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      01-09-2010, 08:49 AM   #23
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I want to say they get 20 mpg and it has ventilated seats. I also like how rare they are (at least in the DC metro area).
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I want to say they get 20 mpg and it has ventilated seats. I also like how rare they are (at least in the DC metro area).
They do get great gas mileage for this type of car....but they do not have ventilated seats. They would add too much weight to an already tubby car.

P.S. Sweet ride.
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      01-12-2010, 02:51 PM   #25
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They do get great gas mileage for this type of car....but they do not have ventilated seats. They would add too much weight to an already tubby car.

P.S. Sweet ride.
Thanks man. I just luv cars, figured I'd give MB a shot.

Doh, I stand corrected. I thought for sure since the IS350 had the seats, the ISF would as well. Either way, definitely a nice alternative to the M3 and C63. My car gets a pathetic 15mpg around town and 21 or so on the hwy. Additionally, the ISF has the best stereo out of the 3 (including the premium sound on the M3) and to many in this segment is not important, but I figured I'd point it out.

The car looks better in person and it has definitely grown on me.
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I'd rock it. You can find used Isf's for around 47k. Not much more than a 335i. Sexy exhaust note too
True...The certified 08's are going for around 41-47G around atlanta but theres not that many of them.
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Thanks man. I just luv cars, figured I'd give MB a shot.

Doh, I stand corrected. I thought for sure since the IS350 had the seats, the ISF would as well. Either way, definitely a nice alternative to the M3 and C63. My car gets a pathetic 15mpg around town and 21 or so on the hwy. Additionally, the ISF has the best stereo out of the 3 (including the premium sound on the M3) and to many in this segment is not important, but I figured I'd point it out.

The car looks better in person and it has definitely grown on me.
LOL! We "thought we'd give MB a shot to"...lol. Hasn't worked out so well thus far. Our ML has had several minor electrical issues and CEL's. Ironically, I had tried to buy a GL instead of the new X5 (which hasn't hasn't been any better....see the X5 forum ) but we couldn't get one in a reasonable amount of time.

Instead I tried to convince the wife to get a C63 instead. I though 2 super sedans and an SUV would work out nicely.....but she figured the opposite would be true.... Fairly obvious who won that discussion.

Anyways, nice to see someone that is open minded enough to try different vehicles regardless of the badge on the hood.
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Heard the suspension is stiff though and yes that Mark Levinson system pounds all the others in oblivion minus the extravagant Bang & Olufsen from the Audi S8
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      01-22-2010, 11:55 AM   #29
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Yeah, the only acceptable sound in my C63 comes from the exhaust note. The bass on the stock stereo is just pathetic.
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Yeah, the only acceptable sound in my C63 comes from the exhaust note. The bass on the stock stereo is just pathetic.
get a jl 10w7 and you will be set
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i like the IS-F, just a shame of the faux dual tips. if those were at least functional i'd be 100% all over it.
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nice car for sure, but near the price of the m3 so i would rather get the M3 over the isf. though i do think the ISF is a beast.
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i like the IS-F, just a shame of the faux dual tips. if those were at least functional i'd be 100% all over it.
Haha, thats funny because BMW did the same thing with the 2010 750Li, they have fake tips also.

HI RES for you to actually see. Doesn't even look like the right side has any inner pipes at all. Even more poser than the IS-F right?

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Yeah, the only acceptable sound in my C63 comes from the exhaust note. The bass on the stock stereo is just pathetic.
Maybe....but you don't even need a stereo in your car.

I'd drive around all day with the windows down just to listen to the exhaust in your beast.
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i like the IS-F, just a shame of the faux dual tips. if those were at least functional i'd be 100% all over it.


While the tips may not be connected they are actually functional. If you do some research the rear-end set up aids in downforce.

Apparently the fake tips on the Lambo's and Ferrari's are ok though?
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nice car for sure, but near the price of the m3 so i would rather get the M3 over the isf. though i do think the ISF is a beast.
That's very interesting that the price in the US is even close.

Up here in Canada, you can get a fully loaded 2010 IS F or C63 for roughly around $74-76K. A fully loaded M3 will run you $90K. A $14K premium just doesn't seem worth it, imho, even though the M3 is an amazing machine.
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i like the IS-F, just a shame of the faux dual tips. if those were at least functional i'd be 100% all over it.
This is the stupidest reason ever for not getting a car you otherwise like. They aren't "fake". It's just a styling decision they made, plus the ones you see stay cleaner to boot.

Do you feel the same way about Lambo, Ferrari, and Audi? Because yeah they all do it too.
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If I had the money Id get the M3 but I don't so I'd get an ISF.
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If I had the money Id get the M3 but I don't so I'd get an ISF.
What do you mean? They are the same price.
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What do you mean? They are the same price.
It depends where in canada the M3 is 6K more then the ISF but I wouldnt buy an IS-F since it only comes with an auto tranny. But between 63K and 69K there is not much difference to be honest.
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It depends where in canada the M3 is 6K more then the ISF but I wouldnt buy an IS-F since it only comes with an auto tranny. But between 63K and 69K there is not much difference to be honest.
I looked at a new C63 and M3 before finally deciding on our new X5 a couple of months ago. A fully loaded IS F is $74K here. A fully loaded C63 was $76K and a fully loaded M3 was $89K.
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I looked at a new C63 and M3 before finally deciding on our new X5 a couple of months ago. A fully loaded IS F is $74K here. A fully loaded C63 was $76K and a fully loaded M3 was $89K.
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I know you already bought it but be prepared when you take it in to get your brakes done every 15k! It's pretty pricey.
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I know you already bought it but be prepared when you take it in to get your brakes done every 15k! It's pretty pricey.
Not sure where you're coming up with that number.

I've got 27k miles on mine and was told I still have 60% up front and 80% on the back. Obviously it's not tracked, but it does get pushed regularly.

An M3 or C63 will be no cheaper or easier on brakes.
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