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      01-16-2011, 09:42 PM   #1
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M3 vs C63 vs IS-F???

On this forum, 99 percent of comparisons of the M3 are made between it and the C63. Why aren't there any with the Is-F? Not that I like it, I actually think its a stupid car, but why are there no Is-F comparisons??? Or at least none that I can find?
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Why not the M3 vs... forum?
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Theres plenty. Search for "ISF"

Heres a long one.
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...&highlight=ISF
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Here's a few more

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...highlight=is-f
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...highlight=is-f
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...highlight=is-f
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In before the ISF is a rebadged Toyota post.

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Why not the M3 vs... forum?
Because the m3 and isf are in the same power class. That's why. I know there are online comparisons but I've never seen one on the forum yet
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      01-16-2011, 10:33 PM   #8
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The redesigned 2011 is-f has been tweaked with a new suspension set up and LSD. It's performance numbers appear at least on par with the M3. I have yet to see any comparison with the 2011 changes. Check these links out.

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...ive/index.html

http://www.caranddriver.com/features...2_class_page_3
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You tube search tiff M3 vs ISF

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On this forum, 99 percent of comparisons of the M3 are made between it and the C63. Why aren't there any with the Is-F? Not that I like it, I actually think its a stupid car, but why are there no Is-F comparisons??? Or at least none that I can find?
Check out the Nov 2010 Car Magazine issue as well the EVO magazine issue 151.

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You tube search Top Gear M3 vs ISF...



p.s. IS-F updated 2011, but M3 2011 got invincible ZCP...
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On this forum, 99 percent of comparisons of the M3 are made between it and the C63. Why aren't there any with the Is-F? Not that I like it, I actually think its a stupid car, but why are there no Is-F comparisons??? Or at least none that I can find?

what's an is-f? i hope you're not talking about that hideous piece of junk lexus calls a performance oriented car..
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This is at least worth a laugh...
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Why not the M3 vs... forum?
Because the m3 and isf are in the same power class. That's why. I know there are online comparisons but I've never seen one on the forum yet
I asked because there is a is-f thread not 8 or 9 posts from the top in the appropriate forum.
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what's an is-f? i hope you're not talking about that hideous piece of junk lexus calls a performance oriented car..
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Loved the Top Gear comparo. Like Jeremy said the IS F driver will be late to work and he'll be a d--k when he gets there.
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Go into your Lexus dealer tomorrow and tell the guy you are thinking about trading in your M3 and get him to let you test drive the ISF.
After 5 minutes, you real realize why.
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what's an is-f? i hope you're not talking about that hideous piece of junk lexus calls a performance oriented car..
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what's an is-f? i hope you're not talking about that hideous piece of junk lexus calls a performance oriented car..
You mean the one that is as now as fast in a straight line, as fast around a track, has far better gas mileage, is far more reliable and is $10K cheaper than a comparable M3?
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lol at fanboys...You guys need to atleast acknowledge that any car that comes close or even matches the performance of the m3 is a serious competitor and must be respected. You didn't win by choosing the m3 over ISF..
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You mean the one that is as now as fast in a straight line, as fast around a track, has far better gas mileage, is far more reliable and is $10K cheaper than a comparable M3?
In a quarter mile, circuit, braking, and slalom test, the m3 embarrassed the lIS-F. And how does it have better gas mileage? because of the ridiculously useless 8 speed tranny? or because of the massive 5.0L V8? I get 520km per tank in my car. hmmmmmmmm. Sad how a 5.0L v8 put out the same hp rating as the M, only with more torque, but who cares? its evident through many tests that stock for stock an m3 is a million times better than an IS-F. A performance oriented car should not have fake exhaust tips..thats just plain sad. It would not have been much to just connect the top tips to the actual pipe.

Looks --> m3
speed --> m3
handling --> m3
comfort --> m3
quality --> m3

But dont worry, if your gas pedal gets stuck, just call lexus. Im sure they will fix it for you

the F in IS-F stands for Fugly

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