second that...that's Lexus's style, seems to be the same with a lot of car makers. Stick shift is the new option, not autos anymore
i remember when the is3oo came out the manual trans were delayed, and the sportcross wagon was never released with anything other than auto trans. hopefully they learned from that, altho i think not releasing the turbo 4 was a disappointment in and of itself.why do u think the big maufacturer's of "enthusiast vehicles" never take the stick shift out of their lineup..just less 'average vehicles' with the option of it
Im not sure if its the same transmission as the IS300 , but the IS300's automatic transmission could handle over 500 hp stock(i think). The auto tranny was stronger than the manual.probably because the transmissions are too weak.