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Feb 1, 12:13am - #94726 
Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC...

...on the show "rides", tuesday night at 9. Just saw the commercial, looks to be promising

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Feb 1, 1:32am - #94728 
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Feb 1, 1:46am - #94729 
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Feb 1, 1:52am - #94730 
I'm considering that car if it actually makes it into production. Either that or an STi. don't worry i still got love for the celica!

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Feb 1, 2:55am - #94731 
The Rod Millen was a one-off prototype, Lexus released a statement a few months ago that they are not considering doing a production version(but who knows). They most likely don't want to because the is330 is coming out soon (next year or so) and it will be completely redesigned and powerful in its own right. It won't be a 300HP monster, but pretty close. smile

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Feb 1, 4:21am - #94732 
Eh, I'm sort of bored by the thought of yet another V8 sedan. Lexus would never release an IS430 with 400+ HP, so what's the big deal about V8? I want to see them push their I6 engine to it's limits more than anything. 215 ponies from that thing is a FAR cry from what it could easily push.


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Feb 1, 4:30am - #94733 
Don't forget the image Lexus is trying to project. I know tuners would love to see that 2JZ-GE done up but that's just not a reality. I believe Lexus will want to market that car to a slightly older demography.

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Feb 1, 7:16am - #94734 
I have a pic of that car on my computer

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Feb 1, 10:24am - #94735 
the IS needs to be redesigned.


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Feb 1, 10:29am - #94736 
I love that car! eek

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Feb 1, 12:13pm - #94737 
the GS430 needs to be redesigned grin

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Feb 1, 12:17pm - #94738 
The GS will be redesigned for 05 or 06.

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Feb 1, 2:40pm - #94739 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
the GS430 needs to be redesigned grin


it is redesigned for 05


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Feb 1, 2:49pm - #94740 
Originally Posted by Angelica
I love that car! eek


I hate that car, just my opinion. I rather spend 30K on something better.

But that car being shown 'It's an IS on steroids'

should be promising.

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Feb 1, 2:51pm - #94741 
I think that car would be much more than 30K

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Feb 1, 3:07pm - #94742 
Originally Posted by Steven
I think that car would be much more than 30K


yea probally but not that much more


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Feb 1, 4:07pm - #94743 
Originally Posted by Steven
I think that car would be much more than 30K


nope, base starts at 29,980

Prices of the Lexus IS

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Feb 1, 5:28pm - #94744 
Too bad the color is gross, I don't like it

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Feb 1, 10:01pm - #94745 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by v3n0m
the GS430 needs to be redesigned grin


it is redesigned for 05

i thought it was 06???

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Feb 1, 10:02pm - #94746 
Originally Posted by beans
Originally Posted by Steven
I think that car would be much more than 30K


nope, base starts at 29,980

Prices of the Lexus IS

IS430 will not be 29k, or anything close to it.

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Feb 1, 11:01pm - #94747 
That's a good show. The 2nd episode was awesome thumbsup

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Feb 1, 11:15pm - #94748 
Originally Posted by dennis
Originally Posted by beans
Originally Posted by Steven
I think that car would be much more than 30K


nope, base starts at 29,980

Prices of the Lexus IS

IS430 will not be 29k, or anything close to it.


thats IF they even made it. rod millen probably spent at LEAST 80k for that one-off.

IF the actually did produce it, it would probably market about $45k.

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Feb 1, 11:16pm - #94749 
Originally Posted by mikalous
The Rod Millen was a one-off prototype, Lexus released a statement a few months ago that they are not considering doing a production version(but who knows). They most likely don't want to because the is330 is coming out soon (next year or so) and it will be completely redesigned and powerful in its own right. It won't be a 300HP monster, but pretty close. smile


correct, it won't be produced. it's really not even being slightly considerred according to toyota/lexus.

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Feb 1, 11:19pm - #94750 
Originally Posted by dennis
Originally Posted by beans
Originally Posted by Steven
I think that car would be much more than 30K


nope, base starts at 29,980

Prices of the Lexus IS

IS430 will not be 29k, or anything close to it.


oops didn't see the 430 part

ha ha

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Feb 1, 11:20pm - #94751 
Originally Posted by Steven
Don't forget the image Lexus is trying to project. I know tuners would love to see that 2JZ-GE done up but that's just not a reality. I believe Lexus will want to market that car to a slightly older demography.


ditto. lexus is a luxury brand and lexus is VERY much into keeping that image. lexus doesnt need it image 'tarnished' by making a premier tuner car.

aftermarket exists for virtually any car, and the is300 is a good lexus example (mostly because it is a 'cheap' lexus), but lexus is more concerned with making cars that don't require modding to make driving it a good experience.

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Feb 1, 11:22pm - #94752 
Save your doh and do it yourself. Just my 2 cents. The motor has SOOO much potentially. Back when the IS first came out, there was a magazine with 3 of them on the cover and what their HP was. Something like 303, 450, and 615, but it was a while ago. Shit, I'd take any of 'em.


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Feb 1, 11:31pm - #94753 
Originally Posted by supra_celica
Save your doh and do it yourself. Just my 2 cents. The motor has SOOO much potentially. Back when the IS first came out, there was a magazine with 3 of them on the cover and what their HP was. Something like 303, 450, and 615, but it was a while ago. Shit, I'd take any of 'em.


you can't do the is430 yourself--unless you want to do a complete engine & tranny swap.

the rmm is430 is NOT the stock engine or drivetrain, its a v-8 engine thumbsup

but you are correct that the stock is300 engine has the potential to put up good #'s (but so does every car really)

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Feb 1, 11:56pm - #94754 
I understand that Lexus wants to stay focued on the luxury market segment and not us "punk kids" rofl

Still, BMW makes the M3, and Audi makes the S4. Both of those brands carry as much weight in the luxury market as Lexus, if not more. If they priced the car in that range (not a cent below $45k), they could easily maintain their image. I don't even care if the new IS would be affordable for us, I just want it to exist. That way when I hit the lottery I won't need to buy German. spineyes


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Feb 1, 11:58pm - #94755 
I almost got the Lexus, but decided that the celica was more my style.

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Feb 2, 3:38pm - #94756 
Originally Posted by dennis
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
the GS430 needs to be redesigned grin


it is redesigned for 05

i thought it was 06???


05..i'll check to make sure thumbsup


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Feb 2, 4:42pm - #94757 
isnt it getting a minor redesign in 05, and a full redesign in 06? check, you dad should know better than both of us thumbsup

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Feb 3, 2:45pm - #94758 
Now that's a four door that I would buy


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Feb 3, 11:41pm - #94759 
I just finished watching it. Nice. Very nice. TLC: Rides. Jason Preisly. Who, would've thought. i would have expected Dylan. Lol.


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Feb 4, 11:53am - #94760 
Originally Posted by supra_celica
I just finished watching it. Nice. Very nice. TLC: Rides. Jason Preisly. Who, would've thought. i would have expected Dylan. Lol.


thatsfunny Dylan

Yeah, it was a good episode thumbsup


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Feb 5, 7:57am - #94761 
nice, they got some good shit over there

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