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Old 10-28-2002, 08:20 AM
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Saw an IS300 Sport Wagon for the first time today...

On the Dulles Toll Road on the way to work. Silver with dealer tags. And, you know, honestly...

I thought it looked damn cool.

Really.

It looks like nothing else on the road and sort of like a 4-door M Coupe. I really liked it. Too bad it's slushie-only as I bet I could get a real deal on one.
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Old 10-28-2002, 08:21 AM
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I prefer the sedan, wagon is ugly.

Also, too bad every r-i-c-e-r has the lights. They only look acceptable on the IS
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Old 10-28-2002, 08:23 AM
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I prefer the sedan, wagon is ugly.

Also, too bad every r-i-c-e-r has the lights. They only look acceptable on the IS

People say the M Coupe is ugly too but I like it as well.
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People say the M Coupe is ugly too but I like it as well.
you like saabs too, right? Looks like a saab to me.





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Old 10-28-2002, 08:25 AM
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People say the M Coupe is ugly too but I like it as well.
I love the M coupe, too small though....

Think it looks great
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Old 10-28-2002, 08:26 AM
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you like saabs too, right? Looks like a saab to me.





blechhhh
no, Saabs actually look good. That is horrible.

I can't believe TD likes that ass, but not the Z4...hmm...
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Old 10-28-2002, 08:27 AM
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you like saabs too, right? Looks like a saab to me.



Yup. I do like Saabs (looks-wise) a lot.

And this pic looks great to me. If it had a manual tranny, I'd have to buy one.

And, IMO, since it's a wagon, it just doesn't look r-i-c-e.
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Old 10-28-2002, 08:27 AM
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blechhhh
Gotta agree. Heinous.

(I like the M coupe, though. Didn't at first. Just had to get used to it.)
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Old 10-28-2002, 08:28 AM
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I love the M coupe, too small though....

Think it looks great
Exactly. This is like a bigger, slower (but not really slow) M Coupe.
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Old 10-28-2002, 08:31 AM
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Exactly. This is like a bigger, slower (but not really slow) M Coupe.
No, the M Coupe looks good, the Sport Wagon is horrible.

Plus, it is A LOT slower than an M Coupe. Especially the S54
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Old 10-28-2002, 08:34 AM
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You mean to tell me that you think the Z4 is the better looking car in this comparison?! Are you insane?!

This is no contest looks-wise. The IS300 wins hands-down. The Z4 is a hideous, malformed atrocity. The IS300 wagon is merely quirky.
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Old 10-28-2002, 08:36 AM
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This is no contest looks-wise. The IS300 wins hands-down. The Z4 is a hideous, malformed atrocity. The IS300 wagon is merely quirky.
No way. The Z4 is drop-dead gorgeous. The IS is fugly.

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The Lexus is hideous (I also think Saab's are some of the ugliest cars around)

I like the Z4 much better as well.
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you like saabs too, right? Looks like a saab to me.



blechhhh
It doesn't matter how ugly one may think Bangle's designs are... THAT is 10 times fuglier... Not to mention the Altezza's...
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No way. The Z4 is drop-dead gorgeous. The IS is fugly.

Three cheers for subjectivity!

Wow, Plaz. I don't recall ever disagreeing with you this strongly.

And you really think the Z4 is attractive? Amazing.
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Old 10-28-2002, 08:42 AM
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Wow, Plaz. I don't recall ever disagreeing with you this strongly.

And you really think the Z4 is attractive? Amazing.


Bound to happen sometime. I think the Z4 is beautiful. To me, it looks like it came from a completely different company than the E65.

FWIW, we were at loggerheads over the '02 facelift, too. I really do think it looks better. Not just 'cause I own one.
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Bound to happen sometime. I think the Z4 is beautiful. To me, it looks like it came from a completely different company than the E65.

FWIW, we were at loggerheads over the '02 facelift, too. I really do think it looks better. Not just 'cause I own one.
Plaz,

I thought you liked the E65...
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Old 10-28-2002, 08:48 AM
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You mean to tell me that you think the Z4 is the better looking car in this comparison?! Are you insane?!

This is no contest looks-wise. The IS300 wins hands-down. The Z4 is a hideous, malformed atrocity. The IS300 wagon is merely quirky.
I have seen both up close in the last week. I don't like the IS wagon at all, the sedan is nice; but not as attractive as the Z4

The Z4 is great, just awesome.

Have you seen it?
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Old 10-28-2002, 08:53 AM
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FWIW, we were at loggerheads over the '02 facelift, too. I really do think it looks better. Not just 'cause I own one.
While I still don't like the revised headlights, I have a much bigger problem with the lower fascia treatment on all sedans except the 330i w/SP with the tiny, squity fogs. The 330is w/SP (like your car) look fine, IMO. The '01 330is w/SP looked better. But both are beauty queens compared to the '02+ sedans with the squinty fogs.
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Old 10-28-2002, 08:55 AM
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While I still don't like the revised headlights, I have a much bigger problem with the lower fascia treatment on all sedans except the 330i w/SP with the tiny, squity fogs. The 330is w/SP (like your car) look fine, IMO. The '01 330is w/SP looked better. But both are beauty queens compared to the '02+ sedans with the squinty fogs.
agree

Also, loose the gray headlight and bumper trim. I parked next to a black 330Ci yesteday, mine looked sooo much better without that crap.
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Old 10-28-2002, 08:56 AM
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Plaz,

I thought you liked the E65...
It's okay -- even attractive -- from some angles. I don't find it as hideous as I did initially. But it still looks just awkward to me most of the time.

I guess I don't really feel strongly about it one way or the other.
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Old 10-28-2002, 08:58 AM
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While I still don't like the revised headlights, I have a much bigger problem with the lower fascia treatment on all sedans except the 330i w/SP with the tiny, squity fogs. The 330is w/SP (like your car) look fine, IMO. The '01 330is w/SP looked better. But both are beauty queens compared to the '02+ sedans with the squinty fogs.
Well, I guess we kind of agree. I like the new headlights, but agree that the slab & micro-fogs on the non-SP 330 and all 325s is not attractive.
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agree

Also, loose the gray headlight and bumper trim. I parked next to a black 330Ci yesteday, mine looked sooo much better without that crap.
I forgot about that. Yeah, that was the ugliest design trait among the 2001 330s. If I had kept mine, I would have had to swap out the headlight housings for black.
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Old 10-28-2002, 09:03 AM
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agree

Also, loose the gray headlight and bumper trim. I parked next to a black 330Ci yesteday, mine looked sooo much better without that crap.
No way can I agree on that one but I guess if I were in your shoes I could understand how intimidating it is when *you* approach a 330Ci
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Back on the subject . . . I think the IS300 sporttrac is pretty cool looking especially when you see one on the road. . . the only thing is I don't see the *real* purpose of this car because the cargo space is just too small to be very useful.

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