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Old 04-04-09, 10:13 AM
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Just brought my car in for the recall and they gave me a RAV 4 as a loaner (groan)

Anyway, the dude at Lexus said I could trade my car in for an IS-F if I wanted to and it wouldn't be much difference in price (I'm financing my 07 GS350)

Doubt I'd do it but wondered what you guys would do? I love my GS but on the way home I seen an IS-F on the road (for the first time) and it seemed like such an odd coincidence. That car sounded awesome when it drove by.
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Old 04-04-09, 10:18 AM
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it depends what u like...is-f is more fun car to drive for sure but gs is more class i think..and IS-F is freakin too small...
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yes. I would. I really like the GS, but regret not getting a sportier vehicle. I don't need the size, and would prefer a small fast car. Not hating the GS, and hindsight is 20/20, but realize I should have waited for the Nissan 370Z.
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Old 04-04-09, 11:39 AM
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if your talkin about a stock GS for a stock ISF then mayb. but not at its current state :P
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Have you looked into the cost of owning IS-F vs GS? The brake jobe alone on the IS-F will force you to take a second loan on your house.
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No, it's too small.
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I think it really depends on what you like......The IS-F is a very sporty and fast car......But I really feel like the GS with some wheels and drop might have a bit more style and class then the IS-F.
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Originally Posted by Heng350 View Post
if your talkin about a stock GS for a stock ISF then mayb. but not at its current state :P

Haha, I feel the same man, our GS's are too ballin right now to trade in for a stock F. Not to mention the aftermarket support for the F is still conservative now. If I had a stock GS then id definitely do it, but I already put too much $$ into it, furthermore, I havent fully enjoyed it yet. I will be trading in my GS for an F in about 2 years though

But for now............GS FTW
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Originally Posted by arnieosp View Post
Have you looked into the cost of owning IS-F vs GS? The brake jobe alone on the IS-F will force you to take a second loan on your house.
how much is an IS-F brake job? curious....
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too small.

plus if I wanted a performance vehicle, IS-F wouldn't be my top choice.
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I agree with all of you - I wouldn't trade mine. It would be cool to have an IS-F as a second car though

BTW - This RAV 4 SUCKS. Its hard going from the GS to this. No bluetooth so I'm worried about getting pulled over on my cell phone. No sattelite radio on the sterring wheel. UGH
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I agree with all of you - I wouldn't trade mine. It would be cool to have an IS-F as a second car though

BTW - This RAV 4 SUCKS. Its hard going from the GS to this. No bluetooth so I'm worried about getting pulled over on my cell phone. No sattelite radio on the sterring wheel. UGH
I used to have a RAV4 (2nd gen) and yes it's hard to go from the GS to that. But at least the cruise control's still the same haha!
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Yeah its not a bad car but it has shown me how its impossible for me to go back a step from the GS now. I'm pretty much stuck in luxury car land from here on out.
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iwould do it, IS-F FTW
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i wouldn't do it. the is-f is very small, the performance is there but to me you are giving up a lot.

in terms of aftermarket support, true that right now is-f probably has less support than the 3gs, but i am more than sure that in the very near future, there will be a lot more mods for the is-f, both cosmetics and performance

i am actually surprised that the sales said the payment on the is-f is going to be about the same as your gs? i would think the payment on the is-f be quite a bit more?
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