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      12-17-2008, 11:09 PM   #23
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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
yea ive already started lurking on there and on lexusf.com
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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.
Wow thats a great deal! every day I fall more in love with the IS-F I want mines in ultrasonic blue
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BTW, there is an ECU tune and a TCU tune available! FINALLY, a power mod for Lexus. From what I know (pretty educated guesses), it's going to remove the limiter (the limiter is already high at 170 anyways), shift harder (shifts plenty hard for me already), revs a few hundred RPM higher, leans out the A/F ratio (pig rich at 11:1) among other things. So, I guess it'll give us another 1/2 second or more at the 1/4.
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BTW, there is an ECU tune and a TCU tune available! FINALLY, a power mod for Lexus. From what I know (pretty educated guesses), it's going to remove the limiter (the limiter is already high at 170 anyways), shift harder (shifts plenty hard for me already), revs a few hundred RPM higher, leans out the A/F ratio (pig rich at 11:1) among other things. So, I guess it'll give us another 1/2 second or more at the 1/4.
What are the HP and TQ gains with this tune?and price?
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What goes around, comes around...karma is a b!tch.

I used to drive 3 Lexus cars; not one problem with any of them...Toyota/Lexus quality and reliability. However, I'm not a big fan of the IS looks. I hated how the IS350 drove (compared with the 335i and Infiniti G35/37), but as I understand it, the IS-F is a totally different animal. The IS-F is quite fast as a stock sports sedan, but it probably still won't drive quite like the Bimmer. G/L with whatever you decide on; just try to be less of an --- (including not sending threatening PMs to fellow Enthusiast Forum members ) in whichever car you drive next and maybe life will treat you better. Enjoy!!!

And, please don't start posting all this b.s. on N54Tech.com so your buddies over there can have a field day and continue their childish name calling b.s. None of you guys actually know me. Although a few JB2/JB3 drivers I had the pleasure of meeting and running with at the track were very cool, and I'm confident they would say the same about me.
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What goes around, comes around...karma is a b!tch.

I used to drive 3 Lexus cars; not one problem with any of them...Toyota/Lexus quality and reliability. However, I'm not a big fan of the IS looks. I hated how the IS350 drove (compared with the 335i and Infiniti G35/37), but as I understand it, the IS-F is a totally different animal. The IS-F is quite fast as a stock sports sedan, but it probably still won't drive quite like the Bimmer. G/L with whatever you decide on; just try to be less of an --- (including not sending threatening PMs to fellow Enthusiast Forum members ) in whichever car you drive next and maybe life will treat you better. Enjoy!!!

And, please don't start posting all this b.s. on N54Tech.com so your buddies over there can have a field day and continue their childish name calling b.s. None of you guys actually know me. Although a few JB2/JB3 drivers I had the pleasure of meeting and running with at the track were very cool, and I'm confident they would say the same about me.
Im sorry we got off on the wrong foot its just that the post you made in my thread really got under my skin,anyways comparing a is350 to an isf is like comparing a 335i to an m3 imo,and dont get me wrong im a bmw guy its just that all the headaches they have given me have me fed up already
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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?
I understand, man. BMW aren't exactly super reliable.

It just seems to me sometimes that BMW can't get anything right the first time.
When the 335 came out...it had massive fuel pump failures the first year and even now some still do.
The 335XI (that i have) costs 52k and comes with a suspension thats as floaty and soft as a Ford Taurus. Where is the Ultimate Driving Machine in that?
Now the new M3 is out and has it's shares of problems especially with the DTC and others.
When the E60 M5 came out....plenty of SMG failures, just check out their forum.
BMW couldn't even get a Navigation and iDrive right until 2009. Can we all agree honestly that our pre 2009 Nav/iDrive is ugly, dumb and slow? Come on...

I love BMW, but they need to get real with pricing and reliability.

Good choice, man. Lexus builds amazing cars at good prices!
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I understand, man. BMW aren't exactly super reliable.

It just seems to me sometimes that BMW can't get anything right the first time.
When the 335 came out...it had massive fuel pump failures the first year and even now some still do.
The 335XI (that i have) costs 52k and comes with a suspension thats as floaty and soft as a Ford Taurus.
Now the new M3 is out and has it's shares of problems especially with the DTC and others.
When the E60 M5 came out....plenty of SMG failures, just check out their forum.

I love BMW, but they need to get real with pricing and reliability.

Good choice, man. Lexus builds amazing cars and good prices!
yea the problem is Bmw's are more complex than what they need to be,speaking of ford taurus im currently driving one that bmw gave me since my car is at the dealer! lmao
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yea the problem is Bmw's are more complex than what they need to be,speaking of ford taurus im currently driving one that bmw gave me since my car is at the dealer! lmao
Exactly. They make everything so complicated and it just causes problems. Why can't they see that?

