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      12-16-2012, 05:49 PM   #45
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This Lexus hate will fade, if Toyota does their job well. Some years ago their also was alot of Audi hate, but now Audi is Nr.1, in fornt of BMW and Mercedes (well, almost).
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      12-16-2012, 09:06 PM   #46
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Did they pull the interior from a 90's Camry?
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      12-17-2012, 09:08 AM   #48
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lol @ my hatred?? Perhaps I should torch my old crappy Lexus then. Dude, the cars just dont do it for me in the driving feel department. I do not care what magazines say. Bmw does not pay my bills. I just love cars that drive well and lexus does not cut it.
LOL, I see you're still butthurt and full of hate. Your old crappy lexus is crappy because you molested it with crappy chinese junk. I've had the same Lexus model as you until Sandy took it last month, and it was hands down the best car I've ever owned.
lol.. chinese parts? Yes, I sold chinese parts like bilstien pss coilovers, trd lsd, etc. to your fellow clublexus members.. prior to adding the chinese parts as you say to the lexus, it was bone stock and drove like a lincoln town car. this was the reason i had to research the net for these chinese parts. sorry about your car floating away. i can sell you mine if you want as i have too many cars right now.
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      12-17-2012, 09:34 AM   #49
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It appears the IS will have the same ugly front facia as the GS, RX and LS. Exciting.... not!

Nice gauge cluster though - looks expensive to fix.
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      12-17-2012, 04:26 PM   #50
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Is this what the front is supposed to look like?

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      12-17-2012, 06:14 PM   #51
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Personally.. I've never associated a lexus with anything other than segment redefining levels of dull-ness.

At least infinity has the balls to call it's car's a competitor with the 3 Series and mean it. At least Acura knows that they're a last place Accord carry-over..

Lexus... I associate that name with middle age women and people that keep their left turn signal on after they've merged.

the IS-F was a decent vehicle, but ultimately, a last-place contender, ultimately it was too heavy, the transmission had too many gears and it was simply a 80% project with a 'look at me' body kit.
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This car is my serious contender for my next car. My 335i was my first luxury level vehicle and I miss reliability and piece of mind. I still want luxury and more sport then a Honda accord though. Lexus pretty much fits the bill perfect for someone like me.
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      12-17-2012, 07:02 PM   #53
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Well, generally speaking Lexus tends to attract an older, wealthier crowd (IIRC Lexus owners have the second highest median annual income among the "upper middle class" luxury brands like Lexus, Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Porsche, etc. (new Porsche owners = highest with a median annual income for 911 owners around $400k/year)) where driving dynamics/exciting body exteriors aren't high priority.

I mean, have you guys ever been to Luby's? It's a chain restaurant geared towards the really old, and their food across the board is utterly bland and tasteless

BMW tends to be geared more towards the 25-50 crowd.

Mercedes I'd argue is geared towards the older crowd, but the AMG variants draw some younger guys in (although not too young because many of the new AMGs are reasonably expensive).
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Is this what the front is supposed to look like?

LOL.. I guess you didnt see my post...
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It appears the IS will have the same ugly front facia as the GS, RX and LS. Exciting.... not!

Nice gauge cluster though - looks expensive to fix.
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Personally.. I've never associated a lexus with anything other than segment redefining levels of dull-ness.
Lexus... I associate that name with middle age women and people that keep their left turn signal on after they've merged.
You know what Cadillac is associated with here in Europe? The "American Fiat".

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Yes, who in the past decades were Mercedes-Benz customers.

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BMW tends to be geared more towards the 25 crowd.
So correct. Driven by cocks and douchebags.
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      12-19-2012, 02:53 PM   #56
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You know what Cadillac is associated with here in Europe? The "American Fiat".
That's somewhat deserving of it truthfully. The Second gen CTS and ATS are the only truly world-class vehicles they've produced recently, and that's only within the last 5 years.
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      12-19-2012, 03:33 PM   #57
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Its good to see all my old lexus forum buddies posting in this thread. Just like old times.. We have rum and punch in the back to make thing more warm and fuzzy. So when will this car be in show rooms?
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Its good to see all my old lexus forum buddies posting in this thread. Just like old times.. We have rum and punch in the back to make thing more warm and fuzzy. So when will this car be in show rooms?
I'd say the normal end of summer release time. Once I heard about the redesign I started looking into lexus and now it's hard for me to not get one now because I'm sure the deals on the 2013 will be nice.
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My wife grew up a toyota girl as her dad taught her how to work on them. this IS will probably be her first luxury car as it finally time to get rid of her high school corolla. Lexus are nice and smooth and hopefully this version fuel efficient. Right now though nothing is an all around stud like the 328i. We will see 2014 IS to debut at Detroit auto show.
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My wife grew up a toyota girl as her dad taught her how to work on them. this IS will probably be her first luxury car as it finally time to get rid of her high school corolla. Lexus are nice and smooth and hopefully this version fuel efficient. Right now though nothing is an all around stud like the 328i. We will see 2014 IS to debut at Detroit auto show.
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Very nice. I'd pick that over an F30, A4 and C Class.
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Freaking ugly, whats going with the tail lights!!!
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OMG...that's ugly. LOL at the nike emblems on the front bumper.
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I saw this earlier today too. My wife may end up ordering non msport version. She saw the pictures and asked if that was a storm trooper mobile
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this thing looks HIDEOUS. Holy crap.

The side profile is just passable. The rear profile is passable.

The front profile with that big, gaping grill is downright hideous. I thought the GS350 grill looked bad. This is 10x worse

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