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Hi there. I'm trying to decide on which car to buy next spring. These are my options so far:

Lexus IS300
Nissan 350z
Mitsubishi Evolution VIII

I've already been on Evolution and 350z forums and have heard those people's opinions on the good and bad of each car. Now I would like to hear you IS300 people's opinions. What advantages does the IS have over these 2 vehicles? What are the negatives? The one thing that is holding me back from buying an IS is that it is the slowest out of my choices coming right out of the factory. I haven't test driven any of these vehicles yet. I'm waiting until spring time. I just want to get an idea of what I'm getting myself in to. :D

Thank you for any input that you can provide.
 

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the is is the slowest :-? but i think the is has the nicest interior :D i was going to get the evo before i got the IS but i saw the interior and i threw up
 

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Before we give you what car suits "you" the best, can you provide what you are looking for in your next new car? Your requirements, your wants, your needs.

All three of them are vastly different. I think the IS is the middleground of the three.

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Well, I purchased a second IS after putting 56K miles on the first one.
It all depends on your needs.
If you want a quick car, AWD, EVO should be your choice.
If you want a quick car with more class, less power than EVO, Z300 is the one.
If you want a car that is not as quick (it is not slow either) as the previous 2, but has class, some luxury, reliable and can haul 5 people then IS is the way to go.
 

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its honestly all about your needs. If you want a car that can fit 5 people and carry cargo, rule out the 350Z. If you want class and reliability, rule out the EVO, and maybe the Z. If you really need speed, you can dump $10k into an IS, and it will give you everything you will ever need. I love my IS and everyone here loves theirs too. Good luck to you and your decision.
 

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what about a g35 coupe. well i say out of those 3 IS300 depedning on if u can drive it yearly, if u got a secong car maybe the 350/g35 if u want more speed. evo yeah its got power but its alot of money for just a engine interior cant compare to the IS
 

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- none of the above...
 

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i'd chose the G35-c as well, with a second choice of the 350Z. I bought the IS without ever testdriving it, and as soon as I took a ride/drove my friends' cars, I knew that they had what the IS lacked (in terms of sport engineering). If you want a sedate four dour sedan (in stock form at least) with the potential to gain, get an IS.....but if you want something that's fun out of the box, G35 is my choice.
 

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If I knew what I knew now...I would have bough a 2003 Black Cobra coupe that was available to me for about 34-36k

Those cars are crazy fast stock (390hp) and sound mean as shit. Too bad their Fords. :-?

 

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Wino_II said:
If I knew what I knew now...I would have bough a 2003 Black Cobra coupe that was available to me for about 34-36k

Those cars are crazy fast stock (390hp) and sound mean as sh*t. Too bad their Fords. :-?


FORD=

F=found

O=on

R=road

D=dead

:lol:

man the "is" is pretty damn roomy interior. if you into gettin yo freak on!

me bone-ing a chick in this car is pretty dope :D its like a LEATHER bed. pop the sun roof and the options are even greater

is300 good fo all round car. hey 15 sec car is good in my books :chill:
 

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FORD=

F=found

O=on

R=road

D=dead

:lol:

man the "is" is pretty damn roomy interior. if you into gettin yo freak on!

me bone-ing a chick in this car is pretty dope :D its like a LEATHER bed. pop the sun roof and the options are even greater

is300 good fo all round car. hey 15 sec car is good in my books :chill:
damn man u and ur gf must be pretty small :wink: I don't think I could stand the sound of a cobra....it would slowly drive me deaf and insane.
 

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scottschoe said:
goldznnz said:
FORD=

F=found

O=on

R=road

D=dead

:lol:

man the "is" is pretty damn roomy interior. if you into gettin yo freak on!

me bone-ing a chick in this car is pretty dope :D its like a LEATHER bed. pop the sun roof and the options are even greater

is300 good fo all round car. hey 15 sec car is good in my books :chill:
damn man u and ur gf must be pretty small :wink: I don't think I could stand the sound of a cobra....it would slowly drive me deaf and insane.
i ain't got no girl- but my one nighters... ...well just gotta shove dat face "hard' into the leather :D n wipe after :lol:
 

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What I'm looking for in a car:
Exterior looks
Performance
Reliability
Interior

I think all 3 cars look good in their own ways. But I LOVE the look of a black IS with a CWest kit :p

Lexus also has the reliability... but the least performance! I know the engine has the capability of holding a lot of boost... but I don't think I'll have money left over to get a turbo kit.

Then again the other 2 cars are very performance oriented... but from what I hear they kind of lack in reliability and they lack the luxury of an IS.

I don't really care for 4 doors considering I'm a 22 year old college student. 99% of the time its just me and my girlfriend in the car anyways.

I guess I'll just have to wait to test drive the cars to make my final decision. I just love all 3 cars so damn much!! Thanks for your input guys!
 

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What I'm looking for in a car:
Exterior looks
Performance
Reliability
Interior

Reliability....then throw the Mitsu out the window.
The 350z will look OLD in a few years time, and so will the EVO.....but so will the IS...so forget that comment.

If you get the 350Z, you one day get to the point where you wish you bought a car with just a bit more room. For road trips, etc.
Also, you may want to consider if anyone would want to mess with your car. I had a 2000 Civic Si, and I was afraid to park that car anywhere. Not so much with the IS300.

just some thougts.
 
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