lets see...the lexus has the is coming out very soon. i anticipate on test driving one when it comes available. the thing i dont understand...why not wait and get the is300 when the 6spd comes out. by then lexus will get so much feedback that the car will be better next year with more mods. etc...also the price will be cheaper. iam willing to wait "impatiently" for the is to come out next year where i can pay the whole thing off and at the same time i can get a better bargin. im not the richest person out there nor am i the most ignorant. i just feel like if you complain so much about the lexus not meeting up to your standards...just look for another car...lexus just wants you to have a choice....sorry if the comments are crude..just my personal opinion. thanks.