I remember when Shiv was first looking at tunning the 335 was saying that the ECU is sooooooo complicated and complex, especially comparing to the EVO and STI that he was used to tunning....and those are great performance cars.

Why can't BMW make something less complex like that, but of course.... with refinement and style?

That will be the day!
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Exactly. They make everything so complicated and it just causes problems. Why can't they see that?

I remember when Shiv was first looking at tunning the 335 was saying that the ECU is sooooooo complicated and complex, especially comparing to the EVO and STI that he was used to tunning....and those are great performance cars.

Why can't BMW make something less complex like that, but of course.... with refinement and style?

That will be the day!
yea that would be the day I buy another bmw lol
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I drove one and fell in love with it. No complaints really, except that it just looks like a girl car
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btw, you are crazy not to go with a M3 at that price. Believe me im not one of the MANY bmw fan boys on this site, but IMO the M3 is just so much better in every way possible
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it's fuck-ugly, but if it makes you happy then go for it man. g'luck with the purchase, and be sure to post pics.
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btw, you are crazy not to go with a M3 at that price. Believe me im not one of the MANY bmw fan boys on this site, but IMO the M3 is just so much better in every way possible
Why is it so much better in every way possible? They are equally fast in a straight line. So what if the M3 is faster around a track?
How many hours do you spend at the track out of the 8760 hours that are in a year? A few....Who cares? In the real world they are equal in terms of performance.

Also, Lexus is more reliable, the transmission in the IS-F is exceptional and as far as I know they don't have as many problems with it as the new M3 has with the DTC, Nav in the IS-F is better....etc.

I'm not bashing the M3 as I would probably buy it over the IS-F, mostly because of the looks....but come on....the IS-F is an excellent competitor at very good price.
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Everyone here who bothers to read my posts knows I am not a fan of the E9x M3s.

But I'd still take one over an IS-F. It's not because of the fake exhaust tips (they are still connected to the bumper, YUCK.) or bad reviews on many different publications/programs, it's because Toyota thinks they can just march into this segment with such a piss poor approach and expect success.

Cars aren't about numbers and exhaust outlets, it's about the driving experience and prestige. Both of which the IS-F could never touch a C63, M3, or even a CTS-V for that matter.

Do yourself a favor and drive a C63 and an M3 before you decide. I know reliability is important to you, but reliability is based on probability. No matter what car you buy there is always a chance it could be a lemon.
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+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
It's amazing how other parts of the world differ. Over here in the UK Audi cars match or better their rival BMW models and the S/RS models definitely hold better money than the M. Maybe it's the limited supply in comparison to Ms or it's the fact that over here Audi are now classed equals to Mercedes and BMW in status. An example of this was my S5, I got offered almost top book as the dealer couldn't supple their customer a new one in the time frame he wanted.

I would agree that it's slower than the IS-F or M3, though in day to day driving one would never notice this, as for reliability, are you serious. I have had 3 BMWs now and owned 5 Audis among others and while most cars I have owned have been into the shop for one reason or another I have always been sorted quickly by the Audi dealership, maybe it's the US Audi network to blame. I personally wouldn't say Audi or BMW are any different in reliability, each are very good and the only bad experience I have had has been from Lexus funny enough.

One thing I will say about the experience I have had so far between BMW and Audi is that the Audi dealers give you are car everytime yours is in the shop and you are put on to their insurance (not your own) and all of this is done extra, with BMW you have to ask for a loan car and the one on offer can be anything from a 5 series to a Mini and at a £10 charge, with Audi you never get anything below the same size of car and quite often get bigger.
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I would have to agree with Footie. I was actually going to mention something. Over here Audi's def come at a higher price than Merc/BMW and they hold their value longer. Audi's are really up there with BMW/Merc. Infact, sometimes it's easier to appreciate things like the RS4 because you def always see more M3s around here!
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could the things that went wrong with your car possibly be caused from the jb3? What kind of problems are you having? Engine, transmission etc.? What is your driving style like?
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Im sorry we got off on the wrong foot its just that the post you made in my thread really got under my skin,anyways comparing a is350 to an isf is like comparing a 335i to an m3 imo,and dont get me wrong im a bmw guy its just that all the headaches they have given me have me fed up already
No problem, man. Sorry you had so many problems with your 335i. I'm sure whichever car you decide to get will be cool. I don't think you could go wrong with any of these cars: the Lexus IS-F, BMW M3, Lexus IS350, MB C63 AMG, or Infiniti G37...all great cars, imho. G/L.
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MY.IS has an IS-F section also...
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it's fuck-ugly, but if it makes you happy then go for it man. g'luck with the purchase, and be sure to post pics.
+1 HAHAHA!

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