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Forum: IS - Third Generation 02-17-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,016
Posted By McBrain
Never crossed my mind. Seems plenty big enough to...

Never crossed my mind. Seems plenty big enough to do the job. Is it the size of the screen that bothers you or the width of the blank areas? In any case, can't imagine how a car enthusiast would be...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 02-11-14, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By McBrain
I am on about 1500 miles so that seems to make...

I am on about 1500 miles so that seems to make sense too.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 02-10-14, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By McBrain
Good point. Maybe I can try a test where I drive...

Good point. Maybe I can try a test where I drive gently but do a little spirited braking.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 02-09-14, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By McBrain
eau de clutch

I've been avoiding too much spirited driving in my 3IS, mostly because I'm kind of burnt out from my STI and I enjoy listening to my music too much. Also, I plan to keep the car for 5-10 years.

On...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-28-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,390
Posted By McBrain
I get around 15-17mpg, but I live in a very hilly...

I get around 15-17mpg, but I live in a very hilly area and commute is not very long but high traffic.

As an example, when we used to live further out (in the burbs), my wife's SUV used to get 20+...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-27-14, 05:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,648
Posted By McBrain
So, I've had my Nav unit replaced about a month...

So, I've had my Nav unit replaced about a month ago (after it was completely dead) . A few days ago I noticed that I was no longer seeing live traffic overlays on the GPS map. I zoomed in/out, I...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-26-14, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,586
Posted By McBrain
Agreed. Currently we have the 204HP 250 and the...

Agreed. Currently we have the 204HP 250 and the 306HP 350. When Lexus introduces an inline-4 turbo (I expect as a MY2016 or MY2017), I am wondering how that will slot into the 250/350. My hope is...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-25-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By McBrain
Is this a brand new car? Typically when you see...

Is this a brand new car? Typically when you see something like this, its usually the result of wheels being damaged and then replaced by the cheapest thing they can find that sort of fits the car.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-25-14, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,586
Posted By McBrain
Since the 2014 is the first of the 3IS gen, I...

Since the 2014 is the first of the 3IS gen, I would guess very little will change. Car manufacturers typically don't do two major changes back to back. People talk about a 2-liter turbo, but I would...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-19-14, 02:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,006
Posted By McBrain
Nope - need 4 doors with occasionally having to...

Nope - need 4 doors with occasionally having to cart a kiddo around. I've owned 5 coupes - much prefer sedans for the last almost 10 years. One thing I really dislike about coupes is the long doors. ...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-19-14, 01:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,342
Posted By McBrain
Since magne posted his STI, I just added to my...

Since magne posted his STI, I just added to my post above.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-19-14, 01:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,342
Posted By McBrain
I reckon this is the most cost-effective way to...

I reckon this is the most cost-effective way to switch cars regularly (better than leasing). It takes more work and patience, but anything worthwhile in life does. A friend of mine does the same...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-19-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,342
Posted By McBrain
I'll bite. Here is one of my all time favourite...

I'll bite. Here is one of my all time favourite cars, partly because it was the first car I bought myself. A 1987 RX-7 Turbo-II (FC3S). Just an amazingly balanced car.

Also shown is my last ride...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-19-14, 12:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,648
Posted By McBrain
I'm just having a bit of fun. Having said that, I...

I'm just having a bit of fun. Having said that, I think in many cases debadging is done on the "smaller engine" model. In Australia (where I grew up), it was commonplace to order your 316 or 318 sans...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-18-14, 09:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,648
Posted By McBrain
Before: "I am a proud IS250 owner" After: ...

Before:
"I am a proud IS250 owner"

After:
"Its an IS350, you gotta believe me. It could be, ... right? Ah, who am I kidding"
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-18-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,684
Posted By McBrain
Not this Texan! :p It would take me almost 2...

Not this Texan! :p

It would take me almost 2 years to hit 10K miles. You guys must be driving to/from different cities daily.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-13-14, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,784
Posted By McBrain
Apology accepted :thumbup:

Apology accepted :thumbup:
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-13-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,784
Posted By McBrain
When you generalize and call a bunch of folks...

When you generalize and call a bunch of folks "idiots", it speaks more about you being an idiot. Your flippant response and poor grammar appears to suggest not just lack of dignity but probably...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-13-14, 06:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,784
Posted By McBrain
^^^Exactly. Also he seemed to appreciate the...

^^^Exactly. Also he seemed to appreciate the responses - maybe he just needed to bounce this rather crazy idea off the people that are supposed to be IS-350 fans. If the fans of the IS-350 are...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-12-14, 09:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,784
Posted By McBrain
Either you're just being facetious or you really...

Either you're just being facetious or you really think this is a viable option. With 13.5K miles you have nothing to worry about. You drive it once a week (basically a "pleasure vehicle"), there is...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-12-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,784
Posted By McBrain
I tend to agree with the other posters. A 2010 M3...

I tend to agree with the other posters. A 2010 M3 is iconic (V8). How many miles does it have?

You're going to really miss the power and driving dynamics of the M3. I can't imagine how this makes...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-09-14, 09:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By McBrain
I was dead-set on getting an S4 and was ready to...

I was dead-set on getting an S4 and was ready to buy one (outright) and only stopped by Lexus by accident after my S4 testdrive. S4 was totally "meh" - is that really it? Bought an IS350 Fsport the...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-08-14, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
Posted By McBrain
They're not haters for hatin' sake. They just...

They're not haters for hatin' sake. They just genuinely hate the grill. This is exactly why I bought this car. Everything looks the same these days. Who would have thought a Lexus may actually evoke...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-08-14, 10:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,637
Posted By McBrain
Karma has already gotten them. Think about it....

Karma has already gotten them. Think about it. I'd rather have my life and smashed window than the life of the person that smashed my window.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-08-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By McBrain
Another way to look at it might suck to miss out...

Another way to look at it might suck to miss out on the IS 350 V6 only to see it replaced with a turbo 4-banger (which say makes 300HP), but gets a much less flat power curve. Its a joy to have a...
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