Being new to this forum, I find it interesting to see all of the bickering between BMW, Audi, Lexus, and VW. We all made are choice for personal reasons, so be satisfied and happy with the decision you made. I have a Graphite/Black fully loaded IS and made my decision over the 325i, C240, TL, and S60. I had a SAAB 9-5 previously. If you look at these cars apples to apples, the IS and S60 are truly the best buys. The BMW with same equiptment is over $37k, as is the Benz. Also, I might have negotiated the best lease in history on the Lexus: Inceptions down($1700 Total Out of Pocket), 39 mos., 12k miles per year, $413 including tax.