Bought the 2009 Lexus IS 350 after considering the Infiniti G35, Acura TL, and Nissan Maxima. Loved the quick, agile Lexus and the smooth powertrain. Exterior is a beauty in the Tungston Pearl (silver). Interior has all the comfort of a luxury car with lots of performance and power. I never was much of a driving enthusiast but this car has me looking for windy roads to have some fun. I was on the verge of getting the new Acura but felt the Lexus was more fun to drive.
Powerful engine with smooth acceleration, great handling, ride smooth but just firm enough to make driving a visceral experience.
Voice activation is a drawback, esp. compared to the Acura's voice activation navigation system. Make voice activation more functional and make navigation system more intuitive.