I’ve been test driving cars for the past few weeks and I’m stuck on the current gen Lexus IS. So far.
1- IS350/200t F RWD (though I haven’t tested this spec yet, none local)
2- Toyobaru, the BRZ wins on appearances.
4- ND Club(perhaps a test with a sub 300lb salesperson would bump it up...)
The Lexus IS perfectly fits what I want in a nice-weather, dependable DD aside from price, ~10k more than the others. With the Lotus project waiting, I don’t feel that spurning the objectively more engaging cars will be a net loss. I’ll clearly have engaging. But that’s the other side of that sword, 10k is a lot of project funds. But unlike some of the other options, the IS will never become its own project. Well aside from a mild axleback exhaust, cosmetics and a couple bushings to prevent premature tire wear. That’d be IT....probably.
Just taking advantage of the weekend slowdown to post some brain droppings.