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You must be bloody joking!! (archive)

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Posted by Slaterson on September 14, 2000 at 22:35:48:

In Reply to: test drive of a IS 300 posted by jake on September 14, 2000 at 21:53:08:

I respect most people's views but come on man!!

Pick up this month's Car & Driver and weep:

1. Transmission: M3 = 5-speed or Auto
IS = Auto only

2. Acceleration: M3 = 5.5/14.1
IS = 7.6/15.9

3. Road Course: M3 = 1.21
IS = Did not even bother.

4. Price: M3 = $32,000 (low mileage 1998)
IS = $34,600 plus dealer profit

The IS300 looks nice and is a decent concept. But, as it was executed, it's better compared to the Acura CL Type-S and other "personal luxury" SUV.

It will sell in the weak performance car market to be sure but, personally, for $34.6g, I'll take a three-year-old M3 and pocket the extra $3,000.


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