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      01-15-2013, 01:13 AM   #287
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What the hell happened here YOTA?!?!?!?!?!?! Good lordy!
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I have to say, I think the IS looks better than the F30. Look as these lines. It's a beauty.


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Wow, that red one looks a lot different than the white one. I like it a lot more.
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The grill is not as jarring as the red one is a hybrid and not the F sport guise. Seems that the sporting package is the ugly option on the Lexus.
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You can really see the toyota-esque headlights.

The red one only looks better because it blends the blasphemy going on in the tail lights which stretch around the side of the vehicle. Also, I think the grill looks better on the GS.
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I have to say, I think the IS looks better than the F30. Look as these lines. It's a beauty.


this car does not flow @ all. sad really. hopefully the street version will not look like a lifted 4x4 and sits low and agressive like bmw 3 and c class mercedes
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I have to say, I think the IS looks better than the F30. Look as these lines. It's a beauty.


this car does not flow @ all. sad really. hopefully the street version will not look like a lifted 4x4 and sits low and agressive like bmw 3 and c class mercedes
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I have to say, I think the IS looks better than the F30. Look as these lines. It's a beauty.
+1 Those pics make the F30 look dated. Much better than the "F sport grill
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I have to say, I think the IS looks better than the F30. Look as these lines. It's a beauty.


this car does not flow @ all. sad really. hopefully the street version will not look like a lifted 4x4 and sits low and agressive like bmw 3 and c class mercedes
Ah yes, the comment from the lowered suspension crew. The reference to a 4x4 is a dead giveaway.
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The earlier photos didn't do it justice ... but now with the NAIAS official reveal, this IS is looking very convincing and promising !!

I am practically sold ! Looking much nicer than i expected and I have to admit, i was wrong for calling ugly a few days ago.

i really like now this turns out to be! Gorgeous in Red or Dark colors !! White doesn't really do it justice. looks like a great quality built car with great dynamics from what we hear...

Another success...

I can't wait to see a general match

A4, 3series, ATS, C-class, IS, Q50 fight !
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I have to say, I think the IS looks better than the F30. Look as these lines. It's a beauty.


this car does not flow @ all. sad really. hopefully the street version will not look like a lifted 4x4 and sits low and agressive like bmw 3 and c class mercedes
Ah yes, the comment from the lowered suspension crew. The reference to a 4x4 is a dead giveaway.
stock v stock buddy. take a trip to both bmw and lexus show rooms.
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I have to say, I think the IS looks better than the F30. Look as these lines. It's a beauty.


this car does not flow @ all. sad really. hopefully the street version will not look like a lifted 4x4 and sits low and agressive like bmw 3 and c class mercedes
Ah yes, the comment from the lowered suspension crew. The reference to a 4x4 is a dead giveaway.
stock v stock buddy. take a trip to both bmw and lexus show rooms.
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I have to say, I think the IS looks better than the F30. Look as these lines. It's a beauty.


this car does not flow @ all. sad really. hopefully the street version will not look like a lifted 4x4 and sits low and agressive like bmw 3 and c class mercedes
Ah yes, the comment from the lowered suspension crew. The reference to a 4x4 is a dead giveaway.
stock v stock buddy. take a trip to both bmw and lexus show rooms.
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That grille is just too much for me. The rare occurrence where I wish the concept had been changed more and not less
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Front end is too much for me, the taillights are just wayyyy to ugly. I would not want to have a sports car with electronic steering. The BMW interior is noticeable race inspired!

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The front end is over wrought but other than that this new IS looks really nice.
It's got a great side profile and I really like the rear end, very sporty.

F30 Msport is very nice too, that's why I choose one, but BMW didn't finish the rear end very well and that's it's biggest let down.

The IS interior looks pretty cool too, very nice.

So, the IS front isn't so great and the Msport rear is not so great.
Both are nice. The IS looks more "sporty" if that is what you're looking for.
It's got lots of cool styling cues.

Lot's of cool choices these days for sport sedans in terms of different styling.
I'm looking forward to all of the new sport sedans being reviewed and compared.
With the ATS stealing some of BMW's 3 series thunder it'll be interesting to see how the IS and new Q50 do in comparison.
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You have to give Japanese designers some credit for doing something other than copying successful designs from BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Porsche & everybody else. That being said, none of my money is EVER going to Japan so they can make whatever...I'm never buying it.
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You have to give Japanese designers some credit for doing something other than copying successful designs from BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Porsche & everybody else.
+1

Been a fan of this car, just not feeling this design.

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That being said, none of my money is EVER going to Japan so they can make whatever...I'm never buying it.
So if a Japanese manufacturer made a beautiful car that blew away the competition in terms of performance you would NEVER buy it because it is made in Japan

You might miss out on a great car someday... there is more to automobile world than Western Europe. I'm not saying I love this design either but I judge the car on its own merits and not where is comes from.

P.S. I bet this car fairs VERY well (looks aside which are purely subjective anyway) with its German counterparts in terms of performance... maybe better... we'll have to wait to independent reviews.
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to be honest, the bmw sales and service team in my country is so stuck up and piss poor due to really good sales, adding to the numerous complaints of the locally assembled bmw's.... im really tempted to jump overboard to lexus, where they really treat you like a customer that spent USD100k on his car. while its no beauty its rather interesting imo. even if you're not a fan of the exterior the interior of the lexus beats the BMW's plasticky spartan interior anyday. Only thing left to determine is how it drives. The only saving grace for the BMW is the option of a manual or a 8-speeder for the smaller engines, and it uses a proper handbrake. But as BMW's are all sold as normal automatic's and comes with a singular crap spec in Malaysia (no such thing as the F30 M-Sport here)...the gap is even smaller

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