I got a call from a friend who knows that i am getting an is300 his cousin is head of distribution of lexus (east coast.) We drove to the fenced in docks with hundreds of is300's we got to drive in a dealer demo it was everything that i expected. good exceleration (not fast but similar to BMW) very high reving of engine the e-shift was not that good you couldn't get into 1st but it is really for driving not accelerating i wasn't really cornering hard but i didn't notice any understeer. the one i drove had everything but graphite wheels it was black the instraments look great when lit up. its a solid car but certainly not and M3 or S4 i don't know how it will do against the 330 bmw but it rocks the current A4 and 328.and for 35 grand it is the full package.