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Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 02-19-17, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,545
Posted By dizlex
Swiffer duster

The Swiffer duster picks-up almost all dust without having to "rub" anything on your fragile interior plastics. The I just use a damp troll to gently clean spots where I sneezed on the gauges or...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 02-08-17, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By dizlex
No, "stock" on the 2014 IS350 is 17". I have...

No, "stock" on the 2014 IS350 is 17". I have them.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 09-06-16, 04:42 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 140,580
Posted By dizlex
If the guy can afford an Audemars Piguet, he can...

If the guy can afford an Audemars Piguet, he can afford a better car. 8)
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 09-06-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 140,580
Posted By dizlex
QUOTE=Cake;9609909] I just realized how good...

QUOTE=Cake;9609909]

I just realized how good this new bumper look. How can anyone who owns the current model say this is ugly.[/QUOTE]

It's certainly no improvement.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 08-29-16, 04:45 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 49,000
Posted By dizlex
Wow. Getting "F Sport" tacks-on six thousand...

Wow. Getting "F Sport" tacks-on six thousand dollars, after the "required options". So NOT worth it.
I wouldn't pay them even one thousand for it, without the active suspension.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 08-08-16, 05:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,727
Posted By dizlex
It should have come with two key fobs...

It should have come with two key fobs...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 08-08-16, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,359
Posted By dizlex
It works fine for BMW. I have one. The oil got...

It works fine for BMW. I have one. The oil got changed about every 13,000 miles, when the computer told me to. Synthetic oil isn't going to get "gunky" in 10,000 miles.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 08-08-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,250
Posted By dizlex
Sorry, but no way. I have a IS350 RWD, and the...

Sorry, but no way. I have a IS350 RWD, and the "invasive" traction control comes-on for an instant maybe once a week, and only during aggressive throttle usage from a stop. There is simply no way...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 08-01-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,359
Posted By dizlex
I'll be damned if I'll change synthetic oil after...

I'll be damned if I'll change synthetic oil after only 5,000 miles. Or after only one year, for that matter, as if that's some magic amount of time for oil chemistry.

Every 10,000, for me.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 08-01-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,788
Posted By dizlex
They must not be the same Bridgestone Potenza...

They must not be the same Bridgestone Potenza RE92 that can with my IS350 RWD, then.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 08-01-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,601
Posted By dizlex
You see that sometimes, in very "cammy" engines. ...

You see that sometimes, in very "cammy" engines. Obviously designed for best torque at high RPM's, in this case, but having jack-squat off the line is not good in a car with a slushbox tranny.
...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 08-01-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,250
Posted By dizlex
Of course you can't believe it, because it's not...

Of course you can't believe it, because it's not so. Obviously. The ONLY time that comes-on with ANY significant regularity, is in snow driving.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 08-01-16, 06:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,954
Posted By dizlex
The characteristic of having a large rise in...

The characteristic of having a large rise in torque at high RPM's is not endemic to normally aspirated engines. It's a result of designing the engine to get a lot of peak HP, using camshaft profiles,...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 07-25-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,954
Posted By dizlex
But IS350's engine is weak in the lower RPM's...

But IS350's engine is weak in the lower RPM's where you spend the vast majority of your time. It REALLY COULD use more torque down low. Especially annoying is that it actually dips in the...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 07-25-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,788
Posted By dizlex
Not all "all seasons" are equal. The IS...

Not all "all seasons" are equal. The IS all-seasons lean toward the sporty. They are hideous in any kind of snow.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 07-25-16, 07:39 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,333
Posted By dizlex
Best seats I ever had were in Hondas. A CRX Si...

Best seats I ever had were in Hondas. A CRX Si and Prelude Si.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 07-25-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,917
Posted By dizlex
That's hard to believe. I have a BMW with the...

That's hard to believe. I have a BMW with the 2.5, and it's an impeccable engine, although no powerhouse.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 07-25-16, 06:49 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 140,580
Posted By dizlex
Exactly. I can't believe the emotions, over a...

Exactly. I can't believe the emotions, over a face-lift.

Newer does not equal better.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 07-25-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,079
Posted By dizlex
The Audi supercharged 3.0 is a good engine. If...

The Audi supercharged 3.0 is a good engine. If the IS had that, it would really be something.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 07-25-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,136
Posted By dizlex
I would call it a very STUPID decision, to only...

I would call it a very STUPID decision, to only support one set. I can't believe they saved anything worth mentioning, and now people have to jump through these hoops.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 07-25-16, 06:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,187
Posted By dizlex
I'm sure that Lexus would sell you all those...

I'm sure that Lexus would sell you all those filters. The real savings comes from the labor, anyway.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 07-25-16, 06:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,578
Posted By dizlex
What's crazy is that everyone seems to have money...

What's crazy is that everyone seems to have money for the F-sport package, but not for the bigger motor. Call me a happy but perplexed owner of a 2014 IS350 RWD non-F.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 07-25-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By dizlex
It's a good motor. However I would gladly trade...

It's a good motor. However I would gladly trade some peak HP for better grunt in the lower mid-range, where it would be used far more often in normal driving.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 07-25-16, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,400
Posted By dizlex
The manual mode works pretty well, for occasional...

The manual mode works pretty well, for occasional use. I use the stick because the paddles are in the wrong place unless you're going straight ahead. More fun to use the stick, too. I like that...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 12-21-15, 07:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,836
Posted By dizlex
Other than VW's F-up, the article you linked-to...

Other than VW's F-up, the article you linked-to is garbage from top to bottom. Ridiculing their war-time efforts, when pretty-much everything they made out-classed what the allies made? Really? ...
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