2008 Lexus IS 250 User Reviews
6-Speed Sequential with All Wheel Drive shown
- $16,710 - $18,187
- No trim specified for this review
- Looks amazing, smooth ride, loud sound system, reliable
- Expensive service and parts, acceleration, brake dust
Purchased As New
When you want a review, you want to hear the bads things before the good.. This car is expensive to maintain. At the dealership (which is recommended) an avg service: estimated 125$ or for the major service (25,000 & 40,000 whatever mileage): 400$ each time.. For tires on this bad boy, grand total: around 800$ (with a friend discount). The brake dust burned into my front rims and now the chrome will never look the same and you have to keep up with keeping them clean or they don't even look chrome. For how quick the car looks, the acceleration is a bit slow but the car delivers power when your already on the move. Something happened with the brakes and I had to pay 600$ for new front rotors, which they ended up recalling, go figure. This is why I suggest going to the dealership for service because they know your car better than any other place, trying to save money costs you more in the end. Other than those few negatives, this car is great. I made it from LA to Vegas and back on a little over a tank of gas. The car is extremely quiet, people don't even think the car is on when there in it. It handles extremely well and smooth, don't listen to these "sports car connoisseurs" , you get more than you pay for I personally think. I drove through the mountains to go snowboarding about 12 times this season and I felt like I was in a commercial with how well it took windy roads and bumps, as well as snow..even without rear wheel drive because of the traction control. This car was not made to be a family car, the backseats are bucket seats and when 2 people are sitting in the back, they are just fine, not to mention they have their own air vents and the center armrest back there has a compartment and cup holders. The sound system is awesome, better than friends who purchased systems for their cars. Since I purchased the car in November of 2006 I have not had a single mechanical problem with the car. . I'm going on 52,000 miles now. This car is extremely reliable.. Toyota has stuck with it's reputation by my standards.. this car will probably last a while and other than service fees and tires, also brakes, this car is definitely recommended if you had it in mind
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