which is also going to look pretty out-there, and we've got some provocative design coming out of Japan.
Q50 pics leaked today from Infiniti.ca. Front is slightly similar to the IS and rear is Infiniti M like. Side kind of looks like the F30. Monday we find out what is under the hood.
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      01-13-2013, 01:40 AM   #270
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Looks like Cylon from Battlestar Galactica...fugly...
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Q50 pics leaked today from Infiniti.ca. Front is slightly similar to the IS and rear is Infiniti M like. Side kind of looks like the F30. Monday we find out what is under the hood.
The Q50 is a much better looking design than the Lexus effort. You are quite right, the side view is very much like the F30. The shut lines on the hood are similar too. Front and back nicely integrated. Interior is good. I could see owning one of these if I didn't have a F30. There is no way I would own the Lexus - it is gross looking at least to my eye! Some very interesting comparison tests coming up in the motoring press. Not worried as I will still prefer my F30 even if the motoring press puts its last. It is all somewhat academic anyway. Cars these days are really all very good - drive what you like. My choice is good and so is yours!
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I am way satisfied that many don't like the new IS. There'll just be fewer of them on the roads. What keeps me from a 3 Series, or any other BMW, even Z4, but the same goes for Audi, and even Porsche, is that they are just too common on the road. Too many. There is nothing special, and the competition is so stiff, that all cars are as good. You can't really declare a real winner.

Unfortunately, here in Europe we are not getting the IS 350i only the IS 250i and IS 300h.
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      01-13-2013, 11:07 AM   #273
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I like it.. but i did trade in my 2010 TL for my M...so that says something about me i suppose.
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I'm reserving judgement on the exterior until I can see a car in person but, as many here suggest, it's a little iffy at the moment. HOWEVER, the interior is simply great IMO. Sporty, you know Lexus will put great material in it and it won't have rattles and squeaks and the dash displays are great. The picture below with the red stitching, carbon fiber and lines is great..

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The front looks awkward with too much going on. The side profile and rear looks fine. The interior looks good.
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Has very odd detailing and weird curves.
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Of course beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but that exterior is awful. However, if the interior looks like the pic and the fit/finish is like the new GS, then it will be great. Still, I hope the performance is not a let-down as usual (drove a 2012 IS 350 and a 2013 GS 350 F)
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      01-14-2013, 12:55 AM   #279
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you know what i just thought of lol. where would you put the front license plate? haha
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Pics of Cylon. lol..You guys are taking back to my childhood.. Buck Rogers was the ish too back in the late 70s
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I do like the interior. However, I just cant get over how ugly the exterior is. It is sad because everytime I see a new GS on the road I comment on how sexy/clean it looks.
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I dont really like the IS. The front is ugly as hell and the inside isnt that like as the f30 imo. all i like about the IS is the LFA gauge and the steering wheel. but other then that the center console is ugly to doesnt look as nice as the f30.
I kinda like the infiniti q50 but i dont like the infiniti intouch system.
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      01-14-2013, 05:04 PM   #284
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It actually looks like the clay model melted and they were like "I'm not starting over..."
LOL...I came on here to post that same comment..repost!
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the interior is a step up. similar to the bmw in terms of placement but enough difference to be a Lexus.
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Meh, personally not a fan of this new IS :P
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