I hope its okay to repost most of what I put in the introduction section. This seems like a better fit and I wanted to add a few pics.
The wife and I decided it was time for a more age appropriate car. We are only in our mid-60's but have always enjoyed higher performance vehicles. We have had American muscle cars, Corvettes, and a German car but never even looked at Japanese cars before. What an eye opener!
We both did some research and looking. She ended up focusing on the SC430 and I was enamored with the Audi S5 convertible. We decided to compromise and look at the IS350C's. We had to make a 500 mile round trip to look at a very nice 2011 IS350C F Sport with only 12,000 miles. We both fell in love with it. She liked all the Luxury Package features right from the get-go and likes the metal top better than cloth. I was almost convinced after a couple of full throttle standing starts. I think we both knew it was the right car for us when I took a corner at double the suggested speed and it went around like it was on rails. We both started giggling and I think we both knew right then we were going home with it.
I am just starting to learn about these cars and if I understand correctly this car is not a true F Sport. It is Tungsten Pearl in Color and has the F Sport brakes, suspension, and tires and wheels. It does not have fender badges and has stock intake and exhaust. For recreation I usually prefer my motorcycles over a cage but this car is a kick to drive and I will be happy to go in the car more often now.