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Old 04-11-2014, 06:34 PM   #26
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Get the tsx, 4 banger will save you money.
The TSX is only 1 MPG better overall than the IS250.

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Old 04-11-2014, 07:08 PM   #27
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Having leased an IS250 (2006) with a manual transmission the vehicle is a great daily driver. Although the manual transmission isn't S2000 (or even TSX) smooth, the car was comfortable and required minimal maintenance.

Some issues I found with the car through ownership; Back seat is cramped especially if you have more than four passengers. As stated by others the engine is quite gutless throughout the rev-range, sure its smooth but it didn't provide much excitement. The steering is very light therefore very little feedback is provided. Gas mileage is decent. It's a V6 so at the end of the day it's definitely going to require premium graded fuel.

Other than that I really had no additional complaints. Great looking car that will be an excellent daily driver.

My advice would be to test drive both vehicles and go from there.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:16 PM   #28
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After reading more about the carbon buildup issue on the IS it seems like a pretty big issue. What's the consequences of this? Would it be easy for a mechanic to check for this?
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