Cadillac ATS vs Lexus IS350 F-Sport. Fighting back

So you're after a new premium mid-size saloon. You want a bit of poke, a good amount of style without being too flashy, and it has to be comfortable as well as feature a performance element. Basically, you want everything. Where do you go? Traditionally, you'd head straight to Germany and check out a BMW 3 Series, an… » 3/10/14 1:53pm 3/10/14 1:53pm

2009 Lexus IS Facelift Brochure Scans Leaked

The folks over at the My.IS forum claim to have a set of scans of a Japanese brochure for the 2009 Lexus IS. The timing make sense, given that the current Lexus IS design is getting a bit long in the tooth. Though the bits of metal flesh we get to see aren't drastically different from the current generation, there is… » 8/14/08 2:30pm 8/14/08 2:30pm

Commenter of the Day: Apples To Oranges Edition

With Herr Loverman still busy shooting men in Reno just to watch them die, he has requested that I fill in on Commenter of the Day duties again. Today we're going to give the award to a commenter who has combined metaphorical mastery with a dash of Camaro-style vulgarian flavoring to make his comeback all the more… » 10/26/07 6:00pm 10/26/07 6:00pm

Twelve Observations Concerning the Lexus IS 350


Last day of Japan Week, get it while it's hot! With the we-now-know 416 horsepower Lexus IS-F about to drop, we thought we'd take this opportunity to get one last look the previous Lexus performance champ, the IS 350. If you like bells and whistles and beeps (and $47,000 price tags) the IS 350 might just be the car… » 10/26/07 11:15am 10/26/07 11:15am

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Lexus IS 350, Part 2

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The Lexus IS reminds me of the Egyptian goddess Isis. More specifically, my mind casts back to the tale of Nephthys, a less immediately pronounceable Egyptian deity who was sexually frustrated with her husband Set. To seduce Set, Nephthys disguised herself as Isis. The plan didn t really pan out;… » 12/16/05 12:00pm 12/16/05 12:00pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Lexus IS 350, Part 1

Now THAT S what I m talking about. After having endured the illusory pleasures of helming The Emperor s New Luxury Car (the GS300), I was delighted to find myself behind the wheel of a truly distinctive automobile wearing the Lexus badge. Actually, the IS 350 is NOT what I was talking about: a Luftwaffteriffic… » 12/15/05 11:33am 12/15/05 11:33am