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Old 04-08-08, 12:54 AM   #1
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Default New Model Is-f Dashboard And Sat-nav For Aussies.

We will get the next revised model with new dashboard and higher positioned bespoke sat-nav monitor from criticism that the dash not much better than the is250.
Also IS coupe and convertible in AUSTRALIA late 2009.
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Old 04-08-08, 09:45 AM   #2
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Since the rest of the major markets have released the ISF and Australia is the last major market, Maybe these will be changes to the 2009 ISF. It sounds like from the artical, the same complants are coming up in all markets.
Change the interior, different nav setup...etc. Hopefully they make the polished gunmetal wheels an option as well

To make these changes for one market and not others does not make to much sense to me considering that it will increase costs to have multi. different setups for one car. The more they are the same for each market the cheaper it is for Lexus to produce. So perhapes they will run there current stock (of equipment and parts) out for the rest of the world and change it over to something like Australia has for 2009. This would make sense since they are not releasing it till almost Q4 in Australia.

I wonder if they will adjust the price as well, considering in the US market the ISF is about $3K more than a base M3 or C63 AMG. Maybe just wishful think on this
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Sucks for those who just bought the ISF. The repositioning of the NAV is a big improvement.
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I dont see nothing wrong with the current position.

Anyway, i doubt people are gonna complain too much if the price is higher than the C63, Lexus is best to make the car perform better in any which way it can...and make it lighter.

I really can't wait tosee the IS coupe.
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I wonder how they will make the higher NAVI screen? It's hard for me to envision...are they going to go the LS 430 route and move the A/C vents lower and put the NAVI screen up top?
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I wonder how they will make the higher NAVI screen? It's hard for me to envision...are they going to go the LS 430 route and move the A/C vents lower and put the NAVI screen up top?
I agree. I'm also having a hard time picturing that. It will be very interesting to see this updated interior. Will the IS-F in other markets get the update as well? I wonder if the regular IS models will also see the interior update? It would make sense since the IS gets a MMC for 2009.
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it is basically MMC IS-F (facelift IS) that they are talking about... and Lexus Australia is making it sound like it is better for Australians to wait a bit more :P.
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it is basically MMC IS-F (facelift IS) that they are talking about... and Lexus Australia is making it sound like it is better for Australians to wait a bit more :P.
It is better, why would we want a car that has been "tested" to be behind the others (M3 and C63). Wait for the improved model i'd say?

Are you referring the MMC F as the IS-F/R?

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