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Test drove 2002 Grey IS

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I test drove for the first time today an automatic 2002 IS. Although I'm looking to buy the manual, I wanted to test drive the automatic just to get the feel of the car. Some things that I was paying particular attention to were:
1) Pick-up and speed
2) Steering and suspension
I was very impressed with the way it handled turns and drove overall, however I'm kind of skeptical about speed. I recently test drove a manual V6 Jetta and found it to be very comparable to the speed of the IS. I was actually expecting the IS to have much better pick-up and speed, has anybody else experienced this also?
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That's BS, I've driven both a manual and an auto VR6 Jetta (2001)...found the engine to be puny, especially after initial pickup. It's not bad, but it runs out of power rather quickly.
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