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IS 300 (Preliminary)

* 3 New Colors
* Bluestone Metallic (8N6) [9/03 production; replaces Solar Yellow (576)]
* Indigo Ink Pearl (8P4) [8/03 production; replaces Intensa Blue Pearl (8N8)]
* Savannah Metallic (4R4) [8/03 production; replaces Cibola Gold Metallic (585)]

* Driver's Seat Memory
* 2-position seat memory for driver's seat (set w/ optional power seats)
* Controls slide position, front/rear vertical cushion position, and recline angle
* Memory control buttons are located to left of steering wheel (e.g. coin holder area)

* Smoked Gray Lights
* The headlights, fog lights, and taillights are all finished in smoked gray (for both sedan and SportCross)

* Speed-Sensitive and Shift-Linked Automatic Door Lock/Unlock

* New 11-Spoke Wheel
* Optional 11-spoke wheel (from Sport Design) available w/ summer and all-season tires for both sedan and SportCross

* New Mist-Type Front Washer Nozzle
* Shortened spray time and improved visibility during spray

* New Interior Accents
* Bright Silver replaces Dark Silver for:
* Window switch-surround
* Chronograph gauge and instrument cluster background
* Climate control dial rings
* Audio volume/tuning rings
* Steering wheel stitching, logo, and bezel bar
* Black replaces Dark Silver for:
* Audio plate surround
* A/T housing plate surround (soft feel paint)

* New Storage Compartment for non-NAV models
* New storage compartment with spring-loaded retractable lid is located in place of NAV for those models not equipped with NAV

* Audio Changes
* "RDS" and "Type" buttons have been replaced with 2 "Type" buttons to scroll up or down
* "6 DISC CD CHANGER" text has moved from the left of the CD eject button to a larger, more prominent position across the opening cover of the CD slot
* The LCD text display has gone from the use of short bars to smaller dots

* Oil Maintenance Indicator Light
* Blinks upon start-up when mileage interval is between 4500 and 5000 miles
* Stays illuminated when mileage interval exceeds 5000 miles
 

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do u think its possible if you can make you buy all the parts and make 2001-2003 IS's have driver seat memory? They should have had that function in the 1st place
 

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Why the hell did they fix all this crap in the last year? I want memory seats too. They really shoulda had this in the first year not last. DOH. :-?
 

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turnip8snatch said:
IS 300 (Preliminary)

* Bluestone Metallic (8N6) [9/03 production; replaces Solar Yellow (576)]

* Smoked Gray Lights

* Speed-Sensitive and Shift-Linked Automatic Door Lock/Unlock

* New Mist-Type Front Washer Nozzle

* New Storage Compartment for non-NAV models
Damn... ^^ are the features I'm more interested in... Too bad these changes didn't appear in the '02 model.
 

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* The LCD text display has gone from the use of short bars to smaller dots.
what's that mean? smaller dots means the one looks like new RX-8?
 

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REPOST...

THIS IS OFFICIAL INFORMATION DIRECTLY FROM THE 2004 LEXUS CENTRAL AREA PRODUCTION MEETING (July 22nd, 2003):

2004 IS300

Summary of Changes to 2004 IS300 Model Year:
*This will be the same body style and engine, etc that has been featured since 2001 but will experience the following production changes:

1) 3 New Exterior Colors
-Bluestone Metallic (Lighter Blue) will REPLACE Solar Yellow
-Indigo Ink Pearl (Dark Blue) will REPLACE Intensa Blue Pearl
-Sevannah Metallic (Light Tan) will REPLACE Cibola Gold Metallic

2) Driver's Memory Seat
-2 button memory seats will be available for the driver's chair and loacted by the current coin holders (left of steering wheel)

3) Smoked Gray Lights
-headlights, taillights and fog lights all will be smoked gray

4) Speed Sensitive / Shift Linked Automatic Door Locks
-Doors will lock automatically when reaching a certain speed or in a certian gear

5) Optional 11 Spoke Wheel
-The SPORTDESIGN wheels will be available for ALL models now

6) New Storage Compartment for NON-NAVIGATION models
-The storage gap on top of our dash will have a liftable cover (like ones sold in store)

7) Oil Maintenance Indicator Light

8) New Interior Accents
-Bright Silver REPLACES Dark Silver for:
*Window Switch Surround
*Chronograph guage and instrument cluster
*Climate Control Dial Rings
*Audio Volume / Tuning Rings
*Steering Wheel Stitching, bezel bar and logo
-Black REPLACES Dark Silver for:
*Audio Plate Surround
*A/T housing plate surround

9) ALACANTRA replaces ESCAINE (no idea if its different material or not?)
 

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turnip8snatch said:
* Bluestone Metallic (8N6) [9/03 production; replaces Solar Yellow (576)]
I'm assuming this means that the Bluestones aren't being produced until September, with a probable receive date in the U.S. sometime in October, right?

Oh well. Another month to wait. :crazy:
 
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