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With manual transmission coming up, is anyone speculating the quality of the shifter like I am? I fear I may be spoiled by the short, somewhat crisp throws of my MR2's shifter, and if the IS300's shifter is mediocre, I may be sorely disappointed.

The Altezza's shifter has been praised, but the transition into becoming the IS300 may change that.

I'll have to wait, I guess...

[This message has been edited by JW (edited July 08, 2000).]
 

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The Altezza shifter is made by a Japanese company (forgot the name), which also makes the shifter in the Miata (considered one of the best). Hopefully they'll be tasked with making the IS300 shifter as well.
 

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The present speculation is that the IS300 will get the old NA MKIV Supra's 5-speed transmission. It is durable and smooth enough for the IS, and relatively cheap and fast to incorporate (as opposed to an all new design...just needs OBDII recertification). IF memory serves me correctly (I've only driven the NA 5-speed once a LONG time ago), it is fairly a slick smooth shifter, but you may want to check it out yourself.

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With manual transmission coming up, is anyone speculating the quality of the shifter like I am? I fear I may be spoiled by the short, somewhat crisp throws of my MR2's shifter, and if the IS300's shifter is mediocre, I may be sorely disappointed.

The Altezza's shifter has been praised, but the transition into becoming the IS300 may change that.

I'll have to wait, I guess...

[This message has been edited by JW (edited July 08, 2000).]
 

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It will be hard to find anything better than the MR2 shifter... They really got it right with that one.
 
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