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AXLE
03-08-2005, 05:08 AM
Hey whats up guys? Its been a few months since I got disconnected from the world and just today I finally recieved my DSL modem. Now im getting 1.5mbps connection and I am so happy <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> its a huge difference from 56kps. <p>Well let me get to the point, about a month ago I took a small trip to the adelaide hills just to get some photos for a design assignment that I have for school. This was probably the first time in my life I have ever taken my digi camera along with me in the car. Well what do you know, as I was driving back home I spotted a camoed car and started chasing it! You would not believe how excited I was!!! For the first time in my life I take the camera with me and I spot a camoed car. I even managed to take good photos. It was simply luck, there is no other explanation for it. (By the way If anyone is from SA, I first spotted the car on Main North Road right next to cash converters driving up twords the city.)<p>I live in Adelaide South Australia. Not much happens around here. In our state we produce holdens for national and international export as well as mitsubishi's. It is nearly impossible to spot one of their preproduction cars. At first I though that this is the new Mitsubishi Magna (which some say will be called Galant) replacement that is due later this year and I tried selling the photos to the Advertiser, SA's major newspaper. I explained my situation to a few people over the telephone but I had no luck. They told me that they already had photos of it from a week before I called them up.<p>Several days ago I was visiting autoweek.com at the local library and saw the new Lexus IS300 in their Geneva section. I now know that the pics that I took were not that of a Magna instead that they were of the all new Lexus IS300. But knowing this brings up the question of why are they testing new Lexus's in a sh** hole like SA? I mean the weather is not harsh, I simply can't think of a reason. I know that the car has already been revealed and that these photos are outdated but I just thought that I should share this with all of you because it is one of those things that can happen to you only once in a lifetime, especially if you live in Adelaide.<p>Enjoy....<p><A HREF="http://img210.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img210&image=lexusforwebcopy6wn.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img210.exs.cx/img210/9337/lexusforwebcopy6wn.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><A HREF="http://img215.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img215&image=1050600copy8kk.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img215.exs.cx/img215/6175/1050600copy8kk.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><A HREF="http://img89.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img89&image=1050596copy7gd.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img89.exs.cx/img89/1617/1050596copy7gd.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><A HREF="http://img202.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img202&image=1050592copy8jg.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img202.exs.cx/img202/4138/1050592copy8jg.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><A HREF="http://img203.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img203&image=1050591copy2ya.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img203.exs.cx/img203/4751/1050591copy2ya.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><A HREF="http://img206.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img206&image=1050589copy8fr.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img206.exs.cx/img206/4042/1050589copy8fr.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><br><i>Modified by AXLE at 10:20 AM 3/8/2005</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AXLE at 9:08 AM 3/10/2005</i>

AXLE
03-08-2005, 05:13 AM
here take a look at this for comparison... <p><A HREF="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_geneva/lexus_is/images/j_Z8L6912.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoweek.com/files/...2.jpg</A>

AM2
03-08-2005, 05:24 AM
LHD car testing in Australia?<br>IS300... maybe IS350... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Good shots... I see the production IS seems to have smaller side mirrors.

AXLE
03-08-2005, 05:28 AM
Yeah sorry about that I am thinking too fast for my fingers to type, I think that for now it is just being called the IS series.

KebabGud
03-08-2005, 08:33 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AM2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">LHD car testing in Australia?<br>IS300... maybe IS350... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Good shots... I see the production IS seems to have smaller side mirrors.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>production IS? the car that wass shown at Geneva WAS a production IS...<br>ih .. and on the test car.. you can se that the mirrors are not .. "real" i mean.. they are real .. but they do not belong on thet car..

JBlair
03-08-2005, 08:37 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KebabGud</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">production IS? the car that wass shown at Geneva WAS a production IS...<br>ih .. and on the test car.. you can se that the mirrors are not .. "real" i mean.. they are real .. but they do not belong on thet car..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The biggest criticism of this new IS is that the mirrors look like the came off a tractor. (which I agree with). I suppose that its good that the rest of the car is good enough that they're just harping on the mirrors.

Naga Royal Guard
03-08-2005, 08:50 AM
good scoop axle !

Andre
03-08-2005, 10:49 AM
I began rolling on the floor when I read the "Left hand drive" tape on the back<p>Awesome photos, awesome car, when I win the lotery I know what I'm getting :D

against the wall
03-08-2005, 01:34 PM
notice the rims in the first and last pics r different from all of the other pics

skoochythatone
03-08-2005, 03:46 PM
AXLE: Very nice pictures! Good job!<p>I do not know a whole lot about Lexus to be honest..is this a new car to be released in the future or has it already been presented?`<br>

Andre
03-08-2005, 04:16 PM
It was shown at Geneva with just a 2.5 V6 and 6 speed Autobox, but they announced there will be a diesel and six speed manual versions coming.<p><A HREF="http://img67.exs.cx/img67/8062/car021il.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img67.exs.cx/img67/8062/car021il.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://img67.exs.cx/img67/2517/car046dz.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img67.exs.cx/img67/2517/car046dz.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://img34.exs.cx/img34/1570/car067zs.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img34.exs.cx/img34/1570/car067zs.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://img34.exs.cx/img34/8586/int029ko.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img34.exs.cx/img34/8586/int029ko.jpg</A><p>Thread here: <A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=14107&page=1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zer...age=1</A><p>I see Toyota Camrys all around, but they don't seem to be doing a good job of protecting it<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Andre at 3:23 PM 3/8/2005</i>

LEXUS FAN!
03-08-2005, 04:45 PM
that is freaking awesome...thanks for the pictures<p>those are the first Lexus spy shot i have ever seen before it has been introduced<p>that's so cool<p>Wow Lexus does a real good job at keeping its cars covered...at least now i know they test in australia like a lot of other car manufacturers<p>those rims must be for the IS350<p>they did a great job by covering up the back, but the front is a little obvious because of the grill.<p>GREAT JOB AXLE!!!!!!!!

