I was looking at the IS 300, Audi A4
1.8T, Subaru Impreza WRX, and Infiniti
G35. The Audi handled horribly and had
an ugly interior and the G35 is too new
and has no manual transmission. The WRX
was a good car, but couldn't match the
refinement of the IS. It's the perfect
blend of smooth refinement and
performance. The WRX has better magazine
numbers, but only due to an AWD launch,
the IS is just as fast in the real
world. The IS is tuned to a more euro
feel, whereas the WRX is softer and more
rally tuned. I prefer the tightness of
HID headlights, good leather quality,
sexy styling, smooth engine, good built
quality and service, 5 spd, excellent
stereo, auto leveling headlights, great
handling, full size spare with matching
Auto up/down on all windows, why is it
only on the drivers window? Cup holder
and parking brake should be switched,
tall cups get in the way of shifting.
It's annoying to have to hit a button
and wait 10 seconds to load a cd.
Traction control should default to off.
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