After first seeing the new IS on a pre showing arrangment at my dealer in february, I pretty quickly pre ordered a car.
My official order was placed in the beginning of may.
Actually this was a very pleasent expreience, since the dealership managed to let me build a car after my specifications. This is almost unheard of among asian car brands in Norway, where I live.
The big deal for me was that I wanted a fully loaded 300h F-sport without the leather seats.
The Norwegian lexus dealership managed to make a special order and put together a new equipment package for me, so I ordered the car when this was confimred.
Because of my special order, I don't get the car until September.
The only trouble I had was choosing the color.
I first opted for the Sonic Titanium color. But after seeing all the new pictures that came out, I found that this color did not suit the F-sport in my eyes.
So I druled a bit on both the Ultrasonic Blue and F-sport white. But since I do a lot of detailing and is picky as h*** with the paint on my cars, I ended up with silver.
White is impossible to keep clean, and since the norwegian winter is about 6 months of slush\snow with a lot of salt added, the white would never be clean.
I really wanted the blue, but having had three shiny blue cars previously, I know how hard it is to keep the paint looking nice. All stone chips and small scratches are viseble on blue paint.
Since the car is a daily driver, and not a show car, I ended up with silver.
So I'm now looking forward to september and beeing the owner of a 300h F-sport.
I'll miss the power and 4x4 from my current car, a subaru impreza WRX STi, but I'll embrace the comfort of the lexus
I'm getting to old for harsh rides and attention from the law enforment