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2014 Lexus IS... Yes? No?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by GuyWithCamera, Jan 16, 2013.

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Poll closed Mar 7, 2013.
  1. No

    26 vote(s)
    51.0%
  2. Yes

    25 vote(s)
    49.0%
  1. Jan 16, 2013 at 8:20 AM
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    GuyWithCamera

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    So, Lexus/Toyota brought out the newest BMW 3 series/Mercedes C class/Audi A4 etc... fighter at the Detroit Autoshow.

    I have always been a fan of the Lexus IS series. From the 1st gen IS300 to the outgoing IS250/350.

    But this thing is hard to look at and make sense of... The front end is overly stretched and exaggerated and unless Toyota got Nike's permission, I think there might be a law suit because of the use of their "swish" symbol.

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    Interior is pretty nice though... But not enough to get people to trade in their 328I/335I BMW's, Or C-Class benz'

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  2. Jan 16, 2013 at 8:23 AM
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    TexAggie

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    Older ones looked way better IMO.
     
  3. Jan 16, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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    GP3

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    Based on looks alone, I would choose a one of their competitors.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2013 at 8:30 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    The front end kind of looks like an overly constipated person trying to fire one off... I like the older look better.
     
  5. Jan 16, 2013 at 8:33 AM
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    rab89

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    I'm betting this front end get's mocked, and then popular once it grows on people.... 12 tacoma upgrade was the same around here.
     
  6. Jan 16, 2013 at 8:35 AM
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    Pugga

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    That grille just needs to be redone. It looks ridiculous! I don't mind the slanted headlights but the grille is awful.
     
  7. Jan 16, 2013 at 8:37 AM
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    GP3

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    They put their own spin to an S4/EvoX grille. It didn't work.
     
  8. Jan 16, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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    :laughing:
     
  9. Jan 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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    Jerez

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    Idk how I feel about it yet...I had a 2nd gen IS (current style) that I sold for my truck and I still think that it looked better than this new one :anonymous:
     
  10. Jan 16, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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    I bet the grill looks great in person, though...and where do you see a Nike Swoosh? Am I blind?
     
  11. Jan 16, 2013 at 10:33 AM
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  12. Jan 16, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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    I clicked no, but the more I look the more I like..
     
  13. Jan 16, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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    NO way, I'd go with a 3 series or Audi if I was looking at a sports sedan. Looks are a big factor with me and cars.
     
  14. Jan 16, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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    Front end looks like when people use photoshop to stretch/compress their pictures so they look smaller.. haha, reminds me of that
     
  15. Jan 16, 2013 at 1:59 PM
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    haha I know what you mean, but just remember in 3 months when you start to like it, that I told you so...
     
  16. Jan 16, 2013 at 1:59 PM
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    the LED under the lights, but it doesn't actually look like a swoosh IMO
     
  17. Jan 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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    Looks nice . Liking the new Vette more though .
     
  18. Jan 16, 2013 at 2:14 PM
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    I voted no. I still love my current 2nd gen is350.
     
  19. Jan 18, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

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    It doesn't look as bad as OP's pics...taken directly from lexus.com

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  20. Jan 18, 2013 at 8:04 PM
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    That looks nasty. The ass end looks ok, but it you look at the side shot it looks like the side is short and the roof is real tall... The headlights are to small too.
     
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