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Ive been thinking about getting a used IS300 in the next few months (hoping i could find one for a cheaper price.) So i went into the lexus dealership to do all my little checks; headroom, legroom, compartments, backseat room, dials, comfort. The backseat room was pretty bad, but then again, im the only person paying for the car, so screw the passanger

The dealer rolls the car out and i sit in the drivers seat, at 6'4 i had enough room for my head/legs to be comfortable but i would have liked a little more. After taking a few turns and pushing it on the straightaways i was in love. I dont think there was one aspect about this car i would change. On the way back to the dealership i wanted to play with the seat/steering position. As i adjust the seating i notice that the seat isnt even all the way back.....I roll the seat back and <gasp> :D i have that extra room i was talking about. It was like a gift from the gods to put the icing on the cake. So i was Sold. BTW, it was raining during the test drive and this car STILL handled and braked better then any car i have driven in good weather.

The ride was just what i was looking for, performance feel & at the same time luxury when your just cruising around.

So ill be getting one VERY soon, and ill post some pics when i do, muHahahah
 

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Good for you.

It took me 1 test drive, 1 1/2 months of waiting and MSRP to get the first one. 8)
 

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Welcome aboard...and about those brakes...WATCH IT. People tend to tailgate and they have no idea that when you hit the brakes you MEAN it. I got rearended this summer that way. One of the car magazines compared the brakes to those of a Porsche.
 

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Those brakes don't mean much if you drive on summer tires in snow.
That's how my old IS met the Bus.
 

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vlad_a said:
Those brakes don't mean much if you drive on summer tires in snow.
That's how my old IS met the Bus.
:lol: Yup... uh...sorry... You are absolutely correct regarding snow and summer tires. They do NOT mix.
 

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Yah, i asked the dealer what tires i was driving on, he said "it doesnt really matter b/c with this car you need to buy a set for winter" (canada here)

colours - white/black/grey
 

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Kweli said:
Yah, i asked the dealer what tires i was driving on, he said "it doesnt really matter b/c with this car you need to buy a set for winter" (canada here)

colours - white/black/grey
Yup...that's the truth. I got by on the summer tires because our climate is mild...2 days of a little snow the past 3 winters (I took the bus)...but I'm changing to Michelin Pilot Sport All Seasons this week. We get a lot of WET in Seattle.
 

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FYI
Most all-season tires do not perform better in wet/dry conditions then high-perofrmance non M/S tires. Their only advantage is ability to provide some traction in snow vs no traction at all.
 

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vlad_a said:
FYI
Most all-season tires do not perform better in wet/dry conditions then high-perofrmance non M/S tires. Their only advantage is ability to provide some traction in snow vs no traction at all.
Yeah...I gotta get to work no matter what...and the bus takes almost two hours (2 changes) to get 11 miles! ...and then there is the fact that I will feel more confident on the new ones...
 

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nice, i was sold on the first test drive 2 and went bak the next day to buy it :DD welcome to the is300 world.
 

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Wait till you get the car and put some stiffer sways on it!
 

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Are you saying moving the seat back gives you more headroom? Or legroom? I'm 6'3" and find my head touches the ceiling - no helmet room.
 

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Putting the seat back gave me WAY more leg room (my legs were more straight instead of an L like the lexus logo :lol: )

Headroom did remain the same (like 2 inchs from my head to the sunroof, not alot, but still enough)...Im mostly legs

Anyone else drive a lexus thats over 6'3?
 

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SeattleSheila said:
One of the car magazines compared the brakes to those of a Porsche.

Uh, well, not quite. I've got a Porsche as well, and while the IS300 is definitely quite good, it's not THAT good.

Drive a 911, and you'll see what I mean, they are like a switch: On or off. My personal favorite trick is hitting the brakes and watching the passenger "hang" in their seatbelt. Hehehehe

Still, for the weight and size of the IS300, the brakes are good, but you can never have too much braking performance.


Later,

G

'04 BSM 5-speed
 

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Kweli said:
Putting the seat back gave me WAY more leg room (my legs were more straight instead of an L like the lexus logo :lol: )

Headroom did remain the same (like 2 inchs from my head to the sunroof, not alot, but still enough)...Im mostly legs

Anyone else drive a lexus thats over 6'3?
If you haven't purchased yet here is an awesome deal on a used IS300 from a fello .net member http://is300.net/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=13366169&highlight=
 

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i didnt even go for a test drive...i just said, i want that car, here's the cash
 

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Thanks for the info, but im from canada, and im scared to find out the UPS cost to ship a IS300 :eek:
 
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