everyone already knows the IS300 stemmed from the success of BMW's 3series domination of the compact sedan market. but what other models would you consider in tha same field. the obvious ones (that i kno of) include:
it's funny, cos' at the very least, a company entering the compact sport sedan market should offer a manual tranny.
No wonder BMW is on top. In reality though, when I was shopping for a sport sedan, never did I consider a TL or Benz..all because of the simple fact that a manual was not offered.
So, to me, the only competition to the manual IS300 is the BMW and Jaguar (but since it has a ford engine, I've become allergic to it). But since IS300 appeals to my racer-boy heart, I made my wife buy a 330I Manual, and I'll be gettng a manual IS300.
now that ford has jaguar that should help the reliability of the car. Yeah and from what i understand the 30k x type is with the smaller engine and sh_t for options. It will be like the 3 series, around 40 for the 3.0L and sport package