2007 Lexus IS 350 User Reviews
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- all up/down one touch windows, running daylights,
- the people have spoken, release the navi
This is our 3rd lex - had 2001 ls400, 2006 ls430 and now the 07 is350. my wife and i wanted a car between us to drive approximately 75 miles a day 7 days a week. my wife wanted a small luxury sedan and i wanted something sportier. we have recent bmw experience (06 330 ci/06 7) and beamer is a great car but we find the steering to be way too tight/responsive and we both tend to hear the bumpy sounds bumpier. our neighbor has many cars amoungest them some new beamers and they and those kids luv beamers. they describe the ride as sporty with a quiet cabin. okay. they took our 330ci and we replaced it with the 07 mb 350 convertible and my wife enjoys that much better. replaced the bmw7 w/o7 s600. anyway, we aren't big loyal fans to cars. no perfect car yet. we've owned many, turning over cars every other year. we do seem to go back to lexus now and then. we like the fit and feel of lexus & the is350. we can't complain about the brake dust -certain mbenz, bmw's have that problem too. small back seat, well we knew that going in. gas cost is not an issue for us however gas mileage is not so good when you ride really fast & hard but we can get about 300+ miles per tank, yes. the sound system is good. our is350 is black w/tan interior. on sidewalls, 18inch tires beg for nails and screws. we've gone through 3 rear tires but that was expected with soft performance rims/tires in other cars too. our lexus service has overall been a tad better than benz and bmw. our benz dealership returns our cars at times dirtier and they might take several times to get a problem right. bmw service was good. we found they don't find any problems we describe so we felt our time is wasted as the closest dealership was 100miles away. when they finally do find the problem they fix it. lexus seems always like they have to try harder and for the most part they do. cars are returned clean, problems described are fixed. one can't go wrong with any comparible car in the class of the is350. if you wanted more backseat room do the research before plopping down $40K+ OR buy a big luxury sedan or h2 hummer. 2 changes would like to see lexus make (1)unleash the navi. maybe they are trying to make a statement with safety or avoid being sued. our way around that was to buy a portable gps system and plug it in when we have no time to pull over. (2) awd for people in cold weather climates - maybe due out like now. i'm 6'5, wifey 5'9 and we both find head/leg room acceptable. think if i had to drive a thousand continuous miles it would become uncomfortable. little things we like that the is350 provides is running daylights, all one touch windows, multiple seat settings, hid lights, 6change cd in dash, quiet cabin, bluetooth & a sassy turn radius. no problems yet with very bad vibrating rearview mirror. usually when we max the sound systems all rearview mirrors in cars shake badly. when the sound system is on at "hear people speaking level" mirror no problem. with the roof open very little vibration. bottom line is we both would recommend this car.
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