The IS-F has made me cry.

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  1. KawahWahidi

    KawahWahidi Member

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    http://kereta.info/is-it-the-real-exhaust-fake-exhaust-pipe-tip/

    Scroll down and look at the exhaust.
    WHY WOULD THEY DO SUCH A THING?! They DECEIVE.

    I guess it's for the better, because with the exhaust being attached to the "Bumper flare" the sound would be less bassier.

    I'm not a huge fan of the IS-F (Lotus & Porsche FTW), but I can't believe they tricked me into believing that their exhaust was like that. :blowup:
     
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  2. cycletex92

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    Haha I felt the same way when I found out. Actually put my hand in between the real and fake tips on a friend's brother's IS-F because I couldn't believe it, and there's a good 3-4" of gap between the exhaust and the chrome tips. But I give T̶o̶y̶o̶t̶a̶ Lexus credit for at least making a sporty car
     
  3. KawahWahidi

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    Hell yeah, they made a really good looking car! I wonder if it'd put up a fight with the RS4 at all.
     
  4. cycletex92

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    I don't know, the IS-F looks meh to me. Looks too Camry-like and boring. But I still give them credit for trying. Hmm the RS4 and IS-F weigh about the same (3700 vs 3800 lbs) but the IS-F has about 50 ft-lbs on the RS4 (371 vs 317) and similar bhp. I'd imagine they'd be similar in performance (never driven either tho). Do you know if C&D or anyone did any performance comparisons?
     
  5. KawahWahidi

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    RS4 is AWD, so it'd BLAST through the start. The IS-F does have a bigger displacement, and a dual intake, but the auto-manual is laaaaaaame. The downshift apparently takes long to respond, and the Audi's got a 6 speed manual. But the IS-F's got an 8 speed.

    Edmunds did a comparison.

    RS4 0-60 in 4.3
    IS-F 0-60 in 4.8

    I like the Audi RS4. A lot actually. I've loved German cars forever.
     
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  6. cycletex92

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    Seems like a close enough race in a drag, whole different story on a track with the AWD and the IS-F's slow manumatic. I'd say a better comparison would be to a E90 M3. Both 4 door, V8, RWD. BMW does have the ridiculously slick 7 speed DCT. The paddle shifts on it take fractions of a second! Soooo smooth :shake: German cars? Do you prefer BMW, Audi or Mercs?
     
  7. KawahWahidi

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    Porsche and Audi! The E90 M3 would be a ridiculous challenge. With rear wheel drive, it'd have better handling. Against the GT2, however, both cars would fail under it's wrath. Haha, I dunno, the engine in the back would help it's RWD.

    I like the E46 and E36 better, though. They look sharper.
     
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    Haha GT2 911 is a whole league above the IS-F and M3. I'd like to see a comparo between the E90 M3 (4 door) and IS-F. E36 huh? You know anything about E36 M3s? I'm in the market for one
     

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