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For anyone else in the same situations, I emailed lexus concerning a few questions about the IS-F, including when the 2009's are expected to be out and I was informed that it would be this August. :D
 

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Any updates for the 2009 model?
Not that was mentioned. I asked about the ventiled seats (since heated/ventilated are currently listed as standard equip on the Lexus site) and there was no clear answer about that except that right now there is only heated seats.
 

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As a purist who thought prior to owning my IS F that you don't own a real sports car unless it has a manual, I've been re-educated by my Lexus IS F.

Yes, there is a learning curve and a period of adjustment and acceptence for this to occur. However while I still LOVE the control of the manual, there is no question that in a set of educated hands that the Lexus 8 speed is faster and has a ton of features that can't be matched by any current manual on the market today. I only wish that in manual mode that manual downshifting was totally manual, just as upshifting is, and not overidden by a computer chip. Maybe this can be upgraded or changed at some point????
 

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The 2009's will start production in Late August and arrive by October/November of this year !! As of this morning, no changes from the 08's to the 09's !!!

Only thing they are changing in the IS Family is Lexus "updated" the front end a little....
 

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The 2009's will start production in Late August and arrive by October/November of this year !! As of this morning, no changes from the 08's to the 09's !!!

Only thing they are changing in the IS Family is Lexus "updated" the front end a little....
Interesting...any pictures of this "update"? :D
 

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thanks andy!

so no changes whatsoever yet? i'm hoping they do something about the alpine interior and the long-shot of adding cooled seats.
 

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I know for a fact that in order to get the cooled seats, the seats that are in the IS-F would have to be re-worked, and the bolsters taken down.

As far as the Alpine Interior, pray for more white cows that stay clean ;)
 

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^lol. i just wish that maybe they pretreated the leather maybe. gah, i figured that was what was needed for cooled seats. bolsters > cold seats haha
 

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I know for a fact that in order to get the cooled seats, the seats that are in the IS-F would have to be re-worked, and the bolsters taken down.

As far as the Alpine Interior, pray for more white cows that stay clean ;)
So they currently aren't cooled? I test drove a loaded ISF today for 20 minutes and I was told multiple times the seats had heat AND cooling. Come to think of it, in that 20 minutes I didn't really feel my ars getting cold, and the AC was definitely on (it's hot out here). Wow... that sucks, I really like that feature in the standard IS's.
 

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I have a 3-month old 2008 IS F, and the seats are definitely NOT cooled, just heated. Dealer who told you anything else was wrong. Hopefully, you'll still give the car serious consideration, as it's absolutely phenomenal, despite this minor convenience issue.

Good luck!
 

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phxdiesel, the seats are only heated, not cooled !! Maybe it's time you talk to someone that knows the product ...... ;)
 

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phxdiesel, the seats are only heated, not cooled !! Maybe it's time you talk to someone that knows the product ...... ;)
Yeah well it's not a big deal in my book.. But definitely would have been a plus, I live in Arizona and it's 110+ outside right now. I did end up purchasing a loaded ISF yesterday and love it. It is very hard to drive it "easy" during its break-in period.
 

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No need to drive "easy", just don't use your Cruise Control !!! Other than that, drive it like you stole it !!!
Yeah, It's been getting a bit of a workout. I am tempted to drive it up to Monterey, but figure hours of constant speed probably isn't a good thing.
 
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