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Old 02-21-2003, 02:09 AM
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Looks like we will see a coupe and a convertible version of the IS300 coupe in 2004. Nice.
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Sorry. Confirmed and aged photochop. Also turns up on our website once every blue moon.
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Maybe, but we will see a coupe for sure. And I wont be surprised to see it look very close to the above.
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It is highly unlikely that a coupe will turn up this generation. The current platform is in its 3rd NAM model year and in its 5th JDM model year. The earliest one might turn up is MY2006, but it will neither be an "IS" nor a "300", nor likely look very much like the current IS300.
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looks like a solara
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not very exciting at all
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A convertable too? Damn!
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That pic is at least 2 years old. This iteration of the IS will be sedan/sportcross only.

The next gen will model the 3 series. Sedan/coupe/convert. Sportcross will be dropped. IS 430 not a go either.
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the guys on the IS board hate it when someone posts this. its been showing up every other week for a year or so on there.
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Originally posted by DtEW
It is highly unlikely that a coupe will turn up this generation. The current platform is in its 3rd NAM model year and in its 5th JDM model year. The earliest one might turn up is MY2006, but it will neither be an "IS" nor a "300", nor likely look very much like the current IS300.
Hmmm...if that is the case...interesting.
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Originally posted by 1SICKLEX
That pic is at least 2 years old. This iteration of the IS will be sedan/sportcross only.

The next gen will model the 3 series. Sedan/coupe/convert. Sportcross will be dropped. IS 430 not a go either.

IS 430 not a go?
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NICE 4 YEAR OLD PHOTOCHOP JOB.

there will be no IS430
there will be no IS300 coupe
there will be no IS300 convert.

at least not until after the first body style change....keeeep waiting.
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man and i thought i found a future prospect
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a is300 coupe would be hot.
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hey gavril, why so many photochops posted?
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Lexus says a Coupe version is quite probable for the IS300 - for the 2006 redesign. But we won't see a Coupe version before hand.
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lexus is becoming as boring as the toyota brand, like they've taken the spot as the official old mans car.
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It looks like a 1st gen CL!!!!
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lexus is becoming as boring as the toyota brand, like they've taken the spot as the official old mans car.
Well, the ES 300/LS 430/RX 300 caters to those people, yes. The IS/GS/RX 330 caters to people not as boring. Lexus is no more boring than Acura, or Infiniti or Audi.
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2004 Lexus IS Pictures From Japan



For those of you waiting for a legit picture of the 2004 Toyota Altezza, also known as the Lexus IS 300 in the states, then wait no longer. Below is a picture of the new Altezza/IS that is set to hit Japan in the Fall of 2004. Not only will Japan lose the famous 2.0 liter engine, but they will gain two new engines that will help push the car's sporty image.

The car will share one engine with the new Aristo, known as the Lexus GS in the states. They will come with a 3.5 liter V6 engine in Japan. The engine code is 453F and the specs are as follows: 280hp @ 6400 rpm, 238 lb-ft @ 4000. Also, there will be a smaller V6 with a displacement of 2.5 liters available for the new Altezza.

Other rumors for the IS that is bound to appear in the states is that they will come out with a 3.3 liter-V6, meaning that Lexus is saying goodbye to the inline. The hybrid is also rumored to come equipped with AWD, just like it's big brother, the GS.
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I think I like the current IS better, with more angular sharp edges. But I won't complain about the new 3.5L.
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Originally posted by danny25
I think I like the current IS better, with more angular sharp edges. But I won't complain about the new 3.5L.
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Lexus IS300 changes for 2004

IS 300 (Preliminary)

* 3 New Colors
* Bluestone Metallic (8N6) [9/03 production; replaces Solar Yellow (576)]
* Indigo Ink Pearl (8P4) [8/03 production; replaces Intensa Blue Pearl (8N8)]
* Savannah Metallic (4R4) [8/03 production; replaces Cibola Gold Metallic (585)]

* Driver's Seat Memory
* 2-position seat memory for driver's seat (set w/ optional power seats)
* Controls slide position, front/rear vertical cushion position, and recline angle
* Memory control buttons are located to left of steering wheel (e.g. coin holder area)

* Smoked Gray Lights
* The headlights, fog lights, and taillights are all finished in smoked gray (for both sedan and SportCross)

* Speed-Sensitive and Shift-Linked Automatic Door Lock/Unlock

* New 11-Spoke Wheel
* Optional 11-spoke wheel (from Sport Design) available w/ summer and all-season tires for both sedan and SportCross

* New Mist-Type Front Washer Nozzle
* Shortened spray time and improved visibility during spray

* New Interior Accents
* Bright Silver replaces Dark Silver for:
* Window switch-surround
* Chronograph gauge and instrument cluster background
* Climate control dial rings
* Audio volume/tuning rings
* Steering wheel stitching, logo, and bezel bar
* Black replaces Dark Silver for:
* Audio plate surround
* A/T housing plate surround (soft feel paint)

* New Storage Compartment for non-NAV models
* New storage compartment with spring-loaded retractable lid is located in place of NAV for those models not equipped with NAV

* Audio Changes
* "RDS" and "Type" buttons have been replaced with 2 "Type" buttons to scroll up or down
* "6 DISC CD CHANGER" text has moved from the left of the CD eject button to a larger, more prominent position across the opening cover of the CD slot
* The LCD text display has gone from the use of short bars to smaller dots

* Oil Maintenance Indicator Light
* Blinks upon start-up when mileage interval is between 4500 and 5000 miles
* Stays illuminated when mileage interval exceeds 5000 miles
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How about 50 extra HP and 2 less doors?
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no IS330 for 2004, damn...
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I doubt any of this will help increase sales of the car.
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this car needs at least 255hp, hopefully 2004 we'll here some news on the new model.
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It is a nice looking car IMO. More hp would increase sales like cray I bet.
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Still needs more hp.
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Originally posted by gavriil
How about 50 extra HP and 2 less doors?
Absolutely right...

And a S/Cer would be nice too...
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I know owning a Lexus is about the details but IMO, they shouldn't even bother with the IS until the next model.

Gotta love that new oil maintenance light (which is not a bad idea but seems more in place in a SUV than a sport sedan)
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Confirmed! Lexus IS gets 4.3 liter V8 this fall

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The traditional definition of a muscle car is a smaller car given the engine of a bigger car. Well, Lexus has a smaller car, the IS 300, and it has a nice engine from a bigger car, the 4.3-liter V8. Voilà: muscle car.

Lexus has tapped Rod Millen to assemble its IS 430 muscle car, which should be completed this fall. The V8 will not be supercharged or turbocharged but will get enough massaging to put out 350 to 360 hp, with the emphasis on “street driveability.”

The power will run through a Getrag six-speed manual to a drivetrain upgraded to handle the extra power. The car also gets bigger brakes and 18-inch wheels.

Is this a production tease? We hope so. Word is the engine requires only an extra three-quarters of an inch of hood space to fit, a clearance that could easily be accommodated.
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I cant see Lexus doing this with no plans to go production with it.
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Repost but still worth being in this part of the forum.
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Time to save up some coin.
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Thats gonna be one quick car.
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will be expensive....guess i need to start saving.
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Finally! lexus finally opened their eyes to a new segment in the market, which bases on their already noticable quality should easily take market share from other car manufacteurs. Now if only acura would do the same, Honda/Acura don't seem to car much about producing oversized engines for cars. I'm sure if lexus has a good showing with the IS V8 then Acura will be more inclined to jump into the water also
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