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View Poll Results: What do you think about the F badge on other cars like the IS350 F-Sport?
Like it 1 1.89%
Don't Like it 26 49.06%
Doesn't bother me 13 24.53%
Why don't they just buy a real F 13 24.53%
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post #1 of 30 Old 06-28-2011, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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F Badge on the F-Sport

Does anyone feel a little less special now that there are these little F-Sport IS's running around wearing our badges?? Or am I just a little nutty...

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post #2 of 30 Old 06-28-2011, 06:41 PM
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Nah. It doesn't bother me. The way I look at it is, it is still a 350. There will always be people upgrading cars looks to make it something it is not. I know the difference, that's all that matters.

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btw..what do you want the poll options to be?
Like it
Don't like it
doesn't matter
why don't they just buy an F

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poll options sound good to me hehe

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I like it. Even the gf knows the difference, often saying "awww cute, it's a baby F!".

TBH, it can do nothing but help the brand image. We could really use a larger aftermarket community and prove to Lexus (via sport product/car sales) that performance is a marketable feature worth investing in. Lexus has everyone beat in quality, but performance and styling sells cars to anyone with a pulse.

Another reason for making the 350 RWD only available as F sport is probably the slump in sales. Their wasn't anything really "cool" about the 250/350 that would bring in the younger male crowd.

Seeing Lexus carve out the 350 RWD and make it F sport only, is actually a great indication they plan to sell cars in the land of the living and not to the retirement home crowd.

As for feeling special, you know what they say about imitation...

Its like having a bunch of little minions zipping around.
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Well said :-)

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Poll created. Let me know if I can do anything else.

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I like it. Even the gf knows the difference, often saying "awww cute, it's a baby F!".
HA HA HA. I like it!!!

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TBH, it can do nothing but help the brand image. We could really use a larger aftermarket community and prove to Lexus (via sport product/car sales) that performance is a marketable feature worth investing in. Lexus has everyone beat in quality, but performance and styling sells cars to anyone with a pulse.

Another reason for making the 350 RWD only available as F sport is probably the slump in sales. Their wasn't anything really "cool" about the 250/350 that would bring in the younger male crowd.

Seeing Lexus carve out the 350 RWD and make it F sport only, is actually a great indication they plan to sell cars in the land of the living and not to the retirement home crowd.

As for feeling special, you know what they say about imitation...

Its like having a bunch of little minions zipping around.
I never thought about it that way. I might have to change my view from doesn't bother me to that I like the idea. Thanks for the insight. I just hope that Lexus will view it the same way.

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NP, although it is optimistic, I hope it is the direction they plan to take. The new GS should be a good indication if they plan to make a competitive sports car.

I was reading Wikipedia and saw this:

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The LS 460 Sport—a performance variant equipped with a sport-tuned air suspension, Brembo brakes, forged wheels, paddle shifters, body kit, and a unique interior—was added.[110][111] The Sport model received the Sport Direct Shift transmission, also found in the Lexus IS F, with downshift rev-matching capability and manual mode.
F Sport LS?
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doesnt bother me...would be a good thing if the Fsport details were a different color from F. but those in the know, know whats up. at least they are getting quality factory backed goods.

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