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Old 04-06-08, 10:43 PM   #1
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I am just curious what you guys think between those 2 cars: IS-F and C63? For me it was easy choice between IS-F and M3. M3 is wonderful car but I don't like its styling (both inside and outside) and personally I am thinking IS-F is better choice for street driving (I will never take my car to the track). However, the choice between IS-F and C63 was more difficult. More power and brutal offline acceleration are very nice. And price with similar options is about the same. Anyway, I've chosen IS-F. What were the reasons to pick up IS-F over C63 for other IS-F owners here? Any thoughts?
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I personally think that the C63 is a great car....but it only can go straight very bad on the turns because of all the Horsepower it has......
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I personally think that the C63 is a great car....but it only can go straight very bad on the turns because of all the Horsepower it has......
just curious, what makes you think it's very bad on turns? it's the heaviest and does indeed doesn't handle as good as the m3, but i don't think it is very bad on turns

obviously i don't have any of these cars, but between the is-f and c63, i think i would choose the is-f. but i have to do really hard not to look at the exhaust the exterior i would pick the c63, but interior the is-f is so much nicer
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Out of those 3 vehicles, the IS-F is the still best all-around. : )
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You can't help but think the merc has more aggressive styling and would pass as the better looking car. As for interior the F has the edge.
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It seems to me that in some sense IS-F and C63 are more similar to each other than either of them to M3. Both have high torque engines, auto transmission, etc. Based on MT review it seems that IS-F has slight edge in handling while C63 has a bit better acceleration, so lap times are similar. Personally I think both have nice exterior but I also like IS-F interior more...
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I personally think that the C63 is a great car....but it only can go straight very bad on the turns because of all the Horsepower it has......



Very bad on the turns?
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I read the article in MT and the lap times were very close. Of course the C63 had straight line power with around 40 more hp but if you looked at the picture of the track they showed the F passing the C63 in the corners but then it would catch it on straight aways. Over-all I think the F is the better all around choice. I think it fits perfectly between the M3 and the C63.
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Also you are going to get better mpg with a 5 liter vs a 6.2 liter hog. Second costs are also something to think about. Although if you are buying a car of this calibre, gas prices may not be a concern for you. Just an FYI
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Did the original poster ever drive a M3? Reading a review and looking at a car are not quite the same as driving the car.
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Did the original poster ever drive a M3? Reading a review and looking at a car are not quite the same as driving the car.
I tested previous generation and I saw 2008 model in person. Don't get me wrong 2008 M3 is great car. I just really dislike its new exterior (I like, however, how previous generation look) and I have never liked its interior (but it's just my opinion).
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I feel you on the interior. I just think Lexus looks more plush on the inside. BMW doesn't try hard enough on the interiors but the car drives pretty damn well.
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I have the C63 on Pre-Order....Lowering Module, 20" Brabus wheels...tints..and call it a day!
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and call it a day!
Don't "throw away the keys" though cos you need it to drive....

Looks like the man has made up his mind or what?
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Guys - I'm very close to making a decision and I'm leaning toward the IS-F ... the C63 AMG is the other finalist. I'm a little worried about how comfortable the F is as a daily driver. I was concerned about the tightness of the seats but I think I will overcome that. How about the ride? It is sooo hard. Does that get old? Anyone else get close to buying a C63 but chose the F instead?
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