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    New Lexus IS

    http://www.lexus.com/2006is_preview/index.html

    push button start, paddle shift, 300+ HP..........I think I'll go check it out!

    what do you guys think about this one....its a nice CTS alternative no?

    bigger pics here:

    http://www.fast-autos.net/lexus/lexusis350.html


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    Re: New Lexus IS

    that looks so much like a mini-GS IMO!

    I like the styling of the GS.

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    Re: New Lexus IS

    I really does...its a styling scheme they refer to as "L-Finesse".

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    Re: New Lexus IS

    Im undecided....

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    Re: New Lexus IS

    this was my thinking when I found this car:

    -want new car, dont wanna spend much over 30K$
    -reliable mid size, luxury

    I was looking at the Infiti G class, Lex Es330, even honda accord ex V6 with nav (which is bloody cheap now around 25K).....nothing exciting here.

    Then this car, although I wish I could afford the GS, its still pretty nice.
    I get the RWD/Nav/Luxo parts of my wishlist PLUS paddleshift and button start (2 things I thought was out of my reach)

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    Re: New Lexus IS

    The new Lexus IS is nice. Dare I say "en fuego". It looks good, has nice features. Over 300 hp hmmm I wonder if these can beat the N* ?
    * before he gets tarred and feathered by the angry mob*

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    Re: New Lexus IS

    dunno.....sub six second 0-60 runs/ high 20's combined city/hwy fuel economy/ small light car/ all from a V6....sounds like a winner!

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    Re: New Lexus IS

    It appears it might be kind of cramped on the inside, and I bet there isn't much rear-seat headroom with that slopey rear window.

    But it does look nice.

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    Re: New Lexus IS

    I'm not sold on the looks, but the numbers are quite impressive.

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    Re: New Lexus IS

    Me likey!
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    Re: New Lexus IS

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesda
    I'm not sold on the looks, but the numbers are quite impressive.
    agreed.

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    Re: New Lexus IS

    Not that I want to admit it but I do like the Interior a lot and the numbers are great.

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    Re: New Lexus IS

    Since when was push botton start a big luxery feature?

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    Re: New Lexus IS

    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturn
    Since when was push botton start a big luxery feature?
    Dunno when it happened but alot of the high end cars (MB. LEX, etc) have been offerening them....there's a certain 'cool' factor there. I don't know if its the most practical thing, but who cares!

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    Re: New Lexus IS

    Cadillac must make necessary changes including a more powerful V and a more powerful standard engine to compete with the new IS.

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