2006 IS350 and IS250 AWD arrived today. (pictures)

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  1. onepointone

    onepointone New Member

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    Well, its been long awaited, atleast for me. i always liked the is300, but i thought they were underpowered. i think they did a good job with the new IS making it more into a 'Lexus'. the old is just didnt fit the other cars. its definately alot like the new GS. at $43k+, i dont think the IS350 is going to sell to well. the IS250 AWD that we have is going for $35k. the IS250 has a 6 speed option, and you can also get a LSD for it.the IS350 unfortunately only comes in a slushbox. the paddle shifters on the steering wheel are pretty decent i must say. they respond pretty well to when you actually press them. AND, unlike before, you can put it in first gear while the vehicle is in motion, you couldnt do that before.

    there are the only 2 that we have gotten in so far. i havent driven the IS250 AWD yet, but the IS350 is pretty quick. the did an awesome job with this car. the handling feels really good. (havent really laid into it). you punch the car, and she straight gets up and goes. i think its definately the fastest car we have out yet. faster than the new GS430, definately faster than the 06 SC430.

    here are the pictures. the white one is the IS250. i wasnt the person to actually work on the car, hense i didnt drive it. i was trying to get a picture from underneath the vehicle to show the AWD layout. im assuming its like the new GS300 AWD where the front diff is beside the motor, and the right axle actually goes through the engine block. pretty crazy shit i think.

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  3. onepointone

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    nice
     
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    AmCo Haters goin' Hate

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    300hp :)
     
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    fawkin nice
     
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    Finally its here. I'll take one for 43K
     
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    HKS exhaust and ground effect kit coming out winter 2006.
     
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    hotness:naughty: hows the torque on the is250?
     
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    I ain't gonna lie, that shit looks hot as shit.
     
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    Nice. I like those alot. I'll take an IS350...
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    gorgeous looking cars :eek2:
     
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    The 2006 IS is hot stuff...there were 2 new IS on ebay for 2-3 days, bought by locals right away. The amount of car allocation of the new IS is very specific and rare.
     
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    black looks so badass on those badass cars
     
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    Max. output
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    @6400 rpm
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    (DIN) 250.0 Nm (184 lbft) (25.5 kgm)

    it deserves more. :sad2:
     
  18. onepointone

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    yea, i thought so with pictures, but like most things, pictures dont do the car justice. the car is hot in person. its much more of a 'lexus' than the is300. i IS300 had alot of stuff unique to it from the other cars, which is good in a way, but it didnt have the luxury. they did a badass job on these cars. you have to see it in person. i honestly can say i expected alot less out of the car when i saw pictures and heard specs. the new GS430 is making about the same power, but its just that its such a bigger/heavier car, it doesnt move like the new IS.


    i drove the auto/awd one today. its... about like the old IS300. it definately lacks some power, but the thing handles so good and the steering response is so good.

    i cant wait to get into a 6 speed 250.
     
  19. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I have my Lexus driving event this sunday.. I get to drive one :noes: :coold:
     
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    saw one in person yesterday. very hot car.
     
  21. onepointone

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    is fox sports putting it on? is it just for the IS350/250? we have an event this sunday at our dealership that im going to work. fox sports is putting it on and they are going to have the redskins game on these HUGE ass tv's, free beer/food/ect. they put me on test drives, so i get to ride around with customers all day.. :hsd:
     
  22. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    No Lexus is putting it on, you can drive the entire Lexus product line, and some BMW and MB competition.
    its called Taste of Lexus or something like that.
     
  23. onepointone

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    oh yea, the taste of luxury tour.. youll like that shit man... i hear they feed you very well and there is alot of stuff going on. if they have it there, check out the GX470 off-road demo, that thing is badass offroad. to bad 99% of the customer's buying them will NEVER let that thing see dirt :wtc: .
     
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    is300 looks like a civic
     
  25. sub9lulu

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    is 300> that
     

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