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Old 11-01-13, 04:16 PM   #1
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I will be picking up my IS350 F sport. Always a BMW guy so I hope I am not disappointed. Must get rid of my 335 so decided I go this route. Also have a rx350 and and is300 in the family. If I can figure out how to post a pic I will surely do so.
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I will be picking up my IS350 F sport. Always a BMW guy so I hope I am not disappointed. Must get rid of my 335 so decided I go this route. Also have a rx350 and and is300 in the family. If I can figure out how to post a pic I will surely do so.
Good Luck! I am also coming from BMW (2002 330xi) to the IS350 f sport. I found the IS to be a better drive that the current 3 series (f30). You won't be disappointed!
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Hope you're not disappointed? Did you or did you not test drive the car? If not, dumb move.
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Hope you're not disappointed? Did you or did you not test drive the car? If not, dumb move.
Test drives are quite a different thing from ownership...I would assume that the OP is referring to the latter.
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Totally agree, but one doesn't "hope they're not disappointed". Sounds like he is preparing for the worst. Most other users posting about getting their IS sound hyped about the decision.
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If it was regarding ownership of a Lexus, I would expect the opposite since Lexus' are known to have much better reliability in the long run than their german competition.
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Yes I test drove the car along with others including BMW. The car seemed great but as others said its about total ownership. I have driven BMW's for the last 14 years and know what to expect.
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Yes I test drove the car along with others including BMW. The car seemed great but as others said its about total ownership. I have driven BMW's for the last 14 years and know what to expect.
I loved my 330i, but keeping that car on the road was costing me $1500-$2000 per year once I got north of 80,000 miles. You mentioned that you had to get rid of your 335i, why was that, if you don't mind my asking?
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I loved my 330i, but keeping that car on the road was costing me $1500-$2000 per year once I got north of 80,000 miles. You mentioned that you had to get rid of your 335i, why was that, if you don't mind my asking?
Just getting up in miles 115K and as you stated maintenance kills you. I had to have the transmission replaced at 94K, luckily under CPO warranty or it would have been 7 grand. It was a great car and very fun to drive. It is in excellent shape so I had a hard time deciding what to do.
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Just getting up in miles 115K and as you stated maintenance kills you. I had to have the transmission replaced at 94K, luckily under CPO warranty or it would have been 7 grand. It was a great car and very fun to drive. It is in excellent shape so I had a hard time deciding what to do.
I hear you brother! My car was an e46 and very fun to drive. You must have had either an e46 (produced until 2006) or an e90 which was also a blast. What a relatively flat torque curve on those cars!!!

I test drove the current 3 series (f30) and the IS350 f sport. While neither equaled my e46 in total driving pleasure/experience, the IS came much closer, hence my choice. Was this your experience as well?

Once I made the decision because of driving dynamics, the bonus of more comfortable seating and Lexus reliability was icing on the cake.
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