My other considerations when I was
shopping for a car were: A4 3.0, BMW
325i. I finanlly picked the IS300
because of the quality and the value.
A4 3.0 being significantly more
expensive (however, it comes with
quattro) and 325i being significantly
slower and lacking in some features,
IS300 provides the best value. It is an
extremely fun to drive vehicle with the
best handling after the A4. However,
when it comes to reliability, I had to
drop my bias for European cars and pick
a Lexus which has the best name in
It has sufficient but it does not have
anything particular. One thing to
mention is that it comes with a ski bag
which is a bag that goes through the
middle of the back seat, that costs
money for A4.
Power seat memory (coming out in 2004
models!!!! I'm kicking myself now) and
dual climate control.
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