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    Quote Originally Posted by dimi View Post
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    I doubt it even competes with the C43/S4/M340i.
    It would be the only car I'd own out of warranty, with those other three you better have deep pockets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimi View Post
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    What’s so exciting about this car? It is essentially a 13-year-old platform, with a bunch of recycled parts, and some updates. In terms of performance, N/A V8 RWD in Calgary, I doubt it even competes with the C43/S4/M340i.
    I think its a pretty sweet car all in all. Yea it will suck in Calgary, Colorado... other high elevation places. But it's nice to see the Japanese still doing a bit of performance oriented stuff to compete with ze germans. Plus... 500 hp v8 or a 540 hp I4? I know which one sounds better to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimi View Post
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    What’s so exciting about this car? It is essentially a 13-year-old platform, with a bunch of recycled parts, and some updates. In terms of performance, N/A V8 RWD in Calgary, I doubt it even competes with the C43/S4/M340i.
    You're minimizing the important part - "some updates" is actually a huge difference if you compare it to an IS F, and the reason they're recycling the parts (i.e. drivetrain) is because that's the best part of the car, and continues to hold up against competition.

    I'd take the lexus 8 days a week over those cars. N/A V8 is a big part of that choice; regardless of whether it's quicker than those cars at our elevation, it's certainly quick enough to be fun and makes a great noise.

    There's a high likelihood in a few more years I'll either buy a used one of these or a GS F if I can find one that's not crack money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimi View Post
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    What’s so exciting about this car? It is essentially a 13-year-old platform, with a bunch of recycled parts, and some updates. In terms of performance, N/A V8 RWD in Calgary, I doubt it even competes with the C43/S4/M340i.
    Well W206 has been downsized to 2L 4. Can't wait for BMW and Audi to follow and loses the 6s.

    All of them can potentially noise neutered and uses fake speaker noises.

    TLDR, those 3 cars are all turning into Beyond Meat and Lexus just gave us a juicy steak.

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    Fair enough. The V8 is going to sound amazing no doubt, and it’s going to be a reliable car, I’ll give it that.

    Still I don’t see how it “competes”. The 470hp RC-F does a 12.7 ¼, while a “382hp” m340i does a 12.2 lol. Add in some real-world adverse weather conditions and our elevation, the performance is not even close. To me the 6s sound good too.

    Isn’t performance one of the main reasons you buy this car, I mean its called F Sport “Performance”.

    W206 is certainly disappointing.

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    Depends on a persons definition of performance. To me, performance =/= acceleration. Driving dynamics, and the general experience are way more important than .5s diff in the 1/4 IMO. That's part of the reason the LC500, despite being a slow boat with a 15 year old powertrain (compared to other GT cars), is pretty well universally regarded as a fantastic car.

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    But this car if you are going to enjoy it for 15 years.
    Don't buy this car if you're shakalaka.

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    I'm surprised how many people are "excited" about this... take a 15 year old tech and put it in a model car? no thanks. Give me hybrid torque filled tech with a turbo engine any day of the week. Cept for the sound, that I cant argue against/

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    I am fully supportive of more options in the 500Hp sedan market segment, regardless of whether I would ever consider buying this particular one.
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

    If you think I have been trying to present myself as intellectually superior, then you truly are a dimwit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    500HP V8 helps
    Yeah but you get a 460 hp V8 in a Mustang GT these days. It will sound great but it will probably get walked by an M340i.
    Last edited by heavyD; 02-24-2021 at 05:51 PM.

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    It would definitely get walked by a M340i at our elevation.

    edit: [email protected] mustang GT comparison. Fords/mustangs are utter garbage interior-wise compared to new Lexus' (Lexii?).
    Last edited by cjblair; 02-24-2021 at 06:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyD View Post
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    Yeah but you get a 460 hp V8 in a Mustang GT these days. It will sound great but it will probably get walked by an M340i.
    Guess you better buy a track hawk then
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    It would definitely get walked by a M340i at our elevation.

    edit: [email protected] mustang GT comparison. Fords/mustangs are utter garbage interior-wise compared to new Lexus' (Lexii?).
    In other news the sky is blue and urine is yellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyD View Post
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    In other news the sky is blue and urine is yellow.
    Did Consumer Reports confirm this?

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    Lmao who the fuck neg repped me for my comment.. this forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by riander5 View Post
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    Lmao who the fuck neg repped me for my comment.. this forum
    That’s a move that would take a pretty heavy D to pull off
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

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    Quote Originally Posted by riander5 View Post
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    Lmao who the fuck neg repped me for my comment.. this forum
    Forums or communities with anonymous comment/member rankings is on par with Reddit levels of stupidity. I wouldn’t get bend outta shape over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyD View Post
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    In other news the sky is blue and urine is yellow.
    You're the one that brought it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    You're minimizing the important part - "some updates" is actually a huge difference if you compare it to an IS F, and the reason they're recycling the parts (i.e. drivetrain) is because that's the best part of the car, and continues to hold up against competition.

    I'd take the lexus 8 days a week over those cars. N/A V8 is a big part of that choice; regardless of whether it's quicker than those cars at our elevation, it's certainly quick enough to be fun and makes a great noise.

    There's a high likelihood in a few more years I'll either buy a used one of these or a GS F if I can find one that's not crack money.
    Did we just become best friends!!!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    Did we just become best friends!!!?
    Maybe. Unless you're trying to find a GS F in which case I think we're enemies? Idk.

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