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Old 04-02-2005, 02:09 AM   #11
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Yea IS300's are nice, but the aftermarket turbos for them make them pretty sick.
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I don't the IS's too much, I like the fact that they are RWD though.
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Old 04-02-2005, 10:23 AM   #13
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the IS wasn't auto - like i said i spent some time talking to the guy . . . it was a 5 speed V6.
Do you know what year? Did the guy tell you it was a v6? I thought they were a straight 6..
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yeah he said it was in inline 6 earlier, probably just a typo.
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yeah they are all I6's. My friend has one, nice nice cars, even though you would hope for more performance out of them.
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Those IS's are nice cars- Lexus' attempt to compete w/ the 3-series...

The good thing about that car is that it's a Toyota deep down- which implies (I think) that the engine is bulletproof, hence easily and somewhat risk-freely FI'd.

My bro has an SC400- when they were in R&D with the V8 for it, it was putting out something like 600 hp. But they tuned it down to 300 or so so that the engine would run forever.
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yeah toyota engines are pretty golden
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Doesn't the IS 300 have same engine as the N/A Supra.. I think a little detuned though. So yea...it's gonna be strong.
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i'd love to buy an IS300 and twin turbo it ^_^
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I got with an IS300 and I didnt plan on even racing as I just got Starbucks and I have to hold it in one hand or I will dump it (damn cup holders). He jumped off the light by a car length launch and I just rolled out but I leaned in and caught up and pulled up on him and started to edge him before I backed out. He wasnt impressed as I tipped my Starbucks cup at him as I grin with pride.
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