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...
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?
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.
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.