I would've opted for the stick if it was availiable. However, considering all the traffic that I go thru and not to mention the fact that I just fractured my left leg this weekend, I can't be any more happier that my IS is an auto. Even with one working leg, it is still fun to drive.
I was on the waiting list for the launch of the IS, but I opted not to take delivery because I wanted a manual transmission. I recently put a deposit down at a Lexus dealer for the 2002 IS with a manual transmission and nav system. It's going to be a long 9.5 months until the car comes out.
The IS surpasses so many other cars that are offered with a standard, that it matters little to me that it fails to surpass even more only because of its auto tranny. I LOVE the choices Lexus made with this vehicle. It is so much fun to drive I wish my commute was longer. At lot longer. Really.
I did want a stick, but the 5 spd auto is very nice and smooth...kinda getting used to it now.
Since this is my daily commuter (at least for most part of the year) I think I still would've opted for the auto.
Stick! Stick! Stick! Would buy it in a heartbeat if available right now. Mean time, been so anxiuosly waitin'. My old lady can't drive a stick but she has the Accord so I'll be the only IS driver! YEAH,BABYYY!!!
I am debating on selling my new IS300, I really want a 5 speed. Driving a auto is the most boring thing. My car is perfect and I would never even consider selling it if it was a 5 speed. The sooner the 2002 gets here the sooner I CAN GET THE PERFECT CAR!!!!!!
STICK STICK STICK.
I have been on this board for a while, and for a certain time, I was SOOO tempted to go ahead and buy the auto, and just do a trade in when the 5spd gets out. That going to be hella money down the drain though.
But, my deposit in, and i will just have to wait painfully for my 5spd
Anyone have any experience with an aftermarket OE replacement oil pan? Mine is dented from the PO and since I have to pull it to address the gasket leak i was going to replace it.
The aftermarket ones are WAY cheaper than OE. But I am curious about the manufacture quality. Doesn't seem like...
Long story short i hopped a curb going about 45 degrees into it at maybe about 20 mph passenger tire first.... i put all new lower control arms on it. I got everythin to bolt up pretty nicely except the drivers side i had to basicly force the camber adjustment bolt into place, So it sits ever...
Hey guys and gals,
I was wondering if it would worth my time and money to invest in my 2004 is 300? Nothing too crazy, just add some better rims, better brake kit (slotted, drilled, or blank?), maybe lowering springs, and possibly an exhaust. now i know most of this maybe a must while others...
Ok guys I just got the work I wanted done for my 1JZGTE swapped IS300 with a w55. I haven't gotten it tuned just yet but I have about $2,000 left on my budget. Not quiet enough I know but I am close. I'm probably going to be pushing 400hp which I know can be dangerous for the current...
Hope you're all well!
Please bare with me as this is my first forum post!
I'm having an issue with my gearbox and wondering if someone could help.
After about 40 mins of normal driving gear changes become difficult sometimes so difficult i can't even get into first or reverse...