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Old 11-24-13, 04:42 PM   #1
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Hey all,
picked up my 2014 IS350C yesterday from the folks at Lexus of Monterey Peninsula and although the weather was a sunny 65 degees, I am suffering from a head cold and left the top up for the ride home. Here are some pictures.
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This was a special order car, as I wanted the red interior which was introduced this year, as well as the Dynamic Radar Cruise control, which I just love. It has all the options I could get.. Park Assist, Mark Levinson sound system, headlamp washers and I opted for the G-spider wheels.

I like the red stitching on the steering wheel and armrest.. Very nice touches, although I wish they would've wrapped the shift **** in red leather also... I see one on ebay for sale that I may purchase.

Comparatively speaking, this car reminds me alot of the 2004 BMW M3 convertible that I previously owned... albeit with an automatic transmission... good power, nice handling and much more luxury and technology that the M3 had...
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oh yeah.. i also got 1 year of free SiriusXM radio.. Normally it's 3 months, but the Lexus "December to Remember" sales event is going on right now and that's one of the perks. :-)

I'm still reading all the manuals and going over everything... So far, it's all I expected and MORE!!!
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Congrats on the vert!
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I really do love it Tom. So envious of the 65 degree weather. It is about 20 here today. Probably no more top down till March. I also envy the 100 extra h.p.

Enjoy!
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Thanks guys... I have such a horrible cold that there is no "new car" smell.. UGH.. that sucks.. I hope this goes away soon!!

I've been over the manuals... still fiddling with the settings of everything... There were 3 voice messages in the system telling me how to change the settings of the vehicle and it said to go into Settings --> Vehicle and that I would see an option to change everything from how the doors lock to how long to leave the headlights on after leaving the car... I did not see these options... Any advice?
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There is a button to the left of the steering wheel and it has two arrows on it. It controls a lot of settings. Not sure if it's what you were looking for or not.

And BTW love that interior!
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There is a button to the left of the steering wheel and it has two arrows on it. It controls a lot of settings. Not sure if it's what you were looking for or not.

And BTW love that interior!
Thanks Bleezy.. that's not what I am looking for..
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some observations:

Radar cruise control works great, however, you can only adjust it up or down in 5 MPH increments, which is pretty strange... On my 2012 Prius, i would adjust up or down in 1 MPH increments moving the stalk up or down quickly, and holding it there for a second or two would do the 5 MPH increment.. The manual clearly states that it can only do 5 MPH increments. Weird.

The ability to have car read me my text messages is AWESOME. I am using an iPhone 5 and it was easy to set up...

More details to follow as I learn more about my car.
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I tell you something that I just discovered this week. That is the windshield defrost button. Instead of having to fumble with the controls, you just push that button and the w/s is clear in no time! Of course, in CA you might not need that feature.

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yeah.. we have that feature on our Highlander too and we never used it until we drove thru Colorado last month! It worked pretty good!
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My cold has settled down a bit and this morning I got my first whiff of newcar smell.. OMFG, that is awesome!
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Thanks Bleezy.. that's not what I am looking for..
Does this describe the options you want to set:

http://www.lexus.com/pdf/service/IS_LPS.pdf

If so, I think this is what you need:

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-s...s-allowed.html

I believe that software and cable is also needed to install updated navigation maps from a USB flash drive.
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yeah.. that's what I was hoping to have access to within the navigation interface, like my Prius had.. I could do a lot of that myself...
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Oh you want all the options you can customize with the TechStream software.

My friend has that on his laptop and customized all my stuff, like my annoying seatbelt alarm. I don't need an alert to remind to put a seatbelt on, I always ride with one!
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