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      12-17-2008, 06:26 PM   #1
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Due to the many headaches my 335i has given me, when my lease is up in feb. I will be getting a way more reliable vehicle the Lexus IS-F.... Thoughts?
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      12-17-2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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Its your choice so have fun. I looked at an isf and hated the interior and exterior. The interior seemed so toyota-ish and cheap. I hated the little clock and all the other standard toyota stuff. Audi S5 seems like a much better choice. GL either way.
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Never understood these "My BMW sucked, so I'm buying X, since they're so much better" threads. Good luck on the new car - hopefully it's without faults, but keep in mind that high-performance vehicles in general are temperamental.
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Its your choice so have fun. I looked at an isf and hated the interior and exterior. The interior seemed so toyota-ish and cheap. I hated the little clock and all the other standard toyota stuff. Audi S5 seems like a much better choice. GL either way.
Audi S5's are slow and overpriced, coming from a JB3 335i I want something that can atleast keep up with my previous car.
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Audi S5's are slow and overpriced, coming from a JB3 335i I want something that can atleast keep up with my previous car.
Yeah, but a Lexus? Why not a c63 amg?
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Yeah, but a Lexus? Why not a c63 amg?
Nothing beats the reliability of a Japanese car and im tired of having my car in the dealer for one problem after another.
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Nothing beats the reliability of a Japanese car and im tired of having my car in the dealer for one problem after another.
Yeah I suppose. I wouldn't trade my 335 for a japanese car just because of reliability but I hope you have fun. I guess a gt-r is too expensive?
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Ehh, not the biggest fan of the ISF. Here's why:

1. Confused about this direct-shift. Is it a gussied-up automatic or a real semi-auto?

2. Not exactly drop-dead styling.

3. Is this really a better car than either the M3 or the C63? It is, after all, more expensive than either one.
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Yeah I suppose. I wouldn't trade my 335 for a japanese car just because of reliability but I hope you have fun. I guess a gt-r is too expensive?
Unless I can get one at MSRP it is out of the question because of the ridiculous dealer mark-ups
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Nothing beats the reliability of a Japanese car and im tired of having my car in the dealer for one problem after another.
+1 on Japanese reliability, but i still wouldn't trade my 335i even for a Lexus IS-F. fast car for sure but just not a fan. with that kinda $$, i would go with the GT-R.

S5 is beautiful but slow, heavy, and Audi reliaibilty is even worse than BMW and their resale value is junk.

since you are leasing, i would take a M3. it's all covered under warranty so no worries there.

have fun with the new ride
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It's a nice car, I'm not a huge fan of them but I don't think I'd mind leasing one if it was a good deal.
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Ehh, not the biggest fan of the ISF. Here's why:

1. Confused about this direct-shift. Is it a gussied-up automatic or a real semi-auto?

2. Not exactly drop-dead styling.

3. Is this really a better car than either the M3 or the C63? It is, after all, more expensive than either one.
It puts down almost identical number as the M3 and some have squeezed a 4.2 0-60 time and a 12.4 1/4 pass on a stock one making it faster than both.Also the IS-F comes fully loaded at $62,000 compared to the $70,000+ fully loaded price of both German cars.
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Oh and btw this time around im buying not leasing that's why reliability is such a big factor for me at this point.I would love a GTR but the dealer mark-ups are ridiculous and you cant even get a used one for under 70K while you can get a is-f used for 48k with 5k miles
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I liked it when I drove one. If you get past the name (some people can't) it's a solid car.

And I didn't see anything "Toyota" about it.
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      12-17-2008, 07:11 PM   #16
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Nice choice,I was gonna get one as well.
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good luck with it dude! ill see you around on clublexus.com i used to have a turbo sc300 and still post over there
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C'mon over, you're welcome!! FYI, IS-F are being had as low as 51K (fully loaded, new, not demo) these days due to the economy. Not bad for a 416HP, 6 DVD changing Mark Levinson surround sound, NAV, bluetooth, keyless, etc. etc. etc. I've had mine since March w/o a single hiccup, CEL, squeak, rattle.
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