Can someone tell me if im going in the right direction. I know alittle bit about cars but You Guys know alot more facts then me. I have a 97'max, and I wanna know if the IS is a step up, step down or a step over. Besides the name how does the IS compare to the 2000 Maxima? Right now I see the maxima as more room, more HP, better gas mileage... And Less options 6CD, e-shift and less money. Does anyone know about this comparison? Besides that the 2000 max is ugly, I know that already. Just the proformance facts and options.