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      08-20-2007, 03:29 PM   #1
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IS-F @ Laguna Seca

Check out the link for more pics. It's a nice car but not as sick as the new M3 in my opinion.

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      08-20-2007, 03:36 PM   #2
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...........Damn. The IS-F in white looks sick.
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      08-20-2007, 03:53 PM   #3
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      08-20-2007, 04:46 PM   #4
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funny, my friend invited me to that event. Unfortunately I have to at work to cover since my boss is out...He told me it's hotlap with a pro-driver and you get to drive all sort of Lexus around the track just not the IS-F
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      08-20-2007, 07:03 PM   #5
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Damn... can that "F" be ANY bigger?
Must be compensating for something

In any case, I think my BMW days are over... I'm going to Lexus or Audi
Hell, I might even get a Porsche
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      08-20-2007, 07:21 PM   #6
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How can you not like a car that does this?

I'm cross shopping the IS-F and the M3. Both look impressive at this point. I'm not "wild" about the looks of either car but they both look like they will perform! It's a much better time than in '06 when I was cross shopping between an IS350 and a 330!
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Damn... can that "F" be ANY bigger?
? The exterior dimensions are similar to the new M3. The IS-F is expected to be a little lighter also.
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      08-20-2007, 07:28 PM   #8
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last time I was at laguna seca a guy blew the motor of his is350 (it still had paper plates)
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In any case, I think my BMW days are over... I'm going to Lexus or Audi
Hell, I might even get a Porsche

Porsche aside- whhaaaa what happened to the bimmers?
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      08-20-2007, 07:33 PM   #10
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last time I was at laguna seca a guy blew the motor of his is350 (it still had paper plates)
Wow, that's pretty surprising unless he was trying to "race" with the faux paddle shift mode.

An interesting item is one of the IS-F's had some braking issues. Surprising even though they were being raced all day with 4 people on board.
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      08-20-2007, 09:10 PM   #11
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Sorry but the video is all about burning rubber, nothing special. The car sounds great, but I can't see a total package like M3 has. And those huge side mirrors make the car look really ugly.

But anyway, this is what I think and I respect people who like it.
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      08-20-2007, 09:15 PM   #12
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I think it's fugly.

(coming from a previous IS350 owner)
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IS350 > IS-F in terms of looks, that's for sure!
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Porsche aside- whhaaaa what happened to the bimmers?
Just getting tired of them but the problem is that every time I go look at other cars, you just can't get the right deal compared to BMW.

Sure gremlins aside, my Bimmers have been great fun to drive but I don't know if I should be having these many issues with two cars in the garage...

MB - Quality went up but I'm sure they still have electrical issues. Unless I go with the E class, the C class isn't all that great. My mother in law has a C class and I'll stick with my BMW, thank you
Lexus - Cars are nicely priced and the quality aspect is there but the IS has no soul. The IS-F will be a nice car but I might as well buy a M3 for the price point.
Audi - Nice, but exterior styles are boring to me. Same ol Audi. The new variants are quite nice (RS4, S5) but then again, might as well be M3 pricing

I wouldn't consider any other car. Sure the HP numbers are great but I want an overall package or luxury, comfort, and speed/handling.
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? The exterior dimensions are similar to the new M3. The IS-F is expected to be a little lighter also.
I meant the "F" on the door...
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      08-22-2007, 01:07 PM   #17
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those exhausts make me laugh every time i look at them. i can't wait to see the car on the road just to get an occasional giggle.
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the styling of the new ISs is growing on me...

spent my money accordingly tho!
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It looks like an old GS, but not as bad as i previously thought. It looks like they toned down the exterior a bit, which is good.
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That bulged hood still annoys me beyond anything...
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that car is a beast..needs a little more aggressive styling to set it apart and the exhausts must go.... then that thing would be cherry.....what happened to Acura? lol....they just dont keep up =(
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lets wait and see how fast its transmission really is better than dsg? smg?
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