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Considering IS300M

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Thanks to the helpful people on the board, I have reconsidered my stance on possibly getting a used IS3 and now am also considering the '02 IS300M.

Things I would like to know if anyone has this info:

1) When will is be available, not just to order, but to pick up?

2) How much will it cost?

3) Will full-leather ever be an option (instead of leather/ecsaine)?

4) I heard the luxury package will be dropped. Will it then be possible to get a BLACK interior, with LSD, and with walnut switch plates in California? Right now I have to go out of state to get a car like this.

thanks in advance,
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My understanding is the manual will cost about $1000 less than the auto, will have 17in wheels (18s probably not even optional), and anyone who pays sticker for it will be hating life in December when it's going for $3000 off. It's unheard of for a car's auto version to sell for $3000 off sticker while the manual version sells for sticker. Never happen.
Full leather will be an option on manual or auto - my car is leather, which is great, but I wouldn't pay $1000 extra for full leather over the current seats.
That's true of course, but my point is that you never have manuals in high demand and autos in low demand, it's usually the other way around. I'm sure some dealers will ask for sticker, you'll have to shop around.

Originally posted by merlin3008:
i disagree....if the demand for the manual is high, why wouldn't the price will stay near sticker? if i have a fixed allocation of manual tranny cars, and more than enough demand, i'm going to sell that car to the highest bidders.
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