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I have only had my F since May of 09 I am a car guy work for a Chevy dealer and am thinking within the next couple months getting rid of the F. I love it no problems no negative just really like the new CTS-V. I can pick up a loaded one fairly cheap and I have equity in my F decisions decisions just wanted to see what your guys thoughts were.
 

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I have only had my F since May of 09 I am a car guy work for a Chevy dealer and am thinking within the next couple months getting rid of the F. I love it no problems no negative just really like the new CTS-V. I can pick up a loaded one fairly cheap and I have equity in my F decisions decisions just wanted to see what your guys thoughts were.
I would encourage you to stay in the F. I am biased toward the Lexus product, no doubt. Your comment has summed up all the good things about any Lexus product. You love it, have no negatives and it has equity. Have you heard those same kind of comments coming from any Cadillac owners? My thoughts are that the Cad's seem to lose a lot more value over time than the Lexi do. There is a whole lot of info out there to support that fact. If it's just the pure styling you like better and you don't care about resale, quality of materials, build quality and all the things that keep Lexus what it is, then go for it! Remember, you will always arrive in a Lexus and just show up in anything else. ;)
 

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I think you should keep it, I also have an 08 sts-v, very nice car but the materials are very cheap, it will squeak, fall apart and mine has done the same problem 3 times so far when the battery dies every 3 weeks or month, the car only has 3000 miles on it! I heard a few probs about the new CTS-V as well.

Lexus all the way! if u sell it I think you will regret it.
 

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GM is a piece of crap. When the pay me back for the "secured bonds" that they defaulted on, then..............I will look.

Stick with the LSF!!
 

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I think you will most likely find Lexus ownership a lot more trouble free. I've heard a lot of Cadillac horror stories.

Then again, the CTS-V is an amazing machine, at least performance-wise.

Good luck with your decision.

Jeff
08 Smoky Granite Mica IS-F
 

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I'll never buy an American car again. My Escalade is the biggest POS. Something is always going wrong with it. Got my money's worth a LONG time ago on the extended warranty. It's always one thing after another. Keep the F. You'll regret trading down for the CTS-V. It's a hp monster and that's about it.
 

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I'll never buy an American car again. My Escalade is the biggest POS. Something is always going wrong with it. Got my money's worth a LONG time ago on the extended warranty. It's always one thing after another. Keep the F. You'll regret trading down for the CTS-V. It's a hp monster and that's about it.
U think Escalade is a POS? Try Fu**in Range Rovers..I freakin love these cars due to the look with lots of luxury and suppose to have a rep being one of the best sought after SUV!! WRONG!! Nothing but problems!:mad:
 

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I think the CTS-V is an awesome looking and performing vehicle. I concur with a lot of previous comments regarding resale value and reliability. That doesn't just go for Cadillac though. Others can say what they want and tout the Cadillac Vs, BMW Ms, or Mercedes AMGs...see what they say 100,000 miles from now when the Lexus F is the only vehicle among them that isn't breaking after extended hard driving.

Stick with the ISF. You already purchased it and have taken the hit on the initial depreciation. The ISF is only a few mods away from leaving its competition in the dust. There may not be many aftermarket parts out for it yet, but it does have some serious tuning potential.
 

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Oh aftermarket parts are coming. You can get nitrious, twinturbo kit, someone is working on a single turbo kit in the engine bay, headers are being made...plus I'm sure the list goes on. Anyway back to the CTS-V. My cousin is a service writter at a GM dealer and he said he sees them in there all the time for the same problems all the time. I would personally stick with the F but go with your heart.
 

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I appreciate the info of what you guys think. But the F has not been without it's problems I have had it in numerous times for alignment issues, cats replaced because it would not stop smelling like ass, rearview mirror replaced and all within 15k miles. I also would say that Equity only because I stole one and work for a dealer but they have lost 20k+ in value so it is not holding value very well either. I do love the F but it is lacking in some area's like all cars I guess being a car guy I am never happy and I used to spend ton's of money making cars faster i.e. my 600HP 300ZX but then they become even more problems and I think turbo or supercharging the F with all it's electronics etc. would end up being a nightmare and cost a fortune so I don't think I want to go that way.

