Mercedes Benz has their C240 which apparently goes for $37K when loaded nicely with options, BMW has their 325i which goes for $38-$39K when fully loaded. Audi has their A4 1.8T Quattro (which is highly upgradable performance wise) and is a bargin)..... Yes Lexus's IS300 does undercut the Bimmer and Merc as far as price with a larger displacement engine. Well the IS200 has been highly rated by the European and Australian Press. It's better balanced than the IS300 and is probably more fun to drive around the corners. Don't you guys think they should bring that car here as an entry level IS with maybe a low pressure turbo (to help it performance wise)....That might be able to pull the price down to maybe $30K. What do you think?