I'm currently facing a dilemna, I was looking at an 08' G37, but the dealer called this very morning with a certified 07' G35 for 6 grand less, and all the options I wanted. I was really wanting to wait until the beginning of the year, but I'm findng myself somewhat impatient for no given reason. I still need to take a look at the competition, I've yet to drive the 3 series, and the only experience I have with the Lexus IS, is when I take my wife's car into the shop for service. So you've yet to drive a car heads and shoulders above everything else in its class, and above? Fail. And fail on the Lexus IS -- geriatric, flaccid, overweight, slow, ugly. You cannot compare an IS 2/3 to a 3.