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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. GuyWithCamera

    GuyWithCamera [OP] Well-Known Member

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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. TexAggie

    TexAggie Well-Known Member

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    Older ones looked way better IMO.
     
  3. GP3

    GP3 Well-Known Member

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    Based on looks alone, I would choose a one of their competitors.
     
  4. 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. rab89

    rab89 Well-Known Member

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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. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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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. GP3

    GP3 Well-Known Member

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    They put their own spin to an S4/EvoX grille. It didn't work.
     
  8. Mapcinq

    Mapcinq Well-Known Member

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  9. Jerez

    Jerez SoCal LED Dash Swap

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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. friction

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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. The1youluv2hate

    The1youluv2hate Well-Known Member

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    I like the Es and the Gs
     
  12. Large

    Large Red

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    I clicked no, but the more I look the more I like..
     
  13. sammy87

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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. Swank

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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. rab89

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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. rab89

    rab89 Well-Known Member

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    the LED under the lights, but it doesn't actually look like a swoosh IMO
     
  17. MightyMouse-SCT

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    Looks nice . Liking the new Vette more though .
     
  18. TRDsport253

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    I voted no. I still love my current 2nd gen is350.
     
  19. Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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

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  20. kcrob1

    kcrob1 Choot It!

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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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