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Old 06-22-09, 08:59 AM   #1
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hey guys im planning to get a is350 and im just wondering if they come in manual tranmission like the is250 or do they just come in automatic with the shifter thing??
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Old 06-22-09, 09:04 AM   #2
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Hey there. No, the IS350 is only available in six speed automatic.
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Old 06-22-09, 09:05 AM   #3
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Just automatic. The manual trans used in the 250 isn't able to handle the power of the 350.
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nope no manual just the automatic sequential shift.
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k cool thanks alot guys =] it only comes in automatic and they make supercharger and turbo for the is350 hahah thats crazyyy
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k cool thanks alot guys =] it only comes in automatic and they make supercharger and turbo for the is350 hahah thats crazyyy
Not supplied by Lexus (the turbocharger and supercharger).
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Old 06-22-09, 09:49 AM   #7
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k cool thanks alot guys =] it only comes in automatic and they make supercharger and turbo for the is350 hahah thats crazyyy
Who's "they"? It's definitely not Lexus. ...and why is that "crazy"? I'd love to hear these answers. :::grabs popcorn:::
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Old 06-22-09, 10:18 AM   #9
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k cool thanks alot guys =] it only comes in automatic and they make supercharger and turbo for the is350 hahah thats crazyyy
the 350 is a performance model, why would they offer a transmission that is slower and gets worse mileage like a manual?

And nobody offers a turbo for the 2IS, one company is supposedly "working on it" but I don't expect them to do any better than the couple folks who have offered supercharger kits that suck for the $ too. (5-6 lbs of boost for $6000-10000)
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The IS 350 is not a track performance car, it's a straight line drive performance car. In this day and age when professional drivers want to go fast/beat other cars in a straight line, they will drive automatic.

If you are into the whole "beating people on windy roads where you have to constantly change gears to get optimum performance" then yes automatic is not ideal...yet.

We're gradually moving towards an era where automatic will make manual completely obsolete, though.

But, at the end of the day, if you're one of the people who simply likes driving manual because "it's fun" then obviously no automatic is going to please you.
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the 350 is a performance model, why would they offer a transmission that is slower and gets worse mileage like a manual?
Very funny. The paddle shifters on the IS350 are nothing more than a maximum gear limiter, hardly a paragon of driver control and involvement. There is a certain visceral thrill in rowing through the gears of a high quality manual transmission that adds to driving pleasure, even if the latest computer controlled autos can do it as well or better.
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nope no manual just the automatic sequential shift.
^^^wtf who told you this
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Sorry bro only in automatic.
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There is a certain visceral thrill in rowing through the gears of a high quality manual transmission that adds to driving pleasure, even if the latest computer controlled autos can do it as well or better.
Yes, that's something I truly miss about the last Porsche I owned.
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all your questions can be answered here in this link.

the link will also address rumors and hearsay.

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