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Old 07-01-09, 09:22 PM   #1
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Default Took an IS250C for a ride today..

Sweet machine.

Looks great, lots of trunk space.
A bit longer than the IS250.
Rear deck a bit taller with a bit more rounding.

Ride was nice, felt very stable and tight. Very little cowl vibration with top down.

My feeling though is the 250 is a bit underpowered for the extra 500lbs. Accelleration seemed to lag from my 250AWD.

If I go with a "C", I would probably go with the IS350C for the extra power.
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Old 07-01-09, 09:29 PM   #2
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Its freaking growing on me...especially in black...

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Old 07-01-09, 09:33 PM   #3
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Same here Mike. Thats a sweet pic!
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Old 07-01-09, 09:40 PM   #4
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Sweet machine.

Looks great, lots of trunk space.
A bit longer than the IS250.
Rear deck a bit taller with a bit more rounding.

Ride was nice, felt very stable and tight. Very little cowl vibration with top down.

My feeling though is the 250 is a bit underpowered for the extra 500lbs. Accelleration seemed to lag from my 250AWD.

If I go with a "C", I would probably go with the IS350C for the extra power.
If money wasn't an issue, I think we'd all go for the 350. This model will go for a horrific amount of money in it's first model year. Someone posted in Edmunds stating their 350C lease quote was $943 a month!!!
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Old 07-01-09, 10:11 PM   #5
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looks like ....... toyota solara....... meh
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Old 07-01-09, 10:37 PM   #6
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Still not a fan..
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Old 07-02-09, 12:15 AM   #7
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Not a fan, save ur money and get that custom GS the member dunnojack has in his sig over in the 3gs forums.
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Old 07-02-09, 05:44 AM   #8
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If money wasn't an issue, I think we'd all go for the 350. This model will go for a horrific amount of money in it's first model year. Someone posted in Edmunds stating their 350C lease quote was $943 a month!!!
Looks like sticker on an IS350C with luxury and nav is around $51K-$52K
The IS250 looks to be about $3K cheaper at $48K

Markup over invoice is ~$5K
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Old 07-02-09, 06:16 AM   #9
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I don't like the appearance of the rear of the car when the top is up. Looks like an IS and a SC mashed together.

Top down looks good, though.
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Old 07-02-09, 08:10 AM   #10
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Top down looks good, though.
Now, why would anyone ride with the top up?
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Old 07-02-09, 08:47 AM   #11
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I really wanna see one slammed...on some Vossens ofcourse
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I try to like the car, but it is very hard to.
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dont like convertibles, not for me, but it does look nice
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My dad drove it and looked at getting one but they didnt have the 350c available for awhile. I told him it needed some nice rims so it would look alittle more aggressive otherwise it was kinna girly specially the 250.
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