Just wanted to say thanks and if I go with one I will let you know I am really on the fence so it would have to be a smoking deal for me to move on one.
 

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Alignment issues? Rearview Mirror replaced? Is this what you are getting rid of the car for? Sounds like you didnt even buy the car new, so I wouldnt be surprised if the previous tortured or did something stupid with the car, reason for the car smelling like ass.... If you are not happy with the F cause of a simple mirror replacement and alignment issues(probably a tire pull, not even the car's prob) then God bless you with the GM product, Im sure their only problems are just signal bulbs and you definitely wont have a bad smell from their exhaust especially the vette....
 

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The mirror replacement was A TSB that, to be performed, has to be requested by the owner. I don't consider that to be a problem. I had mine done, and I'm happy with the result.

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All I can say is if Horsepower is all you are after " I say this beacuse fit and finish, rigidity, build quailty, and material usage in ANY GM product" is No Where Near the quailty of Lexus and is one of the absolute Biggest reasons I will not buy an American car again. This is coming from a die hard Mopar fanatic. I wont purchase the new Challenger for this same reason and believe me, I waited patiently for the Challenger to arrive and then bought the F. End of story. Good luck with your decision and enjoy it no matter what you choose.
 

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I never said I would get rid of the F for the reasons but some people feel Lexus is perfect all though I love my F no car is perfect they all have problems. I was stating a point not that I was complaining about these problems. The car had 1,900 miles on it when I bought it and I have bought to new sets of tires so it is not a tire pull issue.

I will keep the F one of those things I go drive it and all is forgotten. I think I will just upgrade my exhaust to help me like the car even more.
 

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Hmmm...I haven't had the slightest problem with mine. Of course I have only 8000 miles on it (in 5 months). I know what you are saying about the equity thing. I bought a new 08 in 09 and got over 13k off of MSRP, so I avoided most of the initial depreciation.

With regards to the CTS-V if you get one...be prepared to buy some wider wheels and tires. In most of the magazines I have read, the CTS-Vs performance stats aren't much quicker than the ISF's, and I am guessing it is because it has difficulty hooking up so much power with 285mm rear tires. 550+ lb/ft of torque, 4200+ lb curb weight, and rear wheel drive = burnout central. Lots of fun though.
 

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No need for the CTS-V! It's sure is a monster when it comes to horse power but that's about it. Needless to say, the IS-F is lower in horse power but it has "real" luxury! Not only is it a "beast" but it's more comfortable and realiable than any vehicle out there.

To sum it up, you get the real deal with the IS-F (LUXURY, SPEED, REALIABILITY, SEXINESS AND OF COURSE THE BRAND LEXUS!!)
 

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I kept it I went through I moment of weakness. Working in the car business it's hard when you see new stuff. But I am really happy with the F and why mess with that I will keep it and enjoy it.
 

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I made the choice between the IS-F, CTS-V, and C63 about 8 months ago. I chose the IS-F and haven't looked back, the other vehicles were beasts but lexus was the total package for me, and good gas mileage for a daily driver(as far as ANY V8 goes). It does everything I ask and more. White interior looks great and is truly unique, radar cruise isn't available on CTS-V or C-class, and a Naturally aspirated toyota V8 is gonna hold up better than a super-charged GM V8 any day.

But, your money your choice. I'd keep the F:D
 

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America is all about choice, I've found that most people are happier when they choose a foreign product since GM doesn't have the quality. I've driven Honda for the past 7 years and an IS F for the past couple and couldn't be happier...until I upgrade them.

No car is ever going to be perfect as that is impossible, but Lexus is as close as you'll get.
 
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