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0-60 7.1
1/4 mile 15.3
(for the auto)

The 5 speed manual will be released around December/Janruary.

The 0-60 with the manual should be around 6.5 seconds. The IS doesn't rev as high as your Celica, so achieving good 0-60 shouldn't be too hard.

Congrats on your car! Have fun!

Nice work on your website...! Pretty cool.

[This message has been edited by IS300 Fan (edited May 28, 2000).]
 

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The Lexus literature states:
0-60: 7.1 seconds
1/4 mile: 15.3 seconds
 

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just wondering where you heard that the manual was coming out in december/january??

and can a manual really cut the time down to 6.5 for a 0-60???
 

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I have heard december/january for the manual from a few places, but I tend to think it wont show up intil June next year as a 2002 model.

And yes, a manual will often cut .5 second off the 0-60 from an auto (as long as you shift perfectly). The auto will do 7 sec 0-60 in auto mode every time (just floor it).
 

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From what I have heard the full auto is just as fast as using "M" mode and manually shifting at just the right time.

That is for full throttle 0-60.

Now if you are going up and down gears (like on a twisty mountain road) you are going to do better picking the gears yourself.
 

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If I am not mistaken the A4 2.8 shaves at least one second to 60 when fitted with the manual.
 
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