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      05-12-2006, 09:01 AM   #23
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I own a fully loaded 330i and my buddy just for his IS350 today. I got to drive it, but before i did we diabled the VDIM. I can Honestly say that NA engine is a dream and put along side my 330i it would rape it. It is such as beast! The quality of the interior and exterior is also amazing, using much more expensive leather than BMW.

Now i know many people will say "wait till you drive the 335i" but the IS350 is a four door sedan just like the 330i and when comparing sedan to sedan damn the IS350 rocks. Can't wait till the IS350 coupe comes out, i want to see it.

BTW all you Lexus Haters, MB haters, Audi Haters, or whatever haters, i love all cars whethers its a tuned focus to a GT40. I simple give credit where credit is due.

Congrats Lexus on the IS350.
One of the problems with the IS350 is that it's almost a 2 seater because unless you're 6 or an adult with no legs, there's almost no room in the back seat. The car seems like it was designed to give the front seat passengers all the comfort while completely screwing the back seat passengers. Either that or their target demographic is someone with no family or no kids and uses the back seat as a storage container.

The IS 250/350's have not sold well in this metro area and it contains a large number of Lexus' traditional audience. The Lexus dealer is across the road from the BMW/MB dealer and the E90's on the road outnumber the new IS by a very wide margin.
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      05-13-2006, 04:09 AM   #24
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Here's another comparison of these 2 cars by "professionals"

http://www.edmunds.com/apps/vdpconta...1/pageNumber=1
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My final decision was between IS350 and 330i

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Originally Posted by CSL
I own a fully loaded 330i and my buddy just for his IS350 today. I got to drive it, but before i did we diabled the VDIM. I can Honestly say that NA engine is a dream and put along side my 330i it would rape it. It is such as beast! The quality of the interior and exterior is also amazing, using much more expensive leather than BMW.

Now i know many people will say "wait till you drive the 335i" but the IS350 is a four door sedan just like the 330i and when comparing sedan to sedan damn the IS350 rocks. Can't wait till the IS350 coupe comes out, i want to see it.

BTW all you Lexus Haters, MB haters, Audi Haters, or whatever haters, i love all cars whethers its a tuned focus to a GT40. I simple give credit where credit is due.

Congrats Lexus on the IS350.
I bought my first BMW a couple of months ago. My previous cars were a Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, Mercury Villager, Ford Taurus, Ford Ranger, Mazda 626 and Ford Pinto.

As you see, no experience whatsoever in the sports-luxury market.

I test-drove the Mercedes C350 Sport, the Lexus IS350, the Infinity G35 and M35, the Audi A4, the VW Passat, the Acura TL, and of course, the BMW 325i and 330i.

At the end, I felt undecided between the IS350 and the 330i.

IS350? Powerful, upscale interior, less expensive
330i? Better handling (real sports driving), an icon

And I went for the 330i, and I don't regret it.
I'm enjoying every minute of it!!
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      05-13-2006, 08:29 AM   #26
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HAHAHAHHA... you are absolutely correct.

Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right A B A B START..... sweet, still remembered it after all those years!!
ROFL!! I immediately thought the same thing.

Although, I remember it as Up Up, Down Down, Left Right, Left Right, B A, B A Start (not A B).

By the way. Contra just got added to Xbox 360 live marketplace to download!
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HAHAHAHHA... you are absolutely correct.

Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right A B A B START..... sweet, still remembered it after all those years!!

I thinks its B A and not A B. I can not belive I remember this. I used to throw in a select there before start because I usually played with 2 people.
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You could, but it takes many steps. You cannot simply push a button like you could on the E90.
Little known fact, the code to do it is actually a combination of all the fatality moves from Mortal Kombat. But you have to do it in the right character order or it won't work.....
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      05-13-2006, 11:05 AM   #29
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the is350 is an awesome car.....if only they spent more time designing the outside as the inside.........

i would have bought one.............
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