2008 Lexus IS 250 User Reviews
6-Speed Sequential with All Wheel Drive shown
- $16,710 - $18,187
- No trim specified for this review
- This car has amazing handling and is very stable at high speeds.
- The car is loud, the break make noise, the GPS is not that advance, the sound system is good at best
The car has great handling and is very reliable. However, for that price I think the value is not up to paar. It is missing options that should be included such as a mirror-turn signal. The bluetooth is not compatable with all wireless services and because of that there are many options which become unavailable such as the quick-dial screen. I expected the nav system to be top-notch. However, there are many voice commands that it does not pick up and the music is not automatically turned down during the voiced commands. The accelaration is not impressive and the gas-mileage is 25 mpg on average....read morehide
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- QUIET; GOOD MILEAGE
Manual has me worried that this car is so delicate, I could ruin a tire/wheel by hitting curb or pothole. Should I get the insurance for tire/wheel damage? Don't want to be paranoid about every little bump.
6 out of 14 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Very smooth ride, everything about the car
- Back seat a tad too small but not to bad
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. I love this IS250. Very nice, smooth, and a great value...you cant go wrong with this car. My buying experience at Arrowhead Lexus in Peoria, AZ was awesome...from Terry in the internet department to Keri in finance...everything was great...you have a customer for life!!...read morehide
2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Just about everything!
- Back seat leg room
I drove everything that I thought was comparable to this car and when I drove the lexus I knew hands down that this was the one. No questions ask the best value of entry level luxury that you can buy.
5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Sporty Appearance, Push Start & Keyless Entry, Interior Quality
- Acceleration, Rear Leg Room
Had this car for 2 years now. Bought it first month when it came out at full price less a thousand dollars discount. Love almost everything about it. The look, the feel, the drive. Only bones are the acceleration due to its small (relatively) engine and rear leg room when carrying guests. Because of these issues, it's a 9/10 on my scale....read morehide
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- Handling is great, smooth ride, overall interior, exterior appeal.
I love this car. I also own a 2004 BMW 325 which I drive everyother day. as far as steering I like the BMW better it is more connected to the driver. But the lexus is just amazingly superior in every other aspect. I had been shopping for this car for about 1 year. I looked at the infinity G 35, 37, the acura TL S, BMW 328 but this car just has too many options that come standard for under 34 k...read morehide
6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Push start, ergonomy, Sound system, looks, confort, fit and finish.
- None yet
This is my first ever review about any product. I test drove the BMW 335i, Infiniti g35 sedan and the IS250 RWD. I can say with confidence that this this the best of the three I test. everything is just well balanced with this car inside out and mostly when you drive. The BMW 335I appearance is noticable but when I step in I felt something missing but not sure what. althougth the handling was good at low speed above 60mph you could feel small vibration. While with the IS 250, everything is just smoth and provide a feeling extreme comfort and class. For people looking for the best combination in all areas, I am sure this car is top in it category....read morehide
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- Great Style, Handling, Great Snow/Ice Traction (AWD), Standard, TC/ABS/VSC
- Less Than Averga epower in 250, but not that bad. Backseat room
I love this car and it is much improvement over the first generation IS300. It has great styling and has a very safe feel. The 2.5 V6 is very smooth and not bad on gas. The 3.5 is much faster but not practical for living in a snowbelt region. Very nice interior and the venitlted/heated seats are a must. The real wood interior option is a must as well. The push button start is very nice and easy to use in the different modes. The titanium shift paddles are a nice added feature, but really unnecessary. Having standard 10 airbags and stability control is very nice. Both the pioneer and optional Mark Levinson sound systems are really great. Lexus really did a great job with this car. Much better than the Acura TL and Infiniti G35/37. If you do a lot of winter driving, opt for the AWD in the Chicago/northern market....read morehide
18 out of 24 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Comfort is excellent,smooth ride,quiet cabin,very stylish.
This is a great car.It rides very smooth and is very quiet.Great ride-safety features.I've had mine over 12 months and would say it's the finest.
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- GPS, comfortable ride and no accesories needed-everything is included.
- none so far.
I have never driven a car quite as smooth and slick as the IS250, I'm so glad I bought it. After test driving the Acura TL Type S, I wasn't so happy with the features/price. For me, the extra horsepower wasn't all that necessary. I went back to Lexus and after test driving it for the 2nd time I was conviced that this was the right car for me. What a great ride. This car is quite an attraction....read morehide
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