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I went for another drive out west. It's always a good trip, even in the rain. It stopped for a bit so I tried to get a quick picture.


I'm still amazed at how great this car is on the highway. It behaves like you'd expect at Lexus to, but when you need to pass it's not a Lexus anymore. At least it's not like any Lexus I'd driven before. It seems to take no time to go from 100Km/h to, well let's say a "safe" passing speed. I just love this car.
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Would agree 100% with you. Very nice road car that >

loves to tackle the twisty curves of the mountain roads too! Enjoy !
 

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Nice pic!! Sounds like a fun drive, I like doing the twisty's here in the hill country :)
 

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It looks to me like those are the Neiman Marcus rims? It could be the angle, but I've seen the NM rims up close and this is how they look.Chrome on the outside and the smokey (grey) granite on the inside, instead of just the smokey granite (grey) all over.IF those are the NM rims then they're worth more than the stock rims,,, hold onto them!!!!!
 

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The rims do have the sliver of chrome and then smokey grey but it's not a NM car. It's the fully loaded Canadian car. Do the Canadian cars get the NM version of the rims? Maybe that's why they said replacement was $3000 for one.

Since us Canucks can't get laser cruiser, parking sensors, or pre-collision maybe we get the good rims....
 

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I would look into it because if that's the case then they are NM rims (only,not the car) .Maybe just in Canada that's how they're made I dont know, but it's definitely worth checkin out!! If they are the NM rims then sell those and get the regular is-f rims and make an extra $ 500.00 :D
 

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I would look into it because if that's the case then they are NM rims (only,not the car) .Maybe just in Canada that's how they're made I dont know, but it's definitely worth checkin out!! If they are the NM rims then sell those and get the regular is-f rims and make an extra $ 500.00 :D
I'll try to find out. The reason I know the replacement cost though is because I got a small chip in the first couple of weeks I got the car. That probably won't help me sell them. I really like the chrome accents though so I don't think I would get rid of them.
 

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According to our General Mgr. that wheel was/is only available on 2008 models in Canada. At the time we asked about them during the launch of the IS-F and apparently they weren't/aren't available in the US on the IS-F. I believe that is a "machined" area on the spoke or it might be "polished" but I don't think it is chrome.
 

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Thanks Doug, they do look awfully close to the Neiman Marcus ones..we had that rim in stock at one time that's how I thought I saw it.,but now that you said it,that it is a Canadian rim.
 

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honestly, whats gay is that...you can buy the IS-F rims from the sewell dealership...i think thats pretty gay, its like so many people have the 5 series or 6 series and they buy the M series rims for those car and it basically makes the ones who actually have the M5 or M6 and the stocked rims on those just look like a regular 5 series or 6 series...thats a mistake they should change for all exotic cars...!
 

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Keep in mind, if Lexus wanted to be like BMW then they would do it just like BMW. Also the "M" branding has been out just a weee bit longer than the "F" car.
 

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yeah, i know, but all im saying is they should keep a car unique and when buying a car like this, they shouldnt sell parts of the car so that lower models are able to purchase to get the same look
 

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yeah, i know, but all im saying is they should keep a car unique and when buying a car like this, they shouldnt sell parts of the car so that lower models are able to purchase to get the same look
Fortunately for the aftermarket world, that is what it survives on. Making a lower model car look like a higher model car within the same manufacturer. We all know "the real thing" when we see it. Those posers can't roll with you..you are the "F" man! :)
 

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Fortunately for the aftermarket world, that is what it survives on. Making a lower model car look like a higher model car within the same manufacturer. We all know "the real thing" when we see it. Those posers can't roll with you..you are the "F" man! :)
hahaha, and so are you!! we can be the "F" Gang
 
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