Andre
03-08-2005, 04:59 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">that is freaking awesome...thanks for the pictures<p>those are the first Lexus spy shot i have ever seen before it has been introduced<p>that's so cool<p>Wow Lexus does a real good job at keeping its cars covered...at least now i know they test in australia like a lot of other car manufacturers<p>those rims must be for the IS350<p>they did a great job by covering up the back, but the front is a little obvious because of the grill.<p>GREAT JOB AXLE!!!!!!!!</TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Andre</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It was shown at Geneva with just a 2.5 V6 and 6 speed Autobox, but they announced there will be a diesel and six speed manual versions coming.<p><A HREF="http://img67.exs.cx/img67/8062/car021il.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img67.exs.cx/img67/8062/car021il.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://img67.exs.cx/img67/2517/car046dz.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img67.exs.cx/img67/2517/car046dz.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://img34.exs.cx/img34/1570/car067zs.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img34.exs.cx/img34/1570/car067zs.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://img34.exs.cx/img34/8586/int029ko.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img34.exs.cx/img34/8586/int029ko.jpg</A><p>Thread here: <A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=14107&page=1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zer...age=1</A><p>I see Toyota Camrys all around, but they don't seem to be doing a good job of protecting it<p><br><i>Modified by Andre at 3:23 PM 3/8/2005</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>Very nice photos Axel!! Rare to shoot a Lexus much less with that clarity! Wonderful first catch, mine was a small speck on the screen that if you squinted looked like Chrysler Pacifica<p>Sorry about your internet access though, that must have sucked big time

1966_GTO_
03-08-2005, 06:42 PM
Nice find and nice pictures. Thanks for sharing. I'm looking forward to seeing these things on the road.

LEXUS FAN!
03-08-2005, 08:10 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Andre</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>Very nice photos Axel!! Rare to shoot a Lexus much less with that clarity! Wonderful first catch, mine was a small speck on the screen that if you squinted looked like Chrysler Pacifica<p>Sorry about your internet access though, that must have sucked big time</TD></TR></TABLE><p>what was the point of posting what i said?

Naga Royal Guard
03-08-2005, 09:52 PM
thats actually the point

LEXUS FAN!
03-08-2005, 10:20 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">thats actually the point</TD></TR></TABLE><p>what? haha

Tman2
03-08-2005, 10:36 PM
Great find Axle. The fact that the car was introduced already at Geneva doesn't make these spy shots any less signicant. Maybe Toyota are testing in Adelaide because all the spy photogs are camped outside Toyota's factories or proving grounds.<br>I spent some time in Perth, Australia this past year. I imagine Adelaide would be similar? What a beautiful country. Maybe the Toyota test drivers wanted a vacation as well.

AXLE
03-08-2005, 11:02 PM
Thanks alot for your comments guys!!!! <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Tman2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Great find Axle. The fact that the car was introduced already at Geneva doesn't make these spy shots any less signicant. Maybe Toyota are testing in Adelaide because all the spy photogs are camped outside Toyota's factories or proving grounds.<br>I spent some time in Perth, Australia this past year. I imagine Adelaide would be similar? What a beautiful country. Maybe the Toyota test drivers wanted a vacation as well.</TD></TR></TABLE> <p>I haven't been to Perth but I can tell you that alot of people want to get out of SA. I am originally from Boston and I can tell you that there is no buzz here in Adelaide. Good for a vaction but not so much to live in. The only thing that SA has got going for it is its universities and schools, thats just about it.

krampits
03-08-2005, 11:44 PM
Good job AXLE !!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Keep your eyes open and your camera ready. Something tells me that you're going to see that car again !!!<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by krampits at 10:33 AM 3/9/2005</i>

Ascariss
03-09-2005, 10:22 AM
Huh, wonder if that 3er in front is with the IS, or just coincidence. Anywho, rare indeed. Great pics.<p>I have to say it looks rather good in these pics, almost like the GS looks better in life. Almost reminiscent of a 3er glasshouse. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

AXLE
03-10-2005, 04:02 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>krampits</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Good job AXLE !!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Keep your eyes open and your camera ready. Something tells me that you're going to see that car again !!!<p><br><i>Modified by krampits at 10:33 AM 3/9/2005</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I will keep my eyes out for more camoed cars. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Huh, wonder if that 3er in front is with the IS, or just coincidence. Anywho, rare indeed. Great pics.<p>I have to say it looks rather good in these pics, almost like the GS looks better in life. Almost reminiscent of a 3er glasshouse. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah I don't think that it was with the lexus although I could be wrong. All I had my attention on was the Lexus. The guys inside the car saw that I was taking photos but they couldn't do anything about it because of a red light and another car infront of it. All in all I managed to take 13 pics but I put the best ones online for all to see. Thanks for all of your comments guys <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0">