I may have found my next car?

SteveTDCi

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don't like the back end and i'm not a fan of lexus. Autocar are running one as a long termer.
 

Just Plain Old

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Had about a 40min test drive,, don't think I endeared myself to the salesrep when I said it looked like the EVO 6 I used to own...!! He seemed a little more tense when mentioning, "that was 150 you were doing",,, and just plain grumpy when I got the tyres squeeling......:beee:

But,,,, it is a great car!

Found this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO9_9xdwWWc
 

quattrojames

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It generally gets good reviews, Top Gear mag have done a couple of articles on it recently and they seem to rate it quite highly. I saw one at the Motorshow and while it looks nice I found it a bit.... well bland maybe. And one thing, which is very minor, but would annoy me constantly, and petty or otherwise, possibly stop me buying one - is the exhaust tips! It has 4 chrome pipes out the back but they are all false :wtf:

Personally I would pick an RS4 or a C63 AMG anyday - but that's just me. And I might feel very different if I were lucky enough to drive one!
 

Just Plain Old

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Are you sure they are all false...?? Funny you should mention the exhausts, I did ask if they could be painted black, they just look too OTT.

I'm surprised the guy didn't just say, why don't you f**k off and buy an RS4...:laugh:
 

JohnC

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The exhausts tips are indeed false - they're not even connected to the mufflers!

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Something about that just reeks considering that Lexus is trying to establish credibility in this market.
 

Sohrob

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nice cars but not quite as good as the rivals plus the residuals will be shocking.

I would go for the 4dr M3 with SMG which is £1500 cheaper than the 2dr.
 

jojo

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It will be a good track car JPO, though for a few grand more, I'm sure you can get yourself a Nissan GTR!




OK, maybe a bit more than a few grand....
 

Just Plain Old

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OMG that's shocking about the exhausts!!!

Still, rather than paint them black, I could just have them removed altogether. Think positive now.

Not bothered about residuals As I'll contract hire it. IF I get it.

I was thinking that Jojo,,,, but then again without 4 wheel drive, and my **** driving, it might be a one way trip to the first barrier.....!!
 

jojo

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Not bothered about residuals As I'll contract hire it. IF I get it.

I was thinking that Jojo,,,, but then again without 4 wheel drive, and my **** driving, it might be a one way trip to the first barrier.....!!

GTR's are 4WD! :racer:
 
The IS-F isn't the only car to have "fake" exhausts - the Mazda 6 MPS got there first!

EVO Magazine liked the IS-F a lot, but I think it's just a development exercise for Lexus. They've re-written the rule book on customer satisfaction and reliability and this car is just to see if they could produce a decent sports saloon.
 
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