Ive put a deposit on the is300 manual and i was browsing the web for the cars in the same price range and i saw the volvo s60. Nice car 250 hp 245 tq a little heavy but ive seen chips the get it to 310 hp. Any opinions?
I test drove that Bad Boy very nice car but doesn't have that sports car feel, or look. Don't get me wrong it has plenty of power and all the luxury items you would expect from Volvo (overall incredibley safe) In the final analysis you just can't pimp in it like you can in the IS
I test drove the T5 in Automatic, its a really nice car, smooth ride, very very good acceleration and a pretty nice interior. However, it's handling is not very responsive, it is not a real caynon carver by any means. Another aspect that I didn't like was the stock stereo wasn't too hot and you cannot get xenons not even as an option. Overall, I would rate the car as more luxury than performance, it all depends on what your looking for.
T5 is a very very nice car. If it were the same price as an IS300 fully loaded, I pick the T5 over IS. However, if you add automatic, upgraded stereo, sunroof, leather, etc..T5 will be about 5K over the IS out the door. Besides, Lexus has better reliability and resale value over Volvo.
Just my 2 cents.