2008 Lexus IS 250 User Reviews
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- $16,710 - $18,187
- No trim specified for this review
- Great looks
- Numerous mechanical problems
This was by the far the most luxurious auto that I have ever purchased. I like sports cars but I felt it was time to try a sports sedan. I purchased an IS 250 with a manual transmission.
The auto that I purchased was a nightmare. I had to buy tires after one year. The radiator had a leak, although I never saw wear it was. I reported the problem to the Lexus dealership and I was told that there was a problem that was discovered with the radiator and that it would be replaced if I was still covered by my warranty. Well I wasn’t and as a result I often drove without any heat, estimated cost $1,600. After a year I had to have the fuel injectors cleaned, cost $1,200. I complained repeatedly complained about a ticking noise coming from the engine. I was told that that was normal. After two years and 60.000 miles I was told that my valve springs were failing and that I needed and engine job. Estimated cost $5,500. After two years, one of my rear back up sensor stopped working, estimated cost $400. The break dust produced by the front brake pads always leave the front rims looking dirty.
Last but not least the car was an absolute terror to drive at high speed. It never felt stable. You drive it with your hands straining to keep control of the car. The rear end is so light, that when it rains or snows you are tempted to leave the car behind.
The car is beautiful on the outside, but if you are looking for a SPORTS sedan, be careful with this one.
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