is it me or the dash on the new IS is A LOT higher than the 1st gen. it seems when i drove the car the first time i didn't notice it, but after sitting in it again where i adjusted the seat (driver seat cushion at its lowest setting) i did not like what i saw at all. it had horrible visibility from the driver forward. i've always adjusted the seats where i'm as close the ground as possible to feel what's going on with the car. the first gen has great visibility even with the seats set at the lowest because the dash height is below the drivers shoulders. the new IS has the dash set very high which gives the driver poor visibilty unless you raise the seat settings. i don't know if it was me or maybe i need to be over 6' to see over the dash, but i'm not that far off cause i'm 5'10".