i go to school and come back and i see geoff has started a warjust so you people know, i have NOTHING against the is300, but when the owners of the car go shooting their mouths off thinking they're the **** i'm not just gonna sit here and agree with you.. facts are facts. i have developed a respect for a lot of the members of this board, and a lot of contempt for the others. some of you shoot your mouths off like the is300 is a racing car, and when i point out that the car is not that fast in a straight line, you get all pissed off. if you can't handle the fact that there is something not so good with your car, you shouldn't have bought it. the arguments FOR buying an is300 come up all te time, oh the car has great handling. what the hell? i'm guessing most of you can't even utilize it, the car is a freaking AUTOMATIC, sure in japan it might have great handling, and it might feel great sticking ot the road, but why don't you take it to a track and bring back some first place rankings? most of you will never go to a track in your entire lives, so when you argue your RWD crap most of it is irrelevant in this situation as you don't know how to take advantage of the speed. notice, i said MOST o fyou, i know there are a few of you who have driven perforamnce cars all your life and you were just looking for something different that you found in the is300, great for you, i don't have a problem with that, that's great. totally understandable. i think some of the owners here need to re-adjust their attituddes about their car, its great to be excited at having a nice car, but don't make it into something its not.