Your friend has some mods that he is not telling you about, like a Chip. Or there is something wrong with your IS300, or you can't drive your IS300. That last one being a least possible option, due to the fact that you own an Automatic. He should not be smoking you if he is Stock. If anything it will be dead even.MTAC01 said:i recently got a 2001 E Shift Lexus IS300 and my friend with a stock 2001 Jetta 1.8t smoked me off the line. Could there be something wrong with my car or is the Jetta just a quicker car?