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Forum: Car Chat 01-07-15, 10:37 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 50,376
Posted By dmvp29
The RC350 excites me more than this car merely...

The RC350 excites me more than this car merely for its looks. The RC350 has tremendous road presence. I've seen a couple on the road already and I'm a bit envious.
Forum: Car Chat 01-07-15, 10:36 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 50,376
Posted By dmvp29
Yeah the numbers are totally disappointing. I'll...

Yeah the numbers are totally disappointing. I'll look at the M5 and E63 if I'm ever in the market (though this won't be any time soon). Fortunately I have no loyalties to Lexus. I buy whatever car...
Forum: RC - 1st Gen (2015-present) 12-07-14, 10:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,094
Posted By dmvp29
This car has phenomenal road presence. I saw one...

This car has phenomenal road presence. I saw one on the road the other day and it literally looks like a Maserati to me (which is a good thing, I love how Maserati gran turismos look)
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 08-16-14, 06:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,807
Posted By dmvp29
The fourth generation GS is routinely touted as...

The fourth generation GS is routinely touted as having superior handling to the latest generation 5 series. You're essentially giving up "mod"-ability and power (550i) for handling and reliability...
Forum: Car Chat 08-11-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By dmvp29
I made the same mistake with my honda civic many...

I made the same mistake with my honda civic many years ago. I hit a curb at 40 MPH and it changed the car for good. The steering always felt crooked when driving straight and there were odd...
Forum: Car Chat 08-11-14, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By dmvp29
You should take the car into a dedicated...

You should take the car into a dedicated collision repair center - not a simple dealership.

Lexus usually has a list of "certified" collision repair centers. You should ask your local...
Forum: Car Chat 08-11-14, 09:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,950
Posted By dmvp29
I've yet to see an original design from Kia.

I've yet to see an original design from Kia.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 08-11-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 492,500
Posted By dmvp29
It didn't come across poorly at all. The entire...

It didn't come across poorly at all. The entire point of this thread is to share specifics on what you paid for a 3rd generation IS. gvan1998's criticism was rather tactless and unwarranted.
Forum: Car Chat 08-09-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,653
Posted By dmvp29
I've heard! I'm glad you brought that up I had...

I've heard! I'm glad you brought that up I had forgotten about that car :D. I'm really excited about that car. The LF-LC concept is an absolutely stunner :thumbup:
Forum: Car Chat 08-09-14, 02:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,653
Posted By dmvp29
Right, but this car is squarely out of range for...

Right, but this car is squarely out of range for "middle class millionaires" in the $1M to $5M range (not including primary residence) and yet that's precisely where most millionaires reside, and $5M...
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 08-09-14, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By dmvp29
Actually I wouldn't be surprised if the OP is an...

Actually I wouldn't be surprised if the OP is an actual ISF owner who made this thread for his or her own amusement.
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 08-09-14, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By dmvp29
The OP is just a troll account. He signed up...

The OP is just a troll account. He signed up August 2014 and this is the first post he's made. It screams troll account.
Forum: Car Chat 08-09-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,653
Posted By dmvp29
Yeah that is indeed the problem. $375k supercars...

Yeah that is indeed the problem. $375k supercars just aren't attainable by mere mortals. You pretty much have to have made many millions in a short period of time or make $1M/year+ regularly, both...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 08-06-14, 01:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,100
Posted By dmvp29
Yeah this is why I only look at independent...

Yeah this is why I only look at independent testing agencies like Road and Track or Car and Driver or Edmunds.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 08-06-14, 12:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,100
Posted By dmvp29
Oh, and Volvo was last. No surprise there...

Oh, and Volvo was last. No surprise there either, I guess. I didn't even realize Volvo was considered a luxury car.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 08-06-14, 12:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,100
Posted By dmvp29
Here's a 2008 article that I have bookmarked - ...

Here's a 2008 article that I have bookmarked -

http://www.autospies.com/news/Luxury-Institute-Survey-2008-Most-Prestigious-Brands-1-Porsche-2-Lexus-3-Mercedes-29811/



The article only...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 08-06-14, 12:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,100
Posted By dmvp29
Pretty much. According to the luxury survey...

Pretty much. According to the luxury survey institute rankings, if you ask affluent people (average income ~ $350k/year, average net worth ~$3.5M) what non-exotic car brands they consider to be most...
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 08-01-14, 12:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,794
Posted By dmvp29
Honestly it just makes the ISFs now all that more...

Honestly it just makes the ISFs now all that more special and rare.
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-27-14, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By dmvp29
What do I request for maintenance in excess of 150,000 miles?

The owners manual only goes up to 150k in terms of scheduled maintenance. I typically change my oil every 5k miles so there's that, but how do I approach 155k, 160k, 165k, and so on? Do I ask for a...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-23-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,065
Posted By dmvp29
0 to 40 MPH in 2.7 seconds (basically the IS350's...

0 to 40 MPH in 2.7 seconds (basically the IS350's 1st gear) is extremely rare.

For comparison, here are the stats for the 2003 Lamborghini Gallardo, which will hit 40 MPH just .2 seconds faster...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-23-14, 02:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,065
Posted By dmvp29
By the way here's data from Road and Track's test...

By the way here's data from Road and Track's test of the IS350 several years ago. As you can see it's very capable. 0 to 60 in sub 5 stock is fairly rare even today. Basically the IS350 and 335i...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-23-14, 02:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,065
Posted By dmvp29
I've had this car for 5 years and I still am...

I've had this car for 5 years and I still am thoroughly entertained by the power of 1st and 2nd gear. It's so obnoxiously excessive for anything I might "need" to do on a public road that I call it...
Forum: Car Chat 07-05-14, 04:51 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 22,308
Posted By dmvp29
Are they? I don't know. Admittedly I'm only...

Are they? I don't know. Admittedly I'm only going by anecdotal "evidence." I'll take your word for it then.
Forum: Car Chat 07-05-14, 04:43 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 22,308
Posted By dmvp29
Pretty much every LS460 owner I know is a cash...

Pretty much every LS460 owner I know is a cash buyer who drives his or her car into the ground. It's only been 7 years since the first MY LS460 (2007). That's nothing. Financially prudent cash...
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 07-05-14, 04:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,656
Posted By dmvp29
The LFA was featured in one of them.

The LFA was featured in one of them.
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