Let me start by saying that I'm an american living in europe working as a Graphic designer. The IS300 isn't available here but the IS200 is. That being said, let me get to my dillema. Upon laying eyes on this new addition to the Lexus line-up, I immediately fell in love. It was in the showroom dressed in Lava Red, or Auburn Sky if you're in the states. Gorgeous!!! Weeks later I decided to buy one. Now came one of the most difficult decision I ever had to make. WHAT COLOR SHOULD I ORDER? The red, to me, looked luxurios and sophisticated. Then I saw the silver and that looked sooooo sexy. It had the look of "I'm very expensive" about it. The red was available emmediately, 2 weeks. Prices are in Dutch Guilders and at the time, our green back was very strong. Waiting 16 weeks would be risky knowing how quickly the value of the dollar can drop. I opted for the red IS. After all, it was the color I fell in love with first. I love the way this color changes hues depending on how the sun shines on it. Turns alot of heads, young and old. Next week will be the end of that 16 weeks I spoke of earlier and the dollar is just as strong now as it was then. Everytime I see a silver IS my heart drops. I say to myself, damn! I could've had THAT ONE. For that matter, this happens when I see all the other colors. Kinda like the minute you have a girlfriend or get married, you start seeing beatiful women coming out of the woodwork. I think I 'd be happy if only one color were available, silver, no, the pearl white. Wait, the blue looks great as does the green. Hold on, gray, no, black. The yellow, the yellow. If Lexus adds another pretty color to their swatch, I may be writing to you from the looney bin.