2008 Lexus IS 350 User Reviews
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- Great lines, comfortable interior, GPS
- Road noise on highways, brake dust on front rims builds up quickly
Overall, satisfied. Very fun to drive and very quick. Great turning radius. Stay away from the satellite radio. It sounds awful. Be prepared to wash the front rims weekly. Brake dust builds up very quickly.
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- Acceleration, Look, trim and detail
- Bluetooth needs to be standard
I bought the IS350 over BMW. My boss bought the BMW 3 at the same time. His car has lots of little noises and constant little problems. The IS350 is issue free...drives like a sportscar with enough quiet to use a cell phone or listen to the amazing stereo (this is a must have -- get the top of the line system). Great car....read morehide
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- I love the look of the car compared to the 1st generation. Car is so quiet and comfortable.
- rearward visibilty is not so great when reversing. Wish it had a manual option.
Compared to the IS250, this car is a rocket. I've been driving a manual tranny cars for almost twenty years and Wished it had a manual,I even thought of getting the is250 with 6sp manual but stepping on the throttle on the is350 changed my mind.
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- To enjoy the car to its fullest, go for full option.
- not a very strong car as compared to american or european cars
After using IS 300 for 10 months and 6K KM i can hear some sounds from dash board as if something is rattling inside.
Turning indicators do not go off automatically unless its a sharp turn. On round abouts or smoother turns, you will have to switch it off manually.
Looks crampy but actually quite cozy and comfortable.
Claims to be able to seat 5 passengers, but the fifth one is a bit uncomfortable at the back having the shaft hump in the middle and armrest at the back. For long distances, dont consider putting the fifth passenger....read morehide
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- No trim specified for this review
- There is a lot that is standard in this automobile that with other luxury cars, would cost extra.
This car is sporty, fun to drive and really gets noticed! I've owned Toyota products for years, but really wanted a luxury vehicle. This vehicle was my choice of choices. I considered a BMW but read so many stories regarding its less than standard reliability. Hands down, this was the right choice. I love the exterior color choices and the interior flair. Plus there are too many extras to mention in this review. There's only one problem....we only have one Lexus and we fight over who gets to drive it!!...read morehide
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- improved road feel over my 2006.
- rougher ride. backseat more room.
this is my second is 350. leased my 2006 for 24 mos. wasn't sure if i would keep it. i test test drove the 08 and they made drastic improvements to road feel. So i financed this one. Steering feel same as bmw with sport package. really tight and they beefed up the steering wheel too. some other changes over my 06 hid lights that turn with the road, got gen 5 nav with back up camera, xm sat radio, spoiler, premium package, and sport package with even more road feel. this car is better than 335i bmw i think. i little comfortable, faster, reliable. a car that has it all. u can drive it cush, and when u want to have some fun a rocket when step into it, and the option to turn off traction control to really test your driving skills. One sexy car. I got the graphite in black interior. considered bmw just too many reliablity problems. hope this is helpful....read morehide
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- Great acceleration. Truly a blast to drive. Great handling. Still fun after novelty wares off.
- No rain sensing wipers or seat memory buttons.
Drives and handles like a sports car with the comfort and luxury of a sedan.
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- GPS outstanding..............Comfort great...........Speed super..........Seats comfy..........
- Better fuel economy
The IS350 is a must have car. Superior to the IS250. Great sporty feel, superior handling, super seats and an amazing sound system.
Highly recommend all the ad ons. Navigation system is amazing. Great small ad ons like the IPOD port, playing DVDs and MP3s. Great looks and sharp handling. Can do better with fuel economy. getting 18mpg on average. My BMW 328is was geeting 23.1 MPG....read morehide
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- Really fun to drive- great interior layout
- Gas mileage is awful- but that's because I drive it with a lead foot!
Traded an 06 BMW 330i in on this car. There is no comparison between the two. While the BMW was fun to drive because of it's great handling- the Lexus IS350 is SO MUCH better. The run flat tires on the BMW are HORRIBLE- I had to replace 5 of them in just 12 months- at $400 a pop. Many more mechanical issues as well- cruise control would not work after car warmed up (200 miles or so). BMW could not repair it. The Lexus feels like a luxury car should feel- very solid with GREAT touches. Excellent ergonomics- SO comfortable to drive on long trips. Great car!...read morehide
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- quick acceleration, interior quality, smooth transmission
I test drove the Mercedes C350, BMW 335i, Infiniti G37 coupe, and Lexus IS 350 and the IS 350 was the best all around car. It is the quietest of the group, has the best interior quality, and is very quick. I also really like how smooth the ride is, while still providing excellent handling. The BMW is probably more fun to drive, with a louder engine and slightly better handling, but I would take the Lexus any day....read morehide
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