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Gentlemen, I have been lurking for several months now so I wanted to join the forum. I currently do not own an IS F...but I have begun my research into this awesome car...to help my decision for an IS F..or a GS 450h. I hope you don't mind some of my questions...I'm just trying to get the right vehicle for me.
I currently own a Supercharged Landcruiser...so I am a big fan of supercharging . If I may say...I have read criticisms of the IS F are mainly the harsher ride and "too many gears" . Do ya'll feel these issues will be addressed in the next Gen IS F..or are these so-callled issues overexaggerated?
Thankyou for having me aboard!
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go drive one and all those criticisms will be laid to rest. the ride is firm but it doesnt break your back. and the transmission is so smooth that you dont ever notice it shifting. it shifts awesome on its own. and it doesnt go into 7th until your above 60km/h and 8th above 70km/h. so around town it will at the most go into 6th. 7 and 8 are mainly for highway cruising. thats how it gets such great fuel economy. i've got 32mpg (imperial) on mine on a 600km trip.

once u get in, and give it some throttle the smile on your face will immediately let you know which car to get.....
 

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Gentlemen, I have been lurking for several months now so I wanted to join the forum. I currently do not own an IS F...but I have begun my research into this awesome car...to help my decision for an IS F..or a GS 450h. I hope you don't mind some of my questions...I'm just trying to get the right vehicle for me.
I currently own a Supercharged Landcruiser...so I am a big fan of supercharging . If I may say...I have read criticisms of the IS F are mainly the harsher ride and "too many gears" . Do ya'll feel these issues will be addressed in the next Gen IS F..or are these so-callled issues overexaggerated?
Thankyou for having me aboard!
airlaird

Harsher ride - I drive my IS F on a host of different driving conditions. If you are used to performance suspensions, this ride is tolerable. Rebound is a bit harsh if you aren't used to it. A good coilover suspension will cure the harsh ride if you are looking to lower it in the future or you are looking for adjustability.

Too many gears - I think 6 or 7 is plenty for this car. 8 gears are many for this car, but you will appreciate the fuel economy in return in long distance runs.

Lexus is very good at improving their products. I wouldn't doubt the next gen IS F will be better. But don't expect a new IS F anytime soon. It is possible the current generation IS (released in Feb 05 as a 2006 model) may stretch from the conventional 5 year cycle to possibly 6 or 7.
 

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Thanks guys for the input....I know the ride issue is very subjective...my research continues ;-)) Amazing that here in Dallas...I have seen only may be three driving around within the last year...certainly a unique car and surprisingly very elusive.
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