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      01-11-2013, 02:56 AM   #243
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      01-11-2013, 04:43 AM   #244
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Very 80s Camry interior... but I guess the 80s were golden years for automotive design...
Yeah the lines of the passenger part is very retro.. Don't like it at all
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      01-11-2013, 06:39 AM   #245
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I actually kinda like the interior.

As for the front...nuke it from orbit.
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      01-11-2013, 08:39 AM   #246
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I actually think it's not bad looking... If you're craving JDM that is!
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      01-11-2013, 08:40 AM   #247
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I actually kinda like the interior.

As for the front...nuke it from orbit.
Agreed. I'm sold on the interior too!
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      01-11-2013, 09:12 AM   #248
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      01-11-2013, 10:44 AM   #249
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Overall, I like the new IS. It might be a bit overstyled, but at least it's unique. IMO, the F30 is boring. There is nothing really striking about it. It looks OK and appeals to a wider audience because it isn't a design that takes risks. ....

I also think the ATS and C-class are better looking than the F30. The only car the F30 looks better than is the current A4. I'm also willing to bet the IS will drive better than the F30 since the GS already drives better than the F10.

Assuming they price the IS aggressively like they already do for the current generation, this will be a huge winner for Lexus.
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      01-11-2013, 10:55 AM   #250
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the F20 1 series were rated UGLY by 99% of the fans here in photo including me. But when seen in person, it is not that ugly. Though ain't no beauty, it is ok. Likewise, the new IS F-Sport looks weird on photo. But I'll reserve my judgement till I see in flesh. Yet for me, F30 does not appeal to me no matter in photo or in flesh. No 3ers in its history have ever let me down with its look until this F30. A frustrated Bimmer fan. I'll go for an e90/92 instead of F30.

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      01-11-2013, 11:14 AM   #251
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The interrior of the is has WAY too many buttons. MSport is so much better
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      01-11-2013, 12:24 PM   #252
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After looking at it over and over it has grown on me quite a bit...it truly represents Japanese culture and that interior is sweet. For those who read manga and can't afford a GTR, there you go..this is your car.. but I do think this car will age quickly while the F30 will retain it's classiness for a while.
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      01-11-2013, 02:18 PM   #253
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I actually kinda like the interior.

As for the front...nuke it from orbit.
Same boat, interior is taken fro LFA design cue. The front head lamp and DRL design needs to go. I get how some folks may think the overall front end is predator like when GS was first released. In person the front isn't that bad at all.
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      01-11-2013, 05:01 PM   #254
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Very Battlestar Galactica.
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Why would you compare the is350 to an m3 motor??

Clearly the 3.5 v6 competes with the 335i's 3.0 i6
Ahh I see they are comparing it to 3 M sport and not a M3. My mistake.
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Very 80s Camry interior... but I guess the 80s were golden years for automotive design...
You're just hating. If the 80's were the golden years, BMW should look into it. This interior looks better than the F30 interior.

On the other hand, there's nothing about the exterior that I like. Maybe it looks better in person but in these photos, it's just not pleasing to the eye. It borders on ugly. The GS looks good, what happened?? And the same engines as the older models? This is a Lexus fail.
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Very 80s Camry interior... but I guess the 80s were golden years for automotive design...
You're just hating. If the 80's were the golden years, BMW should look into it. This interior looks better than the F30 interior.

On the other hand, there's nothing about the exterior that I like. Maybe it looks better in person but in these photos, it's just not pleasing to the eye. It borders on ugly. The GS looks good, what happened?? And the same engines as the older models? This is a Lexus fail.
All of these new Lexuses have carryover engines. Not that the engines were a weak point before, but it is underwhelming.
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      01-11-2013, 10:49 PM   #258
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to this day i have NEVER understood why people love the interior of a Lexus so much. IMO they are some of the most dated and cheap materials i have ever seen. and i drive an infiniti FX50s and just the tactile feel and fake painted metallic surfaces pale in comparison to my nissan product. its marketing at its finest.
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the GS F-Sport is nice looking Idk what they were going for with this IS. Msport is amazing looking as always
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That Lexus front-end reminds me of the "Predator" in the movie series...and all that open area in the front CAN'T be good for aerodynamics.
I was thinking the same thing! It's the car the alien from "Predator" would drive! ...and like the alien it's FUGLY!!!
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Throw this in with the upcoming Infiniti G (Q50, I think they're calling it), which is also going to look pretty out-there, and we've got some provocative design coming out of Japan.
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The only design feature they got right on that car are the taillights.... and the fact that it has four wheels.
Agreed. I love the taillights, everything else....not so much
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Toyata and Lexus should employ a European (as Kia does) to design their cars.

Now, can this particular Lexus be the strangest and ugliest car around?
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