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As a European, it's extremely hard to feel anything about this news. At least Lexus are doing something finally though!
Also not a big fan of the wheels. However, that's the easiest fix of all with a new car, so I'm not thinking about it at all.
I'm seeing "$55k" being throw around a lot. I'm assuming people are using the price differences between the 3rd gen GS to predict pricing for the IS500.
Differences: $8,470 ($9,849 with inflation)
A fully loaded IS350 is ~56k, I'd expect the 500 to be ~65k, around 5k less than the RCF which it directly competes with regardless of name. RC350 is around ~5k more than IS350. Great price point IMO
Yes we all know it gets pricey when you start adding on stuff. I though everyone understood it as "starting price".
If it's going to be $5k less than the $65,975 RC-F that would be around $61k.
Edit: Just to clarify, I'm not saying it will be $xx,xxx. I was just trying to find some logic behind this price tag that seems to be thrown out by some.
Totally, I figured the 500 would come fully loaded standard. It's Lexus at the end of the day they make you pay for EVERYTHING
is the 8 speed transmission any good? I want to hear the exhaust note, if it sounds like the LC500 or something close, it will be a very fun car to drive
Please forgive me for this stupid question. It's been a while since I brought a new car. Almost 15 years to be exact lol, but my E500 only has 40k on it so I haven't had to need for a new car.
Anyways, people are saying a fully loaded IS350 F Sport is $55k, but does that mean your average IS500 will have all those added on options/added cost already built in?
Like for example, at the time my W211 is pretty basic besides the air suspension. There were V6 models on the lot with AWD, navigation, rear window sunshade, panoramic roof, and so on.
honestly a few thousand dollars difference is not enough for me to pick the IS500, due to the fact that RC-F looks very sharp itself, especially with the hood scoop and side vents, thats one thing I was looking forward to for an IS-F. I think they need to price is much cheaper than RC-FI know for 1 fact that the F-Sport is just upgraded suspension, bigger disc brakes, tires, some TRD engine upgrade. LFA style Guage cluster
Since the 2022 IS 500 F-Sport introduction ,it just show some luxury options , memory driver seat, heated and cool seats and the 2UR-GSE V8 N/A motor. LFA style Guage cluster.
If it was introduced as a F-Performance more than likely the 2021 IS-500 will have all the bells and whistles. But you got to base it on what the canceled GSF price was with options. My ISF brandnew was almost at $70k, I am thinking it should be less than the RCF by a few thousands.
If it will be over $65K I'll get me the RCF or C8 instead which comes already complete with the bells and whistles.
Very True, that's the one thing that's making me double think about the IS 500 , although its just a F Sport with a F Performance engine, without the distinctive and iconic fender gills it just throws it off.honestly a few thousand dollars difference is not enough for me to pick the IS500, due to the fact that RC-F looks very sharp itself, especially with the hood scoop and side vents, thats one thing I was looking forward to for an IS-F. I think they need to price is much cheaper than RC-F
Very True, that's the one thing that's making me double think about the IS 500 , although its just a F Sport with a F Performance engine, without the distinctive and iconic fender gills it just throws it off.
I'm wondering what age bracket or market is Lexus trying to get in. I'm middle aged but not yet experiencing the mid life crisis.
I'm also hoping Lexus will Re-Brand it as the 2nd Gen ISF. Oh well it's a almost new platform lets see how well the IS 500 will do against the competition.