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    re: the GS400 - From a dead stop it would be a good race but I think you'd get the jump on him for the first couple of gears and he'd have to try and reel you in - which I don't think he could in time...

    From a roll on the freeway - I think we would get slaughtered... Those cars can really push you back in your seat once inertia is taken out of the equation. :-)

    I worked as a wrench and eventually a service consultant at a Lexus dealership for 4 1/2 years so I got to "test" a fair number of the cars that made it through there.

    Believe it or not, the luxo-barge LS400's of yore could really blitzkrieg down the highway if you felt like it too. Scary stuff when those ~4500 lb. cars are bookin' it on the 4-lane!

    Also, if you managed to get him on a twisty road the GS400 would be meat. Those things are cruise missiles - not canyon carvers like the WRX is. That might be a suggestion. :-)

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    is300

    it's a good looking car that's about it, not very fast, its about as fast as a specv and for 18.254 that a good deal. I use to own one, i raced a couple of them toe to toe.wrx for life

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    isn't a camry faster than an is300 ?

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    Originally posted by AzNuGn
    Has anybody in hear raced a GS400?
    i heard those are suppose to be bad ass
    they supposedly run the same as our WRXs

    i would really like to knoe cause my friend owns one
    and we are suppose to race sometime soon........
    and i HELLA dont wanna lose to no autmatic
    ya feel?
    I ran into an sc400 and beat him twice...he wouldn't look over after
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    Originally posted by AzNuGn
    i heard GS400s 0-60 is 5.7 or somethin like that
    same as WRX stock

    i just got my WRX 2 weeks ago, got no mods or nothin
    but yall think i can beat him?
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    Originally posted by Nunemaker7


    I ran into an sc400 and beat him twice...he wouldn't look over after
    my friend just wrote off his Twin turbo SC400 (340Kw at the wheels) the other day what a waste wasn't his fault though
    it was a hit and run some idiot put him round when they lost it in the rain then they didn't stop after he spread the car accross the highway

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    That blows....


    They are sweet cars, a gs430 with a turbo would be a nice commuter
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    Originally posted by wrxinthehouse
    A guy I was playing basketball last night with had one and I was going to run him, but didn't want to waste the gas.

    BTW: I think they look like a saab with down's syndrome.
    I kind of agree with you on the styling. I liked it at first, but the more I see the car, the more I think it's ugly. Gimme my homely pitbull WRX - it looks better to me every time I see it.

    When it comes to styling, the Germans just do it best. BMW (M-coupe excepted), Audi, certain VW's. All very buttoned-down and elegant cars.

    Be interesting to see where Lexus goes with their IS300 (3-series wannabe). The stick was a step in the right direction. How much room does that 6-cyl. have for tweaking ? By all accounts a very nice, smooth engine.
    Old, but not slow.

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    The engine in the IS is a 2JZ-GE, the same engine that is used in the N/A Supra's. It has ton's of potential, and with enough money, that car can be made to move. I know that Toyomoto has put out quite a few IS's running anywhere from 400-600whp. There are also quite a few IS's with turbo's running a modest 300-350whp, with other various turbo kits. With enough money and patience, even the venerable 2JZ-GTE can be dropped in for 700+whp, and I know at least one person has done this.
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    damn............
    i raced my friend wit a GS400 today from a role
    damn.............
    got my ass beat by 1 car length

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    or maybe itz because i need more tym gettin used to drivin my car more...........
    cause i think i personally did hella bad in the race........
    any of u guyz got any tips of improvin your race performance?

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