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Hi everyone,

I'm Josh and live in Australia. Currently looking at buying an IS-F after much deliberation. Looking at so many cars and weighing up the pros and cons. At the moment the Lexus IS-F is my first preference. I'll be keeping an eye on this forum to get and insight into owning the IS-F. If there are other aussies on here who own one or are looking to buy one i'd love to hear from you. It's a very unique car over here. I've only seen one on the road so far.
 

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Welcome!
You've seen one more than I've seen in the U.S, although I hear they're out there.
What other cars are you considering?
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I've considered:

- Nissan GTR and 370Z
- Porsche Cayman S
- Audi TTS
- BMW 135i / 335i / M3

It's probably out of the 370Z and Lexus IS-F now. I know... two very different cars but I love them both.
 

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Those were my top choices too. I guess the stereo and the torque on the IS F decided it for me. Also only the Lexus and the BMW had responsive automatics. I thought I was sick of manual transmisisons at the time. In hindsight I probably should've gotten a manual Z or waited for the new Camaro. I miss having a stickshift. While the Lexus auto is great, it's still not as involving as a manual. It shifts fast, but there's no feel to it because you're really just pushing a switch. Nevertheless, the Lexus is a really cool car and I'm always happy to get in it and go for a spin.
I heard a new Nismo 370Z will be available in the US at least in June. It might be one to consider too.
 

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Welcome Josh. The 370z is a fine car....but if you're looking for a great balance of everyday driveability and weekend track duties, the IS F is the one for you.
 

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I've never owned a manual car so part of me wants to buy a manual Z to play with. But at the same time the IS-F is an impressive car with more practicality, and has more features. But it's pretty much double the price tag. I would keep my current car (97 Impreza RX Auto) for jobs where I wouldn't want to take a valuable car. It's a tough decision! I love too many cars. It was hard enough to eliminate others and get it down to two options :p
 

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Welcome!
You've seen one more than I've seen in the U.S, although I hear they're out there.
What other cars are you considering?
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No kidding, they are really elusive in Atlanta or something. I think veral said he saw a couple around Mall of GA but I have yet to see any other than my own living in Cobb County. Considering I know if at least 4 or 5 of us from Atlanta on the board, I'm surprised I haven't seen you guys around and about in the ATL.
 
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