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Forum: IS - Third Generation 03-21-15, 06:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,819
Posted By dizlex
Me too, but damn, it would be nice to have a...

Me too, but damn, it would be nice to have a manual. A buddy of mine just bought a Ford Focus ST, and I was a bit jealous, watching him shift.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 03-21-15, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By dizlex
Correction: The f-sport pads spew dust like...

Correction: The f-sport pads spew dust like crazy.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 03-21-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By dizlex
I'm glad I don't have it. What a silly reason to...

I'm glad I don't have it. What a silly reason to add more cost, weight, and complexity to a car.

The folding mirrors that some whine-about are even worse.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 03-21-15, 06:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,115
Posted By dizlex
You have it figured-out. The 350 is OK (just...

You have it figured-out. The 350 is OK (just barely). It's not like 3.5L V6's are uncommon, in lesser (FWD) vehicles. But hey, RWD costs more (and is worth it).
Forum: IS - Third Generation 03-21-15, 06:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,115
Posted By dizlex
In what way is the 8-speed a "drag"? It may...

In what way is the 8-speed a "drag"?

It may be true that you don't "need" 8 ratios, it's still a better tranny than the 6-speed.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 03-19-15, 06:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,805
Posted By dizlex
"Boost spikes" causing serious damage? How does...

"Boost spikes" causing serious damage? How does the "boost spike" get past the wastegate, and, should it fail, the protective fuel-cut?

I've already conceded that the turbos themselves are "wear...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 03-15-15, 07:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,805
Posted By dizlex
It doesn't matter??? Sorry, but what you...

It doesn't matter???

Sorry, but what you claim are facts are not. If something is made twice as strong/hard/whatever, it can take twice the mechanical "stress".

You do know, for example, that...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 03-09-15, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,805
Posted By dizlex
If the motor in engineered for the added stress...

If the motor in engineered for the added stress of forced induction, there's no reason why it should not be as reliable as a NA motor. The turbos, however, should probably be considered a "wear...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 03-09-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By dizlex
Is the AWD higher than the RWD? (stock, I mean)

Is the AWD higher than the RWD? (stock, I mean)
Forum: IS - Third Generation 03-09-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,263
Posted By dizlex
I took the frame off of the front plate, and...

I took the frame off of the front plate, and wanted to in the rear, but ugly bits show, with no frame. Rather lame, I thought. So, I'm still running the dealer's frame.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 03-09-15, 05:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,115
Posted By dizlex
I went with the IS350, but before this I had a...

I went with the IS350, but before this I had a BMW 323i that had the same power/weight as the IS250, I thought it was spunky-enough around town, and decent for ramping-up to around 80 MPH or so. It...
Forum: RC F 03-02-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 22,994
Posted By dizlex
I think my IS350 RWD is fun to drive, and I'm...

I think my IS350 RWD is fun to drive, and I'm coming from an E46 BMW, renowned as a driver's car. CR, of course, chose to review the pokey IS250 AWD.

Plus, being a thin guy, the "cramped"...
Forum: RC F 03-02-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 22,994
Posted By dizlex
Well, we IS buyers certainly ignored what...

Well, we IS buyers certainly ignored what Consumer Reports said. Talk about scathing!
Forum: RC F 03-02-15, 05:38 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 22,994
Posted By dizlex
Yes, but I notice that no one is claiming that...

Yes, but I notice that no one is claiming that front-heavy is better.

Mid-engined cars are best, but they are also more expensive and less practical.

Given a front-mounted engine, 50/50 is a...
Forum: RC F 03-02-15, 04:52 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 22,994
Posted By dizlex
Not a "myth" at all, actually. Good engineering,...

Not a "myth" at all, actually. Good engineering, making for neutral, fun handing, as opposed to "safe" understeer.

Those exotic rear-heavy cars compensate with wider tires i the back. Take a car...
Forum: RC F 03-02-15, 04:22 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 22,994
Posted By dizlex
But how often are "road going cars" at "the...

But how often are "road going cars" at "the limit"?
Forum: RC F 03-02-15, 04:16 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 22,994
Posted By dizlex
Simply unimaginable? Many could meet or beat...

Simply unimaginable? Many could meet or beat that. The Supa Turbo pulled 0.98 on the skidpad. Being an open-top (targa) car pushed it to a "not so light" 3500 pounds, too.
Forum: RC F 03-02-15, 04:05 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 22,994
Posted By dizlex
Is it "neutral", or is it understeering? ...

Is it "neutral", or is it understeering?

What is the weight bias on the RC-F? Worse than the already not-good 53/47 of the IS350 RWD?

Why doesn't Lexus make a 50/50 car, like my old BMW E46?
Forum: IS - Third Generation 03-01-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,955
Posted By dizlex
Lemon laws covers rattles??? I find that hard to...

Lemon laws covers rattles??? I find that hard to believe.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 03-01-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,806
Posted By dizlex
Says you. To me it feels like the torque is way...

Says you. To me it feels like the torque is way down form peak by the time it upshifts anyway. With 8 ratios, the RPM's don't fall that much, either.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 02-19-15, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,353
Posted By dizlex
If you don't mind the harder ride... I...

If you don't mind the harder ride...



I can only suppose that it costs too much to offer too many variations in a relatively low-volume car.

Still, it seems that "fully loaded" should be an...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 02-19-15, 04:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,472
Posted By dizlex
You're saying that I guy who likes sports cars...

You're saying that I guy who likes sports cars should be OK with a "sedate" daily driver? Me thinks you have things backwards. I have a sports car, too, but that doesn't mean I want my "practical"...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 02-15-15, 08:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,596
Posted By dizlex
Good for them. Now, will someone point me to the...

Good for them. Now, will someone point me to the rule that says only "positive" opinions are allowed, in here?

"Don't deviate from the cool crowd. You'll be attacked as an ahole."
Forum: IS - Third Generation 02-15-15, 07:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,353
Posted By dizlex
It sure does. IMO, the F-sport package is a poor...

It sure does. IMO, the F-sport package is a poor value for the money. If someone's really going to drive it hard, the active suspension is nice, but for any normal street driving the "luxury" is...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 02-12-15, 06:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,596
Posted By dizlex
Better than the drooling over such sillyness. ...

Better than the drooling over such sillyness. Wheel travel reduced to 3/4", front lip 2 inches off the road, and for what? Cartoonish looks?
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