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Geez reading all these messages about the cars who get vandalized is making me pretty nervous to get mine. Especially since I'll be living in an apartment where anybody could see my car. I know that incidents are most likely random and could happen no matter what car I drive, but I've been driving a bland honda civic for the past 5 years, a car like the IS is bound to draw extra attention.

I'm interested in finding a shock sensor that'll work with the factory key. I tried to do a search but it seems everything that has the word alarm in it is about remote start which I don't want, just want a shock sensor. Any clues?
 

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Come on, Izz, if the dozens of problems and lack of performance doesnt bother you, and your only concern is vandalism, youre in pretty good shape. Get yourself a car cover, and try to park somewhere bright.
 

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Why are you on this board anyways 3 series. I mean it's obvious you don't care fo the car anyways.
Personally I have had no problems with my car. As far as dozens of problems, I would like to see you name 1 dozen, then we will work on the 2nd dozen you speak of.
And lack of power, what the F are you talkig about. Can you explain what you would be comparing it to.Compared to a Dodge Viper I would say yes there is a lack of power, but how about comparing it to its competition. The 3 series you can actually say the IS has a LACK of power is the M3, which Imaight ay is a differnent price range in case you haven't noticed!
 

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Well the car I'm getting is coming at the end of June straight from the factory, so hopefully it won't have the ECU/trac issues. As far as power and performance, I've test driven it four times and love it even more every time I drive is. Besides, remember I've driven a civic for 5 years, how can I complain??


BTW i just got home from watching pearl harbor, great movie but I can see it stirring up some bad blood and bring back the whole anti-japanese car sentiment, hope someone doesn't come home pissed from watching it and trash my car. =>

[ June 10, 2001: Message edited by: izzy300 ]
 

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Good try, newbie. You need to check your facts before speaking from your ass though.

It just so happens that at one point in time, I had an IS. If it hadnt been bought for me as a Xmas gift, I never would have spent my own money on one. And, if I HAD wasted my money, I would have been highly pissed, and sold it with a quickness.

As for the BMW comment, that doesnt apply to me since I dont have one. I, like the automotive world, know which is the superior car, however.

Originally posted by lexluger:
3 series only wished he had an IS. Bimmers barely even turn heads anymore.
 

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well III Series, I'm glad you skipped over the facts and went straight t the nwbies reply instead.
I have to disagree with the newbie also. There was an M3 at the light today and I turned my head. I have to admit the new blue is kinda hot! I would not have paid much attention otherwise.
 

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///series is entitled to his opinion, and he isn't here to troll so keep the flaming to a minimum... I've got issues w/ my IS too, but I love it for what it is, and don't expect more from it.
It's all about what you want and being secure in your decision. I tested the bmw 325, 330, and a 328 (in 2000), a A4 and the IS.

The IS won, obviously, but not on one point in particular. Everyone has their own "equation" in their head, where they weight each aspect of cars, and calculate what suits them best based on this equation. I found cost to be important, so that weighed heavily against the 330 which was much more with all else being equal, and performance was only marginally better.

Without getting long winded, as this is not an easy decision, I think you should ignore the "vandalism stories" you see on the boards because this car is just as much a target as any other IMHO.
 

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Originally posted by s0yb0mb:
///series is entitled to his opinion, and he isn't here to troll so keep the flaming to a minimum... I've got issues w/ my IS too, but I love it for what it is, and don't expect more from it.
It's all about what you want and being secure in your decision. I tested the bmw 325, 330, and a 328 (in 2000), a A4 and the IS.

The IS won, obviously, but not on one point in particular. Everyone has their own "equation" in their head, where they weight each aspect of cars, and calculate what suits them best based on this equation. I found cost to be important, so that weighed heavily against the 330 which was much more with all else being equal, and performance was only marginally better.

Without getting long winded, as this is not an easy decision, I think you should ignore the "vandalism stories" you see on the boards because this car is just as much a target as any other IMHO.

Well said!!
 

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I agree with you completely about opinions, But III Series did not state opinions.

Dozens of problems would not be an opinion. A fact must be stated in order for there to be a problem. I would not be an opinion is my hood flew off the car, that would be fact.

A lack of performance is not an opinion either. take the numbers and compare them to it's competition. The FACT is none of them have a lack of performance.

If someone can find what opinions were made by III Series or better yet find the facts to back up III Series claims, I would be satisfied!

I am not trying to start an arguement, but more trying to understand what he is talking about. Keep in mind al III Series basically has said here is: Don't buy an IS300 because I don't like it.
 
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